Online Family Travel Club Launched by Wall Street Journal Alums Unbowed by Pandemic

A family at a South African beach in KwaZulu-Natal province. The Expedition is a new subscription-based, online club of people sharing tips about family travel. It’s founded by Sara Clemence and Ryan Sager. South African TourismSkift Take: Two journalists have soft-launched a family travel brand called The Expedition. It feels very much born in this…… Continue reading Online Family Travel Club Launched by Wall Street Journal Alums Unbowed by Pandemic

How to have romance on family trips

It may seem unusual to be thinking about romance in the context of family travel. Travel with kids often feels like the least romantic travel of all, a tectonic break from the carefree, sexy jaunts you enjoyed with your partner not so long ago. And while it’s true that lugging strollers, ordering chicken fingers, and…… Continue reading How to have romance on family trips

Improve relationship through travel

No offense to the romance resorts and packaged passion vacations, but relational researchers actually have the blueprint for building healthier couples. After four decades of research with over 3,000 couples, Dr. John Gottman married emotional concepts with hard data, predicting success for all couples with over 90 percent accuracy. So when he and his wife…… Continue reading Improve relationship through travel

Tips for a ski trip with little kids

Going on a family ski vacation sounds like a lovely enough idea: being in the mountains, spending time away together, hanging out by the crackling fire at night. Yet the main point of a ski vacation is to ski, or snowboard, and that’s where things get complicated. Not everyone in your family may ski at…… Continue reading Tips for a ski trip with little kids

Vacations are good for kids study

Springing for a family vacation might not sound like the cheapest Christmas gift, but research shows that it could actually be what’s best for your kids. Professor Jaak Panksepp, a neuroscientist at Washington State University, discovered that family holidays can enhance brain development in children. Playing and exploring, two activities that are not part of…… Continue reading Vacations are good for kids study

A family guide to skiing Mammoth

Family ski trip to Mammoth Lakes: Everything you need to know The Mammoth Lakes overview Before you go On the mountain Off-mountain activities Mammoth Lakes local guide Images by Scott Sporleder #wedge-0 { background-image: url(‘https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2019/01/Scott-Sporleder-Mammoth-Snowboard-24-of-32-1-560×420.jpg’) }@media(min-width:560px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url(‘https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2019/01/Scott-Sporleder-Mammoth-Snowboard-24-of-32-1-1200×900.jpg’) } }@media(min-width:1200px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url(‘https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2019/01/Scott-Sporleder-Mammoth-Snowboard-24-of-32-1.jpg’) } } Riding Mammoth Mountain in the right conditions…… Continue reading A family guide to skiing Mammoth

Mammoth Lakes, CA, off the mountain

Mammoth Lakes is more than a place for pow shots (although if you’re lucky you’ll get some). More than a place to see Woolly, the world’s only skiing pachyderm, ripping mid-mountain (although that’s fun too). Mammoth is the place to bring your family if you want to truly experience winter in all different ways. You…… Continue reading Mammoth Lakes, CA, off the mountain

Traveling With A Baby: Meet Dylan Fitzgerald Karsten!

Tips For Traveling with a BabyFamily Travel Tips As a first-time dad, and frequent traveler, I’ve had to learn how to travel with a baby through trial and error. Here are some of our best baby travel tips based on my experience! Sooooo… I’m a dad! If you’ve been following me on social media for…… Continue reading Traveling With A Baby: Meet Dylan Fitzgerald Karsten!

How to plan extended family travel

As we find ourselves careening toward the holidays, someone in your family will inevitably suggest doing Thanksgiving or Christmas off-site. That is, taking the whole family to a beach or a mountain, forging holiday memories that will last a lifetime. Now, whether those memories are fond or traumatic will depend on a lot of things,…… Continue reading How to plan extended family travel

Tips for packing for trip with kids

Traveling with little kids can sometimes feel like acting out an advertisement for the latest gear. You may find yourself wondering, “Is all this absolutely necessary?” The answer is, probably not. Sure, traveling with small kids can be a huge joy or a big headache. While the most important thing is attitude, the second most…… Continue reading Tips for packing for trip with kids