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Carlos & Rachel

Carlos & Rachel are passionate about traveling as a family. They have traveled to over 40 countries (and counting) in the last decade. Now, they get to share their best travel-tested destinations, tips, and tricks. Find out how they got here.

15 Free Things to Do in Connecticut with Kids

Do you ever find yourself talking about how traveling with the whole family is expensive? Yeah, I understand it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Over the years, we found that no matter where you go in the United States or abroad, there will most likely be tons of things to do that won’t break the bank. As an example, on our trip to Connecticut, we...

What to Pack in Carry-on

15 Really Useful Things to Pack in Your Carry-On

You finally found a great deal on tickets, making your family vacation that much more affordable. Then you planned your trip. From hotels to activities and transportation, every little detail is taken care of. You’ve even packed your suitcases. Now you want to be certain that you have everything you need in your carry-on to get there in one piece. You came to...

Greetings from Austin Mural

How to See the Top 20 Murals in Austin (with Route Map)

Most people know that Austin is the “Live Music Capital of the World”. That’s a pretty big title to live up to year after year. But Austin also has a pretty vibrant art scene. There are literally hundreds of super creative murals all around Austin. And we got a chance to see a few of them on our trip to Austin and San Antonio (interested on a trip...

San Antonio Hemisfair Park

31 Things to Do in San Antonio with Kids

With lots of history and culture, San Antonio is also loaded with fun things to do for adults and kids alike. Just a short drive away from Austin, Houston, or Dallas, San Antonio is conveniently located whether you’re taking the family on a weekend getaway or an extended stay. San Antonio has attractions for all styles and tastes. If you have just a little bit...

Hong Kong Star Ferry

17 Amazing Things to Do in Hong Kong with Kids

When Carlos’ parents (and brother) planned a 3-week trip to Southeast Asia and invited us along, we jumped at the opportunity. We were giddy with excitement but also were somewhat frightened. It’s not that we thought Hong Kong was scary. But having never been to Asia before, we weren’t sure what to expect, especially since we planned on traveling to...

Innsbruck Panorama

11 Relaxing Things to Do in Innsbruck with Kids

Vacations can get pretty hectic. Sometimes all you need is a place to relax, take in the views, people watch, and enjoy each other. Innsbruck is a great place to do just that. It’s small and quaint, and it’s ideal for a day trip with the kids from either Munich or Salzburg. After a day in Salzburg, we took the train to Venice, Italy. But before we could...

Salzburg Castle

13 Delightful Things to Do in Salzburg with Kids

The goal of most vacations is to leave the day-to-day and enjoy not being busy. But sometimes vacations can feel just as stressful as “real life”. But not in Salzburg, Austria. The city is full of charm, history, culture, and even pop culture. But it’s not enormous like other places with as much heritage and influence. Salzburg is actually pretty...

Munich Frauenkirche

Munich with Kids – A Trip through the Bavarian Fairyland

In Part 2 of our European Adventure, we left Iceland (read about our visit to Iceland) and headed back to the continent through Munich, Germany. The city is the 3rd largest in Germany and the 12th in Europe and is well-known for its beer, pretzels, sausages, and Bavarian heritage. But most of all, Munich is chock full of activities for families with kids. Table of...

Telephone Booths

5 Cheap Ways to Call Home When Abroad

Calling home while on an international trip can be a hassle. And if you’re not careful, it can cost you a pretty penny as well. With all the technology and competition around, it’s about time there were ways to make it easy and cheap to call home when traveling abroad. For the longest time, I used FreedomPop’s Global Roaming SIM to call, text, and...