American Airlines AAdvantage Points Program | Best Family Mileage Program

Tweet The ‘best’ of anything is subjective. However, as I’ve been personally searching for the best points program, I’m finding that the American Airlines AAdavantage program has several benefits that make it a highly appealing program.  Of course, if American doesn’t fly out of your home city, then you should try and accumulate points elsewhere. […]

Best Travel Stroller for Airports

Tweet Sometimes when I walk around airports, I can’t believe the size of some of the strollers parents are pushing around. I don’t know if those SUV-sized strollers are more for the baby or for the parent.  Either way, those are not a good idea for traveling by air – unless you like to have […]

Vacationing With Extended Family: Rent Two Cars Or A Van?

Tweet It’s a little early, but we’re planning a family vacation that is about nine months out.  We’ll be vacationing with my parents which is great because there are a lot of advantages to vacationing with extended family. Since we are going to be staying in a condominium, we know that we’ll need our own […]

How to Get Your Kids to Fall Asleep in a Hotel Room

Tweet When possible, our preference is to sleep in condos when we travel as a family.  But, sometimes we end up in one hotel room.  We don’t ever enjoy having to move around in stealth mode while we wait for the kids to fall asleep. Most recently, we had adjoining rooms in a hotel in […]

5 Signs You Need A Family Vacation

Tweet It’s getting closer to the time when many families in North America do family vacations.  The kids will be out of school soon, and the weather is starting to warm up.  (Though my brother in Wyoming keeps complaining about snow still!)  Maybe you don’t want to go on a family vacation.  Or maybe you’re […]

Preventing Jet Lag | Is it Possible?

Tweet As I write this in the mid-afternoon, many of my readers are settling down to sleep.  Living on the other side of the world has its advantages, such as having almost a whole extra day to remember someone’s birthday.  But the process of adjusting back to life here in Papua New Guinea after time […]

Rent A Car For A Family Road trip Or Drive Your Own Car?

Tweet I heard about a family who took a road trip last summer. They thought about renting a car, but in the end, they decided it was too expensive.  Unfortunately, they had car troubles along the way and ended up being away for home for an extra two days.  By the time they had paid […]

Stress-Free Tips for Airport Security With Children

Tweet After packing for your family vacation, you are ready to go to the airport. When you get there, you realize that the craziness is not over yet.  You still have to make it through airport security with your children. Passing through airport security with children is an adventure all of its own.  It suddenly […]

10 Tips for Hassle-Free Family Road Trips

Tweet Since I’ve been a parent, I have taken very few family road trips.  We fly with our children, for the most part.  However, I’m a pro on road trip advice because of all the family road trips I had growing up.  Having not set foot in an airplane until I was 18 years old, […]

International Family Vacations | Often Neglected Details

Tweet Planning a family vacation requires a little organization.  However, international family vacations require an extra layer of preparation.  The problem is that too often people get ready for their international family vacation without preparing for some of the unique things about the destination. So I’ve put together a list of … Often Neglected Details […]