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Where in the world... talking travel with my kids

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 1:47pm

Last night our dinner time conversation turned to travel. Friends of ours are going on a Disney cruise, and my kids thought it would be wonderful for us to do the same some time. I said that sounded great, but there are just so many places I would love to visit. And that's when the fun began.

The virtues of traveling with kids

by Traci Schumacher on Sat, 07/13/2013 - 8:43am

Traveling to new places with kids is an amazing adventure. It shakes you out of your comfort zone, stretches you in new ways, and shows you what you're made of. It is a great learning experience for the whole family. I highly recommend it.

Summertime traveling-with-kids tips

by Traci Schumacher on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 9:04am

Summer vacation... that fabulous time to travel away from home to see some new sights, perhaps visit people, or simply kick back and relax. When traveling with kids, it surely helps to plan some ways to maintain everyone's sanity. Here are a few tips I like to use when we head off on an adventure.

The value of travel

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 9:50pm

Our family took a vacation to visit family in Chicago this year. We saw the sights, ate the food, hit the highlights. It was great fun.

But as I reflect on the experience, I think the greater value of the trip is the exposure of my kids to the big, wide world. They learned a thing or two about life in the mere driving hours on end across part of our great land; by seeing wind farms and cornfields; by meeting people who live differently than we do.

Snack packed: Road food should be salty, sweet or both

Snack packed: Road food should be salty, sweet or both

by Coastal Mommies... on Wed, 08/11/2010 - 7:36am

Snack packed: Road food should be salty, sweet or both

PARIS - The first time that I tore open a package of Prince chocolate cookies and started eating them in the car, my boyfriend, Xavier, just about came unglued.

"What are you doing?!" he said, and none too quietly. You'd have thought I was about to open a bordeaux instead of a burgundy.

"Um, eating a cookie," I replied. "Car snacks," I added, "you know."

Smoky Mountain road trip

by MamaPowers on Sun, 05/03/2009 - 11:36pm

The weddings in our family are coming back-to-back this season. On Saturday my husband's cousin Elizabeth got married in Bryson City, North Carolina.

With a surprise package of two Playmobile pirate figurines, three DVDs from the Bull St. Library, chicken salad sandwiches and some cheesy crackers, the seven hour drive was pleasant with the four-year-old.

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