Tag Archives: family travel

L.A. with Teens – 8 Terrific Tips

IMG_9571What will you do for winter break?  Spring break? Or even to celebrate the end of school in June?  Frequent bargain airplane deals to Los Angeles make this a super-fun, teen-friendly destination.  We went last April and now the kids are clamoring to return again this Spring Break.  Here’s some ideas to make it a little more fun … Read more »

100 Tips for Traveling with Kids in Europe

What’s your best family travel tip?  What saved your last trip?  What makes your kids really have a good time on a family vacation?  What awesome kid-centric European destinations have you been to?  What fun kid-friendly European activities have you discovered?

Zand L at Hogwarts

OK, OK, OK – we’re adding a destination to our new book.  Everybody wants a travel destination with their travel tips so we’re going European this time – art museums, mountains, cultural icons, rural villages, bread and cheese, many languages, castles, history, beaches, music, famous rivers, East meets West, and more politics.

Share your suggestions for a great, educational, and fun European adventure with kids in the comments below! We’ll try to include it in our new book “100 Tips for Traveling with Kids in Europe.”  If we do, we’ll include your first name and location so please tell us that information with your tip.  You can also click “Read more” for a nifty giveaway!

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360 Degrees of Longitude: Memories and Philosophy

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I just finished a book that I originally really didn’t want to read, ‘360 Degrees Longitude’ by John Higham.  Traveling? Awesome! Other people’s travel memoirs? Not my thing.  But, my best friend said “read it” and, well, actually I ignored her for over a year but when she said “Seriously, read it!” for the 5th or 6th time, I caved and ordered it.  I then carried it around for months and finally opened the front cover a week or two ago.  And, guess what? I enjoyed every page!

Longitude CoverIt’s the story of a family traveling around the world.  As they plunge from Silicone Valley into Europe and then Asia and finally into the remote Amazonian jungle and over the Inca Trail, I started remembering travel details, travel lessons, and feelings.  By the end of the book, I was sharing in their vision of just how small and fascinating the world can be and spending a lot of time thinking about the value of travel.

The Highams apparently designed the first part of their itinerary around our past travel destinations – England, Prague, Krakow, Denmark, The Vatican City, Thailand.  In each of these locations, I could see the place with fresh eyes and yet remember funny anecdotes or similar experiences.  For example, I first visited Prague as a refuge from the high prices of Scandinavia.  The Highams fled there to avoid high prices as well.  In Krakow, they searched medical facilities for a wheelchair.  In Krakow, I developed a raging fever Read more »