Family travel can be overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be! I’m here to show you that you can do it too.

Whether your family homeschools or private schools or public school or uses a combination, travel can be a part of the curriculum. As much as I would love to pack my family into an RV and take off across the country or travel the world for a year, neither of these are an option for our family at this time. But that doesn’t mean we can’t pack travel into our year — and you can to.

Don’t overlook day trips around your state while you’re waiting for Italy. Don’t miss the chance to travel a couple of states over for the week because it’s not at the other end of your country. Don’t put off car trips because the kids are too little or you think they won’t remember it. And don’t feel like you have to stay home because the other parent or family member can’t come help you.

Whether you have a day or a week or several months, do what you can and make the most of it. If you want travel to be a real part of your family culture, just do it!

Six Ways to Travel and Teach Kids About Money

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.

Hopping Rocks in Yorktown

The Family Road Trip: Ten Ways to De-Stress

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.

Lake Fishing in the Colorado Rockies

Become an Adventure Mom: Get The Essentials

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.

Yellow and Pink Tulips over the Chilhuily Fountain at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

The Atlanta Botanical Garden: How to Make the Most of Your Visit

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!

Take the Kids to the Museum (and How Adults Mess It Up)

During our last museum experience, my kids waited for their big sister outside the bathroom only to jump out and loudly yell BOO! She screamed. They laughed. In the art museum. Just kids being kids and enjoying the museum and each other… but… I don’t think the docents see it as appropriate behavior. And definitely … Continue reading Take the Kids to the Museum (and How Adults Mess It Up)

Museum Memberships: Are They Worth It?

Save money with homeschooling through museums and reciprocity.No amount of book reading can compare to knowing familiar obscure details about the towering dinosaur fossils or visiting the same gorillas four times a year or spending hours at the local children’s museum. Sure, these opportunities can be big financial investments, but given the right strategy, they don’t have to be. Learn how to travel and spend less on your adventures!


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