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Looking for Family Fun and tips on how to DO Family Travel? Every trip is a different kind of adventure - You can totally pull it off!! Find guidance, tips, pics and total screw ups at The Family Fun Tour!Looking for Family Fun and tips on how to DO Family Travel? Every trip is a different kind of adventure - You can totally pull it off!! Find guidance, tips, pics and total screw ups at The Family Fun Tour!

Welcome to The Family Fun Tour!

Thanks for stopping by our blog! We are moving towards a more deliberate and intentional life through minimalism and traveling as a family as much as we can.

We have traveled as a family since our daughter was only 2 months old. By sharing our experiences here, we thought you might gain some insight or guidance, have a chuckle, or be helped in some way to better prepare yourselves for your next family adventure.

If you want to read more about who we are as a family, please read the About Us page.

Taking a Toddler on a Road Trip from Texas to Colorado - NEVER again! Find out why?
Colorado in November 2016.

What Will You Find at The Family Fun Tour?

Travel Logs

Do you have a child of a certain age and wonder what it’s like to travel with them at this particular stage in life? Our Family Travel Log is listed by our daughter’s age so you can easily find the age you are looking for.

If you have a question about a destination or trip I haven’t written about yet, please email me with your question. Of course, you can email me with questions about locations that have been written about as well.

Coming soon! You can view the places we have been by destination to help plan your trip by location. (please check back or subscribe to the newsletter for updates!)

Resources

Favorite resources for travel are here, and at the bottom of the page under the Resources Menu.

A guide to resources for minimalism is here, or under the Resources Menu.

Reviews

At The Family Fun Tour, you will find reviews of places we have been, accommodations where we have stayed, airlines we have flown with, and gear we have used. As of now, reviews of places and gear are weaved into the stories where they are relevant.

Family Travel Stories

This isn’t a highlight reel of our travel life. I strive to write sincerely about our experiences which you can hopefully use to help you make your adventures the best they can be.  Learning from other people’s mistakes is the only thing better than learning from your own mistakes.

With that being said, having all this family fun doesn’t come without a tradeoff. You probably already know that having a great time can sometimes come with a lot of planning, a lot of preparation and an absurd number of unexpected hurdles.

Family Travel - Are you ready for this?

Adversity and Family Travel

Every adventure comes with its own set of obstacles, learning experiences, and opportunity areas. Especially with a child.

Something will go wrong, but in many cases, the experience comes from something going wrong. Something going wrong is usually what makes it a good story.  I definitely laugh the hardest when things aren’t going as planned.

Often times, the laughter comes AFTER we have overcome the obstacle, but nonetheless, there is still laughter.  There is a lot of laughter.

The Do's and Dont's of Family Travel - can you handle it?
Some of the laughter to which I am referring.

The adversity that comes along with family travel is part of what makes it fun. The adversity helps to create the adventure.  Adversity helps you appreciate the slower times, the good times, the boring times.  Traveling has made me appreciate being bored.  Sometimes, being bored means nothing is going wrong.

Adversity is what makes it easier the next time something goes wrong.

Regardless of where you are in your travel life, and whether you’re a single, a couple, a family, or a travel group, we are glad you are here and we hope that you can find something here to take away into your own world.

 

xo

EL

Looking for Family Fun and tips on how to DO Family Travel? Every trip is a different kind of adventure - You can totally pull it off!! Find guidance, tips, pics and total screw ups at The Family Fun Tour!
A stop on Independence Pass, at the Continental Divide, on the way to Aspen. The pass closes from October – May so we normally can’t get to Aspen using this route. Elevation: 12,095 feet.

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