Family Travel Resources
The theme of my website is Take Your Kids Everywhere. I want to encourage you to take your kids to adventurous, cool, amazing places in the world. I want to inspire you to find a destination you’ve never been to, book plane tickets, book a cool hotel, plan the most amazing/educational activities and go. Obviously that requires money, and while I plan obsessively and travel hack to get plane tickets for free or as little as possible, and I try to choose less-expensive travel dates and destinations, I don’t focus my writing on how to make each trip work financially. Everyone has different budgets and access to different airports, and there’s no way to tailor this content to everyone. And I’m never going to write about girlfriend getaways, or pure budget travel, or local trips from Cincinnati, or nomadic travel, or a lot of other things that don’t fit the way we travel.
But if you’re looking for any of the above, fear not! I’ve got you covered. Here are my favorite resources:
Travel hacking refers to the process of using frequent flier miles, hotel rewards and other tricks to travel largely for free. It requires work, but it can open up the world to you and your kids. I wrote about how to make family travel affordable here, and one of my main tips is to play the frequent flier game. We couldn’t travel nearly as much as we do if we were paying for all of our tickets.
I highly recommend following Johnny Jet and The Points Guy for hacking tips. Play the game! Next time you find a cool destination, don’t do a quick airfare search and say “Oh well, it’s $1500 a ticket. I can’t afford that.” Ask yourself instead “how do I get there for free?”.
Other Travel Blogs
I’m going to keep taking my kids to the coolest places I can find and writing about it. I’ll also be expanding my list of California Getaway ideas. If you’re looking for information on places we haven’t been, or destinations that fit into different budgets, there are a lot of excellent family travel resources out there – listed below. Most family-travel writers write about broad spectrums of travel, so it’s impossible to classify all of these websites based on exact niches. Any that skew overwhelmingly into one category I’ve included in that category. Otherwise there’s a general category at the end that includes a lot of my favorite sites, so don’t overlook those.
Categories below are:
Note: If you want your family travel blog included in this list, contact me. But please do not send links to blogs associated with commercial websites, and don’t send links to individual blog posts. Inactive blogs will be deleted. Blogs without dates on their posts will be deleted.
Atlanta: We are champions of exploring the great outdoors, seeking out hidden gems, and unearthing the goodness within reach of our home here in the Southeast. We believe in stepping out of the comforts of a regularly-scheduled life, and tuning into an extraordinary adventure – with the entire family in tow.
Florida: I travel the state of Florida, coast to coast, with 4 kids in tow. My emphasis is Florida Family Travel but I can also help people plan any sort of vacation in Tampa/ St.Petersburg/ Clearwater.
Seattle: A family of four with twin boys based in Seattle. We love travel for outdoor adventures, bakeries, coffee shops, animals and are trying to see where we can get to by electric car.
Boston: We are a family based in a suburb south of Boston. With a busy 2-career household we strive to celebrate every weekend by exploring near and far! There is always a celebration waiting somewhere within 1-2 hour drive from our home!
Slovenia: Specializes in funny travel with kids, family adventures and travel in Slovenia.
Vermont: Focusing on family travel and specializing in Vermont.
Family Travel in the Middle East
Middle East: A collaborative site that brings together inspiring stories, practical information and wanderlust filled adventures across the Middle East region for first-timers through to intrepid explorers.
San Francisco: We focus mostly on family-friendly and activities and travels in the San Francisco Bay Area.
UK/ Europe: We are a family of 5 who take extensive trips around the UK where we are based and then weekends away throughout Europe (Italy, Denmark, France, Spain) and adventurous travel to everywhere from Cuba to Malaysia and Russia to the Cook Islands.
Ireland: Exceptional advice for a magical Ireland vacation. The only website 100% devoted to family travel in Ireland.
NYC: If you’re looking for day and weekend trips in the New York/New Jersey area, check here. We highlight everything from kid-friendly Broadway show reviews to weekends in Northeast locations.
Los Angeles: L.A. Family Travel makes traveling with impossible kids possible. It’s a guide to destinations around Los Angeles and beyond – designed for all types of families and that includes Mommy Getaways and Romantic Retreats.
