Custom Trip Planning

Q.  Lynn S of England asks about the travel permission letter she may need for her upcoming trip with her daughter to the U.S.  She will be traveling to Chicago first to stay with friends there,  then this American family will be taking her and her daughter with them to Canada for a week-long...

Q: Andy L. of Conneticuit has decided that it's high time his kids learned something about the value of money. He's decided to take them on a volunteer trip so they can do some work with their hands and witness with their own eyes how people less fortunate than them live, but is unsure about where...

Q.  What happens when real foodies come to New York to chow down but have fussy eaters in tow?  Two things usually.  # 1. Parents get childcare through their hotel and go out in the evening for a long, leisurely and expensive, to-die-for meal. And / Or # 2. They go ethnic and bring the kids along....

Q. Kiki N. of Farmington, Connecticut is planning a road trip with driving age teens to see California's national parks, and wants advice on their itinerary, costs, hotels, and airfare. A.  A California road trip that will include the destinations San Francisco, Yosemite, Sequoia National Park and...

Q. Stephanie L of Colorado and her husband plan to introduce their baby to the Big Island of Hawaii and want some ideas for baby-friendly hotels and activities. A.  Congratulations on your new baby. It's great that you will able to spend 10 days with your daughter in Hawaii. Since she is so young,...

Q. Lisa R. from Brooklyn NY is looking for a tropical beach resort with infant care where parents and baby can relax and enjoy some beach time. A.   Thank you for your request for information on tropical resorts for a week-long beach vacation with your toddler.  For the most restful experience, we...

Q - Lauren L. of New York City writes: We are traveling with our 7 and 9-year-old boys to Spain in June and need help with kid-friendly cultural activities in Barcelona, the Costa Brava and over the French border into the Pyrenees. School-age kids will find plenty of entertainment as well as...

Q. Mindy M. of Pflugerville, Texas and her husband want ideas for visiting Italy on the cheap with their 4-year-old in June. A. We're happy to help plan a 9-day trip to Italy. FTF families love Italy and if you want to do some country-wide research, their posts about the country can be seen in FTF...

Q. Brent J. and his wife from Washington are going to South America with their 5 and 7-year-olds, spending 10 days in the Galapagos with his sister, and looking for ideas for the rest of their stay. Thanks for your request for itinerary assistance on your upcoming month in South America with your...

Q. Vicky R. of Weimar, Texas is driving to southern Missouri with two young girls, and asks for ideas on where to stop, what to explore, and how to make their destination more fun over the winter holidays A.  Thanks for requesting trip planning help on your upcoming drive from Austin, Texas to...

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