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Traveling with kids involves a lot of preparation. Before any trip, you’ve likely spent dozens of hours researching and booking plane tickets, hotels, and rental cars. You’ve perused guidebooks and read your favorite family travel blogs to get tips for getting the most out of your destination with kids. Some of the most important preparation happens …

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In my last decade plus of travel with kids, I found it was often hard to pack light – especially with younger ones in tow. Nevertheless, I made it my mission to travel with less whenever possible. One of my secrets to traveling lighter without leaving behind essential kid gear is taking along space-saving versions of items …

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Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have really taken the travel world by storm the better part of the last decade. My hometown of San Francisco is the home turf to both companies, so I’ve used ridesharing a lot. While hopping in a Lyft or Uber is easy enough after a night on the town …

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Thanks to Best Buy for sponsoring this post!  As always, all opinions are my own. Have you ever been stuck with your kids in an airport for an extended period of time thanks to a long layover or flight delay?  Keeping your kids and yourself entertained is essential to avoid succumbing to boredom.  You can …

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It’s a rite of passage when your traveling tyke is finally big enough for his or her own carry-on bag.  That time comes earlier than you might think!  Our daughter got her own bag at around 2 1/2.  Now, at almost 6 years old, it has come with us everywhere from Disneyland to Montreal to …

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With 2015 now here and holiday travel behind us, it is time to start planning that next family trip.  If you are interested in learning more about family travel that costs less and means more, I wanted to share an event with all of you. Dia of The Deal Mommy blog is hosting her second …

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