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.

February 1, 2018

Our #1 Family Travel Idea: One-on-one trips with each parent and child. Create lasting memories, have tons of fun, and give your children what they really want: focused, dedicated time with you.

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 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

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 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...

November 18, 2017

What is the perfect age to take your child on a trip?  I think any age is works if you have the right mindset.  Here I will breakdown the various age groups and share some mishaps we had.  Despite them, I would do it again.  I do not accept the excuse that a kid will n...

November 9, 2017

We do not have the luxury of traveling during the shoulder season when everything is priced well because we have kids in high school who cannot miss school to travel.  (Prior to 9th grade we pulled our kids a couple times a year to extend a trip or go when the deals ar...

November 7, 2017

This article was planned to go live on November 1 but we needed time to process the fact that one of the areas we love and recommend was the site where the terrorist used a van to plow over innocent people.  We are crushed for the victims and for all of New York.  We d...

October 29, 2017

Going to New York City for the Thanksgiving Day parade was one of our bucket list items, and it might be yours as well.  It’s a fun, once-in-a-lifetime experience, but is made much more enjoyable if you follow a few simple tips. I wasn’t sure if this was going to be a...

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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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