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December 2019

New York City, Northeast, Road Trip Destinations

Rockettes Christmas Spectacular with Kids

Since 1933 families have been enjoying the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. The iconic theatre, mesmerizing synchronized dancing, a live-animal nativity, and Santa Claus himself round out a truly magical childhood experience for the holidays. After nearly a decade in NYC we finally checked off this bucket-list item ourselves this year. And as always did the research to bring you a complete guide for an amazing experience seeing the Rockettes with your kids. From where to buy tickets, the best seats in the house, and local good eats for before or after the show, this guide covers it all.

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London Tower Bridge
Europe, International Destinations, International Travel

5 Best London attractions for kids

London is full of attractions great for young and old. As a city that has been around for over two millennia, London has a rich history. It’s inhabitants span the Romans to the Vikings to the Middle Ages to the exciting cultural diversity of today. London is one of the most important cities in the world with respect to culture, fashion, the arts, and commerce. From Shakespeare to Harry Potter, James Bond to Sherlock Holmes, London is a city full of cultural icons. With attractions such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle, and the Wimbledon, it is no wonder London is a top global tourism destination. But what are the best London attractions for kids?

Of course, it is hard to sort through the best options with all of this choice. Fortunately, we teamed up with UK local, Helen Fletcher, from Holidays from Hels, to do the dirty work for you. We’ve come up with a top 5 London attractions for kids below. Check them out and leave us a comment. What’s your favorite London attraction with kids?

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family backpacking gear laid out.
Camping and Hiking, Camping and Hiking Tips, Travel Tips

The Ultimate Family Backpacking Checklist

So you’re ready to step it up a notch and hike your kids into the wild. You want to get away from the car campsite, where RV’s and motor homes wouldn’t dream of reaching. A backpacking adventure with kids is a fantastic way to truly unplug and enjoy nature. Whether you’re an experienced backpacker, or just dipping your toes in at a walk-in campsite, with our family backpacking checklist, you should wander into the trees with confidence.

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International Travel Tips, Road Trip Tips With Kids, Travel Tips

27 Children’s Books Every Adventurous Family Should Own

The FivePax house is a house of book lovers. We love reading, really, really love reading. While minimalists about most things, books are our weakness. We create more make-shift bookshelves in every room as our children and their book collections grow. And we always visit the local book store when we travel and pick up a new book (or 5).

Additionally, we love using children’s literature to create excitement before travel and adventures. And then to keep the magic and adventure alive at home between trips. Our kids love showing up to a new destination after they have experienced a slice of it in a book. We love watching their eyes light up as their imagination becomes their reality. It is truly amazing!

Whether you are looking for a children’s book about planes and flying, a book about family vacations and road-trips, or introducing the kids to new places. We have pulled together our top 27 books every adventure-loving family should have in your child’s library. As we approach the holidays, many of these titles will be on our wishlist this season! For more gift ideas for an adventure-loving family, check our holiday gift guide.

Do let us know in the comments which of your favorites made the list!

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Times Square
New York City, Road Trip Destinations, Travel Tips

How to get from JFK to Times Square, or anywhere near Midtown Manhattan

Getting from JFK to Times Square (or anywhere near Midtown such as the Port Authority Bus Terminal) can seem like an overwhelming first task in the city that never sleeps. To ease the stress, we are here to tell you that the voyage is actually quite easy. To make it even easier, I compiled a step by step visual guide to get you from JFK to Times Square. As a local, I answer this exact question literally multiple times per day so I finally spent a weekend visiting each terminal collecting good visual cues to make it easy.

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