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I love to travel so much that I've taken my 6 kids with me across the globe. Yea, it get's crazy but I wouldn't trade those experiences for anything.

Which Travel Apps are Best for Flights?  So, you want the best price, the easiest to use app or website to plan your travel, right? So do I!  I have spent my hours searching the different apps and sites so I could share with you how I find the best deals on my travels.     I am a professional software engineer and have worked for some of the largest companies and many .coms including mobile and travel sites.  So, when I am looking for the best deals, I started comparing the different sites and phone apps. Best apps and sites for the lowest fare tickets. I found the lowest fares domestically on flighthub.com and cheapoair.com.  Also, justfly.com had comparable prices as well, so I will be including that site in my future searches as well.    On International flights, justfly.com had found a fare that no other sites had by using multiple airlines. …

Portland really is the perfect family vacation destination because Portland isn’t just for Hipsters in flannel shirts with well-groomed beards.  There are lots of fun family activities here that make Portland the perfect family vacation destination. Ok, we talked you into it? Now let us show you all the fun you can have while you’re here. We have lived in Portland, Oregon the majority of our time.  We both grew up here before venturing off into adulthood and living in a few others places.  We have found ourselves back in Portland, for now.  We are having an amazing time showing our kids all the fun things we did when we were younger and a few more new things.  We would love to show you that Portland and the surrounding areas are a great place to spend vacation time with your family. Whether you are stopping in Portland on your way to another destination or…

2017 could be the year we see some of the lowest airfare prices in a long time.  Flights are full, there is increasing competition and ticket prices are falling. “Travellers today have an overwhelming number of options to more destinations for lower prices than at any point in the recent past,” according to a recent report by Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation.  “We seem to be in the heart of a perfect storm,” as US expert Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor with CBS News, put it recently, adding that “those low prices may be here for a while, especially on international flights.” Here are 5 ways to help you find lower airfares 1. Find the cheapest destination You don’t have to go to every single search site out there to find the lowest price.  Using something like Google Flights or Skyscanner allows you to search for the cheapest fares an entire month at…

Washington DC is a perfect destination for families … any season!  There is so much to see and do that no one is going to get bored.  It’s also small enough to get around easily.  There are some of the best museums in the world, beautiful parks, a great zoo, the chance to view our nations history up close and personal and you can do it all anytime of year. DC is amazing no matter when you go but each season brings it’s own unique events and reasons to come. SPRING – The Cherry Blossoms are perhaps the biggest reason people come to DC in the Spring. There are many other reasons to visit DC in the Spring.  The weather is just about perfect, the city is at it’s best, flowers are blooming everywhere and there are numerous festivals around the city. – Cherry Blossom Festival Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in…

Chiang Mai is an amazing family destination. Here are 10 things to do with kids in Chiang Mai to keep everyone entertained and have a great time while you’re there. 1. NIGHT BAZAAR Every evening, the city of Chiang Mai comes alive when the Night Bazaar opens.  It is situated along a three-block stretch of Chan Klan Road in the middle of the city.  The Night Bazaar has food carts, lots of bars, plenty of souvenirs and live entertainment. Chiang Mai Night Market is one of the cities’ amazing places to take your family. It is a colorful and bustling market.  Keep an eye on your kids because it does get crowded in the high season and the lanes are narrow. Take your time, be patient and learn how to bargain.  However, be mindful and respect that these vendors earn a very modest income and these goods are already pretty cheap. As always, have FUN and eat something…

But what are you going to do about school for your kids while your traveling?!? It’s a question we are getting a lot while we are planning our trip. There are 2 really big questions you have to answer when deciding how you are going to travel with kids and for how long. 1. How you going to pay for the trip? (this will be answered in another blog post) 2. What to do about school for the kids while traveling? Question #2 depends a little bit on what country you are from.  If you are in the United States, it also depends on what state you call home.  We are residents in Oregon and they have fairly relaxed rules regarding homeschooling here. Right now we are homeschooling our daughter Jazmine through an online public school program called Oregon Virtual Academy which is a part of K12.  Next year, we…