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My Emerald Coast Adventure

The perfect beach day on Florida’s Emerald Coast—pirates, shipwrecks, and sunken treasure. Captain Tommy is in search of adventure…

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Jack of the Lantern

While our minds instantly conjure up images of a glowing pumpkin when someone mentions the words Jack O’Lantern, you may be surprised by the origins of this old Irish tradition.

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The Landmark Kids

The Landmark Kids weaves geography and culture into an engaging storyline that casts YOUR kid in the lead role!

Doyli to the Rescue

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

Feeling Lucky? Pay it Forward

Travel is viewed as a luxury, but should it be? Many families dream of having something “extra” to take their little ones on that…

Glowing Stars Down Under

The Waitomo Caves, found on the North Island of New Zealand, are home to a hidden world for stargazers—day and night! This family activity…

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Family Travel Without a COVID-19 vaccine

We realize travel during Covid can be a challenge for those who have not been vaccinated. Here are some tips to keep your family safely on the go…

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.

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There’s Something About San Antonio

It’s easy to fall in love with this colorful city. There’s something fun to do for everyone in the family, especially the kids…

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.

Canadian Crossing

Crossing Canada you’ll uncover some of its best kept urban secrets—from Vancouver to Quebec, there’s fun for every season!

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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…

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Savoring Sustainability in Costa Rica

Owing to its biodiversity, Costa Rica serves up a wide range of foods that reflect their people’s commitment to preserving these environmental gifts.

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The Spells & Specters of Salem

Just a short distance north of Boston, along the coast, you’ll find Salem, Massachusetts—one of the most haunted cities in the United States.

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The Cursed Cathedral 

It is not the same to be inside Cologne’s Cathedral on cold winter evenings as it is on a summer’s day. The tale of the Brothers Grimm is more real when you hear the eerie echoed steps of strangers roaming a building illuminated only by candlelight.

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Lost in the Himalayas

It’s 5 o’clock in the morning. I wake up to the freezing cold, but when I look outside my window, I am greeted by these big, beautiful mountains with frosty, snow-covered peaks.

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.

Time Travel with These Historical Tours

Historical tours are trending. In recent years, they have popped up on every continent, inviting curious travelers to take a step back in time.

Top 10 Wins

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

Seattle Underground

The tour guides for Bill Speidel’s Underground tours will capture the imaginations of all ages.

SERRV up a Meaningful Holiday

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

Mexico: Adventure is Everywhere

Both of my parents came from a rough neighborhood. When people think of Mexico, they imagine a beach with beautiful sunsets, but the realities of everyday life do not reflect what you see in a travel brochure.

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Travel Can Change Your Child’s Life

While it’s true your little one may not recall every adventure, here are 5 ways you can change your child’s life through travel.

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Travel of the Future

As technology continues to propel us forward, the future of travel becomes more unbelievable every, single day.

Fairy Tale Destinations for Families

Books have the power to transport us across the world. From the North Pole to the jungles of Africa, the stories we read with our children can inspire a life-long passion for travel. 

Strangeworlds Travel Agency

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

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Five Cave Dives You Won’t Want to Miss

Are you ready to dive deep? Here are 5 cave dives you won’t want to miss! Cave diving can require special training, but sometimes all you need is a snorkel and some courage.

Castles of the World

Castles are more than just fairy tale figments of our imagination. They exist all over the world and many welcome visitors. Journey with us as we explore some of the most jaw-dropping castles in the world.

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A Trail of Chocolate: The Missing Pâtissier

At the end of the street stands the pâtisserie. It has tall wooden doors painted a soft pastel blue. Hanging on either side, two large windows are filled to the brim with flaky croissants, colorful macarons, and fruit tarts displayed like an edible work of art.

A Journey through Japanese Art

Journey with us through the world of Japanese art as we explore traditional crafts like origami and ukiyo-e.

A Magic Carpet Ride in Marrakech

The sun is beating down. I’m in the middle of the Souk Semmarine, a maze-like market in the city of Marrakech, Morocco. I feel a tap on my shoulder, but there’s nothing behind me except a rolled up carpet.

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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.

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Meet the Penguins of South Africa

Grab your sunscreen and flippers as we fly to South Africa to get up close and personal with the African penguin!

Kyrkö Mosse Car Cemetery

If you’re traveling to Sweden, you may want to stop by this Car Cemetery. Wrecked cars in various stages of decay, it’s not your typical tourist hot spot.

Read Your Way Around the World

Does the scent of a new book make your heart skip a beat? Join us for a virtual journey through some of the world’s most enchanting bookstores.

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!

The Evolution of Easter Island

Traditionally called Rapa Nui, the mystery of Easter island began when Dutch explorers landed there on Easter day of 1722.

A Sweet Trip to Brazil

Since it’s one of the biggest and most diverse places on the planet, it only makes sense that Brazil has treats to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

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Madrid’s Magical Fountain

Moving as close as I can toward the fountain’s edge, I toss the coin in. I wish this fountain could come to life. I close my eyes tightly, but when I reopen them, the fountain remains a cold, stone structure.

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…

The Rainbow Island of Lace

Burano, Italy—also known as the rainbow island—is famous for two things: Venetian lace work from the 16th century and the colorful homes of its fishermen residents.

The Winchester Mystery House

Owned by Sarah Winchester from 1886 to 1922, the Winchester Mystery House is widely known for its architectural oddities.

Starbucks Around the World

With more than 32,000 Starbucks locations in 79 countries across six continents, you might imagine all Starbucks are created equal…

Movies and TV to Inspire Travel

There is nothing like escaping into another world when you turn on your TV. Some of the best travel inspiration begins with our everyday exposure to on-screen entertainment.

The Village of Dolls

Nagoro, Japan is a town that goes by many names. Located on the island of Shikoku, the village has a population of only 27 people—far fewer than the 300 dolls who call this village home.