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Best Water Bottles for Kids (Ultimate) Guide

Updated: February 14th, 2020Best Water Bottles for Kids – Even before I became a parent I was concerned about BPA in water bottles. So after my baby was born I insisted that every bottle he used was BPA free. When my son was a baby, he drank milk from glass baby bottles. But as he became a toddler, I needed to look for an alternative to glass (since he tends to throw a lot of … Read more

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Best Appalachian Trail Lodges: Where to Stay

Updated: February 14th, 2020Best Appalachian Trail Lodges – When most outdoor travelers think of the famed Appalachian Trail, their first association is with long-distance backpacking. And it’s true. Many hikers spend months traveling the trail from its start in Georgia to its finish atop a mountain in Maine. But what if you’re not quite ready to hit the trail for weeks at a time? Learn about the best Appalachian Trail lodges, and enjoy access to … Read more

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Eco Vessel Kids Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle Review

Updated: February 14th, 2020Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle – If you’re in the market for a kids’ insulated stainless steel water bottle with a straw, this look no further than the Eco Vessel kids bottle. It’s insulated, made of safe stainless steel, attractive, leak-proof, and has a flip straw top. The folks at Eco Vessel were kind enough to send me one to try out. My son thinks it’s great, and I love it, too. … Read more

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National Park Camping Reservations – When and How to Make Them

Updated: February 14th, 2020Make National Park Camping Reservations – No matter how extensively we travel, my kids’ favorite vacations have usually been national park camping experiences. And I couldn’t be happier. A national park vacation is appealing to parents, too. Camping in a national park is affordable, beautiful, and accessible. Add free perks such as ranger-led nightly campfires and the Junior Ranger program, and you’ve got an educational trip as well. Here’s all you need … Read more

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Best Kids Water Bottle Review: BPA-Free CamelBak Eddy

Updated: February 14th, 2020If you’re looking for a BPA-free water bottle that’s great for toddlers and older kids, the CamelBak Eddy Kids is one to consider. It’s easy for kids of all ages to use, spill-proof, BPA- and phthalate-free, and it comes in fun designs. In short, your kid will love it and so will you. Learn all about the best kids water bottle. I first thought of letting my son try my CamelBak Eddy … Read more

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How to Get through Airport Security with Kids or a Baby

Updated: February 22nd, 2020Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or casual flyer, the airport security line can be daunting. Throw children into the mix and it’s even more intimidating — but it doesn’t have to be. Read on for everything you need to know about how to get through airport security with kids and a baby. We’ll tell you which liquids you can bring for your kids, whether you need to remove your kids’ shoes, and … Read more

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Eco-Friendly Hotel ~ Finding a LEED Hotel or Green Hotel

Updated: June 20th, 2020There are many ways to go about greening your hotel stay. Finding an eco-friendly hotel is the first way to make a big impact. Large hotels, especially in urban areas, consume a lot of energy. Between their many guest rooms and common spaces, conference centers and restaurants, they have the potential to leave a heavy carbon footprint. Many eco-travelers assume they’re restricted to eco-lodges and low-impact hostels to travel green, but this is … Read more

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Green Theme Parks Green Families Can Feel Good About Visiting

Updated: February 14th, 2020Green Theme Parks – With so many kid-friendly choices for vacations, it is difficult to choose. Narrow the playing field by choosing a green theme park for your next family vacation. It is great news for the kids: green theme parks do exist! If you’re considering a theme park vacation this holiday season or in the new year, eco-conscious families have many to choose from. Before you go, research places so you … Read more

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How to Take a Car Seat on a Plane

Updated: February 14th, 2020Car Seat on a Plane – If you fly with a baby or toddler, at some point, you’ll wonder what the heck you’re supposed to do with your car seat. Check it? Carry it on? Leave it at home? The answer: no, yes, and no. I’ll tell you why and how to take a car seat on a plane. Air travel with a baby or toddler is often stressful enough. You don’t … Read more

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Top 5 Farm to Table Restaurants at luxurious Resorts

Updated: April 25th, 2020In the past few years, more and more travelers seek out farm to table restaurants when booking green resort stays. We’re not an exception. When my family and I travel, we like to try local cuisine whenever possible. Not only is food grown locally eco-friendly, it also enhances our understanding of a place and its agricultural roots. Now it is easier to eat locally while on vacation. Check out these U.S. resorts … Read more