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Fall Time Harvest Festivals for Kids Around the San Francisco Bay Area

by: Lydie Thomas, September 20 2015

Fall Time Harvest Festivals for Kids Around the San Francisco Bay Area - kids travel tips, kids activities tips
From Oktoberfest celebrations, to apple and pumpkin festivals.  The bay area is celebrating our bountiful harvest this year.  Your kids will have a blast at some of the harvest festivals that offer wonderful fall crafts, hay rides and so much more. Add a comment below if you know of a harvest festival that we've missed     Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival Half Moon Bay, CAOctober 15 and 16, 2011 - 9 AM to 5 PMmore event details The most famous Halloween festival in California.

Raddish - Kids Cooking Club Subscription

by: Michelle McCoy

Cooking with kids can be both fun and a frustrating experience. I remember the day we spilled flour all over the floor and the kids were arguing about who got to help me mix the batter.
Raddish - Kids Cooking Club Subscription - family travel tip

SkiA Sweetspot Ski Trainer

by: Amy Whitley

A dry-land ski trainer I can fit in my boot bag and take with me in the car? How have I not known about this product until now? The SkiA Sweetspot Ski Trainer is simple, yet ingenius.
SkiA Sweetspot Ski Trainer - family travel tip

Thule Chariot Cougar 2 Carrier -- for Year Around Outdoor Family Fun!

by: Amanda Williams

For a family that likes to get outdoors and is usually going ‘off-road’ the Cougar 2 by Chariot is the perfect way to add versatility to our travels.
Thule Chariot Cougar 2 Carrier -- for Year Around Outdoor Family Fun! - family travel tip

Trailbreak for your Kids - L.L. Bean's Women's Rossignol BC 70 Ski Set

by: Amanda Williams

Few things keep my feet warm in the winter. I never thought one of the best would be my cross country ski boots. The BC X6 FW Boots that come in the set by Rossignol are amazing.
Trailbreak for your Kids - L.L. Bean's Women's Rossignol BC 70 Ski Set - family travel tip

Cross Country Skis for Wee Ones - L.L. Bean's Snowflake Skis for Toddlers

by: Amanda Williams

We’re a winter family. You really don’t have a choice but to embrace winter when it lingers for sometimes six months a year!
Cross Country Skis for Wee Ones - L.L. Bean's Snowflake Skis for Toddlers - family travel tip

Tips for Cruising with Kids

by: Michelle McCoy

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Tips for Cruising with Kids - family travel tip

Best Disney Vacation Planning Resources

by: Lydie Thomas

  If there were a modern day pilgrimage that every family feels compelled to make, it is to a Disney Resort.  For some of us, it's an annual celebration we embark on.
Best Disney Vacation Planning Resources  - family travel tip

Disney Vacation Resources - Tips, Deals and Packages

by: Lydie Thomas

Mouse Savers Disneyworld, FL and Disneyland, CA Focuses on Disney discounts. You will never have to pay full price anymore.
Disney Vacation Resources - Tips, Deals and Packages - family travel tip

Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

by: Tina Buell

Recently, while traveling to Florida with my son on American Airlines, I opted to fly with carry on to avoid paying the $25 baggage fee on each leg of our trip.
Cheaper Isn’t Always Better - family travel tip

Top 10 Tips for a successful trip to a Christmas Tree Farm

by: LiLing Pang

When we moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and into the home that we've lived in for 8 years, I determined that for Christmas we would get a tree that reach to the top of our 22 ft high ceiling.
Top 10 Tips for a successful trip to a Christmas Tree Farm - family travel tip

Where to go Sledding/Tubing in Lake Tahoe, CA

by: LiLing Pang

Sledding is no longer just sledding.  More and more ski resorts in Lake Tahoe are carving out special areas for groomed tubing runs.
Where to go Sledding/Tubing in Lake Tahoe, CA - family travel tip

Chinese Language Tool Helps Families Speak their Mind

by: Katie Bodell (filmdncr)

  International travel can be daunting.  Working to get around a language barrier can be a very challenging dimension to traveling, especially with complicated languages.
Chinese Language Tool Helps Families Speak their Mind - family travel tip

The Surf-Grip: Worlds Smallest Body Board

by: Michelle Brennan

If you family is anything like mine, you hit the beach a few times in the summer.

