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Drugging Kids on Flights

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Drugging Kids on Flights Would you sedate your child on a flight? 
Are parents who do, wrong?
 A Wall Street Journal  article  reported that many parents “drug” or sedate their kids on planes so they’ll be less bothersome for the parents, flight attendants and fellow passengers. The “drug” of choice seems to be Benadryl, and while it does calm kids, ... Read More »

Travel, or Refrigerators and Stoves?

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Travel, or Refrigerators and  Stoves So, it was an easy chat with a friend who knew I had something to do with the travel biz. He knew I traveled. He knew I produced content (videos, Audio PostCards, travel news reports, trends) for our own site, New Media Travel,  Technorati Travel,  Tripatini, and others. But he was fixated on the actual ... Read More »

TMS Family Travel Summit Predicts Vacations Must Change As Families Change

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TMS Family Travel Summit Predicts Vacations Must Change As Families Change By Kyle McCarthy (Image/the women of the Family Travel Summit/TMS: Orlando With demand for family-friendly summer vacation destinations,  multigenerational accommodations and organized tours at an all-time high according to industry sources, the moms behind the first TMS Family Travel Summit decided to look at what “family travel” really means. ... Read More »

Social Media Drives East Europe Indie Travel w/Video

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Social Media Drives East Europe Indie Travel (please watch the Video PostCard here or below) By Hardie Karges Twenty years after the fall of Communism, tourism is finally on the rise in Eastern Europe, and for those in the know, it’s the number one tourist destination in the world—cheap, beautiful, and friendly.  So why is it so hard to find ... Read More »

Social Media Powers Family Travel Trends

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Family Travel Grows Up: Family Travel Trends + Social Media By Kyle McCarthy, Family Travel Forum Forty-four per cent of adults bring children (and grandchildren) along on leisure travels. Taken as a group, they take more trips per year (4.5) than business travelers (3.9), Gen Y (3.9) or Gen X travelers (3.5), according to the 2012 Portrait of American Travelers ... Read More »

Family Travel Bloggers Unite, Take Center Stage

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Family Travel Bloggers Unite, Take Center Stage From November 9-11, 2012, a trio of leading family travel “influencers” ushered in their annual  Family Travel Conference, a gathering of passionate, talented and savvy family travel bloggers and journalists from around the country. The venue was the huge, but responsive Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas. This is a group with clout…and Klout. ... Read More »

Teen Travel Bloggers Win Big

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Teen Travel Bloggers Win Big In an example of great partnering, Family Travel Forum (FTF) and the Society of  American  of Travel Writers teamed up to work with and announce the lucky Bloggers who earned the 2012 Teen Travel Writing Scholarships, awarded by both of these respected, professional travel content organizations. The fierce competition attracted more than 6,300 students ages ... Read More »

Family Travel Bloggers Unite Again: This Time, Dallas

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Family Travel Bloggers Unite Again: This Time, Dallas (Kyle McCarthy of Family Travel Forum contributed greatly to this report) Despite the flight disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy, 75 travel professionals will convene at the second Family Travel Conference (FTCDallas) to be held at the Omni Dallas Hotel at the Convention Center Nov. 9-11, 2012. You may recall my New Media ... Read More »

Best Travel Deals to the USA

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Best Travel Deals to the USA Planning a Vacation in the USA is not easy  because the country is so vast and diverse, with its two coasts, the heartland mid-west, the south, and everything in between. So the cities and landscapes make the list of potential vacation options impossible to condense into a single list. From the sights, sounds and ... Read More »

Even “Dear Abby” Says Don’t Leave Home Without Travel Insurance

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Even “Dear Abby” Says Don’t Leave Home Without Travel Insurance According to the travel insurance companies, you shouldn’t  leave home without travel insurance. And according to Dear Abby, you shouldn’t leave home without travel insurance. Why? Did you hear about the 62-year old grandfather who suffered a heart attack somewhere in the Mediterranean and needed emergency heart surgery? Or how ... Read More »

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