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Five Essential Skills Kids Need for Adventure Travel

Most kids come with a built-in compass pointing always toward adventure. If there’s an overgrown path that needs exploring, or a curious hole that must be poked with a stick to see what lurks within, you can pretty much count on your young explorer rising...

The Seven Best European Attractions for Kids

I’ll never forget the time I visited the little mermaid statue in Copenhagen with my kids, then 3 and 5. Widely hailed as one of the top attractions in Denmark for children, it looked to us like a depressed girl sitting on a rock. About...

Activity Levels for Today’s Kids Peak at Age Ten

Today’s kids are so in tune with electronic media and social networking that it’s almost become a classic joke. The dark side of those jests, however, is that nearly one in three American youngsters is overweight or obese....

A Funny Thing Happened at the Grocery Store

Ah, international travel! New people to meet. New places to see. New opportunities to make a complete ass of myself. © Anna Bizoń While overseas, I feel it’s my patriotic duty to behave in a way that will reflect well on...

Five Things to Do in Amsterdam with Kids

Of all the major European cities I’ve visited with kids, Amsterdam is easily my favorite. Yes, Amsterdam. If you’re scratching your head right now, you’re not alone. My friends did the same when I told them we were renting an apartment there...

Pack Up Your Kids When You Travel

As a dad who traveled with his son (since he was three years old), and as a travel photographer, dads-to-be and new dads often ask me the following questions: "What was it like traveling with your son? Did traveling with a kid slow you down?...

How to Make the Most of a Family Volunteer Trip

In the summer of 2005, I traveled to Tahiti on my first volunteer trip. I was 16 years old and my adolescent mind had not yet wrapped itself around the fact that traveling could be more than a reason to vacation. For two weeks, I...