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Travel Papers and Apps

A few finds from this weekend - two flavors of Travel Bingo from the folks at Knock Knock (makers of my favorite "All out of" [...]More

Kid-Friendly Dive Resort

A tip from a European friend who was looking for a kid friendly, PADI certified, dive site - [...]More

Digital Distractions - iPhone Apps

We were helping a friend move last week and there was a lull right near the corner of dinnertime and "I'm Tired & Bored"… but [...]More

How to Safety Hack a Hotel Room

[Welcome new travel guide Erika S.!]

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London Calling

We chose London as a destination because we were making this trip all about the kids.  London was also the one place that we [...]More

Five Works Well For A Ride In The Car (As Long As The Car Ride Isn't Too Far)

Living in New York City, we don't own a car.  The only times we rent one are for traveling, either up or down I-95 [...]More

The Blur of Kells

This post has taken me a long time to write, because it was a point of high expectation, that turned out quite differently than planned. [...]More

Tips for Teens Traveling in France

As we mark our first anniversary in October (go team!), new guest poster Jennifer L. brings a different, and very welcome, perspective to Travels With Child.  Call it a young-person's-eye view.  Call it important information for parents and teens to have.  Or, do like we do, and call it awesome. Welcome Jennifer! ~ Fran W.
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Like a Toddler in a Crystal Shop

The Ireland package we found online (7 days accomodation, rental car/GPS, airfare for 3, etc. - for less than the price of competing airfares) included [...]More

How to get crayon off of a rental car

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So while we were driving the Ring of Beara in Ireland, we [...]More

Ireland's Rings - small and large

So, ok.  We went all the way to Ireland and didn't see the famed Ring of Kerry.  There.  I said it. 

That statement wins amazement from Irish hosts.  And disbelief from one's own parents.  But it's true.  We opted instead for another beautiful coastal circuit - the Beara Peninsula, with some side-trips.  Kerry, Beara, Dingle, and Sheepshead hold the surname "Ring" because of the circular routes you trace along the coasts of each peninsula.  They are all spectacular in their own ways.  But if you are travelling on toddler-time, you need to choose.  Too much time in the car is the way of all badness, and each of these rings takes at least a day to drive… much, much more if you really want to investigate the coastline and small towns that line the roads and cliffs.

And you're still doing a lot of driving, no matter what.  On roads lined with mile-high, feral hedges, and lots of blind curves. Who needs coffee to wake you up when you have that?  It's not as bad as some places make out, of course, but we were still glad to return our rental with both its side mirrors.
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Ireland - first and foremost, check out:

We're back, and I'm still processing the whole amazing trip. So I've brought a few photos back to whet your whistle - of a [...]More
 
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