Kirsten Maxwell - Kids Are A Trip

315 Flips | 21 Magazines | 1 Like | 28 Following | 107 Followers | @kidsareatrip | Family travel expert and social media influencer. Chicago based, mom of 3, sharing the best travel tips for your next adventure!  Find me at https://www.kidsareatrip.com and https://www.travelocity.com/inspire

Best Audio Books for a Family Road Trip

The family road trip is one of those vacations people either love or hate. Those hours from point A to point B and sometimes places in between can …

Hotel Grand Minerva: A Family Friendly Boutique in Florence

Families traveling to Florence have found Hotel Grand Minerva, a boutique 4-star hotel with a rooftop pool, outstanding restaurant, and comfortable …

The Best Family Beaches in San Diego

San Diego is the perfect year round destination. Not only are there unique neighborhoods to explore throughout the county, but also world class …

Spring Break Ideas for Families to Add to Their List

Spring break is our favorite time of year. A time to leave Chicago’s wintry weather and head for warmer destinations. We’re not the typical family …

10 Universal Studios Orlando Tips You NEED to know before you go!

Universal Studios Orlando Tips You NEED To Know<p>We’ve recently returned from Universal Studios Orlando and I have to say I went in pretty blind, with …

Walt Disney Company

Be a Disney Princess for a Day, Without Breaking the Bank

Do you have a Disney princess fan in your life who would jump at the chance to hobnob with royalty? Well, a budget-friendly Walt Disney World trip is …

5 Fun Things to Do in Hong Kong with Kids

Hong Kong is best known for its delicious food, laser light lined skyscrapers, and bustling port at the center of international trade. Bringing kids …

How to Apply for a Passport for Kids

Shares 414<p>When parents decide to apply for a passport for their kids, they need to realize it is a different process than the one they will …

15 Ideas For Kid-Free Weekend Getaways

CaribbeanEuropeFeaturedGoTravel Ideas & Lists<p>15 Ideas For Kid-Free Weekend Getaways<p>Posted By — January 31, 2018<p>604 0<p>75 Shares<p>Pin39<p>Share35<p>Stumble1<p>Tweet<p>…

Hudson Valley

The best of Thailand: readers’ travel tips

From remote jungles and idyllic islands to snorkelling with luminous plankton and a temple shaped like an elephant, readers share their discoveries<p><b>Winning tip: Camping and snorkelling, Mu Ko Surin national park</b><p>The Surin islands in the Andaman Sea about 50km from the mainland are surrounded by coral …

National Parks

The Best Times to Visit Australia for Perfect Weather and Cheap Flights

Whether you’re seeking sun or avoiding sharks, follow this guide to plan a dream trip to the land down under.<p>Australia is one of the world’s biggest …

Australia

Where to find winter sun in February from Costa Rica to the Canary Islands

The 28 days of February can seem to go on for ever when the skies stay resolutely grey. If you want to escape the winter gloom and reacquaint …

Costa Rica

100 under-the-radar beaches everyone should visit in their lifetime

Whether you've only spent a handful of days on the sand in your life or you're a full-blown sunseeker, there are plenty of breathtaking beaches on this planet waiting to be discovered.<p>And, whether you look for a spot with an element of adventure, peace and quiet, or you simply don't like your towel …

Costa Rica

Beautiful Small Towns in Europe More Americans Should Visit

So you’ve gone and booked a big ol’ flight across the pond. The siren call of wildly cheap airfares to Europe proved too strong to resist -- you may …

European Travel

Hop from island to island on North America’s “shortest international flight”

A new international flight will give travellers in North America a chance to hop from island to island – and country to country – in just 12 minutes.<p>Northstar Air Tours, a Canadian charter airline, has announced a new scheduled flight between Victoria, Canada and Friday Harbor, USA, which it is …

10 amazing things to do in Dubai

HANG OUT WITH HIPSTERS<p>A few years ago, Dubai didn’t have hipsters, but now it does and <b>Box Park</b> is where most of them hang out. There are restaurants, …

Travel

Fun Facts About The Blue Lagoon in Iceland (and 20+ Tips To Make The Most of Your Visit)

So many people have heard of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland that it’s become something of a cliche. Why am I writing about it? Because I am a sheep. …

The Best Things to Do in Killarney, Ireland and Why You Need to Book a Trip

Shares 2K<p>The western coast of Ireland is home to some of the island’s most stunning scenery with emerald green pastures, dramatic mountains, and …

Ireland

Cruise Holland America: My Grand Asia and Pacific Voyage

You can imagine the moment I received the email with an invitation for me to stay on a segment of the global cruise Holland America’s Grand Asia and …

Cruise Ships

Best American National Parks to Visit With Kids

With so many National Parks to choose from in the United States, how do you know which ones are best suited for a family trip… I asked fellow …

National Parks

Best places to travel in Italy with kids | Family travel in Italy

1K Shares<p><i>Updated on Feb 6, 2018</i><p><i>Best Places to visit in Italy with Kids</i><p>We received an email from one of our <b>food-loving readers</b>, who asked our opinion …

Italy

How to Save Money on Travel: Our Favorite Tips

Shares 429<p>For many years, people have asked us to share our money saving travel tips. We are very fortunate to have traveled with our children …

How to Book the Cheapest Hotels in 2018 (Which Match Your Travel Style Perfectly)

One of my biggest pieces of advice for booking a hotel has always been to ask yourself <i>why.</i> And the answer should be beyond the obvious “I need a …

Here are the exact days to book the cheapest flights in 2018

A new year calls for new adventures—but your bank account might not always agree. Want to travel cheap? Forget about booking your flight on a Tuesday. It's no longer the best day of the week to buy cheap plane tickets, for starters. And as it turns out, the mega-money saver isn't the day you book, …

6 Things to See and Do Near the Spanish Steps in Rome

During your wanderings in Rome, you'll probably stumble upon the Spanish Steps, or <i>Scalinata di</i> <i>Spagna—</i>one of the biggest tourist draws just north of …

Italy

This stunning Japanese island you've probably never heard of is the top trending travel destination for 2018

Ishigaki, a stunning white island in Japan's Okinawa archipelago, is the top trending travel destination for 2018 on TripAdvisor — but you'd be forgiven for never having heard of it.<p>The Japanese island has topped TripAdvisor's "Destinations on the Rise" list, which, as part of its sixth annual …

Costa Rica

7 of the World's Most Expensive Cities and Their Cheaper, Cooler Alternatives

For the urban travel aficionado, the world's biggest, baddest, and most expensive cities have unmatched allure. Places like New York City, Tokyo, and …

Cherry Blossom

The Best Time to Visit Hawaii for Low Prices and Great Weather

Hawaii is a bucket-list destination for many reasons. The Aloha State is home to an extraordinary culture, pristine landscapes, and idyllic …

Whale Watching

Best Things to Do in Paris with Kids

Paris can be intimidating with kids, but it doesn’t need to be. First and foremost, it’s important to have a plan before arriving in the City of …

Five Great Reasons to Visit St. George, Utah this Winter

When it comes to winter adventures in Utah many people immediately think of the ski resorts around Park City but with the powder comes crowds and …