IMG_0572This site is authored and published by stay-at-home-mom, Stephany Wiestling.  That’s me. 😉  My hubby travels often for work.  To spend more time together, our son and I tag along as often as possible.  Most times we are in a location for 1-3 weeks, so we really get to know the place.  It also means the tourist stuff gets expensive, fast.  We definitely hit the attractions, but we also enjoy finding the hidden gems that the locals know and love.

When researching our next trip, I search the internet and contact locals for the best advice.  I’ll share all the best nuggets with you before, during and after our trips.  I’ll share travel news that affects parents and family vacations.  And I’ll share funny travel stories, like how I found out my 2 year old prefers blondes.  Hopefully these will help your next trip be as enjoyable and stress-free as ours.

I started this site as a place to keep all the great tips we got, usually directly from the people who live there.  But, now we also get great tips from our readers for our next trip.  Please, keep leaving comments and sharing all those great tips!!  If you would like to write an article about your city, you can email me at steph dot bestkidfriendlytravel dot com.  I can’t afford to pay you, but you will get links to your blog (if you have one), the thrill of seeing your name in print, and the joy of helping others enjoy their vacation. 😉

Our hotel-booking engine is powered by the Orbitz Partner Network (OPN). OPN is a member of the ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) and IATAN (International Airlines Travel Agent Network).

Our powerful hotel engine provides the widest selection of hotel accommodations throughout the world. This technology connects directly to the central reservations systems of hotels worldwide, resulting in better rate and room descriptions, and in many cases, a greater variety of rates. This arrangement translates into considerable savings.

I would love for this site to be your one-stop resource for family vacation planning.  I have links for discounted travel rates listed for each destination.  As well as direct links to our favorite travel products.  Booking your trips or buying your travel gear through this site earns me a (very) small commission, and allows us to continue to give our information freely.

So, welcome!  Look around, leave some comments, and pass it on to your friends!  Enjoy!