Entries by Erich Martin

Teaching Children to Respect Animals Through Travel

Respect is a big lesson many parents focus on teaching kids, and, while respect for elders and other people usually takes priority, it is an excellent time to teach kids the importance of respecting animals as well. Many kids have pets at home, and because of their amiable relationship with Spot, think all animals are […]

Pleasing the Whole Family at Disney Springs

A vacation to Walt Disney World is not complete without a visit to Disney Springs.  Formally Downtown Disney, Disney Springs is the shopping and entertainment destination part of Walt Disney World. The entire district is on Disney’s massive property and accessible via shuttles to and from Disney’s various resorts. The district has many upscale shopping […]

Packing Your Child for Cold Weather

Depending who you ask, packing is the worst part of travel. The tedium of airport security lines, actual travel and hotel check-ins probably come close, but if an item is forgotten during the packing phase, the rest of the trip can easily be thrown out of whack. When you are a parent, you are not […]

Family Time in Yellowstone National Park

Family-friendly escapes are always worth being on the lookout for. While most destinations can be retrofitted to work with a family, some destinations seem like they were custom built for family getaways. Yellowstone National Park is one of these destinations. Yellowstone is located in three different states. It has pieces in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. […]

Great Family Cruises for Winter

Most people think of summer as the ideal time to take a vacation thanks to kids’ school schedules and the nice weather. Many vacations, like trips to the beach and mountains, are excellent in the summer, but don’t count winter totally out without considering cruising. At the core, cruises allow for trips all year. You […]

Introducing Children to Skiing

Snow sports are a great way to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors during a time when there is little other reason to do so. Bitter cold and leafless trees do a good job of pushing people away, but winter is also the only time to go skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports. Skiing […]