Great tips on traveling with toddlers and preschoolers, plus a regional and Huntsville Area Play Map to help you plan roadtrip breaks and pit stops to their fullest. It’s not always the destination – the journey’s pretty great too!
So you’ve decided that this is the year you’ll stop banking all those vacation days and actually USE them. Here are our favorite ways to hit the road, explore the world, and spend time with your family.
Summer is a great time for road trips and you don’t have to go far from home to discover many wonderful touristy treats. Over the last few years we’ve been sending area writers out to “test drive” these trips (with kids in tow of course) and they’ve come back and shared their thoughts, tips, and […]
In lieu of a family vacation or staycation, my family decided to take a day trip to Chattanooga. I love how close it is to North Alabama! If you have younger children or grandchildren in your family, you should make plans to check out the Creative Discover Museum, located in downtown Chattanooga and very close to the Tennessee Aquarium and great restaurants.
I was so excited for the taste of fall that we experienced last weekend. There was a chill in the evening air, friends were posting pumpkin recipes on Facebook and we spent several hours at the Redstone Arsenal Oktoberfest. Thanks to the local school systems, this year we are able to plan a Fall Break Vacation without having to pull the kids out of school! As always, the beach will be a popular destination. However, if you don’t want to vacation with the masses, here are a few other ideas for family bonding.
I considered myself a knowledgeable and seasoned traveler until March 21,2014 when I found myself in the cozy office of the German Bundespolizei for four hours. We had just landed and were excited to begin the Spring Break Trip of a lifetime. Aiden, super excited and independent, stood in line solo and proceeded to the […]
The first step to travel with children is to RELAX! There will be hiccups along the way, and you can’t be prepared for every misadventure, so having the right mindset is key. A big part of the travel adventure is the journey… the way in which you handle these surprises can make all the difference. […]
Congratulations! After reading part one of the travel savings series, you have chosen to go on an adventure with your family. With careful planning in advance you can continue your savings even once you reach your destination. Food to Fuel the Fun As mentioned in last month’s post, the easiest money saved is staying at […]
What would you say if I told you I booked three people from Huntsville, Alabama to Frankfurt, Germany for under $400 total? That I am flying seven of us to Chicago for $35 total? That we are staying in a hotel next week in San Francisco that runs over $450 a night for FREE? Like […]
I was wrong. For over 30 years I have traveled the world utilizing all modes of transportation yet avoiding cruise ships. Why would I pay to be confined to a floating vessel with thousands of traveling strangers? The older I get the easier it becomes to admit that I made a mistake. Most vacations have […]