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Jun 30, 2022
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Flying internationally with kids Flying internationally with young kids can be intimidating, especially if you’re on a long flight. Here are a few tips to help you get through the flight as easily as possible. 1. My first and most crucial tip is lower your expectations. Don’t expect too much from your kids or yourself. Especially the first few flights. Things may not go perfectly and that’s okay. 2. Keep your kiddos busy with things they like to do. We love to get a few “new” toys/activities for flights so it makes it more enjoyable. 3. Go for walks periodically on the flight. Walk the aisles a few times every hour. It helps kids stretch their legs and changes the scenery a bit. 4. Go as often as you can. The more you go, the more your kids will get used to flying and the easier it is. 5. Luggage is key. When our girls were young we used the Jetkids by Stokke but now they are older they each get a backpack and our youngest gets a blanket because it calms her down. Kady L Instagram - @tavadventures
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Jun 16, 2022
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Citi Premier Card - This is a great card to start trying out travel award cards because of its large amount of categories to be able and spend, to earn points. Chase Sapphire Preferred Card - This has a higher fee but if you can budget it in, they have great travel rewards that offset these fees. The Platinum Credit Card from American Express - The best card to earn Luxury Travel Benefits Venture Rewards Capital One Card - This is a safe card to start with. Not as many rewards but zero down really helps. Does still have great travel benefits
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Jun 15, 2022
In FLYING TIPS
Scotts Cheap Flights - You can save thousands on out-of-country flights if you are willing to book right away! Please see THIS POST for more details on this! Allegiant If you are flexible on when and where they will save you hundreds! Frontier KIDS FLY FREE - yup, you're reading right! After a one-time charge of $50 dollars, your kids can fly for free, up to 12 years old. Southwest - Build up airline miles and you can get flights for cheap or sometimes free! More to come!
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May 19, 2022
In CAMPING
CORE TENTS WEBSITE This tent was our first camping purchase back in the day. We still have this tent and love it! It's been up and down probably a hundred times. It's kept us dry through a couple of rainstorms and it's very large on the inside. While our tent is a few years old it has kept up, telling me they have great quality tents! PROS: Large Inside - to be able and stand up and change or move around. Space - we've even had a pack'n'play in there. Strong Zipper - even the kids have been in and out hundreds of times Window Vents Colorful Designs Cons: Not sure if I have too many as far as tents go. The liner could be a big thicker on the bottom edges as our items have been a bit damp sometimes. ALL THINGS CAMPING HERE - HAPPY CAMPING!
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May 19, 2022
In CAMPING
WENZEL TENTS WEBSITE HERE We fell in love with this company and their unique way of building tents. They stand out from the crowd! They are a great brand to work with. Pros: Unique Style - You'll stand out at the campground Water Proof- it rained all night and we didn't get wet Strong Zipper Vented Windows EASY SET-UP (very easy!) Cons: Pole in the middle for sleeping - We didn't love this as we are a cuddling family... but also not a big deal. Standing up - if you are planning on standing up it's in the middle where normally your beds are too. Just takes some getting used to if you are changing/etc. ALL THINGS CAMPING HERE - HAPPY CAMPING!
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May 19, 2022
In CAMPING
TRESPASS TENT LINK Trespass has some great pop-up tents. These would be great for storing your things or for a day at the beach. Pros: *Tough Zippers *Lightweight *Easy to store *Pop up and down easily without any poles Cons: Lightweight - so not great with rain Small ALL THINGS CAMPING HERE - HAPPY CAMPING!
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May 04, 2022
In CAMPING
Above all else be sure you have the right gear to stay safe! Here is a list of our favorite gear for safe camping: *First Aid Kit - Still searching for our favorite. But this ones great off of amazon. *Murphys Naturals - We LOVE all things Murphys! Check out all their options for bug repellants and more. *Reima Kids Wear - comfortable gear for kids but most importantly SAFE for them and the environment. *Walkie Talkies - we love these for the girls. If there are bathrooms close by and you feel comfortable with the kids walking a bit out of site- these are great to keep on them for safety, and it's just fun! *Fire Safety - Talk through this ahead of time. Be sure your kids know the distance that fire is safe. Having these conversations will help prevent injury. *Plants/Insects Safety - Talk through this ahead of time what plants and insects/buts are safe and want are not. A great video to learn about plants for kids is HERE. Having these conversations will help prevent injury and at the same time learn! We will add to this page as we learn more! HAPPY SAFE CAMPING!
