• Feeling the pain

    Family travel can be full of wonderful, magical moments that everybody remembers forever. Most of the time, however, as any parent will tell you, the experience verges on shitshow, complete with meltdowns, tantrums, complaining, and whining—from kids and parents alike.

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rants and insights

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Yosemite through the words of my 7-year-old

Visiting Yosemite National Park has become an annual ritual…

Awesome amenity for kids who lose teeth on the road

Spend enough time traveling with youngsters and it’s bound…

TFW your kids are obsessed with Embassy Suites

We’ve stayed in some pretty nice hotels in our days of traveling as a family. Four Seasons properties. Ritz-Carltons. Fairmonts.

Three’s a charm for family travel coverage

Our not-so-little-anymore pod got some nice ink this week, with three separate family travel stories in two different outlets.

Recapping a November to remember

Early last month, I published a post introducing you dear…

Night in the city without a phone

We’re in San Francisco for the remainder of the holiday weekend,…

Remembering holidays abroad

As Thanksgiving 2016 approaches, I can’t help but think…

Best site-tour buddies ever

Sometimes as a work-at-home parent I’m forced to take my kids with me on professional outings. This explains why I schlepped my 5-year-old and 1-year-old assistants with me this week on a pair of hotel site tours.

Celebrating travel, fatherhood with #dadbod

For better or for worse, dads’ bodies—with all our love…

FTA Summit a smashing success

My mind is still spinning from this week’s Family Travel Association…

The ultimate fall family travel destination

Fear not, intrepid family travelers. The ultimate fall family…

The ultimate LEGO party at Legoland California

If you like LEGOs, Legoland California, in Southern California, is pretty much heaven. LEGOs are everywhere. LEGO sculptures. LEGOs with which you can build. Giant LEGOs for little kids. Even humans dressed to look like characters from LEGO sets. Seriously.
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