Travel is an excellent opportunity to show short-term budgeting across lodging, food, gas, and even outings. Including the kids in money saving and money spending may be one of the best life lessons you ever teach them. Here are six ways to include the kids in these travel discussions.
Should you let your teen join the church mission trip? Is it safe? Does it make you nervous? Mission trips were the highlight of my teenage years; let them be a part of your teen's life experiences. I see your fears. Let's turn them around together.
No matter what we do, travel is stressful, and no one enjoys travelling with parents who freak out. Let's simplify family road trips to lessen the parent stress so travel is enjoyed not dreading. Here are the top ten ways this parent has found to simplify travel life with kids.
The Florida Keys look beautiful with that seductive turquoise water. It's tropical without leaving the country, but you need realistic expectations. Learn from my mistakes and make the most of your Florida Key family vacation.
Family trips to Orlando tend to be so tiring. With day trip toward the west coast, your family could experience a different type of adventure. Swim with manatees, kayak down the river, cannonball into a spring, and explore the Crystal River area and "the Chaz". With these insider tips, check out this day in nature.
Take your group on the road and become an adventure family. With a little bit of preparation, you'll get into the mindset and know you can take on exploring with confidence. Check out my list my essentials for parent and kids to make your days together even more magical.
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens has something for everyone. With the tropical conservatory, formal garden, international garden, native garden, and food garden, there are favorites to explore no matter the type of garden you love, and hikers will find miles of forest trails. If you have your kids in tow, plan to stay for hours in the amazing wooded play area. Associated with the University of Georgia, this ever-changing experience is a lovely place to visit over and over again.
With thirty acres of outdoor gardens to explore, the beautiful oasis of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is one of my family’s favorite destinations in the heart of midtown Atlanta. Towering trees cover the Canopy Walk, children giggle through the Children’s Garden, and the orchids never fail to impress in the Fuqua Conservatory. With these tips, know what to expect and make your trip even better!
The Ark Encounter in Kentucky is a Bible-based museum inside a full-sized reproduction ark -- but it's a lot to plan! Associated with Answers in Genesis, this experience is based around Noah building the Ark as per the specifics in the Book of Genesis. With three floors of museum, it’s a beautiful, state-of-the-art museum full of science and learning opportunities as the realities of living on the ark come to life. With the proper planning and knowing what to expect, this is a trip you will continue thinking about for a long time afterward.
The Creation Museum in Kentucky is a Bible-based museum associated with Answers in Genesis based around six-day creation leading to the story of the Fall, Christ, and our world as it is today. It's a beautiful, state-of-the-art museum full of science and learning opportunities that will challenge and strengthen your beliefs concerning creation, Evolution, geology, the Flood, and even dinosaurs. This is a trip you will continue thinking about for a long time afterward.