13 Cenotes near Cancun: cave swimming on the Yucatan Peninsula

The Yucatan Peninsula is full of unique experiences from Mayan ruins and swimming with sea turtles to jumping into enormous natural swimming pools: cenotes.  Cenotes are really a highlight to any Cancun vacation or road trip around the Yucatan and we’ve chosen our favorites, the best cenotes to visit in Mexico. This handy how-to guide […]

Summertime in SoCal travel journal: Disney’s Pixar Pier Premiere and exploring San Diego

We’re back in Southern California, aka SoCal! What are we doing here? Great question! We’ve got lots of fun plans in store, from having some fun in Disneyland with the kids to visiting with friends and just relaxing at the beach. Follow along on our summertime in SoCal travel journal to see what’s new and […]

Sun Protection for traveling: from travel planning to sun block guidelines

Summer is here! Huzzah!  We’ve shared before about ways the we keep the kids safe while we’re traveling, including sun protection. You know that we think it’s important to ensure everybody has good information about keeping themselves and their families healthy, but with that know that we’re not advocating any one product, brand of sunblock, or […]

Estes Park with Kids: planning the perfect Rocky Mountain weekend

Colorado is full of all kinds of wonderful small towns, from old mining towns to ski villages, the prairie and the mountains. Our favorite Colorado mountain town is Estes Park. It’s cute, surrounded by epic landscapes and is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. We escaped the bustle of Denver for four days and […]

Couples Weekend in Las Vegas: how to plan and enjoy time away

We’re not the only Dads that find value in breaking away from the kids for a weekend.  Our friends over at 2 Dads with Baggage also try to get some time away when possible, and Jon has shared what exactly they look for an ideal couples weekend getaway, and in this case they escaped to […]

Travel Journal of sailing Croatia and Beyond: Frankfurt, the Dalmatian Isles, Dubrovnik and Amsterdam

It’s finally time! We’re in Europe and sailing through the Dalmatian Isles of Croatia! I kind of can’t believe it.  Follow along as we explore Frankfurt, Germany on a long stopover, Split in Croatia before we set sail, seven different ports of call, Dubrovnik for our Game of Thrones fix and finally Amsterdam. Sailing Croatia […]

The Complete Oregon Coast Road Trip Itinerary, from tip to tip

With so many ways to do a road trip you can take almost any approach. We just did it with two kids so we are ready to share exactly how to get the most from the Oregon Coast. Doing an Oregon Coast road trip is really fun and very easy. There are zero chances to […]

Experiencing tropical waters: boats and beaches on Oahu

There’s nothing like experiencing the beaches of Oahu and having unforgettable wildlife encounters. We’ve been around and I’ll tell ya’, snorkeling and lounging on all sides of Oahu is awesome. We’ve done the foot work and visited several locations to find our favorite, most family friendly beaches on Oahu which are sure to wow you. […]

Yucatan Peninsula road trip: colorful towns of the Yucatan

We will never not appreciate how colorful Mexico is. From our trips around Baja California Sur to road trippin’ on the Yucatan, there are always new places to enjoy. The colorful towns of the Yucatan are exceptionally cool and fun, and each is so different! OMG, road trip theme: colorful towns and street art. Okay, […]

Universal Orlando with Small Kids: how to make sure everyone has a blast

We’ve been really fortunate to get to partner with the Universal Orlando Resort this year. With so many fun trips to Orlando, it’s given us loads of insight into how to visit Universal Orlando with small kids and have an amazing time doing it. We’ve got tips for having the most fun as a family […]

Visit Colorado: our crazy fun travel journal of Denver and beyond

We love time in the Rocky Mountains, but it’s rare that we get to enjoy it in Colorado. We’re exploring Denver and beyond this week and it’s started with a bang! Planning for the family to visit Colorado was as simple as Googling “Denver + hiking + kids + science”. OMG.  Let’s just say that […]

Keeping kids healthy while traveling (and at home too!)

We share a lot about staying healthy while traveling and keeping the kids’s learning wherever we are, and that’s because we know how important it is and because we love to give out free advice. 😉 Well here’s another helping of advice that’s extremely useful, both for parents and for those who might have to […]

Worldschooling: refreshing teaching methods, new learning experiences

Worldschooling can be a challenge but is clearly the right choice for our kids at this stage in our lives. And we’re not the only ones who feel this way. Some of our 2Dads friends, Court and Rafa of the Wind Expedition, are also worldschooling their son… but they’re doing it at sea and traveling […]

The Four Best Yucatan Mayan Ruins of Caribbean Mexico

One of the most cool and unique aspects of touring the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is the abundance of Mayan ruins. The Mayans were spread all across the Yucatan and down into Belize, Guatemala and beyond. They left behind thousands of small and large structures on the beaches and in the jungles. I spent several […]

Oregon Coast Road Trip Travel Journal: Portland to Coos Bay, Oregon

It’s time for some exploring and what could be better than an Oregon Coast road trip in the off-season? We’ll be starting in Portland and heading out to the coast, stopping at hiking spots, lighthouses, cheese factories and sea caves. The kids are excited, but not half as much as us Dads! Our Oregon Coast […]

