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FivePax - How to travel more with kids
Camping and Hiking Tips, International Travel Tips, Road Trip Tips With Kids, Travel Tips

How to travel more with kids

We have all come across and admired full-time travel families who sold their homes, quit their jobs, and picked up nomadic jobs in marketing or writing code and thought, “I have too much at stake to drop everything and do that, but I really want a slice of that experience. I need to know how to travel more with my kids!”  We have lived and continue to live this struggle but have hit a pretty sweet stride in regularly traveling with our kids and are here to share a few tips on how you can experience more. 

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As soon as you enter Dia:Beacon with the kids their imaginations start to run wild
New York City, Northeast, Road Trips

Escape the chaos of NYC with a day trip to Dia:Beacon with Kids

Dia:Beacon is a contemporary art museum that rests on the shores of the Hudson River, conveniently located a short drive or train ride north of the hustle and bustle of New York City.  Past the well-manicured lawns and inside the modest building live a collection of impressive installations that stretch the limits of what you may expect to find in an art museum. The abstract nature, as well as the size of the galleries, are precisely what make Dia:Beacon an approachable art museum with kids.

Aside from the art itself, the journey to Dia:Beacon with kids either by road or by train along the Hudson River provides a welcome respite from the horn honking, occasional smells, and breakneck pace of the city.  Skirt along the Harlem and Hudson Rivers, watch the Columbia University crew team row about and gaze at the grace of sailboat gliding by. Upon arrival, the vast well lit galleries covering over three floors provide a great opportunity to simply exhale and engage the imagination.

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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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REI Quarterdome 3 overlooking the Yellowstone River
Camping and Hiking, Camping and Hiking Tips, Road Trip Tips With Kids

Family Camping Checklist

If you are like most people, a family camping trip usually starts off without a family camping checklist. It comes with grand ambitions of leaving early in the morning, pitching the tent together, doing 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 camping adventures, we feel pretty good about the essentials of camping with toddlers and young kids. Our family camping checklist has been curated after years of fine-tuning for a minimalist list of car camping essentials and fun activities, leaving behind the things you just don’t need!

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