Considering a family vacation in the New Year, but unsure about when and where to go? Here are 10 destinations to set your wheels turning

Traveling families face many challenges during the holidays. Here are 10 tips to keep spirits bright, safe and sane this busy travel season.

After the birth of her second daughter and their possibility of 1 year of parental leave, what a better idea than discovering the world as a family? From Berlin to Andalusia on a two-and-a-half-month trip that is already one of their favorite life experiences so far.

Meet Krupa and Varun, a wanderlust couple from Miami who allow the HomeExchange inquiries decide their travel destinations for them. Paris, St John’s, Barcelona and Buenos Aires!

Andrés, Ingrid and their three kids, aka El Vuelo de Apis, have embarked on a trip of a lifetime: a year-long family tour around South America. And they’re taking part in 60 home exchanges along the way.

…It’s that moment when you’ve finally booked your home exchange and tickets for your family holiday to Ireland but suddenly realise: “UHOH! What will the kids do if it rains a lot and they start really missing home?!”

We put the question of heritage travel to the HomeExchange community and heard some fantastically heartwarming stories. But perhaps none was as gripping as that of Canada-based Annie Lalande and her search for her birth father in Trinidad.

With any destination, there are a lot of factors to consider but for most families staying on budget is at the top of the list. What is important to keep in mind is that family travel can be quite affordable. Here’s a few tips to keep your budget in check.

Lena and Maxime are mother and daughter, from Sweden. For them travelling is a lifestyle; the two of them together or separately accompanied by their partners or friends. Most years these two commit to doing two home exchanges per year. During 2015 they really spread their wings and filled an entire year with travel, 17 trips total between the two of them. Each month brought a new adventure or two or even three or four! January in Angkor & Ta Prohm Lena had spent Christmas and New Years in Vietnam…