Travel Spice Kit: Cooking while Traveling with the Family

Cooking While Traveling – Save Money and Experience Grocery Shopping One of the best ways to keep family travel budgets in check is to cook your own meals. What parent hasn’t seen their travel money rapidly swallowed up by restaurant charges? Equally of value is the cultural experience of shopping for groceries in a given…

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Happy 2016–Take that Trip!

Mt. Rainier, Washington

My family said goodbye to 2015 amidst the bang of distant fireworks, clatter of pans banging and voices cheering–our poor dog hid in the basement. We prayed for the safety of our pseudo-adult children somewhere out there with their fellow revelers cheering in the New Year. While 2015 brought many wonderful events for us, including…

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French Riviera Sleeps 5 Quick Post

If you find yourself fortunate enough to be traveling to the French Riviera with your family of five, we have been notified of the affordable, boutique hotel, Hotel des Cayrons that can accommodate you. It is located a mile outside of the charming, medieval town of Vence not far from Nice. The air conditioned Family…

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Aloha: Sleeps5

Honua Kai Resort Family of 5, 6 Hotel in Maui

In response to a request from one of our readers, we are adding a quick list of Hawaii hotels for Maui and Oahu that can accommodate a family of 5 or 6. See the Sleeps5 Hawaii page for more links to tourist websites and family-friendly things to do for Hawaii. (Affiliate disclosure – at no extra…

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Donkeys are a Thing–Oia, Santorini, Greece

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Connection to Oia: If you have teenage daughters, you are probably aware of the popular movie series based on the book, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” which takes place in part on the Island of Santorini in the village of Oia. One of the characters is delivered to her…

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Edgy and Historical Richmond, Virginia: Family of Five

So Much History: Richmond, Virginia holds an interesting place in the historical landscape of the United States. It was the location where Patrick Henry gave his famous 1775 pre-Revolutionary War call to arms speech, “Give me Liberty or Give me Death.” And 90 years later, it was the seat of the Confederacy during the American…

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Family Accommodations in Rothenburg, Munich, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch Partenkirchen Apartment Sleeps 5

Need a family hotel in Rothenburg, near the Munich airport, or Galrmisch-Partenkirchen? Here are 3 family-friendly hotels for 5 or 6 people in these Germany popular tourist-spots. A mom from Adelaide, Australia, who has a 5-person family, contacted us recently to share her reviews of these accommodations. She said she is “happy to help others”…

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Sleeping 5 in Philadelphia-Quick List

Here is a quick list of hotels in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for families of five as requested by one of our visitors! Marriott Downtown: two double beds plus roll away, swimming pool. Courtyard by Marriott: located downtown, two double beds plus roll away, swimming pool. Radisson Blu Warwick:  located downtown, Deluxe room has room for five…

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