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”

Spring break is on the way. Are you ready?

It’s not too early to start thinking about spring break.

The annual rite for sun worshipers, which runs from February to mid-April, isn’t just a stampede toward warmer weather. Many ski resorts experience peak demand, too. If you’re traveling somewhere in the coming weeks, you’ll need to start planning now and to keep a few strategies in mind, experts say. Read more “Spring break is on the way. Are you ready?”

Legal travel questions every family should answer before their departure

Before you go on vacation, maybe you should ask yourself a legal travel question or two.

I’m not just talking about your passport or visa paperwork. A legal travel question could be something as simple as whether or not you’re allowed to pack a radar detector. The answer: In the United States, it’s legal except in Virginia and Washington D.C. Most Canadian provinces don’t allow radar detectors. Read more “Legal travel questions every family should answer before their departure”

My best vacation advice? There’s no need to do it all

Want my best vacation advice? Don’t try to do it all at once.

Otherwise, you could end up like me: babbling incoherently after two straight days of driving through Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota. I’m not making that up. If you try to push it when you take time off, you could end up wishing you stayed home. Read more “My best vacation advice? There’s no need to do it all”