England and Europe for Italians: An Italian mom of three now living in the UK and traveling around Europe.
San Diego & Southern California – Mile Marker Memories is for families that crave adventures together. Our itineraries are mostly road trips filled with fun stops, delicious food and beverages, beautiful hikes, comfortable hotels and lifelong memories. As a family of four, we love being outdoors, trying new things and sharing our adventures for other families to enjoy!
Oregon: We enjoy exploring Oregon and it’s unique outdoor adventures with our kids. Learn everything you need to know to explore Oregon with your kids, too!
Orlando Parents Family Fun Magazine
Florida: We focus on things for families to do in and around the Orlando area outside of the theme parks.
France/Europe: We are an American family of four currently living in France. We specialize in traveling through Europe as well as cruising with kids. I’m currently working on an extensive guide for family travel in Nice, France and the French Riviera.
California: This Is My Happiness is a travel & lifestyle blog that focuses on slow family travel in California. Find the best of California day trips, cultural attractions, wine country, and outdoor travels here.
Devon, England: My blog shares our travels in the UK and Europe with the odd bit of travel inspiration beyond. We’re a family of four including a military dad, home-working mum, two busy girls under seven and a dog, so we cant always travel far but I like to think we’re experts in the destinations within a few hours of our home in Devon.
We’re Rob, Tracey, and Makai. We own and consume little, believing truly, travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. We seek to live life on our terms. Our greatest desire is to give our son a world perspective and an opportunity to learn more creatively and naturally.
The Wandering Daughter is dedicated to promoting an approachable perspective on family travel. The blog inspires families to travel by sharing everyday ways that families can enjoy travel, through road trips, affordable vacations, and local experiences. The Wandering Daughter aims to encourage families to take a more responsible approach to travel, and instill a love of travel for families with kids.
Around the World in 18 Years follows the adventures of The Callaghan Posse from Northern Ireland. Their mission is to see as much of the World as possible before their girls reach 18 and all on a budget! If you want to learn how to save on your travels they are a must to check out!
We share our family travels around the USA. We include tips on great family friendly cities, outdoor fun, how to save money, and general travel tips
Budget travel doesn’t mean cheap, it means smart. We share destination and attraction reviews, suggested itineraries to make planning easy, tips to save on travel and stories from our own family adventures.
A family of four with 2 girls aged 7 and 10. We explore Europe and Australia. More on the budget end of travel.
Global Munchkins is a luxury family travel & lifestyle blog featuring the very best kid-friendly resorts and destinations uncovered by founder Amber, her husband, and their 5 munchkins. GM also provides families with helpful guides, plus tips & tricks to make vacation planning a breeze.
The JetSet Family is an award-winning travel + lifestyle blog designed to win the hearts of the most discriminating pint-sized travelers. Founded almost a decade ago, JetSetFam has expanded to feature a collection of the best trends in luxury travel, restaurants, style, events + first hand “do not miss” experiences, becoming a trusted source in the family travel and lifestyle communities both on and offline.
My emphasis is on luxury family travel but I can also help people plan any sort of holiday in San Diego.
Luxe Recess is for parents who like luxury hotels and resorts and for families whose family vacations focus on wellness, real food, design, or culture.
Luxury Travel Mom is an award winning lifestyle blog specializing in luxury and family travel. Kim-Marie Evans travels with her four children in tow (no nanny) to destinations as far flung as Mauritius and as accessible as Disney.
Priya is a Family Travel writer, photographer and blogger balancing her love of travel, art and hot air balloons with a full time career, family, kids and baseball games. She lives in the suburbs of Dallas with her husband and two teenage kids who share a passion for travel.
Pint Size Pilot (Survival Skills for Travel with Kids) is a luxury family travel blog dedicated to parents looking for unique and educational travel experiences.The site is designed to help readers plan a family holiday through useful destination guides, hotel and resort reviews, product recommendations and essential travel tips. Our family travel guides include Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe.
Three Kids and a Car is about the travels of a family of five. It includes tips on where to go, what to do, and how to get there along with tales of what they’ve learned through travel—the good and the bad.
