Top 25 Travel Blogs for Families, 2012
The ideal of family travel - fun and relaxation for all - and the reality - toddler meltdowns and hotel mishaps - don't always coincide. But never fear: Babble's Top 25 Travel Blogs for Families is back, and each of these sites is packed with information on what you can do to make your family's vacation truly enjoyable. We brought back favorites from last year's list and combed through your nominations to bring fresh voices to the conversation. So whether you need to know what to pack while flying to grandma's with a toddler, how to travel the world with your family on a budget, or where to arrange a private cooking lesson in Provence with a Michelin-starred chef, we've got you covered. It's time to stop worrying, start planning, and, most importantly, get moving! (And if we missed a blog you love, nominate it here!) - Paula Sadok
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Tracy and Colin’s Rankings
Who: Tracy and Colin Burns, parents of two, Australia
Why we love this site: Tracy, Colin, and their children – Noah, 6, and Hayley, 4 – have been traveling for over two years. They ventured throughout Southeast Asia, returned home to Australia for a months-long road trip, and are now back in Southeast Asia. This time around, they’re using Penang as a base instead of being completely nomadic. Though full of fun photos and fascinating anecdotes (like the time they lost their daughter in an Athens subway station!), Our Travel Lifestyle also discusses the struggles of fitting ordinary things into an extraordinary living situation. Entries include frank discussions on how Tracy and Colin nurture their own relationship (how they have sex while sharing tiny rooms with their kids), as well as reports on attempts at homeschooling and options for distance learning (following a curriculum set by a school back in Australia).