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Amanda L. Renna, Founder & CEO

Amanda's passion for travel can be seen most recently in publications like The Ascent, Writers on the Run, and Go World Travel. As an avid traveler and mom of two, she believes in raising globally-minded kids who appreciate the value of diversity and strive to make the world a better place.

Story Of The Mongolian Tent House

Story of the Mongolian Tent House

A wise man teaches his seven sons how to build a Mongolian tent house (called a ger), using nature as his model.

Why your family Needs travel insurance

Searching for the best travel insurance for your next family vacation? Compare plans side-by-side to find the right fit for you.

Doyli to the Rescue

Join 10-year-old Doyli as she sets out to rescue orphaned monkeys from her island home in the Peruvian Amazon.

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Finding Common Ground in Ukraine

Fifteen years ago I was living and working as a Peace Corps Volunteer, assigned to a small village in western Ukraine. At the time I saw it as an adventure⁠—an opportunity to travel the world and…

Finding Beauty in Our Diversity

In honor of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, we are sharing Lena and the Burning of Greenwood, the first title from our Beauty in Diversity collection—stories sharing the rich (and sometimes tragic) cultural heritage of our world.

Top 10 Wins

Thanks to your generosity we have many accomplishments to celebrate. See how YOU helped us achieve our mission in 2021!

SERRV up a Meaningful Holiday

SERRV up a More Meaningful Holiday for your kids and rekindle the magic that makes this season truly special…

Strangeworlds Travel Agency

A fantastical series written for young adults, Strangeworlds Travel Agency is enough to get anyone excited about travel.

Rock House Reservation (MA)

Every trail has a story to tell. Rock House Reservation in West Brookfield, Massachusetts is an open-air cave surrounded by a beautiful combination of natural wonder and centuries of human history.

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The Storyteller’s Cottage

One of my favorite forms of virtual travel is curling up with a good book. Every page offers an escape from reality and a chance to visit someplace new and exciting.

Think Outside Boxes

Think Outside (the Box)

Think Outside boxes are filled with gear, games, and activities to encourage exploration and develop an appreciation for the outside world!

Bringing the World to You

We are gifting you a FREE trip to Nairobi Kenya! We believe so strongly in the power of travel to transform lives that…

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Welcome Madison!

We are thrilled to introduce the newest member of our team, Madison Stuerman…

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Coin and Currency Club

Are you fascinated by money? The Coin and Currency Club could be a great way for your little explorer to discover new and unexpected places.

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Madeline

First published in 1939, this beloved story follows a little orphan girl named Madeline on her daily adventures in Paris.

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Eat2explore with us!

This week we took a trip to Brazil—OK, so we never actually left home, but the kitchen sure smelled amazing!

It’s IRS Official…

We want to inspire families to travel together because we believe it has the power to change lives.

Scotland’s Darkest Secrets

Discover the spooky side of Scotland’s history on a virtual tour that takes you into the heart of the country’s haunted past.

Making Matcha Tea

When a friend dropped the word matcha in casual conversation, I knew nothing of this trendy Eastern Asian tradition.

Sunnie Maps

Today we got our Sunnie Map in the mail. This “Sunshine Delivery” is the brainchild of two moms who love pretend play and needed a creative way to divert attention away from the screens.

Introducing Postcard Pals

Follow Trek as he travels around the world in search of adventure.

That One Green Tile

That One Green Tile

That One Green Tile is the story of a little girl who learns that somewhere in the world is another little girl who looks just like her.

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The Womple Box

We received a fun surprise in the mail last week—our very first Womple Box! We gave this kid’s adventure box a much closer look…

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Let’s Explore with Cor Cor

Cory Lee (founder of the award-winning accessible travel blog Curb Free with Cory Lee) co-authors the new book, “Let’s Explore with Cor Cor” proving that no one is bound by their circumstances.

The Paris Catacombs

In the late 18th Century, Paris struggled with a major public health crisis tying back to their local cemeteries. In response, city officials made the decision to transfer all remains to the abandoned quarries hidden 20 meters below the city.

Travelnitch Announces Big Changes

We recognize travel is a valuable educational tool and we feel strongly that it should be accessible to all families.

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Reinventing the Summer Bucket List

It’s that time of year, when many families are thinking about a summer bucket list. This year is different than most and, while it might seem frustrating at first, the idea of staying home could be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect in a more meaningful way—with each other and with the world.

Walk This Underground World

Walk This Underground World

Walk This Underground World with this 2-dimensional journey and learn about life and history happening right beneath the Earth’s surface.

Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Cooking can be a great way to explore new cultures while convincing your little ones to try something new.

Virtual Escape Rooms

Virtual escape rooms are offering families a new form of at-home entertainment while they shelter in place.

Black Lives Matter

I am white. I benefit from white privilege. I do not know the fear and anxiety that so many in our country suffer from each day when they step from their homes.

Traveling the World with Mom

Traveling the World with Mom shares the excitement of travel with a whole new generation.

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The Door to Hell

The Darvaza gas crater, often referred to as the Door to Hell, is a natural gas field that collapsed in 1971 while scientists were working in the area.

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Explore Pompeii

On August 24, 79AD, volcanic debris began raining down on Pompeii, quickly covering the city to a depth of more than 9 feet and caving in the roofs of many homes.

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Dance Like a Geisha

Join your instructor for a virtual dance lesson and learn the graceful art of Nihon Buyo, a Japanese style of dance traditionally performed by Geisha.

Hidden Wonders

Hidden Wonders

Hidden Wonders by Lonely Planet Kids—from the beautiful raised cover to the hidden secrets found within, this informative and engaging book is likely to infect everyone with the travel bug…

Letterboxing: A Kid-Friendly Twist on Geocaching

Think of letterboxing as geocaching without the hassle of a GPS. This outdoor scavenger hunt is trending among young families for obvious reasons—an abundance of mystery, adventure, and…buried treasure?