AftT’s Guide to Wizarding Around Universal Orlando Resort

“If yeh know where to go” We’ve been to London and done the Warner Brothers Studio Tour. We’ve seen the (over and over). We’ve read the (well, most of us. Carrick is lame). We like Harry Potter. Sound familiar? Being the Harry Potter fans that we are, we knew our trip to Orlando would not be complete without…

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The Best Parasailing in Florida

Parasailing in Florida was the perfect way to split up our time between Florida theme parks. After spending 5 days at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, we were tired and ready for some time at the beach. If you are in southwest Florida and want to go parasailing, nobody does it better than Bonita Jet…

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Visiting Graceland with Kids

Visiting Graceland with Kids

For us, road trips east have usually included a stop in Memphis, Tennessee. As many times as we have been through this cool city, only Carrick had visited Graceland before. While I’ve never considered myself a true Elvis fan, I do like his songs and always thought that Graceland would be a fun, kitschy thing…

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AftT’s Guide to the 4th of July in Philadelphia with Kids

When we booked our flights to Europe last year, we decided to extend our trip and spend the 3rd and 4th of July in Philadelphia since we would be flying to London from Philly on the 5th. Talk about a great decision! Here’s how we made the most of 48 hours in the City of Brotherly Love over…

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11 Summer Vacation Reads for All Ages

As a school library media specialist, I do a lot of reading and am often asked for book recommendations. This time of year always puts me in the traveling mood, as I’m sure it does for many of you as well. Whether you are taking a road trip, going to a beach, exploring faraway lands,…

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Bastille Day with Kids: Celebrating as a Family in Paris

When we planned our trip to Europe last year, we knew that we wanted to go back to Paris and let the kids experience this amazing city. After looking at our dates, we decided to visit on Bastille Day because of what an incredible experience that would be. We ended up staying five nights from July 12-16,…

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4 Things We Love to Do in Branson, MO

On the surface, Branson is a tourist trap. There’s no denying that. As a Midwestern kid, I went on several trips to Branson with my parents, and I have some great travel memories that include visiting Silver Dollar City and seeing some of the shows like The Presley’s and Lawrence Welk. Even though we have…

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Skiing the Japanese Alps with Kids

Skiing has turned into a fun spring break tradition for our family, and skiing in Japan was certainly no exception. I’ve been a skier for most of my life, but Carrie had only skied once in high school. Now that we’ve been three times as a family, I’m calling it now – we’re officially a ski family! I…

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Welcome to Along for the Trip!

Tuileries - Paris, France

Welcome to Along for the Trip! We’re Carrie and Carrick, and we’re experiencing the world with our two kids. We’re a family of four living in Oklahoma, and we’d like to share our passion for family travel with you. We think that travel is one of the greatest ways to teach your kids, and that experiencing the world…

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