About Welcome to We3Travel – a family travel blog We are the Grubers…Tamara, Glenn and Hannah. Whether it is near our home in Rhode Island or around the globe, we are passionate about exploring the world — one adventure at a time. Through We3Travel, we hope to make family vacation planning easier through a combination of tips, reviews, destination information, sample itineraries and trip planning services. We blend a bit of education, cultural exploration, adventure, and good food into every trip. From the cathedrals of Europe to the rainforests of Costa Rica or the battlefields of Gettysburg, We have found that with a little planning and preparation you can take kids anywhere — and have fun — and we are going to show you how. When not planning our own travels, Tamara is also a contributing writer and Family Travel Advisor for Ciao Bambino, a luxury family-travel website and Virtuoso travel agency. I also love to chat about family travel and tips with my co-host, Kimberly Tate from Stuffed Suitcase over on our weekly family travel podcast, Vacation Mavens. My Family Travel Philosophy I’ve found that the more you involve kids in planning the trip and prepare them for what you will visit, the more they will get out of the experience. (See my tips for raising a good traveler.) When planning a family vacation, my research and organizational skills kick into high gear to create a detailed itinerary. I look at travel blogs, review sites, guidebooks, pictures, hotel and rental property websites, restaurant menus, and maps, maps, and more maps. I make sure I know when attractions are open, what you need to wear, how much things cost, what is nearby to see attractions in the right order, how to get from site to site, and most importantly – a good place to eat close by. Basically I spend an insane amount of time researching and creating our itinerary to ensure the smoothest trip possible. Just like the A-Team, I love it when a plan comes together. However, I also recognize that plans don’t always work out. But that’s ok, plans are guidelines, not manuals, and the main point of vacation is to have fun! Recognition and Accolades We3Travel was recently named one of the Top 20 Family Travel Blogs in 2015 by Holiday Lettings (a TripAdvisor Company) and named one of 6 Family Travel Blogs to Follow by Travel Age West. We3Travel has also been featured on Trip Advisor’s Vacation Rentals Blog, the Family Adventure Podcast, the GoEuro blog, and I Love Family Travel website. Want to know where we are going next? Subscribe to my monthly newsletter for exclusive tips and info, or join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Happy Travels! Disclosure: We3Travel is a personal blog written or edited by Tamara Gruber. I do accept advertising and sponsorship that may include cash, free trips, tours, hotel stays, meals, products for review, or other forms of compensation. When writing about these experiences or brands, I always disclose these relationships and do not let them dictate or influence my opinion. I accept this compensation to help cover my expenses as a travel writer.