Whether crossing an international border, or hopping across a county or state line, there are endless opportunities to introduce your family to new customs, new ideas, new foods, and new people and become a unique family traveler.  For travel inspiration, destination advice, packing and smart traveler tips, check out the Unique Family Traveler blog.


Planning Perfect Multi-Generational Trips

May 16, 2018 by Mollie Mandell

Tucked away in a mountainous promontory of the Italian Riviera rests its most iconic highlight, Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre is a cluster of isolated hamlets along the rugged Ligurian coastline, dotted with remote romantic towns and fishing villages. Cinque Terre’s preserved colorful architecture and network of stunning coastal and mountain trails still attracts and dazzles tourists from around the world. Read More



What to Pack for an Alaska Cruise

April 13, 2018 by Mollie Mandell

Packing for a trip to Alaska can be a challenge: its northern reaches and varied geography means traveling through several microclimates. From mild to extreme, the temperatures will fluctuate.  Summer is the best time to visit though, which is why most cruises are scheduled June through September: the odds of spotting wildlife are high, salmon are swimming upstream... Read More


Safari Packing Tips

June 27, 2017 by Mollie Mandell

The rule “less is more” definitely applies when packing for an African safari.  Unburdening yourself from the usual travel trappings is liberating.   On our recent family trip to South Africa we journeyed from city to safari and back again hopping from lodge to lodge by bush plane (click here to read my recent posts).  Not worrying about our “stuff”added to the spirit of adventure.  Need advice... Read More