North America

North America is the home continent for the 2 Idiots. Our home is in the wonderful city of Charlotte, North Carolina. We have traveled extensively in the United States and some in Canada and there is so much to see in both these countries.

We will be posting articles on travel in both the US and Canada soon!


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Top 12 Thanksgiving Vacation Ideas for Families

Thanksgiving is a holiday that most of us associate with food. We sit around the dinner table with our family and consume regrettable amounts of food before retiring to the living room to watch the football game. But did you know that Thanksgiving is actually one of the best holidays to travel with your family? Not only are there cheap, family-friendly places to visit, but you don’t have to worry about cooking and there’s zero clean up! If you’re considering taking a trip this Turkey Day, here are the top twelve Thanksgiving vacation ideas for families.

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Best kid friendly restaurants in Vancouver

Top 10 Best Baby and Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Vancouver

Located in British Columbia, Vancouver is a Canadian coastal city that is known for its mild climate, picturesque views, and down-to-earth locals. It is ethnically diverse and very safe, making it the perfect place to visit with small children. Another highly-acclaimed thing about Vancouver is its vibrant food scene. Because it’s located on a major seaport, one of the city’s biggest claims to fame is its fresh seafood. Vancouver’s moderate climate also provides a long growing season, which means there’s always a plethora of produce in season. In most cities with a major foodie scene, it’s not always easy to find restaurants that are geared toward people with small children or babies. Yet, you can still explore the food scene and find a number of kid-friendly restaurants in Vancouver.

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Top 10 Things To Do In Vancouver With Kids

There are several reasons why visiting Vancouver with kids is a great choice. The third-largest city in Canada, Vancouver is a family-friendly destination known for its high standard of living and low crime rate. Generally a clean and safe place, you can feel good about exploring the city, even with young children. With its dramatic backdrop of a seaside skyline set against a gorgeous mountain background, this British Columbia city has been named one of the most beautiful cities in the entire world by Forbes magazine.

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Top 5 Washington, D.C. Museums for Kids (4 of them are FREE!)

As the capital city of the United States, it’s no surprise that Washington, D.C. has much to see and do. In fact, you might not know where to start. While you want to be sure you and your kids see major landmarks like the White House and the Lincoln Memorial, you should also set time aside to visit one of the city’s many impressive museums. A museum? With kids? Am I crazy? While it might seem as though your kids will be bored during these visits, nothing could be further from the truth. Not only are the best museums in Washington, D.C. for kids filled with impressive displays and exhibits, but many also have an interactive aspect, so your children can play an active, fun role in their own education. As a bonus, most of these museums don’t charge admission. Instead, they simply encourage a donation. This means you can pay whatever you’re comfortable with, which is a huge bonus for budget-minded travelers. 

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Ultimate Kid Friendly Itinerary for Spending a Day at Hoover Dam

Why The 2 Idiots recommend visiting the Hoover Dam?

When you think of Las Vegas, you may not think of it as a destination to visit with a toddler, but it is. Las Vegas has so many cool sights to visit in and around it, that we used the city as a base and then took a day trip to see the awe-inspiring Hoover Dam — an engineering marvel, it truly showcases the greatness of mankind’s ability to create. We consider the Hoover Dam a must-see (one of Natasha’s all-time favorites) and as an easy drive from Las Vegas, be sure to add a day to your itinerary to include it on your trip.

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