A Cheat Sheet for Parents on Travel and Disease
This week’s post comes from the New York Travel Clinic, and we really love it. Before traveling almost anywhere outside the US, it’s a good idea to visit your doctor and make sure you’re up to date on vaccines like hepatitis, and tetnus if you’ll be doing anything outdoorsy. If you’re traveling to a developing destination, checking in with a specialist who can tell you what diseases (if any) are a concern and how …
FG! Video: 5 Unplugged Road Trip Essentials for Kids
By Jacqui Boland
MOMTravelChat: Our Guide To The Best Family Road Trips
Road Trips are as much a part of summer as ice cream and sun dresses. So Our July #MOMtravelchat Twitter party was all about hitting the road with Family. Kristin Varela, the Chief Mom at Cars.com was on hand to offer tips on managing road trips and choosing the best car for the voyage.
To help parents on their next car trips we gave away a Desk To Go and Car …
Our 5 Top Tips For Family RoadTrips
By Kristin Varela
Road Trips are an essential part of family travel. They’re budget friendly. And unlike with a plane or train, you can decide how long the trip will take and when to pull off the road and get out of the car. But asking kids to sit still for long periods of time isn’t easy and delays due to the weather, traffic, car problems or motion-sickness can turn an adventure …
MOMtravelchat: Top Tips For Summer Travel With Kids
By the FamiliesGo! editors
Our June #MOMtravelchat was all about summer. We shared favorite destinations along with tips for flying, camping, getting outdoors and hitting the beach with kids.
We gave away a stay at the Arizona Biltmore resort as well as prizes from Konfidence, Tiny Love and Heat Holders, all aimed at making summer travel easier. Read the recap below and join the conversation if you like!
Traveling With A Baby: Our 7 Best Diaper Tips
By jennifer Saranow Schultz
I have flown a few times with my first baby and it’s a whole new world flying with the not-yet-potty trained, you don’t just have to worry about flight schedules and hotel deals; You also have to worry about on-the-go diaper changes in lots of less than ideal circumstances.
Whether you find yourself in an airplane bathroom without a changing table or stuck in a layover with fewer …
10 Fun Summer Travel Toys For Tots to 10-Year-Olds
From the FG Editors
Summer travel season is on the horizon. So we headed to the TTPM showcase to track down the hot summer toys that will help you get from point A to point B this summer. Look for them to hit the stores soon. Here’s what we found:
1. VTech Call & Chat Learning Phone: Simple enough to satisfy toddlers who want to imitate mom and dad, but with games and music …
April MOMtravelChat: Our Moms’ Top Florida Favorites
From the FamiliesGo! Editors
We had a special guest, VisitFlorida, for our April #MOMTravelchat Twitter party. So many of our party goers live in or love to visit Florida, we had a lively exchange of favorite Sunshine state destinations with kids.
We also talked about travel and technology and gave away travel tech prizes from Karma and Little Pim.
Here’s what you missed:
What’s New At Florida Theme Parks
12 Cool Tech Gadgets For Family Travel
By the FG Editors
Technology can make your life easier when you travel, or it can just be more stuff to carry and keep track of. And the last thing you need when traveling with kids is more stuff to carry and keep track of. Here are 12 items that are worth schlepping—and might even make schlepping easier.
1. We love the Karma wifi hotspot because it’s small enough to pop in your purse. And …
All You Need to Know About Disney’s Free FastPass+
By Natalie Reinhart
Heading to Disney World this spring? Here are tips on avoiding lines that I thought both first-timers and Disney veterans will find handy. Most important: Big changes are in store for Disney’s free and incredibly handy FastPass service.
The Big News
Disney is getting ride of the old FASTPASS, where any visitor to the resort’s theme parks could arrange to show up at a popular ride at an appointed time, usually later …
The MOMtravelchat Guide to Packing For A Vacation
By the FG Editors
The MOMtravelchat Guide to Packing for a family vacation
Our March MOMtravelchat was a lively one, with moms and dads sharing the victories and travails of trying to fit everything you want and need into a reasonable number of suitcases for a family vacation.
To make packing easier for a few of our guests, we gave away a waterproof Toccoa daypack from aquapac. We also gave away compact, easy-to-pack toys …
The Best Travel Toys and Games for 2014
By the FamiliesGo! Editors
The annual Toy Fair in New York City is probably the biggest collection of toys and games to assemble under one roof. We love to go and prowl the rows of stalls stacked with products for babies, kids and tweens—some innovative, some clever and some of questionable judgment—to find the best toys and games for travel.
Here is the best of what we discovered this year. Enjoy the gallery show above …
Our Top 8 Family Travel Finds for 2014
By the FG Editors
The Times Travel Show in New York City is one of the biggest consumer travel shows around. Thousands flock to it for vacation ideas, booking discounts, giveaways and freebies. We enjoy talking to folks from a range of worldwide destinations, discovering places we don’t know and learning new things about old favorites. Our feet are usually weary by the end of the day (but for our readers, we don’t mind).
On MOMtravelchat: Couple Time & Olympic Destinations
The FamilieGo! Editors
We gave away two prizes to help parents get some couple time, 2 $50 gift certificates from urbansitter and a 2-night stay at the cozy theRhinecliff in Dutchess County, NY. We also gave away an airplane tablet seatback mount from griffintech.
MOMtravelchat: Top Family Travel Destinations, Brands for 2014
At this month’s #MOMtravelchat we had a lively discussion of parents travel plans, hopes and wishes for 2014. And we shared destinations and travel brands that we like best.
We also gave away some great prizes including a Joovy Foocot travel bed, a tablet airplane grip from Griffin Technology (we have a second one to give away in February) and a fun Maaps illustrated Atlas from They Draw & Travel.…