how old are your kids? having experience traveling abroad, even if just briefly on a family vacation, would be invaluable building blocks for them educationally. it opens up a whole new world, whole new ways of thinking. you never know what interests or passions you'll unlock by providing them with a cool experience.
if you ever want travel ideas/advice/cheap tickets hit me up! travel is far more affordable than people imagine.
if you travel to new orleans, completely ass up the entire rat bowl and take pictures of it, i'll blog that
Kids are 7 and 2, so it will be a few years before we do anything abroad.
I haven't had to go to New Orleans for a few years (thank God), but here is a photo from my trip to Dallas last year, It's not a family in front of the the Eiffel Tower but it's close.