The FivePax house is a house of book lovers. I was a teacher and later worked for an early-literacy non-profit. So naturally, our kids had an impressive home library before they were born. This is not a casual interest, friends. I am a certified ‘kid’s book nerd’! Thankfully, our kids have also fallen in love with books and adventures that come through reading. Check out their absolute favorites, all listed here!Read more
If you are like most people, a family camping trip usually starts off without a camping with kids checklist. It comes with grand ambitions of leaving early in the morning, pitching the tent together, some sort of recreational activity, and then relaxing by the fire roasting marshmallows while the Instagram worthy meal heats up and the picnic table is set. What usually happens, however, is a mad scramble to pack the car that extends close to noon, you end up at McDonald’s for a late lunch, and you pitch the tent in the dark while the kids groan about being hungry. You then realize you brought hot dogs, but forgot condiments. Trust me, I’m not throwing shade, we’ve been there more often than we’d like to admit! And you have landed here so we are making a few assumptions.
Fortunately, after three kids and countless outdoor adventures, we feel pretty good about the essentials of camping with toddlers and young kids. This break-down has been curated after years of fine-tuning for a minimalist list of car camping essentials and fun activities, leaving behind the camping gear you just don’t need!Read more
Learn what the Junior Ranger Program is, how to become one, and why your family should take part in this long standing National Park Service Program. On your next trip to our national parks, connect with nature, culture, and history in a fun and engaging way. Let’s inspire the next generation of park visitors.
The first flight with your baby can make even the most seasoned traveler more than a little anxious. We have pulled together our best tips from short and long haul flights around the U.S. and across the world into this detailed guide for traveling with a baby. From the must-pack items, on-flight entertainment hacks, and all the gear you should leave at home, we have you covered!
We weren’t always such confident pros! But after three kids and dozens of flights we have come a long way! Our third baby had his first international trip planned while he was still cooking on the inside.
Alright, let’s get to the big questions and then break down gear specific recommendations once we have you convinced that you CAN do this!Read more
Summertime in Vermont is known for scenic drives, delicious maple syrup, and covered bridges. Northern Vermont contrasts the cultured city of Burlington and the quaint town of Stowe at the foot of Mount Mansfield with stunning natural landscapes. Below we cover some of the best vacation ideas with a summer weekend in Vermont itinerary.Read more
If the amount of time you are spending getting your kids ready to head outside to play is longer than the time you actually play outside… you might be a parent in winter. We have been there, and after winters in several zones of the US with our three boys, we have several snow-tested tips and tricks to cut down on the tears and increase your time actually having outdoor winter fun!Read more