What to do when you never want your family vacation to end

Ever visited a place that you liked so much that you didn’t want to leave? Me too.

I have a short list of destinations that we were so enamored of, we would live there. Some of them might be on your list, like Hawaii and Southern California. Others, like Fort Collins, Colo., New Orleans, and Ketchum, Idaho, might come as a surprise. Read more “What to do when you never want your family vacation to end”

The family vacation planning guide for families who hate to plan

If you hate to plan, your last family vacation probably was filled with chaos. I know a thing or two about that. Read more “The family vacation planning guide for families who hate to plan”

Avoid these mistakes when you fly with your family

Flying somewhere with your family? Before you board that plane, before you pack your bags, before you even book your ticket, you’ll want to read this. Read more “Avoid these mistakes when you fly with your family”

This is the most embarrassing thing families do on vacation

The silly photos. The touristy behavior. And the chaos — oh, the chaos!

If I had to pick just three of the most embarrassing things families do while they travel, those would be the ones. Read more “This is the most embarrassing thing families do on vacation”

A single parent survival guide to a family vacation

The subject almost never comes up anymore. But when it does, there’s a long pause in the conversation. Yes, I’m on the road with three kids for more than 350 days a year — a single parent traveling with three teenagers. Read more “A single parent survival guide to a family vacation”