May 12 is the fifth annual National Train Day, a series of local tributes to train travel in cities across the U.S. With that in mind, it’s high time to examine how family travelers can make the most out of a vacation along the rails.
There’s no question that family vacations for multi-child families are best when the whole clan goes away together. But smaller (and sometimes shorter) trips that enable Mom and Dad to hit the road with each child individually can be pretty special, too.
Whether you long to spend two weeks in Tahiti or a summer along the Appalachian Trail, all of us have travel dreams. Most of us try to cram them all in before we have kids. Others—a select few, really—opt to bring the kids along for the ride.
As a full-time freelance travel writer, the only way for Matt Villano to manage as a dad has been to take his wife and two daughters with him. With this blog, Matt shares some of the insights he's gleaned along the way, as well as tips, tricks, reviews and other fun stories.