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May 03, 2022
In NATIONAL PARKS
*Please note that these are National Parks that we have been to. There are many more National Park camping options! Just need straight-up camping advice? Check THIS OUT for all things camping. National Parks nearby Camping Breakdown: Arches *Devils Garden Camping ​(open year around, no hook ups) *Sun outdoors RV Resort Moab, UT ​(open year around, with electric hook ups) *ACT Campground Moab, UT Bryce Canyon National Park *Sunset Campground (open year around, no hook ups)Canyon National Park Walk in camping available. If you can't do this we suggest going to Moab, Utah for camping while visiting this park. Capital Reef National Park *Cathedral Valley Campground Primitive Camping *Oak Creek Campground (open year around but no bathrooms or hook ups during some seasons.) *Lower Pleasant Creek Campground Gateway Arch National Park Camping may be outside of the city. Check out deals on Airbnb or hotwire! Grand Canyon National Park Many camping options. Many reservations need extra permits. Check out all the info here. *Horn Creek Campground *Indian Garden Campground *Bright Angel Campground (this is at the bottom of the Grand Canyon) Joshua Tree National Park *Jumbo Rocks Campground ​(open year around no hook ups) *White Tank Campground ​(open year around no hook ups) *AutoCamp Joshua Tree ​(haven't stayed here but looks cool Kings Canyon National Park We stayed in the National Forest part of the park for free. Make sure you are on the park of the road that is National Forest and pull over for the evening! We were close to the waterfall. Clearly no hookups but there was an outhouse close to the waterfall. Mammoth Cave National Park *Mammoth Cave Campground (options for hook ups or not. shower houses and restrooms) *Houchin Feery Campground ​(a bit outside of the park but beautiful location) North Cascades National Park * Colonial Creek North Campground C *Clonial Creek South Campground *Newhalem Campground Olympic National Park Lots of options in this beautiful park *Heart O' the Mountains (Nice outhouses, electric hook ups on some sites) *Boulder Creek Campground ​ *Sol Duc Hot-springs Resort & Campground *AND MORE Rocky Mountains National Park So many options so little time. There is something for everyone camping wise but you may want to branch out of the park a bit to find something. *Odessa Lake Campground *Upper Mill Creek*Olive Ridge Campground Sequoia National Park *Awesome lodge and camping here ​(Closed for 2022) * Horse Creek Campground (outside of the park a bit, hook ups and open year around) Smoky Mountains National Park*Smoky Mountains Campground*Crazy Horse Campground*Cataloochee Campground ​(so beautiful! limited availability through the year) Saguaro National Park *Gilbert Ray Campground *Manning Campground Yosemite National Park Yosemite Creek Campground ​(no hook ups, outhouses) Upper Pines Campground White Wolf Lodge ​(lodge, glamping options) *Climb and pitch a hammock tent on the side of the mountain.. .but get a permit here : Zion National Park *Watchman's Campground (open year around and nice bathrooms. Some sites have electric hook ups. *South Campground (seasonal availability, nice bathrooms) *Zion Canyon Campground We will keep adding to the list! Have fun sleeping under the stars :)
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May 03, 2022
In NATIONAL PARKS
Saguaro National Park Quick Tips: Blog and details: COMING SOON!
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May 03, 2022
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ROCKY NATIONAL PARK Quick Tips: Blog & more details: COMING SOON!
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May 03, 2022
In NATIONAL PARKS
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK Quick Tips: Blogs & more details: Coming soon!
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May 01, 2022
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Apr 30, 2022
In NATIONAL PARKS
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK Quick Tips: Blog and more info coming soon!
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Apr 28, 2022
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Apr 28, 2022
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Apr 28, 2022
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CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK Quick Tips (screenshot below): BLOG ON THIS LOCATION & MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!
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Apr 28, 2022
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CANYON LANDS NATIONAL PARK Quick Tips (screen shot below): BLOG WITH MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!
