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Travel for Big Explorers

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.

Skeleton Gorge (Cape Town)

This Table Mountain hike is for those who enjoy a challenge…and heights. The climb may be steep, but the reward is great.

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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.

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…

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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.

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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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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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…

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.

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Where to Catch a Wave This Summer

Throughout the U.S. these are some of the best surf camps (and schools) up and down both coasts.

Travel the World in One Day

Traveling the world in a single day is impossible. However, the World Showcase at Epcot in Orlando, Florida gives you the feeling of being a jetsetter without all the jet lag.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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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…

This Is the World: A Global Treasury

This is the World will take you on an exciting escapade, city-hopping from London to Hong Kong, Sydney to San Francisco. Uncover the charm of some of the…

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Soup of the Aztecs

The exact origin of tortilla soup is unknown, but it is also known as sopa Azteca (Soup of the Aztecs)…

Become a Voyager

So you probably know about Google Earth by this point, but have you discovered Voyager?

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Activ Life

With nicer weather on its way, a recent request from Activ Life to sample some new products was a welcomed distraction from home school…

Orboot by Shifu

This interactive gaming experience can bring travel to life in a whole new way for kids, through 3-dimensional learning…

Travel has become a dirty word

Social media has always been a bit of a double-edged sword. It can provide a wonderfully unique opportunity to connect with those who share our beliefs, our fears, our interests…

Family Travel Checklist

Attention moms and dads, are you tired of packing for everyone in your family? Our family travel checklist makes it easy for kids to help…

The Airport Book

The Airport Book is the first in our new series, Books Beyond Borders. It introduces kids to airports and helps them find the fun in air travel…