Tips & Documents Archives | Page 16 of 18 | My Family Travels
Article
Airplane Survival Kit

Don't even think about boarding a plane with children under 18 without carrying these essential items, most of which can be gathered from what you already have at home."I'm thirsty!" "I'm bored." "I'm starving..." "He's kicking me!" Sound familiar? Well, maybe not to families flying Jet Blue or Virgin America, top U.S. airlines that have installed seatback TV monitors to keep passengers...

Read More    2 min read

Article
Family Reunion Planning: 6 Steps to Stress-Free Success

Are you in charge of organizing the big family reunion this year? Here's an in-depth guide to get you started. Are you in charge of organizing the big family reunion this year? Here's an in-depth guide to get you started. With the typical extended American family separated by thousands of miles, family reunions have become a popular way to spend quality time together. But how should...

Read More    6 min read

Article
Can Business = Family Travel?

Road Warriors share their experiences - good and bad - about toting kids on business trips. Longtime financial journalist Achs delivers the bottom line on how to make a productive business trip a successful family outing. I remember when I thought that business trips were glamorous -- all-expense-paid vacations with smart luggage and ironed clothes. Then I actually took one. I...

Read More    7 min read

Article
Ski Style: Nordic? Cross Country? Ski Touring?

If you love cross-country skiing, and want to share your pastime with the kids, these helpful tips will be right up your well groomed alley!Whether it's fishing, stamp collecting, or an artistic endeavor, every parent loves to share their favorite pastimes with their children. Not only do parents want to teach their children about their hobbies, they hope that their children will also learn...

Read More    4 min read

Article
Wildlife Viewing Tips

To get the most out of your wildlife-viewing experience, in Estes Park, Colorado or elsewhere, read Family Travel Forum's tip sheet. Wild animals in Estes Park, Colorado? They abound. Not only can you see golden-mantled ground squirrels, weasels, elk, and bighorn sheep, but also there remain a few black bears and rarely seen mountain lions. Here are some tips for maximizing the...

Read More    1 min read

Article
Reality Camping

Everything you need to know about camping with the family, and how to get started in a nearby park so you can practice before your national park expedition. I have a confession to make. I used to love camping - the more primitive and remote, the better. But, now that I am older with children, it is becoming more and more of a challenge. Just when the children crave the experience...

Read More    5 min read

Article
Packing Tips – Pack Lightly And Carefully

Read the experts' advice on what to take, what to leave home, and suggestions for packing carefully.Next to flight delays and long lines at the airport, packing is probably the least pleasant part of travel. Deciding what to take - and making it all fit - frustrates even the most seasoned traveler. However, that does not have to be the case. With careful pre-planning and some useful tips...

Read More    3 min read

Article
Travel Jitters: Coping With Real Concerns

Family Travel Forum's tips on traveling safe 'n' sound, plus securing your vacation investment in a changing world.Family Travel Forum's tips on traveling safe 'n' sound, plus securing your vacation investment in a changing world. With the current climate of uncertainty caused by the global economic turmoil, hotel bombings in Mumbai, pirate attacks off the...

Read More    6 min read

Article
Inviting the Buddy: A Guide for Hosts and Guests

Emily Post never covered it, so FTF provides essential tips for making your family vacation, plus the "all important" friend, a success.If your child is a baby or toddler, the item most essential to his happiness on the road is probably a cuddly blanket or a balding bear. One day, though, you may find that in planning a trip for optimum family fun, the key element will be a member of someone...

Read More    5 min read

Article
Feeding the Titanic Fever

If the Titanic story interests you, here are a few museums and exhibits around the globe that are dedicated to the notorious ship and its demise.Interest in the Titanic, Britain's "unsinkable" ocean liner, which sank 10 days into her maiden voyage, has continued almost unabated since we first reviewed the exhibition of the ship wreck's relics in Memphis several years ago. Premier Exhibitions...

Read More    2 min read