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Boston for the Holiday!

Posted by: Poshbrood,

Are you headed to Boston for the holiday? Frequent guest poster Kate Rockland recently visited The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA and had a wonderful time! From the award-winning eats at the cozy in-house...

News: Fascinating Multigenerational Study Conclusions by Preferred Hotel Group

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Our friends at Preferred Hotel Group recently conducted a study of the latest trends in multigenerational travel and shared their conclusions today. Although the growth in multigenerational travel is...

An Ideal Summer Trip for Families: Rafting in the Grand Canyon

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Like most families, we first saw the Grand Canyon from the crowded visitor center on the South Rim. Gazing down at the vast expanse of massive, ragged cliffs dropping to the Colorado River below, I found...

Christmas in Atlanta: Live Nativities Around Atlanta

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

By Sue Rodman A few years ago I decided we needed to do something that represented the real reason for […] The post Christmas in Atlanta: Live Nativities Around Atlanta appeared first on Field Trips...

Family Ski Trips-Why We do Them-Interview with Olympian Jonny Moseley

Posted by: Luxury Travel Mom,

Skiing is hard. It’s expensive. It’s cold. So very cold. Why would anyone choose this as their family sport? You practically burn hundred dollar bills for warmth it’s so expensive. Except...

Christmas in Atlanta: Centennial Olympic Park Ice Skating

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

What: Centennial Olympic Park Ice Rink Where: Centennial Olympic Park When: Nov. 22, 2014 – Jan. 19, 2015, Visit the […] The post Christmas in Atlanta: Centennial Olympic Park Ice Skating appeared...

Christmas in Atlanta 2014: Holiday Light Displays

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

By Sue Rodman One of my favorite signs that the Holidays are near is all the festive holiday light displays […] The post Christmas in Atlanta 2014: Holiday Light Displays appeared first on Field...

Top 5 Reasons We’re Giving Thanks at The Salamander Resort & Spa

Posted by: Poshbrood,

1.) 5K Turkey Trot: Thursday morning at 8:30 am the resort is hosting a turkey trot so we can stuff ourselves silly without extreme guilt. Guests can walk, run or jog the 5K/ 3.1 mile course traveling...

Christmas in Atlanta 2014 | Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

By Sue Rodman I always wanted to be an Olympic ice skater when I was little. I’m too old for […] The post Christmas in Atlanta 2014 | Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks appeared first on Field Trips...

Family-Ready Suites with Kitchens at Trump Hotel Central Park in New York City

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

The prime location is not the only reason families love Trump International Hotel & Tower. This five-star property is surprisingly child-friendly. Case and point, the indoor pool at the spa even has...

Guide to Whidbey Island State Parks

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Whidbey Island, Washington is known for its picturesque coastline and pastoral setting. It’s true that Whidbey, located north of Seattle, offers abundant farm stands and a healthy agri-tourism trade,...

Great Savings and More Await on Your Next Family Getaway!

Posted by: Poshbrood,

Look no further than Preferred Hotel Group when planning your next family vacation. Popular destinations from the Adirondacks to Arizona, and Cancun to Rome offer great incentives to get the gang together...

Poshbrood’s is Flying High with Southwest Air This November

Posted by: Poshbrood,

Have babies; need sun? We love Round Hill Resort in Montego Bay. Got active teens? The Viceroy Snowmass may be your nirvana. We have lots more picks to fun destinations that Southwest flies too—you...

5 Things to Do in Copenhagen with Kids

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, is a charming and compact city that is fun for families to explore on foot. Although most people speak English, the city maintains a distinctly European feel. Here...

Kidding Around Kauai: Why the Garden Isle is a Dream for Families

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Kauai is that rare destination that doesn’t just live up to the hype — it transcends it. There’s simply no way to capture its ancient, powerful landscape in words, or convey the otherworldly...

Joovy Qool review: travel-ready stroller

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

The Joovy Qool lives up to its name. With a sleek design and luxury features that mirror those of the most expensive brands on the market, the Qool makes it look easy. Which is definitely the point, for...

Hassle-free guide to getting your kids’ first passport

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Getting your child his or her first passport doesn’t have to be as intimidating as it sounds. Yes, you need to clear an afternoon or morning to the task, and yes, there’s a wait time involved,...

Using Car Seats on Planes

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

[…] The post Using Car Seats on Planes appeared first on Have Baby Will Travel....