Family Skiing in Vail, Colorado: fun in the snow with toddler in tow

You may or may not know this, but we (Rob and Chris) aren’t big skiers. In fact we avoid it, but there are loads of incredible people and adventurous parents that love to ski with their family. One of our 2TravelDads writing team, Rich, is all about skiing with the fam, especially teaching his young […]

Spring Cleaning Anytime and 5 More Tips for Stress-free Travel Prep

When I was a kid I thought that Spring Cleaning was just something they did in cartoons or that my grama talked about. We didn’t do that in our house, or at least that I realized. Now, as a dad I totally get it and we totally do it, particularly to keep ourselves organized with […]

How to visit Coba: Yucatan Mayan ruins off the beaten path

We love all things history and nature. And Mexico. Although we spend the most time in Baja California Sur there’s something truly unique and wonderful about the Yucatan Peninsula and the state of Quintana Roo. In addition to the pristine waters, wildlife and cenotes, the magical attraction of the Yucatan is the concentration of Mayan […]

Year Round kid friendly hikes in Washington State: perfect PNW outdoors

As the snow stops falling up in the mountains we start to get excited about hiking. There are so many easy, kid friendly hikes in Washington, so actually picking where to go first is the biggest struggle. We’ve checked in with some of our favorite Pacific Northwest families and bloggers for their favorite springtime hikes […]

Outdoor Activities with Young Kids along the Scenic Route

We love when we get to share our favorite spots to visit, tips we’ve learned and ideas for exciting times along the Scenic Route.  We’ve created a really fun video to inspire new and wild times with young kids as you travel beyond the city… but you have to visit the the Scenic Route with […]

Family Universal Orlando Resort Spring Break travel journal

Family Universal Orlando Resort Spring Break travel journal. Tips and pics of a full family experience at the Universal Orlando Resort. Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, Cabana Bay Resort and Volcano Bay water park. We are so excited to share our family trip to the Universal Orlando Resort! This time it’s all four of […]

Safe Storage of Travel Products: kid safety on the road

When we are traveling with the kids we typically have all kinds of products with us, from toothpaste to bug spray. Safe storage of our travel products is important, and not just because we don’t want to have all of our toiletries covered in sunblock due to the pressure change when flying, but because we […]

Lower Manhattan: visiting historic sites in NYC with kids

New York City is a lot of things, and one thing it’s not is boring. Even when visiting NYC with small kids it’s fun and interesting. Us Dads were particularly interested in checking out the historic side of New York when we were there and it didn’t disappoint. Visiting historic sites in NYC was fun […]

Travel Journal of London, baby! A work trip like Joey Tribiani…

You guys, I have a work trip to London.  “London, Baby!”  Yes, in addition to the work stuff I’ve got going on, including researching some stuff for an upcoming family trip, I’m doing London Joey Tribiani style.  London solo travel is going to be all about fun, history, famous sights and visiting will a bunch […]

Travel for Yoga: Isla Holbox Yoga Retreat for self care and a new perspective

When the opportunity arose to be a part of a yoga retreat, I just had to jump at the chance. With 2018 well underway and us really making an active effort to be healthy in every aspect of our lives, dedicated time for self-care and practicing yoga in a beautiful place just seemed like the […]

Off the beaten path Kauai: 8 secret(ish) activities

Thanks to Jon Bailey from 2dadswithbaggage.com for sharing his families favorite semi-secret aka off the beaten path Kauai activities with kids. We love hearing from other dads, especially when it’s about a place on our bucket list that we’re hoping to visit in the coming year with our own kids. Thanks, Jon, for these great tips! Our oldest […]

Paddleboard Orlando: nature adventures just beyond the city!

So, you know how we’re all about kayaking and do it all the time? Well, after many attempts I’ve had an incredible time Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and it’s going to be my new favorite activity. After spending a whole day with Ned, the owner of Paddleboard Orlando, I can say with great certainty that […]

Kayaking in the Pacific Northwest: Puget Sound paddling destinations

The Seattle area is best seen from the water:  sailing, on a ferry, or on a kayak.  Just short drives from the city are countless islands and bays to explore.  Across the Puget Sound are the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas, which are dotted with lakes and waterways, ready to be paddled. Kayaking in the Pacific […]

Self Care and Traveling for Health: being your best you for your family

Being on the go so much, it’s really easy to get distracted and stop paying attention to how you should be taking care of yourself.  Last month, we shared about how to stay healthy while traveling, particularly during cold and flu season. What about the rest of the year though, when you’re just busy in […]

Yucatan Yoga Retreat travel journal: yoga on the beaches of Isla Holbox

Hooray! It’s time to get some sun and take relaxation and self-care to a new level!  We’ve partnered up with Yoga Multimedia to share an exciting experience of travel, yoga and making new friends.  Follow along with this travel journal as one of us Dads (Rob) takes some time away to regroup and try a […]