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Hi, we’re the Ishmaels: Matt, Laura, Evelyn & Sophie! We’re an ordinary family of 4 in search of extraordinary adventures around the world!

Without a doubt, our best moments as a family have been spent experiencing new places through travel. That’s why we love to share how we make fun and affordable family travel work; so you can get out there and see the world with kids too!

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Planning a family trip to Mexico City? Read our perfect 5 day itinerary for exploring the best of Mexico's vibrant capital city with kids. #cdmx #mexicocity #mexico #familytravel | Mexico Family Travel | CDMX | Best of Mexico City | Week in Mexico City | 5 Day Itinerary | Family-Friendly Itinerary | Mexico City with Kids | Where to Stay | Where to Eat | Mexico City Day Trips | Mexico City Travel Tips | Is Mexico City Safe | Best Places in Mexico | Best Cities to Visit in Mexico Mexico City with Kids: The Perfect 5 Day Itinerary - If there's ever been a place I've been itching to… read more
Roma Neighborhood Guide: where to eat, stay, and explore in Colonia Roma, Mexico City's hippest neighborhood. #mexico #familytravel #cdmx #roma #mexicocity #ciudaddemexico // Mexico City Travel Guide | Where to Stay | Things to Do in Roma | Must-Sees in Mexico City | Restaurant Guide | Where to Eat in Roma | Condesa Neighborhood | Best Family-Friendly Hotels | Mercado Roma | Roma Street Art | Mexico City with Kids Where to Stay in Mexico City: Roma Neighborhood Guide - Long before the indie Netflix film, Roma was on my… read more
What's Tulum really like? Watch our video travelogue and see for yourself! #tulum #mexico #familytravel // Family Travel | Travel with Kids | Family-Friendly Resorts | Kid-Friendly Mexico | Riviera Maya | Family Beach Vacation | Best Cenotes | Where to Eat in Tulum | Where to Stay in Tulum | Adventure Family Travel | Family-Friendly Itinerary What’s It Like in Tulum? [VIDEO] - If I had to describe Tulum in a word, it'd… read more
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See the best of Sintra, Portugal in just one day with this self-guided itinerary for the perfect Sintra day trip from Lisbon. #sintra #portugal #lisbon #europewithkids #familytravel // Sintra Day Trip Itinerary | Must-See Sintra Castles and Palaces | Self-Guided Tour of Sintra | Sintra Map | Best Day Trips from Lisbon | How to Get to Sintra from Lisbon | Where to Buy Tickets for Sintra | Pena Palace | Quinta da Regaleira | National Palace of Sintra | Moorish Castle 4 Sintra Castles You Must Visit on a Day Trip from Lisbon - Nestled in the hills between the busy city of Lisbon… read more

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