Don’t let behavior problems on vacation ruin everything. Here’s how

Toxic people are everywhere — even on vacation. Or maybe I should say especially on vacation. Read more “Don’t let behavior problems on vacation ruin everything. Here’s how”

How long does it take before you run out of things to do on vacation?

Oahu is a one-week destination. As in, it takes one week before my kids and I run out of things to do and fall into a predictable cycle of visiting the beach, driving to Foodland for groceries, and coming home to make dinner and watch whatever’s on Netflix. Read more “How long does it take before you run out of things to do on vacation?”

Vacation rental mistakes every family makes (but you shouldn’t)

From booking the cheapest place to ignoring the fine print in the property description, I’ve made so many vacation rental mistakes that I could write a book about them. For now, an article will have to do. Read more “Vacation rental mistakes every family makes (but you shouldn’t)”

A fruit picking vacation with the kids? Why not!

A fruit picking vacation may be among the most adventurous and creative family getaways. I know because I’m looking at a cluster of ripening bananas on my kitchen counter that we harvested. Our visit to Hilo, Hawaii, just turned into what my eldest son calls a fruit safari.

It’s way too many bananas for a family of four, and I’m not entirely sure what to do with them. Read more “A fruit picking vacation with the kids? Why not!”

How do I sit with my kids on a plane?

If you haven’t heard about the infamous airline separation algorithm yet, here’s what you need to know: It’s a seat allocation program that allegedly keeps families apart on the plane, prodding parents into paying more for advance seat assignments. Read more “How do I sit with my kids on a plane?”