Top Things To Do in Los Angeles with Teenagers

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

At some point, most traveling families will find themselves in Los Angeles. Whether it’s for a carefully-planned vacation, or simply an extended layover to take in some sites, having fun in LA is easy....

Why the Mosel Valley is a Great Choice for a Family Bike Trip in Europe

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

If you’re considering a family bike trip in Europe, choosing the destination is the most important decision you’ll make. You’ll be biking 20-40 miles a day for multiple days and the bike route can...

50 Things to Know Before Traveling to Italy with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

You could say we know a thing or two about traveling to Italy with kids at Ciao Bambino. If the name doesn’t give it way, our history will — we’ve been helping families plan trips to Italy...

Enjoy a Family Fall Weekend Getaway in Cambridge, Mass

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Fall is a wonderful time to visit Boston’s sister city Cambridge, with cool, crisp days and the excitement in the air that comes with thousands of students returning to campus. It has a completely different...

Best Things To Do in Jamaica with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Jamaica gets my vote as one of the best all-around family beach destinations anywhere in the world. It’s easy to access, easy to get around, and easy on the eyes — you’d be hard pressed...

Want a Unique Family Vacation in Europe? Head to Malta

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

When I told people I was heading to Malta last week, the most common answer was: “Sounds fabulous, but where’s Malta?” One of the smallest countries in Europe, Malta is an island nation located...

The Peninsula Chicago Takes Family Amenities to a New Level

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

The Peninsula Hotels takes pleasing guests of all ages very seriously. I’ve met their marketing team on a few occasions now and I’m always impressed by their creative ideas for children. The...

Five Favorite Adventures in Bali with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

There’s no sugarcoating it – the thought of flying 18 hours with children is intimidating. My advice: don’t let it be! My nine-year-old daughter and I recently traveled to Bali, hoping the trip would...

My Big Birthday Giveaway – A Week in the Life of Luxury Travel Mom – Charleston Edition

Posted by: Luxury Travel Mom,

For my birthday I’m giving one lucky reader a week in my life. Without the dishes, dog walking or blog posting duties. All the fun, none of the, well, not fun. Also, wearing six inch heels to the...

Top Tips for Visiting Italy’s Lake Como with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

In a country with more than its fair share of spectacular landscapes, Italy’s Lake Como is one of the most breathtaking. Even better, it’s a fabulous destination to explore with kids with...

Coming to America: Visas And Entry Requirements

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

Changing entry visa regulations and exit rules for foreign nationals and American citizens require preparation if your family is planning a vacation to the United States of America. According to US Department...

London: Wouldn't It Be Luverly?

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

Discover where children can be seen and heard, and the best walks, in London, from a mom who spent three years with her own three kids exploring this fabulous British city. Samuel Johnson once remarked...

Jamestown Settlement and Colonial National Historical Park

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

While visiting Colonial Williamsburg with kids, definitely budget half a day to visit Jamestown. Learning about this first viable settlement of Virginia rounds out the historical understanding of the area...

Finding a Vacation Babysitter or Child Care

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

[…] The post Finding a Vacation Babysitter or Child Care appeared first on Have Baby Will Travel....

Orlando Magic! Autumn Vacations Are Unexpected Bargain

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

It’s not magic; September is the cheapest month of the year to visit Orlando, with room rates among the lowest all year. Yes, you can find a room for $50 per night and there are plenty of discounts...

Beachfront Luxury at Maine’s Inn by the Sea

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

If you’re planning a vacation to Maine and are looking for a luxury beachfront resort, be sure to head to Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth. Set on the foot of the sea, it offers spacious, lush...

A WOW Family-Friendly Surprise at The Alpina Gstaad in the Swiss Alps

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

When I first heard about the opening of The Alpina Gstaad in Switzerland, I expected that the hotel would be like many other five-star properties around the country — a gorgeous but formal, traditional...

A Whirlwind Trip to Asia with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Asia. It sounds exotic and enticing. It can also seem daunting and utterly foreign. Where does one start with trip planning, let alone making it a terrific family adventure? On this three-week trip, we...

JetBlue Launches Mint—A Luxury Jet Service from JFK to SFO & LAX

Posted by: Poshbrood,

Sit back (all the way back) and relax! JetBlue Mint includes lie-flat seats in the front of their brand new Airbus 321 cabins, four of which are suites. These super-comfy seats offer plenty of room, a...

