When it comes to family vacations, the paths not typically taken can lead to the most interesting and fulfilling excursions.
Traveling with kids doesn’t need to be a crying game.
I am old enough to remember travel before the internet: before Travelocity, before Airbnb. In college, the search for the cheapest airfare involved several phone calls, each to a different airline, and the fervent hope that by the time I got back to the one with the best fare I’d get the same quote. Mobil Travel Guides were popular, as were AAA TripTiks. For more complicated vacations—aka Walt Disney World—my kids and I piled into the office of our beloved local travel agent.
What a difference the Internet made. For better, as they say, and for worse.