FAVI Favorites

FAVI FAVORITES

Blogs

TRAVEL MAMAS

An extensive blog providing information, advice, and tips for family travel.

A YEAR TO THINK

A family’s journey around the world and they share their thoughts.

BUDGET TRAVEL ADVENTURES

Just to make sure you’re getting a good deal, never hurts to compare and get budget-friendly travel ideas.

Books

Reading books with your children about a region you’re traveling to beforehand enhances the learning and experience for kids. Check Amazon.com and your local library for age-appropriate children’s books before your trip.

100 PLACES THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR CHILD’S LIFE, KEITH BELLOWS

FAMILY ON THE LOOSE: THE ART OF TRAVELING WITH KIDS

TRAVEL FOR SENIORS MADE EASY: STAYING ALIVE @ 65, MIKE EICHER

Giving Back

To help preserve and protect the environment that we love so much and want to preserve so our children can travel with their children:

DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST

Protecting elephants orphans ravaged by the poaching crisis.

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND

Focusing on the most critical environmental problems.

RAINFOREST ALLIANCE

An international nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of tropical forests.

SUSTAINABLE TRIP

Offers environmentally friendly hotel recommendations that have been certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION

To help educate, inspire and empower humanity to preserve the natural and human environment.

Travel Companies

GLOBAL ADRENALINE

Committed to providing amazing life-time adventures for families

FAMILYODYSSEYS

Hosts small tours that cater to families

Websites

LONELY PLANET

A website that keeps improving and provides all-around travel information for many locations.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL

Provides spectacular pictures of regions and travel advice for the more adventurous traveler.

VIATOR

A relatively new website providing advance booking options for popular tours, excursions and things to do by region.

TRIP ADVISOR

An extremely extensive set of travel information with lengthy reviews.

TRAVELBOXE

A new website for the young and hip generation interested in creating a travel community.

AIRBNB

A fabulous way to book multi-bedroom apartments with extensive options in Europe and growing.

CIAOBAMBINO

Offers family friendly luxury hotels and family travel advice.

HOTELS.COM

A comprehensive site that provides detailed information about hotels with very good photographs.

KAYAK

An efficient website for finding cheap airfare mostly using United States as a starting point.

MOMONDO

Locates cheap airfare and seems to work best for international flights.

HISTORY HERO

A creative app to download on your mobile device that engages a child in a scavenger hunt type of game turns sightseeing into a game. The site states, “transform a family sightseeing outing into a world-saving, alien battling, history learning adventure.”

VRBO

Provides housing rental options for families and multiple families hoping to have more space for their vacation.

FLIPKEY

Another vacation rental site with extensive inventory. Owned by Tripadvisor.com.