Entries by Susan Finch

How to Handle Jet Lag with Kids

You’ve always dreamed of introducing your kids to new cultures, but forgot about one minor detail. Jet lag. Those two words are enough to make sleep-deprived parents shudder. Jet lag is hard for everybody, but is nearly unbearable when you have cranky kids to care for. Although there is no magic formula to cure jet […]

Chattanooga with Kids

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Chattanooga is bursting with natural wonders, world-class fun, great food and plenty to do. There’s a decidedly laid-back and artsy vibe about the city that draws visitors and nearby locals alike. From antique railway cars, underground caverns and creative museums, here’s what to see and do in […]

Jacksonville Essentials with Kids

Jacksonville isn’t just a growing city in northern Florida with booming business. It’s also the most-populous city in Florida and largest city by area in the contiguous United States. What that really means is Jacksonville teems with attractions, kid-friendly fun and surprising beaches that rival its southern sister cities. But, if you’re not sure where […]

When Off-Season Budget Travel is a Bad Idea

It’s always shoulder season somewhere. Off-season travel can be a wonderful experience for your family when tourist destinations quiet down and vacation deals are up for grabs. But is off season travel always a steal? Not really. From staring down the eye of a tropical storm to paying just slightly below premium prices, here’s when […]

5 Hiking Adventures with Teens

Whether your teen has a sparkling and agreeable personality who thirsts for adventure or is a bit sour on the idea of a family vacation and thinks everything is boring, the answer is likely the same. Give your teen travelers a challenge with a hiking adventure that transforms their view of the world. From relatively […]

Should You Take Your Kids Out of School for Vacation?

You’re dreaming of that big family vacation to the mountains to cool off, discovered a perfect getaway on a quiet beach or finally found a decent price to indulge in Disney without taking out a small loan to do it. The only problem is your own schedule and vacation time just doesn’t align with your […]