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Ayutthaya Toy Museum, Thailand travel with a large family
Our Big Family, Barefoot at Million Toy Museum
The answer to this question, for a big family, should generally be:  YES!  Here are our reasons why your big family will love its trip to the nearest toy museum...

Do they serve food on trains?
Our big family enjoying some delicious takeout
we got from an underground Migros inside a train station in Switzerland
If you are frugal travelers like us, you probably aren't too keen on purchasing pricey airplane food. But we have found that in many situations, it can be the best option. Here's why...


Traveling with a big family to Athens, Greece
Gorilla Riding Mustachioed Gerbil in Greece
- Street Art in Athens Neighborhood

Today, just a quick note to say thank you for reading!  At about the 4-month mark since launching our website, we've reached another minor milestone:  2,000 visits!  Here's where our visitors are from...


Visiting Florida beaches during a red tide event
Florida's Beach Warning Flags Are Not Used for Red Tide

The night we returned from our recent Florida beach trip, I couldn't stop coughing long enough to catch a breath. I could hear my daughter in the other room coughing non-stop. Finally I gave up on sleep, and climbed out of bed to figure out what had caused all this. Now, after a great many hours of research on the matter, I'm going to share what I've learned. My hope is that you will use this information as a starting point for your own research, to help you make an informed decision about when, and whether, to stop at any beach on the Gulf of Mexico...
Eating with a Big Family CentralFestival Phuket Food Court
Eating with Kids in Thailand
If you have kids that are picky eaters and you're planning a trip to Thailand, you may have the same concern we did: what in the world are they going to eat? Read on for our tips for many happy dining experiences with kids in Thailand...


Getting around without renting a vehicle while traveling with small children
Photo taken from the front passenger seat of a
car driving on the left in Krabi, Thailand

"Rent a car!" is what everyone and their uncle is going to tell you, the moment they hear that your big family is taking a trip out of the country. But do you really want to do that? We don't think so. We avoid renting a car in other countries for several good reasons. Here are 6 reasons why you might want to skip the car rental too...



Solo travel in Mexico
Traveling solo from Mexico to El Salvador


In this, the the third and final installment of the series, we'll provide some background info on the prior travel experiences that informed our methods as parents who travel extensively with young children...



Visiting Arizona on a cross-country driving trip across the USA
Scene from one of my Great American Road Trips
The Grand Canyon, Arizona
In this post, I share some of my pre-Dad Era travel experiences, to provide some context to all these travel posts...


Traveling with kids to Athens
Our Big Family in Athens, Greece
As you know by now, we are a family of six:  Dad, Mom, Big Sister, Big Brother, Little Brother, and Little Sister. That's all of us (so far)!  We have traveled extensively in the U.S., South America, Asia, and Europe. Along the way we've learned a lot of lessons for how to travel as a big family, which we are turning into a series of posts containing our travel tips. We want to share our experiences with you, to help you plan your big family's next big trip. In this post, I'll tell you a bit more about myself, to provide some context to all these travel posts...