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March 31, 2020

A Letter from Our President

Dear All, What a month it has been. Like you, we are shocked at how quickly the world has changed in response to COVID-19. And like you, we have been watching, waiting and adjusting our course as events unfolded. For over 20 years of operation, we’ve faced many challenging events that threatened our ability to…

March 25, 2020

9 Travel Movies and TV Shows to Watch with the Family (That You Can Stream Right Now!)

Keeping your family’s travel dreams alive can be hard when the farthest you can go is the front porch. As a company of mothers, fathers, grandparents and siblings, we understand the challenge. To keep us in the travel spirit during these difficult times, we’ve compiled our staff’s favorite family-friendly adventure movies and TV shows. If…

March 16, 2020

¡Pura Vida! 6 Best Activities for a Family Trip in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the happiest place on Earth, according to the New Economics Foundation’s Happy Planet Index. We’re not surprised: the green landscapes, laid-back beaches, fantasy-like creatures and welcoming people make it a stunning place to take it easy. Costa Ricans even have a name for this brand of happier, slower-paced living: pura vida. Translating…

March 5, 2020

Make Lasting International Friendships and Personal Connections with Friends Across Borders

Travel is all about connection. This is especially true for children, because every new person they meet on their adventures can create lasting change for a positive, down-to-earth worldview. That’s why we created Friends Across Borders, our flagship international friendship program. Hang out, play games, share life stories – we make it easy to connect…

February 26, 2020

What is Single Parent Travel Like?

Single parent travel comes with its own set of questions, necessities and challenges. With so much to take care of, where do you begin? We talked to 3x Thomson traveler Amy Trapp about her experience as a single parent traveler with her daughter Abigail. The two of them have been to Tanzania, China and Morocco…