Travel Carnival 6: Family Travel in All Its Glory
The 6th carnival of travel is family-themed, with a couple of posts at the end that are unrelated to family specifically; but if you stretch family a little and read between the lines (friends as family, medical advice for families) you'll see it's all related. After all, it takes a village.
- GPS for Family Road Trips
In this article, Kelby Carr brings the 21st century to the time-trusted vacation tradition of road tripping. The next time your kids ask, "Are we there yet?" just reply, "We'll arrive in exactly 3 hours, 27 minutes and 8 seconds."
- A Trip Too Far? When Travel with Kids Isn't a Good Idea
Sheila Scarborough travels over a lifetime with kids, exposing them to new cultures, languages, foods, and explores the philosophical question: is there an amount of travel for kids that's too taxing on their little bodies and minds?
- Business Trip with Your Child
Mixing business with pleasure, Melissa Petri offers a creative perspective on being a full-time mom and worker. By turning business trips of 3 nights or longer into mini vacations, she's able to travel with her husband and child, plus retain her job AND sanity!
- Visiting Anchorage, Alaska for $32
Henry Cate blogs about one of the cheapest ways families can familiarize themselves with another part of the world.
- Exchange Homes For Your Next Vacation
Save money on your next family or group vacation and Free the Drones within. Here are tips for doing a home exchange over the Internet with a family who lives in the travel destination you are choosing. Downside? If you live in a less desirable area to travel, you may have trouble finding that idyllic vacation home swap. I can't imagine a New York City penthouse dweller swapping with a Branson, Missouri home owner. Maybe it's just my imagination.
Couples as family
- How To Plan A Trip (with Humor)
Sometimes, vacation prep and going can be so stressful (or humorous - as they're often two sides of the same coin), you may just decide to rent movies and stay home. Madeleine Begun Kane offers a glimpse of what you hope to avoid on a romantic escape.
- St. Kilda Mangrove Boardwalk
A boardwalk. A grove of trees. And a trip to a popular tourist attraction in South Australia, just north of Adelaide. Thanks to Trevor's Travels.
If you've ever wondered whether or not hiking to the top of a volcano is worth the trek, just ask Jim Goss. In a very thorough account of his journey, Jim illuminates the pros and discovers taking the active road traveled beats the beach bum variety.
Non-family travel related carnival posts
- Travels with Kehaar: The Romanian Honor Roll
Silflay Hraka travels on an unusual journey through Romania, giving his equivalent of awards to the locals he met via this post. His travel snippets are endearing in an off-beat way. A great read!
- Yellow Poo
Dr. Kavokin blogs about medical subjects that can be downright unpleasant to think about, such as yellow poo, but good to know about if you experience symptoms while traveling.
That's all, folks. Next edition (to be published on Halloween, Oct. 31) will have the theme of Surprising Joy While Traveling.