On a recent visit to Walt Disney World in Orlando, I discovered many fabulous, new features that will make vacation experiences even better.
School is out (for most children) and summer vacation is here! If a visit to the Walt Disney World Parks is on your list, there are several important and very valuable changes that Disney has made to improve the vacation experience.
Growing up as the daughter of a United Nations human rights officer, Mina Olivera was a seasoned traveler before she could tie her own shoes. Born in Brazil, she spent much of her childhood bouncing from country to country.
Now, as the co-founder of NOVICA, an online, fair trade company based in Los Angeles, she is on the road often, searching the world for one-of-a-kind pieces of handmade art. Her socially-driven company, part owned by National Geographic, has helped more than 75,000 people in developing nations earn real-world prices for their work.
Almost out of necessity, Olivera is proactively instilling a love of adventure and excitement about long flights to the youngest of her four children, 7-year-old twins, who've already traveled to Bali, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico and the Bahamas. While other people's kids throw tantrums on planes, hers play with toys and nap.
Here's how Olivera does it:
Traveling with a child can be stressful for both kids and parents alike. Hollywood relationship coach and life counselor Lisa Haisha, M.A. has figured out how to make the journey as stress-free as possible by making her child feel safe. Lisa has traveled to more than 60 countries, but as often as once a month, she has her five-year-old daughter in tow.
She shares some fantastic tips for making your child feel safe while traveling - even if it's full of and unending amount of energy and imagination like hers!
March marked the beginning of sea turtle nesting season in which female turtles come ashore to lay their eggs on sandy beaches around the world. With the start of the season, travelers can safeguard the well-being of these endangered creatures thanks to conservation efforts by many beachfront hotels and resorts.
Mindful, sustainable travel helps keep our impact on the environment to a minimum. While it's possible to tread lightly in our travels, it does take some conscious effort. The idea behind sustainable travel is to use as little energy as possible and create positive change in our path.
Here are four easy tips for eco-minded travelers that will help preserve and protect the world we live in.