Declined! American Charge Cards Rejected Across Europe

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

It is shocking that many American credit cards are not accepted abroad, but if you don't have one with a European security code, it's true. Here is the scoop on why and how you can try to prevent confronting...

Essential Tips for a Caribbean Family Vacation

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Exotic enough to feel novel, familiar enough to feel comfortable, the Caribbean islands are paradise for beach-loving families. Many people question whether it’s worth a long trip down there...

Our Very Best Summer Vacation Ideas

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

There's still plenty of time to take that perfect summer family vacation, one of the most important times to bond with kids and develop the funny memories you'll all laugh about next year. Will it be mountains...

Disney Cruise Luxury and The Mouse

Posted by: Luxury Travel Mom,

I have never been a cruise fan. This was not based on my actual experience of cruising, but my belief that cruises were full of people wearing fanny packs and cutting in the buffet line to beat me to the...

A Year of News and Firsts for Orlando Family Vacationers

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

With so much going on, you can’t see it all in Orlando, no matter how hard you try and especially because there’s always going to be something new. New for 2014 includes places to stay as well as places...

Five resort towns with 4th of July parades

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Due to summer travel plans, we usually spend 4th of July away from home. Sometimes, missing our hometown 4th of July parades bums the kids out, so wherever we find ourselves, we try to seek out the local...

New York with Kids-Family Friendly Itinerary Tips

Posted by: Luxury Travel Mom,

The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby There...

Dreaming of a Trip to Rome? A Photo Tour of The Eternal City

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Rome should be part of every first trip to Italy with kids as The Eternal City captivates all ages. Layers of history (literally) are visible around every corner. I've visited this city countless times...

Tips for Sending Your Child on an International Mission Trip

Posted by: Luxury Travel Mom,

Sending a child off alone on a mission trip can be scary, more so for mom than for the child. Whether they are going to someplace close like the Dominican Republic or as far away as Rwanda, advice for...

East Coast Summer Family Road Trip – Preferred Family Style

Posted by: Poshbrood,

With a global reach extending into more than 85 countries, Preferred Hotel Group represents more than 650 of the finest hotels, resorts, and serviced residences in the world. Their family hotel program—Preferred...

New York, New York Attractions

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

Here is Family Travel Forum's guide to the best family attractions, parks, museums, and events in New York, a city of soooo many different things to do. While that first childhood trip to the Big Apple...

Behind the Scenes in the Stone Mountain Laser Show Bunker

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

By Sue Rodman The Laser Bunker. Sounds like something out of Star Wars, but it’s actually a real place located […] The post Behind the Scenes in the Stone Mountain Laser Show Bunker appeared...

48 Hours in Atlanta with Teens

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

By Sue Rodman They used to be so cute, found pleasure in any activity, no matter how small or mundane. […] The post 48 Hours in Atlanta with Teens appeared first on Field Trips with Sue....

Whitewater Rafting on the American River with O.A.R.S

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

After an epic two week family vacation in Alaska with kids last year, our family caught the adventure travel bug. A multi-day whitewater rafting trip with kids has been on my bucket list for some time...

A Summer Vacation in Iceland with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

This is a guest post from a Ciao Bambino reader who is kind enough to share details of her tremendous experience last summer in Iceland with kids. Ruchira Chandra is a physician, wife and mother of two...

Where To Go on a Family Vacation in France? Check Out Bordeaux and Biarritz

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

It is believed that the Aquitaine region in southwest France was given its name by the Romans (aqua meaning water in Latin). They were likely referring to the gentle rivers, lakes, sea access, and fertilizing...

5 Summer Travel Tips

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Ahh…summer! It’s that much-anticipated time of year when the kids are out of school and families set off on vacations at theme parks, beaches and beyond. Parents and kids can have a whole...

Six Flags Over Georgia Tips for a Great Day

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

By Sue Rodman I love amusement parks, but I hate long lines and throngs of people. If you’re like me, […] The post Six Flags Over Georgia Tips for a Great Day appeared first on Field Trips...

Baby Proof Travel Essentials

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

Multigenerational travel comprises 27% of all leisure travel according to the 2014 TMS Family Travel Summit, and 81% of these travelers say safety is their top priority. Given that so many grandparents...

Paris On A Petite Budget

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

Inexpensive European travel in Paris, France, is certainly possible if you take the advice of locals who know to navigate the system and succeed. The French Government Tourist Office recently publicized...

