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What Is Travel Like Now

What is travel like now with guest Lesli and Dan Peterson

The inspiring Lesli and Dan Peterson! 

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Show Notes: About Lesli and Dan Peterson

What Is Travel Like Now? Lesli and Dan Peterson are two personal friends of ours and the dynamic duo behind 365 Atlanta Traveler, a site dedicated to travel in the Southeast USA...

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Places to Visit

Places to Visit on a South East Coast Road Trip (North Carolina – Florida) Are you planning a South East Coast road trip? Let us help you with our top suggestions on places to visit on the East Coast between North Carolina and Florida.

Places to Visit on a South East Coast Road Trip (North Carolina – Florida)

Places to Visit on a South East Coast Road Trip (North Carolina – Florida)

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

While we haven’t been everywhere, over several years of exploring the USA we’ve been to quite a few places on the East Coast. It’s one of our favorite regions in the US.

Of course, we now live in Raleigh, North Carolina, so obviously we love it.

Living in North Carolina gives us easy access to the best east coast road trips and places down South which we adored and loved spending time exploring.

An east coast drive will offer you a divers...

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YTP EP09: Current Crisis Coping

YTP EP09: Current Crisis Coping + Thoughts on Future of Travel

YTP EP09: Current Crisis Coping + Thoughts on Future of Travel

EP09: Current Crisis Coping

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YTP EP 08:

YTP EP 08: What did the girls think of the RV trip? Listen to the Podcast:

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Continuing our tips on the RV lifestyle, the girls share what their o...

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Staying Home?

Staying Home? Twenty Things to Do with Kids. Greetings from my home in the San Francisco Bay Area, where we’re finishing week 2 of our shelter-in-place order. We’ve got two parents working at home with three “distance learning” kids at home. Chances are your family scene looks a bit like ours? (AKA controlled chaos?)

If so, just remember when you start to feel a bit cooped up and cabin crazy, you actually have so much more freedom and so many more options for things to do at home with your kids than you would on a long flight! Here are twenty ideas of things your family can do Staying Home–and not just for the kids.

Staying Home? Twenty Things to Do with Kids at Home

Staying Home? Twenty Things to Do with Kids at Home

There are suggestions here for younger kids’ activities, some geared toward teens and adults, and for some thing...

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Five Helpful Resources for Travel

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Five Helpful Resources for Travel in uncertain times – including possible “coronavirus conundrums.”

Spring break plans are changing by the moment for many of us–even Disneyland announced this afternoon it will close its theme parks in California due to coronavirus (and now Disneyworld, too).  And as I just updated this before hitting publish, I got a district email that my kids will be on “spring break” early–and for three weeks. SO!  I want to make sure you all know about these online five resources for travelers, which you may find helpful as questions come up before travels you’ve already planned–and travels you hope to plan later this year. Stay well, my friends!

1. Helpful resources for travel Elliott Advocacy

Elliott.org – This nonprofit consumer advocacy organ...

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Five Things You Should Know

Five Things You Should Know Before Flying with a Car Seat

Five Things You Should Know Before Flying with a Car Seat

Five Things You Should Know Before Flying with a Car Seat. The very words strike fear in the hearts of many parents, but not to worry. Just consider these five points for families flying with babies and young children and you’ll have a better idea of what to expect, how to prepare, and how to conquer your fear of flying–with a car seat.

Five important things to know

1. You must purchase a seat for your child.

Even if your child is less than 24 months and may fly for free on your lap, or for 10% of the adult fare or other stipulated rate as a lap child on international flights, this in no way entitles her to a seat space—and therefore a place to install a car seat.

If you want to be certain you can use your child’s car seat on ...

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Filotimo -The Word With No Translation

Filotimo -The Word With No Translation

Boat Santorini Bay, Filotimo

Filotimo -The Word With No Translation, in researching Greece before our wonderful Greek adventure, I came across some information that didn’t seem to fit together.

In spite of the financial crisis, the austerity measure, and one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe, Greece has one of the highest rates of self-reported happiness in the world.

How is it that the people of Greece are so happy in the face of significant negative issues?

Is it religion?

The Greeks are a religious group with – reporting that they consider their faith important. But, many countries are made up of people of strong faith. As a matter of fact, Greece isn’t even on the Top 20 Most Religious Countries list.

Is it strong family ties?

Greeks DO have strong family ties...

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National Parks Planning

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National Parks Planning

National Parks Planning Visit with Kids? Are you planning to visit our U.S. National Parks with kids in this new year? If you’re hoping to call on one or a dozen, do not pass go, but head to our sister site, Family Travel. You’ll find kid-friendly family vacation guides to numerous national parks, including our:

Yosemite National Park Family Guide

Sequoia National Park Family Guide

Glacier National Park Family Guide

Zion National Park Family Guide

And if you’ll be Planning National Parks visiting with a FOURTH GRADER this year, be sure to get your “Every Kid in a Park Pass” for free admission into hundreds of parks.

Want more U.S. National Parks ideas and inspiration?

Just establishing a safe place for your child to sleep or play during your visit could pr...

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Holiday Travel

Holiday Travel

Holiday Travel

Holiday Travel with Babies and Toddlers: Tips for Staying Safe (and Sane) with Friends and Family. For safer and saner travel with babies and toddlers read this first…Will you be staying in somebody else’s Ho-ho-home for the holidays this year? If you’re like many families gearing up for holiday travel with babies and toddlers, you might be looking forward to some extra helping hands, home-cooked meals, and accommodations where you’ll have all the conveniences of your own home. Of course, you might have a few concerns as well…

This book excerpt comes from the section in Chapter 3 of HolidayTravels with Baby: The Ultimate Guide…called “Staying Safe (and Sane) with Friends and Family.”

I hope it helps boost your confidence (and perhaps your humor quotient) as y...

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