Michelle Hamilton has been traveling since she was a few months old. Born in California with her heart in Switzerland, where her family is originally from, she now instills this wanderlust into her own three children. Michelle currently lives and works as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist in Colorado, where she owns an Air B&B, and spends her free time outdoors hiking, biking, or skiing. Having traveled much of Europe and Asia with her husband, she soon plans to "worldschool" her kids, merging an enriching education with her family's passion for travel.


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A young girl looks at a mural in East Berlin.

A Fun & Educational 2- to 5-Day Berlin Itinerary With Kids

By Michelle Hamilton / September 11, 2023

Get ready to embark on an exciting journey through one of Europe’s most historical cities with this 5-day Berlin itinerary with kids! Germany’s lively and historic capital is a fantastic family vacation destination. With its bustling streets, rich history, diversity, and kid-friendly museums, there’s a lot of appeal for all ages. Enjoy a mix of old and new as kids can get a feel for the history and the beauty of modern times as well. Using this family-friendly Berlin 2-day to 5-day itinerary will help you uniquely experience the city and learn about many of the best things to do in Berlin with kids. Keep reading to learn more!

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A young girl sits along Belem Fountain in Lisbon.

A Fabulous 5-Day Itinerary For Visiting Lisbon With Kids

By Michelle Hamilton / June 21, 2023

Get ready to embark on an exciting journey through one of Europe’s most picturesque cities with this 5-day itinerary for visiting Lisbon with kids! Portugal’s lively and hilly capital is a fantastic family vacation destination. With its rolling streets, rich history, and kid-friendly museums, there’s a lot to appeal to all ages. Trolleys run along the main streets mixed with the charm of the small side streets to explore, making this city a unique adventure for your family. Using this family-friendly Lisbon 2-day to 5-day itinerary will help you uniquely experience the city and learn about many of the unique things to do in Lisbon with kids. Stay tuned to find out more!

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A young girl pets a Swiss cow, while hiking in Switzerland.

Plan Your Perfect Summer 7- to 10-Day Switzerland Itinerary With Kids

By Michelle Hamilton / June 19, 2023

With experiences on land, lakes, and in the air, this 7-10 day Switzerland itinerary with kids has something for everyone! Nestled between Germany, France, Austria, and Italy, you will find the charming country of Switzerland. Famously known for its chocolate, cheese, and of course the majestic Alps, it’s a fantastic destination on many families’ travel bucket lists. This article covers how to plan a fun-filled 7-10 day Switzerland itinerary with kids and what to expect, including stunning scenery and plenty of activities for all ages. Keep reading to learn more!

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A family of three sits together outside their RV.

A Guide To Safety For RV Family Travel

By Michelle Hamilton / June 9, 2023

Traveling as a family in an RV can be a wonderful way to see the world, create memories, and bond with your family. However, do you find yourself wondering about RV safety for kids and RV safety for families? This article will help you to better understand RV family travel, if it is right for your family, as well as understand any RV child safety implications and RV safety tips for your RV family vacation. Let’s explore how safe it is to travel on your RV family vacation!

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Two kids playing on the beach together with beach toys.

The Ultimate Beach Packing List: Essentials For Families Of All Ages

By Michelle Hamilton / February 27, 2023

Travelers looking for the ultimate beach packing list for families of all ages are in luck! After a long winter, everyone is excited to start planning for their beach vacations. As we leave behind sweater weather and plan for time in the sun, it is nice to have a list of the essentials of what to bring. Check out our comprehensive beach vacation packing checklist to be sure you have all you need for your family beach vacation!

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A mom and her young daughter enjoy a trail snack, while hiking in Denver.

21+ Kid-Friendly Activities in Denver that the Whole Family Will Love

By Michelle Hamilton / February 22, 2023

With so many cool things to do with teens and fun things to do with kids, Denver is the perfect place for a family vacation! Known for its history, beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, and thrill-seeking experiences, you are sure to find something that will put a smile on your kids’ faces. So, what are you waiting for? Come explore the Mile High City with your family!

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A family of four stands together on top of a mountain slope while skiing together.

12 Ways To Plan A Family Ski Trip On A Budget

By Michelle Hamilton / December 19, 2022

Do you love to ski? Do you hope to pass your love of skiing on to your kids, but find it cost-prohibitive to plan a ski trip on a budget? Skiing is a beloved winter hobby and a wonderful activity to enjoy as a family. It’s also very expensive, however! Fortunately, there are ways to ski on a budget in a way that won’t cut into your fun on the slopes. Let’s explore the most economical ways to ski as a family!

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A young girl in winter gear kneels next to a white sled dog.

Exciting Colorado Getaway for Families: Snow Mountain Ranch -YMCA of the Rockies

By Michelle Hamilton / December 31, 2021

Dreaming of your next Colorado family getaway? YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch is a perfect fit for your Colorado family vacation in the mountains, especially in the winter! Keep reading for our guide to your Colorado family getaway to YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch!

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Kids on snow tubes downhill at winter day. Forest on the background.

The Best Colorado Snow Tubing and Sledding Spots for Families

By Michelle Hamilton / January 6, 2021

Winter in Colorado is a spectacular time of year with so much to offer. Of course, sledding and snow tubing are top activities on the list for kids! With school in full swing, it is the perfect time to plan winter activities for snow days and winter breaks. Here are the best spots to go sledding and snow tubing in Colorado with kids.

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Dan with the toddler, teaching him to ski

The 11 Best Small Ski Resorts in Colorado for Families (Affordable Too!)

By Michelle Hamilton / December 16, 2020

Skiing in Colorado is a popular family pastime. With most lift tickets at well-known ski resorts often costing over $150 per day, skiing can be a sport that is not affordable for many families. But, Colorado does offer many lesser-known mountainside gems that can make skiing more affordable for families. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of the most affordable ski resorts in Colorado for families. Keep reading for more information!

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