Family travel in 2019: Where to go and what to do

Thinking about family travel in 2019? Same here. I haven’t had time to catch my breath from last year, but here I am, ready for more.

My family and I traveled nonstop in 2018, and this year is shaping up to be even busier. We had some ups and downs last year. But my pain is your gain: I have travel tips for you if you’re thinking of taking your family somewhere — and a preview of what to expect from my family in 2019. Read more “Family travel in 2019: Where to go and what to do”

Want a warm-weather vacation with your family? Read this first

If you’re reading this, you’re probably cold. You’re thinking of a warm-weather vacation with your family. You deserve one.

And you can have one — but it’ll cost you. Read more “Want a warm-weather vacation with your family? Read this first”

Here they are: The best family vacations of the year

The best family vacations of the year are in places you’d least expect. They’re out-of-the-way destinations you might not even consider for a family getaway. Read more “Here they are: The best family vacations of the year”

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”

How to survive an RV vacation with your family

It happened on a hot autumn afternoon as we cruised south toward Santa Rosa, Calif., on Highway 101 in a 24-foot Coachmen Leprechaun recreational vehicle.

“THUMP!” the camper went. Not like the kind of thump you make when you go over a speed bump. It was the thump of hitting something. Read more “How to survive an RV vacation with your family”