The Wandermust family are luxury family travel bloggers who aim to take the fear out of travelling with kids – showing you can still experience luxury and adventure with littles in tow! In 2018 they completed a round the world trip with their toddler in tow! They love luxury and adventure travel and cover everything from the most luxurious hotels in the Middle East to adventurous hikes and outdoor adventures!
A luxury family travel magazine style blog dedicated to the art of traveling well with children. The site includes family travel tips, must-see experiences, luxury resort reviews, global destination tips, and unique family-friendly restaurant recommendations written by Sarah Hirsch and her team of international writers who have mastered the art of traveling well with kids.
We are a family of four adventure seekers, passionate about affordable family travel and slightly obsessed with outdoor adventures. We help families pursue their travel dreams by sharing our experience and practical advice on how to travel independently with kids.
A focus on adventures and travel to try solo, with friends, family or on a date.
Along for the Trip is all about reviews, tips, hacks, and anything else that will make traveling as a family easier and more fun. We love taking our kids on awesome adventures and discovering the best family-friendly food, attractions, and accommodation in every place we visit.
Bucket List Publications portrays the beauty and limitless possibilities of the bucket list seeker. We focus on the extreme side of adventure travel for families.
I am passionate about providing people with experiences that connect them to others, the earth, and themselves. I believe that travel, especially adventure travel, will inspire the next generation of global citizens, leaders, and explorers. Follow along to find destination and adventure guides.
We are a Canadian family always on the search for our next outdoor adventure. We love to explore with our kids around the globe and in our backyard of the Canadian Rocky Mountains! We aim to inspire other families to get outside and find active adventures wherever they might be!
Kids Unplugged is a vibrant family travel site whose goal is to discover fabulous destinations where families can unplug from their digital lives and truly connect to one another and the world around them through travel and adventure.
Little Family Adventure is a family lifestyle website on a mission to get families active together to find their own adventure. Whether in the backyard or around the world, we share content, tips, and ideas to help you have “No Child Left Inside.” Topics focus on family travel, outdoor recreation, and healthy living.
Family travel at home in Southern California and abroad with a 5 year old in tow. Focus on outdoor adventures, day trips, exotic world adventures and how you can do it too!
A collection of unique and meaningful adventures and activities that make families stronger and give something back.
We’re travelling with twins mostly following the back roads for an adventurous road trip and when at home the outdoors is our back garden. We love a good picnic spot wherever there is a view.
Passports and Adventures follows the travels of an Irish expat family of three, who currently call Portugal home. They love nothing more than finding adventure wherever they travel and sharing it with their readers in the hope they inspire families with young children to travel more. You can expect travel reviews, city guides, hints and tips about travelling with kids, and more on the blog.
I specialize in children under 12, solo traveling with kids, and adventure travel and hiking. Mostly getting outdoors whenever possible.
Family adventure travel, hiking, backpacking, skiing, paddling.
We are a San Francisco based family of 4, including 2 toddlers, who travels every chance we get. Our website is full of travel tips, packing guides and destination reviews.
TraveLynn Family aim to push the boundaries of family travel and dispel the myth that adventure needs to wait until the kids are older. They have hiked to Poon Hill in the Nepalese Himalayas, ridden sleeper trains across India, and more recently, traversed Africa in a Land Rover Defender, sleeping in roof tents.
The Wandering Wagars are Kevin and Christina, two working parents who believe that travel is not just a wonderful way to help their family grow, but also an unmatched educational tool to help their two young boys grow both culture and intellect.
Where Is The World is a Canadian family of 4 who loves to get out of their comfort zone, find the next big adventure, and travel off the beaten path. They offer practical advice, including budgets and recommendations, and hope to convince you that traveling everywhere is possible, even with kids!
World is Wide helps people create and achieve their family’s travel bucket list goals. To that end, we offer bucket list strategies and stories, family travel tips and strategies, and progress updates on our family’s travel bucket list (including some of our favorite destinations).
All of the Above!
5 Lost Together is a family travel blog that aims to get families travelling more together. We share our stories of expat life, living on a sailboat and backpacking with our kids. We believe there is no one right way to travel with kids, but that it provides them with the best education possible.
