About We3Travel Welcome to We3Travel – a Family Travel Blog We are the Grubers…Tamara (that’s me), Glenn and Hannah. Whether it is near our home in Rhode Island or around the globe, we are exploring the world — one trip at a time. We believe that traveling together strengthens our family bonds and creates long-lasting memories. We love finding emerging destinations, having cultural/educational experiences, adventuring outside together, and exploring a destination through its food. We hope you will follow along! Through We3Travel, a family travel blog, we hope to make family vacation planning easier with a combination of tips, reviews, destination guides, sample itineraries and trip planning services. From the cathedrals of Europe to the rainforests of Costa Rica or the hot springs of Yellowstone, I have found that with a little planning and preparation you can take kids anywhere. So far, I have visited 21 countries and 41 states, with a goal to visit all 50 states by the time I turn 50. Some of our favorite trips have been to Iceland, Italy, a dude ranch in Montana, and Universal Orlando. 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. You can also find my writing in Twist Travel Magazine, Ciao Bambino, Family Vacation Critic, and the Trivago Room 5 blog. I am also a member of the Family Travel Association and the Society of American Travel Writers. My Family Travel Philosophy I am a passionate advocate for the benefits of family travel in raising flexible, resilient, and globally-aware children. 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 and enjoy time together! My goal is #creatingtravelbonds. What our Readers Say “Incredible guide Tamara! My wife and I are following this guide almost to a T so you saved us a ton of work!” – Rikin “We used this itinerary last year and all the recommendations were spot on.” – Julie “Friends of mine just went there [Universal Orlando] and they followed all your tips and had the best time.” – Nicole “Thank you for posting so much helpful info about Rome and Venice! We are looking into the tours you mentioned now. Just wanted to make sure you knew your slice of the Internet really helped someone!” – Spring Break Family “I took your advice and booked a private tour of the Vatican. It was incredible and we loved saving ourselves time by not standing in line.” – Camille Recognition and Accolades We3Travel has been named one of the Top 20 Family Travel Blogs by Holiday Lettings (a TripAdvisor Company) and one of 6 Family Travel Blogs to Follow by Travel Age West. We3Travel has also been featured on Trip Advisor’s Vacation Rentals Blog, Lonely Planet Kids, and the Family Adventure Podcast. Stay in Touch 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.