Accolades

Sometimes we win industry awards, get mentioned in the mainstream media, and contribute to prominent travel websites and magazines.  For this, we are intensely grateful.

Babble’s 2012 Top 25 Travel Blogs for Families


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Tripbase 2011 Travel Blog Awards

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Babble’s 2011 Top 25 Travel Blogs for Families


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The Society of American Travel Writers
Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition

Bronze Award: Best Travel Blog, October 2010

Judges’ comments: “The blog has smart tips about family-friendly hotels, gear and destinations, a clean layout, good links and apparently uncompromised reporting. It is a good example of a great niche travel resource, even though it doesn’t have the community interactivity such as discussion boards and social media that you find on the gold and silver blogs.”

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National Geographic Traveler’s
Intelligent Travel Blog, October 2010
Dig Your Own Fossils

Since the quarry charges by the hour, the manager George lost no time outfitting us with chisels and hammers and giving us a quick lesson on how to split the pale yellow limestone slabs. The trick, he told us, is to split the stones as wafer-thin as possible.

We all gasped with delight when my daughter found a promising brown squiggle on her very first try.

“That’s a coprolite,” laughed George. “You just found the fish’s bathroom.”…[read full article]

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The Atlantic, March 2010
Chet of Arabia:
In defense of exotic travel with young children

We enter the archeological park early in the morning, soon after it opens. As a solo mother with a preschooler, I choose to take the horse-drawn carriage through the Siq—the astonishing mountain-cut pathway to Petra.

With so few tourists on the path this morning, our driver—noticing Chet’s Cars-themed shirt—says he will give us a “Lightning McQueen ride.” He isn’t joking…[read full article]

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SheKnows, Parenting:
20 Moms to Follow on Twitter

March 2010

Twitter Mom #3: Kayt Sukel, @TravelSavvyKayt Kayt is a freelance writer and contributor to travelsavvymom.com. She shares about her adventures with her 4-year-old son, Chet, as well as travel tips and latest destination picks.

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Lonely Planet Travel Blog Awards
Best Micro-blogging finalist, March 2009:

This year sees the very first Lonely Planet Travel Bloggers Awards. Lonely Planet has always had the very best travel information out there, and as more and more people blog about their experiences and travel all over the world, it made perfect sense for us to celebrate those brilliant authors.

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LA Times
March 2009:

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Bay Area Parent, Silicon Valley Edition
July 2008: