Posts Tagged ‘Family Travel’

School Group Travel Insurance Warning

I recently wrote about travel insurance for families (See previous post: Family Travel Insurance – Be a Smart Buyer), and today came across this article in the Seattle Times online that came from Detroit Free Press by Ellen Creager. The article is titled Don’t buy insurance from your tour operator. It warns that doing so…

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Family Travel Insurance – Be a Smart Buyer

I am a ‘what-if’ kind of person. I’ve used this phrase to describe myself for years, even before I had kids. When I was single, I always made sure I had enough life insurance so that my parents or sister wouldn’t have to pay off the balance of my Toyota Tercel auto loan should I…

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Family of 5 Shares Hotel Bathroom (WC)

That while on vacations we all manage to get ready for each travel day with one hotel bathroom is a wonder to me. (Don’t worry, I’m not going to describe anything too personal!) The bathroom routine is made more difficult because three members of my family have a (probably unusually) high degree of modesty. I’ll…

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Family Travel with the Introvert Mom

I recently read an essay called Confessions of an Introverted Traveler by Sophia Dembling on WorldHum.com. The author defends being a traveler who also happens to eschew lots of social interaction. It really resonated with me. I love to be alone. I do not naturally strike up conversations with nearby human beings. I need down…

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Family of 5 in Munich for 53 Euros Per Person Per Day

Declared as “the most expensive city in Germany” on wikitravel.org, Munich is not cheap to visit. Affordable Europe leader Rick Steves says you can comfortably eat and sleep there for $100 per person per day, and lonelyplanet.com travelers report spending 50 to 70 Euros per person per day. Based on these figures noted by budget…

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Buy Kids a Nintendo DS Adapter for Europe Travel

We prepared thoroughly for our dream vacation to Germany last summer. Gathered over a period of months: travel books, passports, Google maps, email hotel confirmations, fanny packs, and of course, International Plug Adapters for all the electronics. We knew that nearly every day we’d need to charge the laptop, the digital camera, the second digital…

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10 Tips for Budget Family Travel to Europe

10 Tips for Budget Family Travel to Europe

How to Save Money on Family Vacations Whatever your reasons for taking your kids to Europe, there are ways to be there within a budget. Taking the kids costs more – in airfare, food, hotels, and activities – than if it was just me and my hubby as my sole globe-hopping partner. (I’ll save my…

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Tube, U-Bahn, Subway – Family Travel Safety

Notice the logo used for this blog and our website, sleeps5.com. The image is of a family of ducks on their way. Even before Holly and I constructed our website we consistently utilized a duckling analogy to describe the image of traversing busy sidewalks in big cities with 3 children. You know – the mama…

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