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The Benefits of World Travel with Toddlers (& Giveaway!)

Thanks to Travel Guard® insurance by AIG Travel for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. “Why take toddlers with you all over the world when they won’t remember any of it?” “Travel with toddlers is just too stressful.  Let’s just wait until they are older.” “Travel with young kids is just not worth …

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Mourning the End of Summer Travel & How to Keep the Travel Alive!

Summer is already over or soon to be for most of the country’s school children.  My family took our last big trip last week, and my 6 year old starts 1st grade next week.  We are definitely mourning the end of summer and the end of summer travel season. But just because summer is coming …

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Why Travel with Kids is Important for Parents: Lessons Learned in Parenting at 36,000 Feet

Why do I travel with my kids? Like many traveling parents, I believe that travel is educational.  I believe it broadens my children’s horizons and exposes them to new cultures and life experiences that they can’t otherwise experience at home. I believe it teaches kids about resiliency and flexibility and understanding and patience. My children’s generation is over-scheduled …

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Spring Break, Stomach Bugs, & a Surprising Gesture from a Hotel that Saved a Day of our Vacation

If you are a parent who travels with kids, you’ve probably had your fair share of travel mishaps.  My family has experienced most of them by now: diaper explosions at 36,000 feet, lost car keys, trips to the ER, and the usual stomach bugs that spread like wildfire through the family. On our 9 day …

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Family Travel Bloggers to Follow: 10 Awesome Blogs about Travel with Young Kids

As much as I love to write about family travel, I also love to read about it.  As a result, I read a lot of other blogs.  Fellow travel bloggers provide inspiration, travel tips, ideas for our family’s next vacation, and more.  There is an amazing community of people who blog about travel with kids.  Because there …

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Track Your Tyke’s Travels: Celebrating 100 Flights & the 6 Year Update

Every year on my daughter’s birthday, I take stock of our travels for the year and record them in a flight log for her that goes into her baby book.  Our family really enjoys the little details of air travel, so this is a chance for me to track geeky air travel metrics while also …

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Welcome, Million Mile Secrets Readers

Welcome!  Thanks to Daraius for featuring my little corner of the family travel world on Million Mile Secrets this week.  And thanks for clicking over.  His site, along with a few others, is how I was introduced to the crazy hobby of miles and points many years ago. While frequent flyer miles have certainly enabled my family …

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A Conversation With My Daughter About Civil Rights

I grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, the crucible of the Civil Rights movement.  Montgomery race relations had come a long way by the time I was born, 24 years after the bus boycott inspired by Rosa Parks and 14 years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s Selma to Montgomery marches. Nevertheless, the world I grew up …

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