Soft Cities Blankets - Commemorate a Location

by: Tina Buell

I adore cutesy, personalized gifts. I also love soft blankets, children, and travel.
Soft Cities Blankets - Commemorate a Location  - family travel tip

Dude Ranch Vacations - Don't Go In Blind

by: Tina Buell

Dude ranch vacations are unique experiences.  While they are mostly all-inclusive, it doesn't mean you should just wing it.
Dude Ranch Vacations - Don't Go In Blind - family travel tip

Travel Agents who Specialize in Disney Cruises and Parks

by: Lydie Thomas

  These travel agents specialize in Disney cruises and Disney parks. They take no fees and they are a wealth of knowledge and insider tips to share. There is no reason not to use them.

Disney Vacation Resources - Blogs with Disney Stories and News

by: Lydie Thomas

There are ton of blogs out there about every topic imaginable about Disney.  Some cover news stories, other tips and tricks, other deals and more.  But one things for sure.
Disney Vacation Resources - Blogs with Disney Stories and News - family travel tip

Disney Vacation Resources - Useful Trip Planning Tools

by: Lydie Thomas

If planning your Disney Vacation is starting to make your mind spin, don't give up just yet.
Disney Vacation Resources - Useful Trip Planning Tools - family travel tip

Disney Vacation Resources - iPhone and Android Mobile Apps

by: Lydie Thomas

All of us parents are relying more and more on our mobile devices for just about everything, why not for navigating Disney?
Disney Vacation Resources - iPhone and Android Mobile Apps - family travel tip

Disney Vacation Resources - Most Popular Guide Books

by: Lydie Thomas

The Unofficial Guide Walt Disney World 2011 (Unofficial Guides)   I really like the Unofficial guide to Disney books.

Disney Vacation Resources - Tips for those visiting with Disabilities

by: Lydie Thomas

Disney goes to such great lengths to make their parts not just ADA accessible, but to make special accommodations for those with any sort of disability.
Disney Vacation Resources - Tips for those visiting with Disabilities - family travel tip

Fall Time Harvest Time Festivals Around Seattle, Washington

by: Lydie Thomas

Harvest Time is such a happy time and a good reason to celebrate.

Cherrylicious - Family Fun at Pick Your Own Cherry Farms

by: LiLing Pang

If there were ever a fruit worthy of a special trip to the farm, I'd say it's "Cherries." Okay...I confess. I do have an obsession with picking my own cherries.
Cherrylicious - Family Fun at Pick Your Own Cherry Farms - family travel tip

The Local Scoop on Kid Fun In 50 Cities - KidsMobile Blog Hop

by: LiLing Pang

Trekaroo's KidsMobile engines are off and running.  We're virtually stopping in 50 cities.   We've already stopped in the following cities.
The Local Scoop on Kid Fun In 50 Cities - KidsMobile Blog Hop - family travel tip

Biggest Cruise Ship in the World Provides Big Fun for Kids

by: Amanda Lisk

T’was the night after our eight day cruise and all through the house, the only creature stirring was my husband’s mouse on his computer (as he searched online for another cruise).T
Biggest Cruise Ship in the World Provides Big Fun for Kids - family travel tip

All About KidsMobile

by: LiLing Pang

The Trekaroo KidsMobile is a blog carnival with a twist.
All About KidsMobile - family travel tip

Step by Step Guide for Jumping on Board the Kidsmobile

by: LiLing Pang

Ready to start?  Here are all the quick steps to getting started with participating in KidsMobile.  Estimated time for completion: 30 minutes tops....w
Step by Step Guide for Jumping on Board the Kidsmobile  - family travel tip

5 Great Family-Friendly Summer Time Day Trips from San Francisco

by: LiLing Pang

Last weekend, we took our two boys (3 and 6 years old) up to Sacramento for a day trip. We had a wonderful time exploring Old Town, visiting the train museum, and walking down the Sacramento River.
5 Great Family-Friendly Summer Time Day Trips from San Francisco - family travel tip

