The Educational Tourist

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Christmas in Italy

Buon Natale! You don’t have to be headed to Italy for Christmas to have a few magical Christmas daydreams about Buon Natale! Murano, an island off Venice, has been home to glass makers for...

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When in Rome…drink the frog juice

Ok – We’ve all heard the phrase, “When in Rome, do as the Romans.” and sometimes we follow it! We stay in B and Bs, we use local transportation, we eat at restaurants frequented...

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Fun in the air

You know that point when you are soo tired that everything is funny? Like a teenage girl slumber party or after a long flight with no sleep? Artist Nina Katchadourian reached that point on...

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Traveling with a Teen TIPS

Are you traveling with a teen? (Insert eye rolling here.) Tips for traveling (and enjoying traveling) with a teen. 1) Go with the flow. Teen wake up on the wrong side of the bed...

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More Gift Ideas for the Traveler

Wondering what to get that hard to buy for traveler? Here are some great ideas! Compression socks Think you are too young for compression socks? Not so!! Anyone that gets on a plane for...

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Gift ideas the Traveler

If you are shopping for the traveler in your life. Consider these! I never leave home without… Moneybelt A money belt is worn underneath your clothes and holds an extra credit card, money, and...

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Going to Grandma’s

Need something fun and Thanksgiving themed for that trip to Grandma’s for the holiday? Free coloring sheets.   These are so cute. Use them on the way or while the little ones are waiting...

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Read before you go – NYC

One of the very best ways to help children (and grownups, too) understand, enjoy, and remember a vacation sight is to introduce it before you go. There are wonderful books about New York and...