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Georgia on my Mind at St. Simons Island
Friday, December 5, 2014 – 2:07 pm | Comments Off
Georgia on my Mind at St. Simons Island

by Larry Berle
Ray Charles’s Classic hit “Georgia on my Mind” is running through my head as I walk on the beach here on St. Simons Island. Then, as I enter the lobby of the King …

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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 …

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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Save on Family Fun on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ
Saturday, July 12, 2014 – 10:00 am | Comments Off
Save on Family Fun on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ

Atlantic City isn’t just for grown-ups and gambling. Families can enjoy the boardwalk, learn to surf, play a round of mini-golf, tour the aquarium, go parasailing, and so much more! Find family hotels …

California Dreamin’ of Santa Barbara, CA for your Next Family Vacation!
Saturday, May 24, 2014 – 10:00 am | Comments Off
California Dreamin’ of Santa Barbara, CA for your Next Family Vacation!

For this year’s California beach vacation, stay in Santa Barbara! Great beaches with amazing sunsets and an easy scenic drive to Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood make these Santa Barbara family hotels a perfect …

Save on Southern Charm in Savannah, GA!
Saturday, May 17, 2014 – 10:00 am | Comments Off
Save on Southern Charm in Savannah, GA!

A family vacation in Savannah, GA is sure to please with southern charm. Sip on sweet tea, visit a haunted plantation, and enjoy the warm weather from any of the Savannah family hotels below:

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Guitars and Music Stars Highlight Your Family Vacation in Nashville, TN!
Saturday, April 26, 2014 – 10:00 am | Comments Off
Guitars and Music Stars Highlight Your Family Vacation in Nashville, TN!

Nashville is a great family vacation destination any time of year! Even if you don’t love country music, there is so much to see and do here, you just can’t pack it all into …