I’m a Sydney-based mom of one very adventurous (almost) six-year-old. A writer by trade, I’m a contributor for Holidays with Kids and other well-known travel publications. While I’m an expert on Sydney and New York City, where we lived for several years, we also travel frequently around Asia, Africa and the rest of the US.
A family travel and lifestyle blog, following an Aussie family of 5 as we tick off our bucketlist. With honest reviews and insights into travelling with kids, from the surprising and funny, to the downright crazy and chaotic.
I’m part of a family of 4, and write about our family travel adventures, as well as family travel news, reviews, and trip reports.
I focus on travel with teens, American road trips, camping, and state and national park adventures.
We are a Canadian family with two young boys. We are on the hunt for family-friendly activities around the globe! Our blog is full of travel tips and destination information.
Carpe Travel works to inspire real families to explore their wanderlust – together. The site focuses on reaching value luxury travelers – real families seeking amazing experiences and are willing to pay a little more for it, but still expect exceptional value for the money spent. At Carpe Travel, “luxury” is defined as the experiences that combine enrichment, enjoyment and education while appreciating your surroundings – not the number of stars a hotel or destination boasts. The site focuses on family travel and wine-related get aways for couples within the United States, Mexico and Europe.
Family travel destinations and tips from a family who sold it all bought an RV and are traveling the U.S. full-time while focusing on deepening their family bond.
A family travel blog with a focus on the first few years. Travel guides, tips, and inspiration for parents of babies and toddlers ready to wander the world.
Dreamista is a family travel and lifestyle blog focusing on traveling with twins (babies-toddlers), mainly in Greece (inland and islands). We just took our first trip abroad!
We strive to help parents more easily plan vacations the whole family will enjoy with original, quality content on destinations, products and advice on traveling with kids of all ages.
We are an online magazine style blog that offers tips and reviews to make traveling with family easier and more enjoyable.
We are a UK based family of four and we mix up our travel with budget and luxury itineraries. We post about our itineraries and the family friendly activities we enjoy along the way, including hints and tips to make family travel easier and more affordable.
If you believe that family travel shouldn’t be limited to theme parks and beach destinations, join us! We’re a Belgian family with three boys exploring the world’s most amazing destinations one trip at a time.
A blog that inspires parents to explore the world with their kids one trip at a time. We primarily cover destinations in Canada, the U.S. and Europe including theme parks and cruising.
We blog about traveling with hands-on learning.
We are a family of 5 who loves to explore the world and share our travel tips and adventures. Based in Chicago, we cover popular travel destinations in North America and Europe.
I cover popular travel destinations North America and the Caribbean (including cruises and theme parks). The blog focuses on travel tips and reviews for parents with young children and limited vacation time.
We are a multicultural family of 7 with roots in Mexico, the US, China, and Ethiopia who incorporate education and cultural experiences into our travel. We learn about the world and diverse culture through travel, food, books, art, and projects.
Learning Escapes is a family travel blog about cultural travels with kids. We are an Irish-Italian family of four and our blog wants to inspire parents to travel with children and build great family memories. We specialise in city breaks in Europe, family travel tips and home swaps for young families.
Mum on the Move focuses on luxury and adventurous travel, with a particular focus on Asia and Australia. They are firm believers that having kids doesn’t have to stop you from having cultural adventures… and enjoying a bit of luxury along the way.
MummyTravels follows the globe-trotting adventures of a travel-obsessed writer and her daughter, packing in as many UK days out, short breaks in Europe, long-haul travel to Asia and beyond as well as cruises, road trips and the occasional camel ride into school holidays and weekends. Often travelling solo with a child, rarely underpacked, the blog includes reviews and tips as well as destination guides and aims to prove you can keep travelling with kids in tow.
‘May you all find a marvellous adventure’ is the ethos behind My Travel Monkey, which aims to inspire parents that travelling with kids is still possible and fun! With adventures at home and abroad, as well as tips and hacks, you’ll find all you need to know when travelling as a family.
Travel around the Middle East and adventurous travel worldwide with kids, as well as a fair bit on how to fly long-haul with kids and road tripping.
Specializing in domestic and international family travel with a focus on education and outdoor adventure.
