Category: travel_tips

Tips For Foreigners Visiting London

If you are looking for tips for visiting London, you’ve come to the right place. You might call me a pro on traveling to London. (This is the part where I blow on my fingers and dust them off on my shirt.) Well, maybe not a pro, but I’ve definitely done a fair share of travel through this fascinating city. I’ve learned a few things along the way, so, in the spirit of helpfulness, I want to pass along a…
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How To Make the Most of a Disneyland Weekend

How to Make the Most of a Disneyland Weekend | Petit Elefant

Disneyland is called the Happiest Place on Earth, and my family is not disagreeing. After taking our very first trip to the West Coast park last summer, I’ve been back solo four times since, which translates to some pretty good tips to help you make the most of each visit. And just as I did in my Walt Disney World post, I focused on basic ways you can make a long weekend at the parks that much more pixie dusted for your family. Bonus:…
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Summer Vacation Photography Tips

Summer Vacation Photography Tips

Ah, Summer vacation. It’s like an oasis from the long school grind. It’s something that everyone looks forward to which is why all the memory making from this very important event must be documented. Here’s a few Summer vacation photography tips that I’ve found helpful as I’ve learned to capture the memories but still enjoy the moments. 1. Capture the small moments that spark an emotion. When we drove from Texas to California, our car was packed down. I knew…
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3 Simple Road Trip Tips Every Family Can Use This Summer

3 Simple Road Trip Tips Every Family Can Use This Summer | Petit Elefant

School is almost out for summer, which means parents everywhere are dreaming about hitting the open road with their families in good old fashioned road trip style. In theory. Because while while road trips might be the carefree calling card of summer, the reality is that being packed in a car with people who have a penchant for repeating “Are we there yet?” every five minutes, while fighting over whose foot is touching whose, can quickly lead to a very special kind…
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Travel in Style with 10 Fresh Spring Accessories

Travel in Style with 10 Fresh Spring Accessories | Petit Elefant

Did you know that a few pretty Spring accessories can amp up your travel wardrobe without tipping the baggage scales? Yep. It’s the little things that make all the difference when it comes to traveling in style. As it is, being part of the jet set comes with its own awesome skill set – understanding middle seat etiquette, getting the most mileage out of that carry-on space, and a carefully curated pile of tried-and-true clothes that don’t require any extra thought when…
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Make The Most Of A Walt Disney World Weekend

Make The Most Of A Walt Disney World Weekend | Petit Elefant

Ask anyone at our house, and they’ll tell you they’d rather be at Walt Disney World eating the ears off a Mickey ice cream bar right about now. 20 trips to our “second home” since 2007 have taught us a few things about making the most of each visit, and for this post, I focused on tips and insider secrets that will make spending a long weekend (Thursday-Sunday) at the parks that much more pixie dusted for your family. The very…
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Packing Tips For A Big Trip

Tips for Packing for a Trip

In my 20 years of jet setting all over the world, I feel like I’ve learned a thing or two about packing for a trip. From one night overnights to a few months of country hopping during different seasons, I’m pretty sure I could pack a bag with my eyes closed. Ok, maybe not, but nonetheless, here a few essential packing tips that have helped me make the process smoother. 1. Make a list. Some people are natural list makers….
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How To Pack Makeup For Travel

How To Pack Makeup For Travel (And Break Proof It In The Process) | Petit Elefant

Feeling fresh and pretty at 40,000 feet can be about as easy as figuring out middle seat armrest etiquette. Mainly because: makeup. Our favorite blushes and balms aren’t always very travel-friendly, crumbling faster than the little behind you who can’t pop his wee ears. But if years of travel have taught me anything, it’s how to pack makeup properly. Streamlining is key of course, and comes down to focusing on the essentials you’ll need to feel your best – primer,…
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Safari Tips For Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park, South Africa, safari, zebra

I just so happen to live about thirty minutes from one of Africa’s top safari destinations, Kruger National Park. Being the size of Israel, this park offers an amazing African adventure that no tourist will want to miss. It has perpetually ruined my kids appetite for the zoo and with good reason. There’s something so beautiful about seeing Africa’s animals in their natural habitat. If you find your travels taking you to the beautiful country of South Africa, then I…
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