Tips for Traveling Hassle Free on a Cruise with Children

by: Amanda Lisk

  Get early flights to and from your cruise. You can board the ship and start your vacation as early as 11:30am even though web sites and travel agents will say 3 o’clock.
Tips for Traveling Hassle Free on a Cruise with Children - family travel tip

Fall Time Harvest Festivals for Kids in New York

by: Lydie Thomas

You know that fall is in the air when Central Park is littered with orange pumpkins.  Whether you want to stay in the city or head out to a real farm.
Fall Time Harvest Festivals for Kids in New York - family travel tip

Fall Time Harvest Festivals for Kids in Connecticut

by: Lydie Thomas

It's harvest time in Connecticut and it's time to dress the kids up and head out for some good old pumpkin and apple fun times with the kids.
Fall Time Harvest Festivals for Kids in Connecticut - family travel tip

Fall Time Harvest Festivals for Kids in New Jersey

by: Lydie Thomas

Scarecrows, pumpkins, apple bobbin, hayrides and more.  Remember how much you loved harvest time festivals when you were a kid?
Fall Time Harvest Festivals for Kids in New Jersey - family travel tip

KidsMobile: Los Angeles with Kids

by: Various Authors

KidsMobile: Los Angeles with Kids - family travel tip

KidsMobile: New York City with Kids

by: Various Authors

The Trekaroo KidsMobile has a full tank of gas and we’re off to find the best activities for families to take their kids to in cities and destinations all across the US.
KidsMobile: New York City with Kids - family travel tip

6 Tips to Planning Your Family's Dog Sledding Adventure

by: Karen Mouly

With a limited season and tour size, it is best to start planning a dog sledding adventure before the first snowflake hits the ground.  Here are 6 tips when planning your trip.
6 Tips to Planning Your Family's Dog Sledding Adventure - family travel tip

Dog Sledding With Kids

by: Karen Mouly

Why Not Try Dog Sledding?Our first family winter adventure was inspired by the movie Snow Dogs.
Dog Sledding With Kids - family travel tip

Top 3 things to do in Paris and 3 places to avoid

by: Lydie Thomas

Paris is a wonderful city: so many things to see and do. I lived in Paris, my husband is Parisian and we take the whole family to visit every year. Yet, I always discover something new.
Top 3 things to do in Paris and 3 places to avoid - family travel tip

River Rafting in Northern California

by: Dan Kelly

If you want to go rafting this summer in Northern California, there is a river to fit every budget and skill level.  Here are five of the most popular.
River Rafting in Northern California - family travel tip

Four of July Celebrations in the US

by: Lydie Thomas

Cities are putting up a show to celebrate our nation. Enjoy sharing this special day with family and friends and finish the day with wonderful fireworks.
Four of July Celebrations in the US - family travel tip

Creative Ideas to Save Our State Parks

by: Bridget Smith

From the redwood forests to the gulfstream waters, state legislatures are trying to balance their budgets by cutting or eliminating State Park funding.
Creative Ideas to Save Our State Parks - family travel tip

A Legoland Adventure for Toddlers and Preschoolers

by: Bridget Smith, author The Unauthorized Legoland Guidebook

The Smith Family held off on our first trip to Legoland, California until my son turned five.  Once we made the trip, I wondered why we had waited.
A Legoland Adventure for Toddlers and Preschoolers - family travel tip

5 Fabulous Family-Friendly Day Trips from Manhattan

by: LiLing Pang

What truly constitutes a fabulous day trip?
5 Fabulous Family-Friendly Day Trips from Manhattan - family travel tip

Where to admire Cherry Blossoms

by: Lydie Thomas

The time of the year to see the cherry blossoms changes every year but it usually falls between the end of March and mid-April, depending on weather conditions.
Where to admire Cherry Blossoms - family travel tip

Hitting the Slopes with Young Kids

by: Dan Kelly

Ski outings were an integral part of family life when I was growing up in South Tahoe.
Hitting the Slopes with Young Kids - family travel tip

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