Family & Fun Travel

By Beth Blecherman | Family and fun travel adventures

The Best Hikes for Seeing Spring Wildflowers in the Bay Area

Whether you’re in need of the perfect location for a first date or a place to re-enact the opening scene from the <i>Sound of Music</i>, there are few places …


Across the USA by Train for Just $213

Turns out, you don’t need a car to see America.<p>By popular demand, I’ve decided to start a travel planning service specialized in train travel. I’ll …


How to Tackle Your Travel Bucket List Without Quitting Your Day Job

16 International Adventures You Can Go On for $100 Or Less

From swimming with sharks to riding camels.<p>Traveling isn’t cheap. But once you get to some places, adventure is. In fact, you might be surprised at …


Choose Your Own Adventure: The 8 Best Family Resorts to Visit in 2017

Escaping to a high-end resort or hotel in a breathtaking, romantic setting sounds like a pretty incredible way to take a vacation from everyday life, …

Choose Your Own Adventure

Best Places to Travel in 2017 | US Travel

Cheers to 2017 and a New Year to check more must-travel places off your list. From quick weekend getaways with the family to fulfilling travel bucket …

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9 Tips For Avoiding Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

Monday, March 6, 2017<p>Spring is coming. Once the ground temps reach 45 degrees, deer ticks (they're really called black legged ticks and are actually …

Lyme Disease

Vacation Inspiration: Houseboating on Lake Shasta

Our annual <b>Lake Shasta houseboating vacation</b> is highlight of our summer for our family.<p>Think camping, but with a shower and a bed. And surrounded by …


10 Most Popular Road Trip Routes in the US

The Top 10 Travel Flipboard Accounts We Love

With tens of millions of readers worldwide, Flipboard is clearly one of the top social magazines of choice. Naturally, we know a good thing when we …


The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and improved sleep …

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Italian Port Towns Untouched By Tourists

Everyone knows (and loves) Positano, Portofino, and the Cinque Terre. But Italy’s home to many lesser-known port towns that are just as beautiful—and free of tourists.

7 Ridiculously New York Things You Have to Do At Least Once

There's a reason New York is one of the most visited cities in the world. Hell, anyone who's ever been there knows there's more than one reason. But …


8 Ways To Get Creative With Chromebooks

<b>8 Ways To Get Creative With Chromebooks</b><p>by Sam Glicksman, TeachThought PD Tech Integration Workshop Facilitator<p><i>*this blog was originally published at</i> …

Education Technology

6 Things Adults Will Enjoy on A Disney Cruise

I recently discovered the magic of a Disney Cruise during the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2017. We think of Disney Cruises, and all things …


Outdoor Project raises $2M to help people find and plan adventures outside

A Portland startup that wants to help plan your next outdoor adventure just raised some fresh cash to build out its platform and expand across the …


Bay Area hikes that are even better after the rain

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7 consejos si vas en un crucero de Disney

Comienza a disfrutar de tus vacaciones <b>tan pronto como logres abordar</b>. ¡Hay tanto que hacer incluso antes de que tu camarote esté listo! Por eso …

Getting around in San Francisco

How to get <i>around</i> San Francisco.<p>Although hanging from a San Francisco cable car is undeniably charming, most visitors rely on alternative public …

San Francisco

10 Tips for Making Jerusalem an Extraordinary Family Experience « TBEX – Travel Blog Exchange

<i>by: Joanna Shebson, Fun in Jerusalem</i><p>With TBEX approaching and lots of family travel bloggers expected to join the conference, I want to share some of …

The perfect ski resort for someone who doesn't like skiing

Two confessions: I am a terrible skier, and I am a terrified skier. The two do not always go hand in hand – I used to be a terrible but excited skier, quite gung-ho and free from nerves, until I had a catastrophic fall one unseasonably warm spring while shooting down a slope covered with something …


The 30 Cheapest Places To Travel In 2017

Photo credit: Nastasia Yakoub / Dame Traveler<p>Time to start packing your bags: 2017 is shaping up to be a banner year for budget travel. The dollar is enjoying historic highs — meaning your money goes much further in many destinations around the globe — and according to an American Express Global …


Australia's 13 Most Beautiful Islands

Thanks to the drop in the Australian dollar and the beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere, now is the time to plan travel to the exotic islands around Australia. Here are a few of our favorites.

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The 13 healthiest countries in the world to live in as an expat

LONDON – When choosing to live abroad, a healthy environment and an affordable and accessible healthcare system will be at the top of the list of things you are looking for.<p>In a new survey by InterNations, the world’s largest network for people who live and work abroad, expats ranked their health …

Health Care

How to Get a $52,000 Trip Around the World for $400

In business class, no less.<p>Flying around the world on the cheap can be a ton of work. Between signing up for the right credit cards to collect free …

Hike Through 7 European Countries on this Epic Trail

The Via Dinarica is poised to become one of the world’s top trekking destinations.<p>Twenty years ago, the Balkans seemed an unlikely spot to go trekking. Torn apart by bitter conflict, Yugoslavia painfully splintered, and borders between the new republics were better known for acrimonious rifts than …


44 of the best long hiking trails in the continental US all on one map

So many trails, so little time. That’s sure how it feels sometimes when you’re trying to pick a new adventure to go on. It can be difficult deciding …

How The National Park Service is letting families visit free!

I’m all about supporting our nation’s National Park Service in any way we can, especially because of the myriad ways they support us right back. So …

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