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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 trip to Cape Cod with kids? Here's 8 fun things to add to your itinerary for the perfect Cape Cod vacation with kids. #capecod #massachussetts #usa #familytravel // Family Travel Destinations | Cape Cod Itinerary | Cape Cod Things to Do | Best Beaches | Where to Stay in Cape Cod | Best Cities to Visit | Where to Eat | Kid-Friendly Activities | Family Hotels | Provincetown Day Trip | Nantucket vs. Martha's Vineyard | Family Hotels | Boston Day Trip | New England Cities 8 Must-Have Experiences in Cape Cod with Kids - When it comes to beachy summertime getaways, it doesn't get… read more
Plan a one day trip in Joshua Tree National Park with this beginner's guide to the best sites and easy hikes, plus tips for planning your day and what to pack. #joshuatree #nps #california #familytravel #findyourpark // Family Travel | Joshua Tree NP | One Day Itinerary | Palm Springs Day Trip | What to See | Easy Hikes | Top Sites | Best Trails | Joshua Tree with Kids | Best Time to Go | Best National Parks | Top Places in California One Day in Joshua Tree National Park: A Beginner’s Guide - I honestly didn't expect to love Joshua Tree National Park… read more
Planning a trip to Disneyland with kids under 5 (babies, toddlers or preschoolers)? Read how to plan one perfect day at Disneyland California (+get a free printable rides map + planner!) Planning a Trip to Disneyland with Kids Under 5 (+printable rides map!) - We didn't exactly plan on taking two kids under the… read more
Where to stay, eat, and explore kid-friendly sights during a perfect Santa Barbara weekend with kids! #santabarbara #california #socal #weekendtrip #familytravel #travelwithkids // Family Travel Destinations | Family Vacation Ideas | Southern California Bucket List | Santa Barbara Day Trip | Top Places in SoCal | Best Cities in California for Families | Best Things to Do in Santa Barbara | Where to Eat | Where to Stay | Family-Friendly Itinerary | Family Hotels Weekend Guide to Santa Barbara with Kids - Is Santa Barbara, California really as idyllic as it sounds?… read more

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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
How to get the most out of Riviera Maya when traveling with young kids. // Playa del Carmen | Cancun | Tulum | Mexico Family Travel 10 Tips for Traveling Riviera Maya with Young Kids - I had plenty of anxiety before our trip to Mexico.… 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
Gaudi for Kids: How to see Gaudi’s most popular buildings in Barcelona with kids. #barcelona #spain #europetravel #familytravel #gaudi // Best Gaudi Buildings | Barcelona with Kids | Sagrada Familia Tickets | Casa Mila | Casa Batllo | Park Guell with Kids | Where to Find | Guided Tour | Free Walking Tour | Family Tours | Barcelona Kids Tours | Antoni Gaudi Books | Barcelona Guide | Things to Do in Barcelona | Family-Friendly Barcelona A Guide to Gaudí’s Barcelona for Kids - If you're planning a trip to Barcelona, chances are you've… read more
Planning a trip to Lisbon? Here's 50 things everyone must see and do in Lisbon, Portugal, complete with a free printable bucket list! #lisbon #lisboa #portugal #europetravel #bucketlist #familytravel // Europe Family Travel | Portugal with Kids | Things to do in Lisbon | What to See in Lisbon | Lisbon Bucket List | Lisbon Travel Guide | Where to Eat | Where to Stay | Kid-Friendly Itinerary | Best Places in Portugal | Group Tours | Cooking Class | Walking Tour | Best Cities in Europe | Portugal Travel Tips Lisbon Bucket List: 50 Things to Do in Lisbon, Portugal - Of all the cities in Europe, something has been continually… read more
Italy with Kids! Click to get our 2 week pre-planned family-friendly itinerary, plus printable day-by-day guide! #italy #italywithkids #italyfamilytravel #familytravel #travelwithkids // Travel with Kids | Italy Family Travel | Top Cities in Italy | Where to Go in Italy | Where to Eat | Kid-Friendly Activities | Where to Stay | Best Neighborhoods | Renting a Car | Train Travel | Top Things to See | Best Places in Italy | Printable Itinerary | Florence | Rome | Cinque Terre | Milan | Orvieto | Pisa | Lucca 2 Weeks in Italy with Kids: A Family-Friendly Itinerary - A family trip to Italy sounds like a dream come… read more

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