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Apr 27, 2022
In NATIONAL PARKS
*Please note that these are National Parks that we have been to. There are many more National Park camping options! Just need straight-up camping advice? Check THIS OUT for all things camping. National Parks nearby Camping Breakdown: Arches *Devils Garden Camping (open year around, no hook ups) *Sun outdoors RV Resort Moab, UT (open year around, with electric hook ups) *ACT Campground Moab, UT Bryce Canyon National Park *Sunset Campground (open year around, no hook ups) Canyon National Park Walk in camping available. If you can't do this we suggest going to Moab, Utah for camping while visiting this park. Capital Reef National Park Cathedral Valley Campground Primitive Camping Oak Creek Campground (open year around but no bathrooms or hook ups during some seasons.) Lower Pleasant Creek Campground Gateway Arch National Park Camping may be outside of the city. Check out deals on Airbnb or hotwire! Grand Canyon National Park Many camping options. Many reservations need extra permits. Check out all the info here. *Horn Creek Campground *Indian Garden Campground *Bright Angel Campground (this is at the bottom of the Grand Canyon) Joshua Tree National Park *Jumbo Rocks Campground (open year around no hook ups) *White Tank Campground (open year around no hook ups) *AutoCamp Joshua Tree (haven't stayed here but looks cool!) Kings Canyon National Park We stayed in the National Forest part of the park for free. Make sure you are on the park of the road that is National Forest and pull over for the evening! We were close to " " waterfall. Clearly no hook ups but there was an outhouse close to the waterfall. Mammoth Cave National Park *Mammoth Cave Campground (options for hook ups or not. shower houses and restrooms) *Houchin Feery Campground (a bit outside of the park but beautiful location) North Cascades National Park Colonial Creek North Campground Colonial Creek South Campground Newhalem Campground Olympic National Park Lots of options in this beautiful park! *Heart O' the Mountains (Nice outhouses, electric hook ups on some sites) *Boulder Creek Campground *Sol Duc Hot-springs Resort & Campground *AND MORE Rocky Mountains National Park So many options so little time. There is something for everyone camping wise but you may want to branch out of the park a bit to find something. *Odessa Lake Campground *Upper Mill Creek *Olive Ridge Campground Sequoia National Park Awesome lodge and camping here (Closed for 2022) Horse Creek Campground (outside of the park a bit, hook ups and open year around) Smoky Mountains National Park *Smoky Mountains Campground *Crazy Horse Campground *Cataloochee Campground (so beautiful! limited availability through the year) Saguaro National Park *Gilbert Ray Campground *Manning Campground Yosemite National Park Yosemite Creek Campground (no hook ups, outhouses) Upper Pines Campground White Wolf Lodge (lodge, glamping options) *Climb and pitch a hammock tent on the side of the mountain.. .but get a permit here :) Zion National Park *Watchman's Campground (open year around and nice bathrooms. Some sites have electric hook ups. *South Campground (seasonal availability, nice bathrooms) *Zion Canyon Campground We will keep adding to the list! Have fun sleeping under the stars :)
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Apr 26, 2022
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*Most National Park Campgrounds *Dark Sky Campgrounds *Malibu Campgrounds *Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, CA *Straights Campground, MI *Fisherman Island Campground *Sedona, AZ Campgrounds
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Apr 22, 2022
In NATIONAL PARKS
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK Quick Tips: Blog and more details: General Sherman Trail This paved 1.1 mile hike is probably one of the most visited trails in all of the park because you guessed it, General Sherman is here! This is the largest Sequoia Tree. We suggest taking your time and hiking this trail as there are so many towering trees to take in! *(You can start from another are in the park and make it a longer hike. Also, the second-largest tree is Called General Grant and on General Grant Loop. and this is considered Kings Caynon NP actually but we highly suggest this beautiful hike!) Tokopah Falls and Trail Discover this 4.0-mile out-and-back trail. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 47 min to complete. Very beautiful the entire route! Crystal Cave - 0.86 CLOSED ALL OF 2022 Big Tree 1.3-mile beautiful trail! This is near Stony Creek Village, California. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 31 min to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, hiking, and walking, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are May through November. Big Baldy Trail Experience this 1.3-mile loop trail near Stony Creek Village, California. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 31 min to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, hiking, and walking, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are May through November. Camping: Awesome lodge and camping here ​(Closed for 2022) Horse Creek Campground (outside of the park a bit, hook ups and open year around) We stayed in the National Forest part of the park for free. Make sure you are on the park of the road that is National Forest and pull over for the evening! We were close to "Grizzly Falls" waterfall. Clearly no hookups but there was an outhouse close to the waterfall.
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