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Back on a Cruise – Part 2

A year ago, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel.  We’re proud to announce that Rainer’s Jenss Family Travels was selected as one of the Top 25 Family Travel Blogs by Babble.com.  This is Part 2 of his family’s latest adventure–a cruise to…

Back on a Cruise – Part 1

A year ago, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel.  We’re proud to announce that Rainer’s Jenss Family Travels was selected as one of the Top 25 Family Travel Blogs by Babble.com. Today he writes to us about his family’s latest…

Celebrating Winter: Adrenalin Rush

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A year ago, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. He writes to us about his family’s latest adventure– embracing the cold. This is his third post. Read more from Rainer here. If you go by the calendar, winter is officially…

Celebrating Winter: The Ice Hotel

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A year ago, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. He writes to us about his family’s latest adventure– embracing the cold. This is his second post. Read the first post here. Having traveled around the world together, the Jenss family…

Family Diving in Palau: Part 2

Last week, Rainer Jenss shared how he prepared his children for their first diving trip to Palau. Read the first post here. When I told friends our family was traveling to Palau this past Thanksgiving, I usually had to include a brief geography lesson as part of the conversation. The truth is, it’s not enough…

Scuba Diving With Kids in Palau

Anyone with young kids certainly knows about the lifestyle modifications that need to be made in order to raise children. Among other things, you just can’t go out as much or stay up as late as you did BC (before children). And when it comes to traveling, most parents somehow feel obligated to forgo their…

A Return to Lake Placid

A year ago, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. Now he’s back stateside and sharing his tips on traveling with kids. Back when the thermometer readings were in the 80s in the Northeast, our family spent a couple action-packed days…

The Christmas Lights of Dyker Heights

A year ago, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons, and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. Now he’s back stateside and sharing his tips on traveling with kids. If you ask the average New Yorker what their plans are for the holidays, my guess is most will…

Japan’s Maid Cafes

Last year, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons, and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. Now he’s writing a column that focuses on traveling with kids. During a recent visit to Japan, I had a chance to explore a side of Tokyo that was quite different from…

Taking on Toyko

Last year, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons, and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. Now he’s writing a column that focuses on traveling with kids. This summer, my ten-year-old son Stefan was invited to Tokyo, Japan, to take part in the 20th anniversary of the World…

Green Cards: A Cautionary Tale

Rainer Jenss offers a cautionary tale for travelers with green cards… As terrific as my recent visit to Brazil was, it almost didn’t happen. So I’m posting this cautionary tale in the event anyone else runs into the same predicament as I did and needs some guidance. Because I am a German national and still…

Back to Sugar Loaf

Last year, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons, and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. Now he’s writing a column that focuses on traveling with kids. A recent one-week trip to Brazil marked the first time I’ve been overseas without my family since returning from our yearlong…

Last year, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons, and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. This year, he’s back with a new column that focuses on traveling with kids. Ask a typical New Yorker (if there is such a thing) when they last went to the top…

Whale Watching With Kids

Last year, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons, and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. This year, he’s back with a new column that focuses on traveling with kids. Warning: The term ‘”family friendly” can be deceiving. If you’re planning a holiday that includes children, do you…

San Diego Segways with Kids

Last year, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons, and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. This year, he’s back with a new column that focuses on traveling with kids. One of the main motivators for choosing California as our spring break destination this year was the abundance…

California Spring Break

Last year, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons, and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. This year, he’s back with a new column that focuses on traveling with kids. What is it about prisons that so intrigue us? Is it how just the thought of being incarcerated…

Rainer Jenss surveys the field of cruise ships offering packages for families. I probably caught the wanderlust bug the moment I stepped on the S.S. Michelangelo, a classic Italian Line ocean liner that relocated my family and me to the United States in 1970. I was only six years old back then, but I remember…

Catching Up with Jennifer Conlin

After attending the New York Times Travel Show, Rainer Jenss had a chance to catch up with Jennifer Conlin, a frequent correspondent for the newspaper’s Travel section who has specialized in family travel.  She recently relocated to Cairo with her husband and three children and he spoke with her about life as both a mother…

Braving Snow for the Travel Show

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Rainer Jenss escaped the snowstorm this weekend in an effort to get inspired for his next family vacation. After logging many an hour looking for family travel advice on the web, this week I changed gears and turned to some good old fashioned technology – printed brochures and face-to-face conversation. A radio commercial for the…

The Top Family Travel Websites

Last year, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons, and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. This year, he’s back with a new column that focuses on traveling with kids. This could be the toughest blog I’ve had to write yet. It’s Presidents Week and most kids across…

One Step Closer to a Good Shot

Last year, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons, and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. This year, he’s back with a new column that focuses on traveling with kids. I challenge you to name the brand of the golf clubs Arnold Palmer once used or tell me…

Give Your Kids a Camera

Last year, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons, and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. This year, he’s back with a new column that focuses on traveling with kids. Lots of parents, myself included, are concerned about what affects all the electronics–and the digital age in general–…

Take Your Family Outdoors

Last year, Rainer Jenss traveled around the world with his wife and two sons, and blogged about his experience here on Intelligent Travel. This year, he’s back with a new column that focuses on traveling with kids. Some quick advice: If you are a mom or dad of a school-aged child and have anxiety if…

Jenss Family Travels: Living a Dream

Rainer Jenss, his wife Carol, and their sons Stefan and Tyler, are just back from having spent a year traveling around the world, and we were able to follow along as they blogged about their journey for Intelligent Travel and National Geographic Kids. Now that they’re back and adjusting to a static existence, we asked…

For the past year, Rainer Jenss and his family have been traveling around the world and blogging about their experiences for us at Intelligent Travel. This post marks the last dispatch from their journey, and the end to an incredible year. You can see where they’ve traveled by going back through the archive of their…