family-travel

“Memories made together last forever”

The definition of family travel has been evolving over years. As families grow and as older generations live longer, a typical family vacation becomes more than a visit to a trip with mom, dad and the kids. Today, many family trips are multi-generational and include travel opportunities that combine everyone’s interests.

Explore the world with your family. From the most youngest family member to the oldest one, the world has so much to offer to all those who don’t wish to leave any member behind. Every member can find something of their interest or taste even while traveling with family.

Take a road trip or explore some nearby mountain village or be mesmerized by Iguaza Falls, or explore American History. Just move out of your homes and take the kids and oldies along to explore the beauty of nature, learn some new culture or try some unknown dish.


Gondola-ride-in-the-New-Orleans-Museum-of-Art-Sculpture-Garden. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

Top 8 Free Things to do in New Orleans

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Let’s face it; travel can be expensive. But, when you know where to go, you can explore new destinations at a fraction of the cost. One of our favorite places, New Orleans (aka The Big Easy), can be pricey to visit but is filled with rich culture, historic buildings and … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Budget Travel Family Travel
Birmingham Civil Rights Museum.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

Walking and singing our way through Birmingham, Alabama’s rich history

Birmingham, Alabama – the Magic City – saw events and courageous people who played a central role in the Civil Rights struggle.  World Footprints goes on a walking tour through history along the Civil Rights Heritage Trail as we step onto the grounds where African Americans confronted Jim Crow era … Read more   Read more

United States Family Travel History
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How to Enjoy Walt Disney World for Free

By Cara Siera

Disney World and Disneyland parks and resorts have long been called, collectively, “the happiest place on earth.” But the joy of Disney parks comes with a large price tag — at the time of print, Disney World Orlando’s Standard Theme Park Ticket is priced at $109.00 per day.   Read more

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Why Ghibli Park Won’t Be an Amusement Park

By Ann-Marie Cahill

From botanical gardens to open-air museums with reconstructed villages, amusement parks have long been part of the mantra, ‘work hard, play hard’. They have been a place to escape the toils and responsibilities of everyday life (a sorely tempting offer, right now). The latest addition is Ghibli Park, scheduled to open … Read more   Read more

Asia Family Travel
Black - Four in Greensboro NC. Photo courtesy of Civil Rights Trail

Discover Black History and Culture While Traveling the USA

By Terri Marshall

As a Southern-born white woman, incorporating Black history sites into my travel plans never crossed my mind… until I married a Black man.   Read more

United States Family Travel History
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Mombasa: A different side of ancient Kenya

By Derek Cullen

Mombasa is a sublime mix of cultures and one of the most popular destinations in East Africa for white powdered sands and five-star luxury resorts. At the same time, there is as much to experience for backpackers as there is for wealthy tourists and this is best seen in the … Read more   Read more

Africa Family Travel
Train featured in Flagstaff Pioneer Museum. Photo: Breana Johnson

How to Experience Train Tourism and Become a Railfan

By Breana Johnson

While many of these train activities are rooted in nostalgia, there are still plenty of modern-day travelers who not only enjoy trains as a means of transport but also the object of entire vacations.   Read more

United States Family Travel Rail & Road Travel
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Experience the Beauty of Buffalo Park, Arizona

By Breana Johnson

It’s a sunny summer morning at Buffalo Park in Flagstaff, Arizona. The San Francisco Peaks, Arizona’s top ski destination, rises into the sky to the north, the tip of Mount Humphreys sharp against the clear blue expanse.   Read more

United States Family Travel
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Is It Still Midnight in Savannah?

By Kathleen Walls

Since its founding in 1733, Savannah, Georgia has drawn visitors both temporal and spiritual, and the spooky occurrences noted throughout its history make for a thrilling experience.  Here is a glimpse into the haunted history of Savannah. The Story of Jim Williams Savannah came to the attention of tourists in … Read more   Read more

United States Family Travel Architecture History
Walking Amongst Flags photo by Jen Tousey

Rediscovering and Reviving American Culture

By Jen Tousey

When we think of cultures on the brink of extinction the mind usually wanders to earth based cultures world wide being infringed upon by modern development. Another common image is that of oppressed peoples being forced to assimilate, flee, or possibly be put to death in a hostile regime takeover. … Read more   Read more

United States Family Travel History
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Best LGBTQ+ Family-Friendly Destinations to Visit This Summer

By Bea Krasner

As travel opens up again, summer vacation mode is in full force, so we’re looking towards places that are inclusive and welcoming of each and every traveller. We have created a list of top LGBTQ+ destinations to visit this summer that are fun for the whole family.   Read more

The World Family Travel LGBTQ
Marrakech with Kids Sidecar Adventure. Courtesy of Monet Hambrick, The Traveling Child

Family RV Travel

Hear about RV travel, the joys of multi-generational family travel. and traveling across the country as people of color.   Read more

United States Family Travel Rail & Road Travel
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Teaching Children to Appreciate Diversity

By Breana Johnson

The best way to travel with the intent of exploring diversity is to ditch the touristy places. Sometimes, tourist attractions bring people from all over the world — the Grand Canyon or Disneyland, for example.   Read more

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with a Visit to These English Museums

By Ali Jennings

March is Women’s History Month. Celebrated in the UK, the USA, and Australia to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8th, this month highlights the contributions women have made to events in history and contemporary society.   Read more

United Kingdom Family Travel Events & Festivals History The Arts
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Safe and Spooky: Where to enjoy Halloween from a Social Distance

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Halloween is around the corner and the ghouls and goblins are coming for us whether we’re ready or not. This time they will be frightening us from a safe distance. But don’t worry because your adrenaline will still run high.   Read more

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