Tips & Documents Archives | Page 15 of 18 | My Family Travels
Article
No Snow? No Surf? Mountainboard!

Find out how mountainboarding has grown from an extreme trend to a widespread and professionally-recognized sport.Leave it to sports adventure enthusiasts to solve a duel dilemma: How can we snowboard after the snow melts? How can we skateboard off road? The creative answer to both these questions is the mountainboard, which resembles a snowboard with tires that protrude outwards, monster-truck...

Read More    1 min read

Article
Family Travel: Today A Nightmare, Tomorrow A Memory

How to survive in-laws, missed flights, heatstroke, lost luggage, broken refrigerators and even a hurricane to have the best family vacation ever on Sanibel Island. As editor of a travel newsletter and website, I travel a lot. And because my specialty is family travel, I try to include my son and husband as much as possible, given school-work and work-work. But as a recent weekend in Florida will...

Read More    6 min read

Article
Online Travel Bargains

Short breaks by air and last minute packages - courtesy of the Internet - continue to be strong travel bargains, summer or winter. Since you're reading this story, we know you are comfortable doing your travel planning online. But have you ever actually made your travel reservations and paid for your vacation over the Internet? While lodging is the most researched sector of online travel sites,...

Read More    4 min read

Article
Tropical Climates Demand Medical Precautions

Tips on prevention and simple remedies if anyone in your family succumbs to common ailments while traveling in tropical climates with kids.When traveling with young children to any tropical climate -- the Caribbean, Mexico or farther afield -- it pays to follow a few common sense tips to keep your crew shipshape:  • Avoid the local tap water. Even in countries where the water...

Read More    2 min read

Article
Vegetarian Road Food

Your family's guide to in-the-car fast food and on-the-road dining the meatless way.According to a 2000 Vegetarian Resource Group Roper poll, 2% of children between the ages of 6 and 17-years-old are vegetarians (eating no meat, poultry or fish), as are 2% of adults.  Tofu, grains, beans, seeds, and greens (high in essential protein, calcium and iron) may be part of your family's at-home...

Read More    2 min read

Article
Tourism Industry Works To Protect Children’s Rights

Find out how ECPAT and UNICEF have been working internationally with the tourism industry to curb child sex tourism. When ECPAT began working in the brothels of Thailand in 1991 to educate prostitutes about health and provide counseling and career options for girls who’d been sold into the sex trade by impoverished...

Read More    3 min read

Article
Travel Wise with Children

A learning expert shares her strategies for making your travel time with youngsters as fun and educational as possible. My friend Suzann told me a story which illustrates many truths about traveling with children. When her now grown (and very successful) children were school age, she took them to the King Tut exhibit, then in Seattle. The magnificent displays were overshadowed by "This is...

Read More    4 min read

Article
Making Magic at Museums

Tips for making the museum visit experience extra valuable for childrenIf the idea of another pretend bus, or roomful of blocks, or vague art project makes you shun the local children's museum, it's time to take your big guys out to an adult art museum. In order to get children's attention, add some playful elements and keep your visit short. Don't forget to: • Visit the information...

Read More    1 min read

Article
How Much Vacation is Enough?

How does vacation time compare in countries throughout the world? Maybe Americans don't want to know! Check out these figures of U.S. workers' annual average vacation time compiled by the Travel Industry Association of America, Washington DC:  30%   4 or more weeks  17%   3 weeks  25%   2 weeks  21%   1 week  7%     None  Compare...

Read More    1 min read

Article
Tired From Visiting Family? Exhausting Vacation Relief

Family vacationing can be tiring -- read about this travelers' survey to learn where the fatigue comes from.According to a 2002 survey by the Gallup Organization of 1,000 American adults, more than 54% of those who vacationed in the past year returned home feeling "very tired" or "exhausted." Poor planning, later bedtimes on vacation, and unfamiliar or uncomfortable accommodations...

Read More    1 min read