Travel Gear: Portable Sun Shelter & Travel Beach Umbrella

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

[…] The post Travel Gear: Portable Sun Shelter & Travel Beach Umbrella appeared first on Have Baby Will Travel....

Beat the Heat at Six Flags Over Georgia Hurricane Harbor

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

By Sue Rodman The hurricane has landed at Six Flags Over Georgia’s newest water park. “It’s like White Water, but […] The post Beat the Heat at Six Flags Over Georgia Hurricane...

5 Incredible Preferred Family Hotel Pools

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

If you’ve ever met me or if you’ve been reading Travel Mamas for a while, you probably know there are two things I love almost as much as my family and travel: Oprah and hotel pools. Give me...

Expand Your Summer Reading with a Field Trip

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

By Sue Rodman Summer is an ideal time to get lost in a good book, so for the latest Field […] The post Expand Your Summer Reading with a Field Trip appeared first on Field Trips with Sue....

Favorite Car Games For The Backseat

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

It is an unfortunate fact of family car trips: kids, despite most efforts, can become pretty restless while cooped up in the backseat. In the past, Family Travel Forum has recommended numerous handy travel...

48 Hours in Brussels with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Should you bother going to Brussels with kids? It’s often thought of as a pass through city — you know, the kind backpackers check off their lists en route to its more glamorous neighbors Bruges,...

Digging Into Gold Rush History in Skagway, Alaska

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Skagway sits at the end of the Lynn Canal, a deep water fjord ringed by mountains and frequented by summer cruise ships. It’s a gold rush town best known as the jumping off point for fortune seekers...

Six Family Adventures in Mendocino

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Mendocino County has coastline and climate on its side and a laid back attitude that welcomes families to try something different. A four-hour drive north of San Francisco, Mendocino attracts visitors...

Golf vacations with kids: tips for a great resort golf experience

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Our kids like to golf, but they’re hardly miniature pros. They’re kids, and they want to have fun on the links. We want them to have fun, too, but also appreciate that other guests may want...

Five Free Things to do in Atlanta with Kids

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

By Sue Rodman It’s time to begin planning those lazy summer days by the pool and mixing in a few […] The post Five Free Things to do in Atlanta with Kids appeared first on Field Trips with Sue....

Destination: Family Escape

Posted by: Poshbrood,

We’ve got the solution to finding a place to escape with the fam! As part of Destination Hotels & Resorts’ mission to create authentic experiences that are indigenous to each property’s location,...

Spas and family vacations: The perfect combination

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

Spas offer a chance to enjoy an extra level of relaxation and luxury for grownups when you are on a family trip. But did you know that some spas also have treatments for kids?...

Europe with Kids: Five Tips for Organizing a Family-Friendly Itinerary

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

I recently covered tips for traveling to Europe with a toddler on our blog, an important read for families with young children. One of the tips is around keeping itineraries simple and logistically easy....

Five Things To Do in and Around Sarasota with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

The west side of Florida has interested me for some time. The soft white beaches. The warm, calm waters from the Gulf of Mexico. The sleepy little towns that dot the coastline. So naturally I was eager...

Cruising on the MSC Divina, A Family Perspective

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

I used to balk at people who went on cruises. I didn’t understand the appeal. To me, it was akin to staying in a floating hotel in a state of constant gluttony, while being forced to partake in activities...

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and Mt. San Jacinto State Park

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

If you have a few days in Palm Springs, a trip to the Aerial Tramway  is well-worth your time. This ‘world’s largest rotating tram’ takes visitors from the desert floor to over 8,000 feet in elevation...

Review of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

We’d been holding off on visiting the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London until all seven Harry Potter books had been read and all eight films watched. Our 9-year-old was 7 at the start of this process,...

Brilliant Travel Service Alert: Flytographer

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Although I love taking photographs while traveling and rarely leave a hotel without a hefty DSLR camera strung around my neck, I’m keenly aware that I cross the line between enjoying the present...

NC Family Vacation: High Hampton Inn, Cashiers NC

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

 High Hampton Inn is not your typical Mountain Inn. It’s more like a throwback to a 50’s family resort in […] The post NC Family Vacation: High Hampton Inn, Cashiers NC appeared first on Field...

Flying with Kids Tips: ExpertFlyer.com Benefits for Families

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

ExpertFlyer is frequent flyer’s best friend as it serves up invaluable data in one interface. Created by Chris Lopinto, ExpertFlyer is coveted by business travelers for its aggregate view of flight...

