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Articles by Stephany Wiestling

Stephany is the head honcho here at BestKidFriendlyTravel.com who has not let motherhood dampen her lust for travel. She created BestKidFriendlyTravel.com as a way to share with, and learn from, other parents the unique twists that children bring to travel. Together, we'll give our children the world!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 – 8:27 pm | Comments Off
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Later this month, I’m taking my older girls (ages 9 & 10) to Naples and Sarasota, Florida. It will be a short four-day road trip, but I want them to hold onto the memories of the trip since we’ll be doing fun things like learning about dolphins on board the Dolphin Explorer and hunting for shark teeth at Venice Beach near Sarasota. With this in mind, here are five ways to hold onto these family adventures.

1. Write in a Travel Journal. You’ll find plenty of travel journals just for kids on Amazon. Travel journals are a great way to encourage kids to capture memories, but I love that it helps them to enhance their writing skills as they put on paper their travel experiences. Many travel journals also provide sections to paste in postcards, ticket stubs and other travel souvenirs.

2. Put Together a Travel Photo Book. I don’t need to tell you that kids love to do anything on the computer and making a photo album online couldn’t be easier for kids. Mixbook has plenty of travel-themed photo book templates to choose from, as does Snapfish, and your kids will no doubt love putting these books together to share with other family members.

3. Create a Personal Travel Blog. Back to kids loving computers…if they don’t want to write in a journal with a pencil, then why not set up a travel blog at MapQuest Travel Blogs. Kids can upload photos, drop pins on locations they visited, enter travel dates and write stories about their adventures. Friends and family can even subscribe to their blogs to follow along.

4. Share Photos on Instagram. Set up a private Instagram account for your children so they can take pictures to share throughout their trips. You may even want to create a unique hashtag so you and your kids can post trip photos and you can easily see all the pics on one screen. You can follow Kidventurous on Instagram to check out our upcoming pics from our Florida getaway.

5. Take Short Videos: If your kids have iPods or any other devices that can record video, have them take videos of their experiences to put up on Instagram or Vine to share with friends and family. I love videos since they’re easy ways to capture learning and silliness when on various adventures.

How do you like to capture travel memories when you vacation with your children? Let me know in the comments section below.

Photo Credit: Mixbook

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. However, the views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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How We Created the Perfect Amelia Island Weekend Getaway
Saturday, September 6, 2014 – 10:00 am | Comments Off
How We Created the Perfect Amelia Island Weekend Getaway

My wife and I really wanted to do a long weekend getaway. We’re originally from New York, so our first inclination was to go there, but after seeing the prices for airfare and a car …

LEGOLAND Florida Honors First Responders Throughout September!
Saturday, August 30, 2014 – 10:00 am | Comments Off
LEGOLAND Florida Honors First Responders Throughout September!

LEGOLAND ® Florida Resort Announces First Responder Days in September
LEGOLAND ® Florida Resort to honor first responders with a free single day admission during September
LEGOLAND ® Florida Resort is proud to once again honor police …

Find Family Hotels in Lake Tahoe, CA and Save!
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 – 10:00 am | Comments Off
Find Family Hotels in Lake Tahoe, CA and Save!

From skiing to hiking and loads of indoor activities, a family vacation in Lake Tahoe should not be missed! No matter the season there is something for everyone here. Find your perfect home …

Explore the Andes in Santiago, Chile and Save!
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 – 10:00 am | Comments Off
Explore the Andes in Santiago, Chile and Save!

If your kids go to a Spanish immersion school, try a trip beyond the usual south-of-the-border locations and head way south to Santiago, Chile for your family vacation! The Latin culture in general puts …

Move it Movement Coming to LEGOLAND Florida This Weekend
Friday, August 8, 2014 – 10:00 am | Comments Off
Move it Movement Coming to LEGOLAND Florida This Weekend

LEGOLAND ® Florida plays host for a second consecutive year to Cartoon Network’s MOVE IT MOVEMENT Tour on August 9 & 10. The summertime traveling event targets youth 6-14 and their parents, presented in partnership …

Sink Your Toes in the Sand in Bermuda and Save!
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 – 10:00 am | Comments Off
Sink Your Toes in the Sand in Bermuda and Save!

A family beach vacation doesn’t get much better than the pink sands of Bermuda! When you tire of splashing in the surf or building pink sandcastles, there’s always crystal caves to explore, aquariums, museums …

Save on a Mexico Family Vacation in Los Cabos!
Saturday, August 2, 2014 – 10:00 am | Comments Off
Save on a Mexico Family Vacation in Los Cabos!

Bask in the southern sun in Los Cabos on your next family beach vacation! Go in the spring for whale watching or any other time of year for playing in the pool at the …

LEGOLAND Florida: A Must-See Destination for LEGO Fans of All Ages!
Thursday, July 31, 2014 – 10:00 am | Comments Off
LEGOLAND Florida: A Must-See Destination for LEGO Fans of All Ages!

My 9 year-old son is a raging LEGO-addict!  He could practically pay for college if he were to sell just the LEGOs he currently owns.  And there’s no end to new purchases in sight. …

Enjoy Baseball and Crabcakes in Baltimore, MD!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – 10:00 am | One Comment
Enjoy Baseball and Crabcakes in Baltimore, MD!

From fresh seafood, to exploring historic ships – including a real navy submarine, Baltimore is full of fun for a family vacation! Make you home base at one of these family hotels:

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