Category Archives: family travel and vacations

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Holiday Travel Tips: Beat Boredom With These 6 Car Games for Kids

We’ve written a lot lately about how to help your kids beat boredom during holiday travel, but the best parent is a prepared parent, so we’ve got a few more tips for keeping those little ones calm on the road – with car games for kids! These fun four games will help pass the time on long road trips to and from visiting friends and family during the holiday season. Continue reading

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4 Tips for Traveling with Kids (Without Losing Your Mind)

Holiday season generally means time off to spend with family, lots of delicious home cooked meals, and good, quality time spent with family and friends. Unfortunately, a lot of that also requires holiday traveling. And as anyone who has ever wrangled a toddler through airport security knows, traveling with kids is not always the smoothest experience. Continue reading

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Kids Travel Clothes: How to Keep Your Kids Comfy on the Road or in the Air

Few things can strike fear into the hearts of parents like traveling during the holidays with a wild pack of children. The extra suitcases, the diaper bag, making sure there are enough snacks and activities packed so that the kids don’t get rowdy – it’s enough to drive any mom or dad to the mad house. Continue reading

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Summer Accessories for Your Kids Beach Trip

It’s not even mid-July, which means there’s plenty of time to pack up the kids and head to the beach. In fact, if you’re in the Southern US, you’ve got plenty of beach time left – even after school begins again! But beach trips aren’t created equal, and having the right summer accessories for your beach trip can make it infinitely more pleasurable. So what types of summer accessories are must-haves for a beach trip with the kids? We’ve got a roundup below! Continue reading

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Fun in the Sun: What to Pack for the Beach

It’s officially summer! And that means that it’s officially beach season! If you’re lucky enough to live on the coast, like we do in Charleston, you know that packing for the beach is a mandatory skill to have – especially if you want to keep the family happy, hydrated, and having fun all day long. So what do you need to know about packing for a day at the beach? We’ll tell you! Continue reading

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The Ultimate Summer Packing List for Vacation

It’s almost vacation time, and before you can unwind by the beach with your summer reading in one hand and a cold beverage in the other, you have to get the family there first. And while that may not seem like a challenge, planning, packing, and trip there can be stressful enough to warrant a whole separate vacation. Continue reading

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What to Look for in a Summer Camp for your Kids

If there’s one thing that parents generally dread when summertime rolls around, it’s the inevitable sighs and whines of “I’m boooored” that happen once the novelty of no school wears off. In our experience, that’s usually right around the second week of summer. So before boredom grabs hold of your kids, take some precautions and look at summer camp options that will keep them busy, entertained, and even learning a few new things over summer break. Continue reading

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Our 3 Favorite Kid Friendly Restaurants in Charleston

Living in a city like Charleston, you learn pretty quickly to appreciate food. There’s no shortage of delicious eateries here from nationally renowned James Beard winning (that means fancy pants) restaurants to some of the best hole-in-the-wall seafood shacks this side of the Mississippi. But dining with kids isn’t means that hitting up that $100 a plate once-in-a-lifetime dinner isn’t always a possibility. Instead, you have to choose a place with a kid-friendly menu and an atmosphere that will be supportive (or at least pretend to be) if your child prefers┬áto wear the pasta, instead of eat it. Continue reading

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The Best Family Vacation Spots in the South

If you haven’t started planning your family vacation yet, now is the time to start. And if you’re in the South, there are tons of great vacation spots that are perfect for the family. Whether you’re looking for beach and sun, family-friendly amusement parks, or you want to get closer to nature, these are the best family vacation spots in the South. Continue reading