Hotel Germ Safety: Staying Healthy From Check-In To Check-Out

Traveling with your family can be an exciting experience. Introducing your children to new people and places is not only fun, but educational and developmentally stimulating. While most people find vacations away from home relaxing, many parents might find it stressful to bring their children into a new environment, such as a hotel, that they had no control over cleaning and sanitizing. The following are some of the most important warning signs to look for when staying at a hotel, and tips on how to keep your family healthy from check-in to check-out!

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Toddler Travel Essentials

Whether you’re flying cross-country or embarking on that dreaded 8 hour drive to grandma’s house, one thing is certain: traveling with a toddler is rarely easy. Packing for a trip can be overwhelming enough when it’s just for yourself; but trying to decipher every little need your toddler might have and fitting it all into your luggage is a daunting task.  Clothing, diapers and toiletries are a no-brainer; but the following is a list of helpful hints and toddler travel essentials that might slip your mind in the midst of the chaos of preparing for your trip:

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Waldorf Naples Getaway: Affordable Luxury

Everyone wants a vacation in luxury, but not everyone can afford it. If you have a big family but a small budget, this next hotel in Naples, Florida is exactly for you.

If you hadn’t read about why you should absolutely take a vacation to Naples, click over to our Naples feature for things to do and fun to have there. If you’re already convinced, continue reading to find out how you can save money but live it up in a beautiful and grand Waldorf Astoria Naples.

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LaPlaya Hotel: Family-Friendly Resort in Naples, Florida

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Looking for a destination to take the whole family? Consider the Caribbean paradise of Naples, Florida. So, you’re convinced Naples is worthwhile, but how do you go about finding a hotel that’s fun and accommodating for kids and relaxing for you? Consider making La Playa Resort in southwest Florida your next stop. Read on to find out what makes this spot a great pick for a family getaway.

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Travel in Organic Style with GGO

So you have “gone green” by buying reusable water bottles, paying bills online, and recycling your plastics and glassware. But, how green are your clothes? Are they emitting chemicals that could be harmful to you and your little ones? How can you find clothing that is ecologically responsible and attractive? We suggest that you read on to discover the environmentally responsible clothing from GGO, fine organic clothiers.

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Packing a 72-Hour Emergency Bag for Your Family

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Emergency bag, bug-out bag, emergency survival kit, Get-Out-Of-Dodge bag, Personal Emergency Relocation Kit–no matter what you call it, it’s something every family should have ready in the event of an emergency.

These bags or kits should prepare you for all kinds of emergencies, from natural disasters like hurricanes or flooding, to technological disasters like black-outs, to apocalyptic events like Zombie-invasions (just kidding).

An emergency bag is meant to carry the essentials for survival for 48-72 hours. But bug-out bags, emergency kits, and survival kits all include the same basic things. Keep them in your home for emergency evacuation, keep one in the car, or take them along when you travel.

Remember, you don’t want your bags to be too heavy, they should be easily transportable and easy to store. How you implement them is up to you and you should customize them to your family’s needs and environment. Read below for items to get you started.

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Traveling with Your Camera Gear

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As a momtographer, you want to capture great pictures of your family, especially while you’re on vacation. But if you’ve collected a lot of equipment or your suitcases are already overflowing with your family’s belongings, you may be wondering what you should take and what can be left behind. Further, if you are traveling by plane you’ll want to bring only the bare essentials.

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Discovering Thailand with Kids

Thailand is often referred to as “The Land of a Thousand Smiles.” Regarded for its friendly people and natural beauty, it is a popular destination for travelers looking for adventure, historical and cultural exploration, great food, and tropical weather. Thailand can be a family-friendly destination with some planning. Read on for a guide to suggested cities and some general tips for visiting.

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8 Travel Bag Essentials To Take Wherever You Go

8 Travel Essentials for Wherever You Go

Whether you’re taking a road trip just out of state to visit relatives or boarding a plane to visit a foreign country, there are a handful of essential items that can help ensure your journey is smooth and your visit enjoyable. Of course there are the bare essentials–your passport, money, and medications. But after you’ve packed all these, what are some go-to items you should consider?

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