From Hilton Head, with love

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It’s hard to believe this is our third time to Hilton Head Island in a year. But here we are. It’s summertime in South Carolina.
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A stormy day in Destin, Fla.

We just wrapped up a short trip to Florida’s Panhandle, with stops in Panama City and Destin. Our family travel blog, Away is Home, is celebrating 500 years of Florida tourism.
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Travel planning 101: “Make sure there’s shopping! Lots of shopping.”

In episode 3 of our family travel adventure, our six-year-old explains how to choose an appropriate family destination. Topping her list: warm weather (after all, it’s January) playgrounds, and shopping — lots of shopping!
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Any 10-year-old can plan a trip, right?

Last week, our middle son tried to hit the road by himself. He didn’t make it very far. In episode two of our Away is Home family travel blog series, his big brother explains that it takes more to plan a trip. And he takes him everywhere while trying to explain it.
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The adventure begins …

It’s been five weeks since we returned to the mainland from Hawaii and the kids are getting a little antsy. Family travel may be an addiction.

Here’s what happens when the kids go stir crazy. It’s episode one of our adventure. I hope you’ll follow along by signing up for the Away is Home channel and tuning for the next episode on Friday.

What will happen next? I’ll give you a clue: Our son Iden didn’t get very far.

Oh, and there were no cats in the bag in the final scene.