The Escape Artists

Helping Other Families That Also Live for Travel "Escapes"

Our goal is to travel as much as we can, experience as many cool adventures and differing cultures as possible, and through this build lifelong memories and a closer sense of family.

December 12, 2017

Empower your kids to pack for vacations on their own with these five simple steps, and your job as a parent just got easier. Maybe.

December 9, 2017

Make family travels more fun by finding a food that city or region is known for, and then spending your vacation comparing all the different styles or restaurants that serve it. The kids get involved and love it!

December 7, 2017

A current review of many of the shows on Broadway, from a parent/child's perspective, on what they might enjoy in the theater today

December 5, 2017

Family travel at 3 top ski resorts in Colorado - Vail, Beaver Creek, and Breckenridge

November 30, 2017

The Mall of America is one, gigantic playground of shops, restaurants, and activities.

I lived the first 40 years of my life in Minnesota.  All four of our kids were born there and I was fortunate to stay home with them when they were young, so I had a lot of time to ex...

November 28, 2017

After trial and error (with emphasis on error) on many road trips, we finally have a method that seems to work.  We’ll break down what gear you need, what goes in the car and where to put stuff to maximize accessibility.  This is an actual photo of what we packed in a...

November 25, 2017

Our family discusses everything, so usually everyone, except the occasionally clueless child, knows what is going on in our lives.  We make menus together, discuss our upcoming weekly events, take votes when we want opinions, and have an ongoing discussion about what t...

November 22, 2017

What is the best way to plan a trip to a destination you have never been?  With all the information out there it is obviously very easy to research any destination and you could spend 100's of hours doing that.  We narrow things down and follow a few of the same steps...

November 21, 2017

Disney Paris is a chance to go back to the pure, pre everything scheduled Disney of the past.

We recently had an unexpected few days at Disneyland Paris.  We planned the trip the night before we arrived and knew very little about the parks or how to navigate the experie...

November 18, 2017

By default we travel with backpacks instead of suitcases.  We made the switch for several reasons.  First, if everyone in our family packed all they wanted to pack, we wouldn’t be able to fit into the car to get to the airport.  Secondly, we have kids that physically c...

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Meet The Escape

We vowed not to give up our love of travel once we had children. So we've been stuffing our backpacks and taking our children across the United States and around the world since they were infants. And we've found that no matter the age, there's something for us to learn as a family.

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