Kiva’s Winning Equation

I’d like to introduce you to Baz. His full first name is Bazarragchaa, but I can’t pronounce that, so I call him Baz. He’s 51 years old and he lives with his wife and...

Travel + Leisure Names Their Top Picks For US & Canadian Family Hotels

Travel magazine Travel + Leisure has revealed their readers choice 'World's Best' awards for 2011, but more importantly, the top picks for US & Canadian Family Hotels. Rated out of 100, respondents were asked...

Daytripping in Ontario ~ African Lion’s Safari

As we head into Summer I have started a list of local parks and attractions that I want to visit with my boys in July and August.  We are lucky enough to live in...

Great American Backyard Campout: A Great Excuse to Stay-cation

Do you have plans this weekend? Are you going to be hanging around the house? Turn an ordinary weekend into a stay-cation, with a backyard campout. This Saturday, June 25th, is the night...

Vacation Outside of The Box – Spend a Night at the Zoo!

A trip to the zoo is a fun day out for the family, but what goes on through the night? There’s only one way to find out - sleepover! Wait...what? SLEEPOVER! I didn’t know you could...

Crumpled City Maps For Busy Travelers

When we travel to a new city the first thing I do is find a good map to help us stay organized.  Often, the folding and unfolding of said map renders it useless after...

The 10 Most Common Items Travelers Forget At Home

In the 20 years I've been traveling, I have forgotten to bring a lot of things. In fact I leave a hairbrush in my suitcase because, oddly, that is the thing I forget...

The Importance Of Having A Kid-Free Vacation

Years ago a friend told me that if you wanted to make sure your marriage stayed healthy you had to vacation once a year with just your spouse and she was right.  Don't get...

Ten Tips to Make Traveling With Babies and Toddlers More Pleasant

Anyone who’s done it will tell you; travelling with infants and young children can be challenging.  TOTSY, an invitation only site designed to provide the best possible deals on essentials for parents, infants and...

New Travel APP – Travel + Leisure Family

I love magazines, which is a problem because I don't throw them away.  I keep them in a nice pile for future reference - to my husband's dismay. For this reason I have been thankful...

Top 10 Family Travel Destinations for 2011

More people are considering traveling with their family this year. This was found out by TripAdvisor a leading travel website that asked its responders whether they wished to take a family vacation this year....

Top 2011 Destinations for Budget Travelers

Newsweek Budget Travel has come up with its annual list of travel destinations that are fun as well as affordable. The list includes places like Tallinn, Estonia’s capital as well as popular tourist destinations...