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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Who: Jen Close, mom of two, Florida
Why we love this site: Though her family has had its share of European getaways, mom Jen Close mostly focuses on local adventures in Florida and the mid-Atlantic states. Packed with reviews on everything from the best activities in Hawaii to amusement park fun (she recently took her kids to Florida’s new Legoland theme park) to great books to read while traveling (or just dreaming of traveling) – all in Close’s warm, friendly voice – Two Kids and a Map makes you feel like you’re simply sitting with a friend discussing where to go next.