Talking Travel Trends at Momtrends

Posted by: Luxury Travel Mom,

Last night I was asked to speak about travel trends at the Momtrends event in New York City. If you’re not familiar with Momtrends, you really need to get on their guest list, Nicole’s events...

Essential Tips for Traveling in Europe with a Toddler

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

I started Ciao Bambino in 2004 to help take the fear out of traveling to Europe with young children. It’s not easy, but thoughtful planning will help ensure the gain outweighs any pain. Despite the...

An Introduction to Visiting India with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

If you live in the developed world, the prospect of traveling to India can either fill you with dread or with awe. Both reactions, and possibly a combination, are completely appropriate. India is a cacophony...

Travel Gear We Use: Healthy road trip snack ideas

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Today’s Travel Gear We Use segment isn’t exactly gear, but does help us  a little different than most: as we roll into spring, we’re reviewing healthy road trip snack ideas for family...

More Than a Teenage Summer Travel Adventure

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

At the end of a long, fabulously fun but exhausting day in Kauai, when the rest of my family crashed, I cracked open the laptop in an attempt to check the long list of emails I knew were waiting for me....

Cirque du Soleil Backstage Tour

Posted by: Luxury Travel Mom,

Want to know what it’s really like to run away with the circus? Cirque du Soleil is not just a resident show at the Bellagio in Vegas, it is a real traveling circus complete with real traveling circus...

Guide to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks with kids

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

On a recent tour through several California National Parks, I heard the same thing over and over again from fellow guests and even park employees: “We love Yosemite, but we’ve actually never...

Review of Aqua Expeditions Aria Amazon Cruise in Peru

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

The Amazon rainforest has been in the news quite a bit lately as more “uncontacted tribes” — communities without significant contact with modern civilization — have been identified. Given the pace...

Travel gear we use: sun protection clothing for kids and adults

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Travel Gear We UseToday in Travel Gear We Use, we’re talking about best sun protection clothing for kids and adults. If your family plans to visit a warm-weather...

Alaska Up Close and Active: A Family Tour of the Kenai Peninsula

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

We should go to Alaska!” Our son, age 11, wouldn’t drop the idea. The concept of the 49th state—partially frozen, bigger than Texas, teaming with wild animals and all the way up there — seized...

Educational Travel: End of the Oregon Trail Museum

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Historic Oregon City marks the official end of the Oregon Trail. It’s also home to the best Oregon history museum you’ve probably overlooked. Only minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon City...

Why Northstar California Earns a Family Ski Vacation Gold Star

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Northstar California is a consistent family ski vacation favorite with kids of all ages. This fact is not surprising given that Northstar is also one of the resorts that has made a significant investment...

Portland Children’s Museum

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

The Portland Children’s Museum is one of the best places to spend a rainy morning or afternoon with young kids in Portland. For better or for worse, the word is out, and this excellent museum can get...

Travel Mamas 5th Anniversary – Most Popular Stories of the Year & Discounts

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

It’s been five years and more than 600 blog posts since TravelMamas.com launched on March 29, 2009. Each year I get all excited to write this Travel Mamas blogiversary round-up because it gives me...

Travel Gear We Use: Favorite organic travel clothing for women

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

When I travel, it’s crucial for me to have an easily-matching, comfortable, stylish yet utilitarian wardrobe in my suitcase. Because I believe in the brand and wear it regularly, I recently became...

Favorite Kid-Friendly Attractions in Juneau, Alaska

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

As your ship or plane glides up the glacier-carved Gastineau Channel, the only U.S. capital not accessible by road comes into view. Juneau is Alaska’s second largest city and the modern capital is a...

Top Things To Do in Mexico’s Riviera Maya with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

I’m a big fan of what I like to call “sunny location vacations.” Sometimes families just need them and trust me you’ll know it when the time comes. They’re different than ski trips or adventures...

Introducing Aqua Expeditions’ Amazon Adventure

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Are you ready for a trip-of-a-lifetime to one of the world’s most fascinating ecosystems condensed into an easy school break getaway? Meet Aqua Expeditions. Here’s how my conversations have gone...

Versatile Travel Clothing – The Chrysalis Cardi by Encircled

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

When packing for any trip, I try to plan out my fashions carefully for each day and select versatile travel clothing that can be worn more than once. Especially when traveling with children, baggage fees...