PointsandTravel writes adventure and culture articles for the older teens (age 15-18) and parents who want to get out and see the world. As a family, we generally stay together in a vacation villa, rental home or suite.
Outdoor adventure travel on a budget with kids and teens. This big Colorado family gravitates towards beaches, mountains, national parks, camping, hiking, paddling, zipping, canyoneering, and more. We love helping you escape into nature, even if it’s in your own backyard.
Around since 2009, Road Trips for Families is an excellent resource for families interested in planning their next road trip. We feature destinations and “what to see” along the way.
Sand and Snow…and everywhere in between! is a travel/lifestyle blog that focuses on everything from the beach to the slopes – and all of those happy moments in the middle. We love sharing our travel tales & tips, the best restaurants in our neck of the woods and beyond, and products to make your life easier and have a passion for all things Disney.
Stuffed Suitcase is packed full of tips for travel and life between trips. Aimed at encouraging families to make lasting memories together through travel, tech, and life at home.
A modern mom’s guide to family travel sanity, from camping to luxe. Travel tips and destination advice for travelling with all ages from babies to teens – Canada, US, Europe.
The Wandering Rumpus is a resource for families who love to wander – whether it’s around the globe or around your backyard, we aim to provide stories, tips, camaraderie and laughter around traveling with kids. We are a family of 5 based in Nashville!
Family of four, weekend travels around the USA and Southern CA as a family with two full-time working parents outside the home and two active school-age kids. We focus on short trip itineraries to National Parks, cities around the world and we love islands. These are travels with a dash of outdoor adventures and quirky attractions.
We are a U.S. based family travel blog that believes that travel makes families stronger, smarter and happier. Large family or small, east coast or west, toddlers to teens – we’ve been there.
We are Cam & Nicole Wears, a Canadian couple and newbie parents that choose to make travel a priority. It is possible to build a career and family AND travel the globe and follow your passions. Our blog is where we share our travel stories and helpful travel tips we learn while balancing travel, work and family.
Traveling in Heels is about women exploring the world. We are moms, grandmoms, wives, daughters, sisters, and friends, and we love to travel, writing about our own vacations — the destinations, cities, resorts and hotels that we’ve experienced firsthand.
Travelling Twinkles is a family travel blog from a mum of three, including twins. We share advice, recommendations, reviews and tips for other families who want make their most of travelling with kids.
Discover the world through travel and beyond with this travel and lifestyle site. Go here for tips on family travel and romantic getaways, printable packing lists, and a comprehensive baby travel gear rental directory, plus stories about home life.
Trekaroo is a community of traveling families sharing reviews and road tested guides for family-friendly destinations. Their iOS app makes it eays to assemble personalized guides that are easy to access on the go.
I focus on travel with babies, toddlers, and young kids with a special focus on the logistics of air travel with little ones and a decent-sized dose of Disney. We’re a family of four (kids ages 6 and 2) based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We travel regularly on weekends and holidays around work and school schedules. We fund a lot of our travel through frequent flyer miles and points and careful planning.
A family travel podcast featuring weekly interviews with destination specialists and family travel experts with ideas for your next vacation and tips to get you out the door.
An American family of 4 with expert tips & amazing experiences about travel & lifestyle. Currently living as expats in Spain, with travels around Europe, as well as a year nomadic in Southeast Asia.
We travel to a variety of destinations (from the US to Asia and everywhere in between) and do everything from backpacking to home rentals to luxury hotels. I try to bring a realistic and honest angle to the world of family travel bloggers so you’ll find a mixture of destination specific guides alongside more general guides for dealing with everything from planning to holiday illnesses to picky eaters. I also write about our expat experiences and I’m passionate about empowering mums of third culture kids.
Specializing in travel with tweens both domestically and internationally, providing the tips, reviews and sample itineraries to make family vacation planning easier.
We are a multicultural family of 4 that enjoys responsible family adventures globally and locally. Between us we were born in Nicaragua, Peru and Australia; countries that we have all lived in for extended periods and share useful travel tips for, amongst other worldwide destinations.
Yoder Toter Blog seeks to inspire families to explore everything from their backyard to the other side of the world. Tips for traveling with young children, credit card travel hacks, and trip guides for everything from the Midwest to Australia.