Family travel

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How to travel for free

Published March 11, 2018

In order to make your travel dollars go their farthest, sometimes you need to work the system. Points, miles, rewards - they all mean free or cheaper travel to the person willing to put in a little time. Here are a few tips on how to make points work for you.

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Chicago travel blogger mom finds big fun in Milwaukee

Published Nov. 13, 2017

We've read a lot of travel articles about Milwaukee and often see the same ol' same ol' suggestions. But this one really rang true. It's written by a Chicago mom named Kristen Maxwell who really seems to have explored Brew City and discovered solid and original places to hang out.

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A family vacation to St. Martin

Published May 7, 2017

Travel expert Andrea Khan and her family traveled to the French side of St. Martin and now offers useful tips for others who want to give it a whirl.

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3 Days in Madrid with kiddos

Published May 6, 2017

Hola! Here's a sneak peek into travel expert Andrea Khan's day-to-day life while her family visited Madrid in 2015.

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9 reasons why Puerto Rico is an easy first family trip outside the continental U

Published May 3, 2017

Considering traveling to a country where English is not the first language - especially when traveling with kids - can be daunting. However, a family trip to Puerto Rico is a good place to start international travel because it "keeps the training wheels on" and makes vacationing beyond the United States as easy as, well, riding a bike with training wheels.

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Traveling with my family to Cuba

Published May 3, 2017

With every place they visit, travel expert Andrea Khan's kids gain another level of understanding of the world and learn many new things. This was definitely true during their visit to Cuba.

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A weekend in La Crosse

Published May 2, 2017

La Crosse, located on the western side of the state, is a beautiful city surrounded by bluffs and the mighty Mississippi River. It's a great base city to day trip from to other fantastic places that you probably have never even heard about.

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Why I started using VRBO and Airbnb

Published May 1, 2017

Andrea Khan loves to travel with her husband and kids, and when she does, she often lodges through VRBO and Airbnb. Find out more about these alternative-to-hotels options.

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How I plan a family vacation

Published May 1, 2017

Here is family traveling expert and Shorewood resident Andrea Khan's step-by-step approach to planning the right family trip for her clan - and hopefully yours, too.