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Family Travel Unyear, Days 4-5 (Sept 17-18): Chicago

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 28 September 2016

Our family travel continues! We bid Beverly Shores a tearful adieu, board the South Shore Line and journey straight into downtown Chicago, where we meet excellent old friends and visit the city.

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Family Travel Unyear, Days 1-3 (Sept 14-16): Amtrak to Indiana

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 26 September 2016

During our year of family travel, it is our desire to rely on cars as little as possible. Our first choice of conveyance was an easy one: a train to Beverly Shores, where we met a friend.

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The Year, or Perhaps Unyear, of Family Travel Has Begun

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 24 September 2016

On September 14, I left NYC with my wife and two sons. If all goes as planned, we won’t be back until next summer. Our hope/intention is to be away for the better part of a year. Our unyear.

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Ecotourism and Family Travel in Costa Rica

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 14 July 2016

Costa Rica offers amazing product and program diversity at the cross-section of ecotourism and family travel. “A family vacation in Costa Rica is a way to raise awareness about sustainability for the whole family.”

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Family Travel and Vacation Rentals

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 9 June 2016

“Vacation rentals are exploding because family travel is exploding.” This comes as no surprise to anyone helping the new generation of traveling families. Here’s what the experts have to say about family travel and vacation rentals.

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Family Travel Must Stand Up for Families and #StopOrphanTrips

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 22 May 2016

As part of the monthlong #StopOrphanTrips blog blitz, traveling families should take a stand and call for an end to orphanage tourism. Nobody likes to be played for a fool, but that’s what’s often the case when you visit, volunteer at or contribute to an overseas “orphanage.”

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Family Safari in Africa

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 25 November 2015

I feel privileged to have marveled at Africa’s wildlife wonders. But I also secretly wish that I’d enjoyed the life-changing awe of animal encounters at an age when the wide-eyed wow factor was absolute. I aim to bring the pure rush of that discovery – of family safari in Africa – to my two little boys.

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How Children Benefit from an Ecotourism Experience

  • Irene Lane
  • 11 April 2011

Just because you are going on a family vacation doesn’t mean that learning should take a break too. Ecotourism for children is full of what educators call teachable moments or, more definitively, unplanned opportunities to explain a concept that has unintentionally captured a child’s interest.

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Hungry Baby on Board: Travel Advice from a Breastfeeding Mum

  • Jane Higgins
  • 3 March 2011

There is much I could share about the delights and dangers of travelling with a baby (or two). There are countless lists I could write about what to bring, what not to, where to go, when to travel etc. But easily the single most important thing for me when travelling with my babies was something I couldn’t even leave behind: breastfeeding.

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