Take the kids out of school for vacation? Yay or Nay?

A few weeks ago on Facebook, another blogger posted this video from the Today Show in which the anchors discussed whether parents should be able to pull their kids out of school for family vacations.  It’s not just that the absences would be considered unexcused, it is actually considered illegal in some states. As a homeschooling family, I find this debate really compelling.  It seems to me it is one more situation in America where parents are ultimately losing the right …

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Renting an Apartment or Vacation Home for Your Family

One of the dramas when traveling with the kids is always- SPACE!  Staying in a hotel room can work, but I hate turning out the lights when it’s the kids’ bedtime (not mine) and then tip-toeing to the bathroom.  The easiest way to cure this?  By renting an apartment or vacation home for your family. It’s so easy to book a vacation home.  Sadly, families have the misconception that it will be much more expensive to book a kid-friendly vacation …

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Best American Hotel Chains for Families

One of the reasons that parents don’t travel with small children is they are worried about where to stay.  I like my personal space, too, but I also want to know my kids are safe and secure.  We do travel on a budget, but we also don’t want to stay at a Rodeway Inn with 3 kids.  I know other moms and dads struggle with this, too, so I thought I’d combine my expertise as a former travel agent and couple that with my travel history.  …

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Travel Bucket List 2015

  There is nothing like the mid-January blues to have you dreaming of new places and spaces. We have a BIG trip planned for early 2016 (More to come on that, later), so travel this year will be a little more sparse as we save up for that one. I’m not really big on posting places I “want” to go that aren’t realistic.  Otherwise this list would be much much longer! Nonetheless, I do have some plans under my belt. …

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