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“The Family Trip Guide to London is gold and I look forward to using more Family Trip Guides to plan visits to other cities in the future! Aside from helping us plan the trip in advance, having it on hand while traveling was truly the best part about it! Plans change when you’re traveling with kids. When we needed somewhere to eat on the fly, I had just the tool I needed to figure out a family friendly spot. Same for when we had unexpected extra free time.” Hope from

About Me:

Hi! I’m Jennifer and I ❤ traveling with my kids and sharing travel recommendations with other families! I am mom to 2 loving curious kiddos living outside Washington, D.C.

Below are some things that might be different than a typical travel blog as well as some recent Instagram musings:

  • We are not sponsored by any hotels or attractions, so you can be sure our reviews are unbiased.
  • I loooove travel photography, but you won’t find that here. We are committed to saving you time in your travel planning and want to decrease the seemingly endless scrolling and personal stories.
  • We ❤ Lists! Friends would ask us for our travel recommendations after trips and so FTG started as a list lovers paradise with spreadsheets of dozens of recommendations. We’ve now moved to giving you the TOP tips from local moms and frequent travelers so you don’t have to wade through the dozens of kid friendly restaurants in a city.
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Our Budget for Europe with Kids for #TravelTipTuesday… (say that 5x fast! 😂) As soon as our mileage points hit enough for roundtrip int. tickets, I am on Google Flights to find the best entry airport to travel. European vacations certainly have a reputation for costing a ton of money but it doesn't have to! Our approximate budget below keeps a trip to Europe around $300 a day for a family of 4 NOT including flights: 1️⃣ Flights are paid by miles and bonuses with credit cards that we pay off the balance for each month. We've traveled to Taiwan and Switzerland on two separate trips with cards and my husband's work points. (@thepointsguy has good tips but also know they get paid by certain credit cards.) . 2️⃣ Stay in apartment rentals in less expensive areas and day trip to more expensive. This photo is in the beautiful Colmar, France for a day trip. In Lake Como, our Airbnb on the lake was $150 USD a night. In Germany, we have $90 a night VRBO. . 3️⃣ Eat out once a day (+ gelato!) We've found with kids it's so much easier (and cheaper!) to eat breakfast and dinner at the apartment and then eat lunch out at while sightseeing. This rhythm really helps our kids with enjoying meals at home after a long day out. We generally spend around $100 USD a day on 1 lunch out + groceries + gelato for our family of 4. . 4️⃣ We limit big-ticket attractions to 1 or 2 a trip. In Amsterdam, it was the amazing @duinrellwassenaar water park that my kids still talk about. In Switzerland its always the gondolas up the mountains @jungfrauregion. The rest of the time we explore free parks, museums, kid cafes and hiking. 🙊 BIG EDIT! Forgot to add rental car or transportation costs. That can be around $60 a day or just a few euros for public buses! . So, that's our general budget outline, would love to hear any other travel saving tips specifically for Europe? . . . #europewithkids #familytravels #colmarfrance #europeonabudget #travelbudget #proofofmom #momdaughtertime #travelwithkids #familytrip #kidstravel

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I asked and you answered! Thanks for all the wonderful responses to the question, Why We Love Family Travel from last week! 2 great responses from @zenassuitcase and @momatthemuseum are up in stories today. . I loved reading these responses for #FamilyTravelTuesday because the reasons we travel are as varied as the number of families traveling! Sometimes I get worried that talking about my love of traveling with my kids is to 'boujee' or braggy. I know we are in a privileged position that my husband earns a lot of points with traveling twice a month for work. The other half of our travel points comes from a lot of research on travel credit cards, prioritizing in our budget (we have 1 car, limited kids activities) and focus on budget travel once we're in a country. . Travel is a high priority for our family but I totally get that its not for every family. Hope you can find some responses in the coming Tuesdays that resonate or inspire you! . Pictured: One of my fav memories in Switzerland! The setting didn't matter to these cuties, they were so happy to skip/sing along with their Daddy. This is a song I used to singing when hiking with my family when I was little! 🥰 . . . #kidstravel #familieswhotravel #travelcrew #familytravelblogger #getupandgo #familytrips #travelislife #igtravel #hikingwithkids #switzerlandwithkids #loveyourtimetogether #switzerlandwithkids #switzerland🇨🇭 #gimmelwald

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