Choosing the Best Suitcase for Travel – 2018 Suitcase Reviews

Best Suitcase Reviews

Travel luggage is an investment for anyone who travels even just a few times per year, so choosing the best suitcase for travel is an important decision. You need something that’s sturdy, but also reasonably priced. The quickest way to put a damper on your vacation is to get to the baggage claim and find…

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Our Favorite Things – AftT’s Best of 2017

2017 best in family travel

2017 was a great year of travel for us. We explored new countries, new food, and shared some amazing experiences together, which is always the goal around here. We were able to make great use of our Every Kid in a Park 4th-grade pass, which was a primary goal for us. We were also completely…

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2017 National Parks in Pictures

America's National Parks with kids

This past year turned out to be pretty epic in terms of travel for us. Our number one goal was to squeeze every bit of use out of our 4th-grade Every Kid In A Park Pass, and I think we did pretty well! We were able to visit six National Parks (for a total of…

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Choosing the Best Travel Cameras – 2018 Travel Camera Reviews

Best Travel Cameras

This year, our trusty point and shoot camera bit the dust, and now it’s time to replace it. It was a small Canon PowerShot that we took pretty much everywhere. We loved the small, slim size, and it took great photos which is just what a good travel camera should be. Now that we’re back…

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North America’s Best Ski Resorts for Kids – 2017-18

North America's best ski resorts for kids

Finding the best ski resorts for kids can be a challenge. With so many variables to look at, like terrain, the best ski schools, lodging, and general kid-friendliness, the task quickly becomes overwhelming! When we started taking our kids skiing a few years ago, we went through this same dilemma. Ain’t nobody got time for…

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Visiting the Gateway Arch – #FindYourPark in St. Louis!

Gateway Arch St. Louis

The Gateway Arch dominates the St. Louis skyline and is an integral part of this city’s identity. Like Forrest Gump said, they’re like peas and carrots. Read why we love this unique park and why it’s a great place to take the kids. Exploring the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Disclosure: Please note that this post contains…

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Everglades National Park: Visiting the Everglades with Kids

Even though south Florida is home to many family-friendly activities, Everglades National Park is perfectly situated for even just a quick visit, and visiting the Everglades with kids should be high on your list. On the Atlantic coast you have Miami with its sunny beaches and posh, South Beach hotels. On the Gulf coast, beautiful…

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Visiting Stunning Virgin Islands National Park in St. John USVI

Virgin Islands National Park St. John

Virgin Islands National Park is one of those places that have to be seen to be believed. It may sound cliché since it’s in the Caribbean (nearly everything’s beautiful in the Caribbean), but there are not many places that can offer up so much natural beauty, along with a fascinating history lesson at the same time.…

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#FindYourPark at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park isn’t one of those parks that people think of when they’re asked to name their favorite. Usually, it’s Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon, but not Cuyahoga. If we’re being honest, we didn’t even know it existed until this past year when we started planning our trips to several of our National…

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Why America’s National Parks Need Families More Than Ever

Note: This post originally appeared on Matador Network. Teach. Within the past 9 months or so, our family has fallen in love with America’s National Parks. A few years ago, most of them wouldn’t have even been on our radar. Sure, we knew where the Grand Canyon was, and we knew about Yosemite and Yellowstone,…

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