SeaWorld San Diego 50th Anniversary and New Explorer’s Reef

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

The first SeaWorld opened in San Diego on March 21, 1964. To commemorate SeaWorld San Diego‘s 50th anniversary, the park just opened the Explorer’s Reef to the public. Along with this new...

Pampered Skiing at Its Best: Montage Deer Valley Review

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Just for some context, my family and I live on the East Coast and typically stay at a hotel primarily to focus on enjoying the skiing but staying at the Montage Deer Valley turned our mindset on its head. ...

Five Things To Do In and Around Luzern, Switzerland with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Luzern (not Lausanne!) can be found at the heart of Central Switzerland. Only an hour by train away from Zurich and an hour and a half away from Basel, Luzern is easier to get to than most people think.The...

Why Taking the Kids to Orlando in May is Smart

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Lucky you, taking the kids to Orlando in May. Maybe your kids aren’t in school yet or you’re homeschooling. Maybe you live in a part of the country where the school year ends early. Maybe your kids...

How to plan your Disney Vacation with FastPass+

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

We have written extensively about enjoying Disney parks using FastPass. Is all this advice out the window now that Disney has introduced FastPass+ and Disney Magic Bands? The short answer: maybe. The game...

Backroads Top Multisport Trips for Families in 2014

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

There is no bigger name in multisport adventures than Backroads. This ultra-successful touring company has a wonderful reputation and the good news for families is that they have a growing family offering....

Go with the (Lava) Flow on Hawaii’s Kohala Coast

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Lava on Hawaii, the Big Island is like sand on the beach; it’s everywhere. Hawaii Island is the largest of all the Hawaiian Islands and the baby of the island chain, continuing to grow as Kilauea erupts....

Spring break travel planning: Inspired Vacation Journal review

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Heading afar for spring break? We have a road trip ahead of us, driving from deserts to mountains throughout California. We always encourage our kids to keep a travel journal, so my nine-year-old will...

Best Family Ski Resorts in Utah, Part 3: Snowbasin

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Several things stand out right away at Utah’s Snowbasin Resort: down-to-earth elegance; warm, friendly service; a simple layout that seems designed straight from a parent’s wish list. Oh,...

Overtime Bag – For Travel, Work & Motherhood

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

If you’re tired of switching from purse to briefcase to diaper bag to carry-on for travel, work, and motherhood…I’ve got a stylish solution for you! The Rachel Andrew Overtime Bag is...

Family Twist: Real Guides for Families in Paris

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

The guide book that really ‘guides’ a family around a city, has yet to be published, or I just haven’t discovered it. They tend to let you down right when you need it, like when your kid needs the...

Atlanta Hunger Games Fan Tour: More Than Just Movie Locations

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

By Sue Rodman Walking in the footsteps of Katniss and Peeta is not as life threatening as you might think. […] The post Atlanta Hunger Games Fan Tour: More Than Just Movie Locations appeared first...

Best Family Ski Resorts in Utah, Part 2: Canyons

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

When I told a friend I was headed to Utah’s Canyons Resort, the first thing she said was “The Orange Bubble!” The what? Turns out that this heated-seat chairlift with brilliantly colored windshields,...

Portland with kids: Oregon Zoo

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

We love the Oregon Zoo! Like many Oregon Zoo reviews attest, we love that it’s small enough to be manageable in one day with young kids, but large enough to stay interesting time after time. We toured...

72 Hours in Washington DC with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Washington DC is an amazing city filled with so much to do whether you want to learn how our laws are made and upheld, take in the memorials and monuments around the city, or find out more about the news...

Altis Prime Apartments and Altis Suites: An Ideal Lisbon Home-Base

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

One of the challenges of finding lodging when planning big city getaways, particularly in Europe where space is at a premium, is that families need and want enough room for everyone to sleep and relax...

Five Must-Ask Questions When Selecting an Outfitter for a Family Whitewater Rafting Trip

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

A whitewater rafting trip with kids is one of the best active family vacations around. These trips are available around the world, so you may not have to travel far to join one. A bigger issue is deciding...

A Grand California Family Road Trip

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

California offers many things to traveling families, from beaches and mountains, to amusements parks and national parks. It’s the picking and choosing what to do and what not to do that gets hard. If...

Travel Gear We Use: Best stainless steel water bottles for kids

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Next up in the Travel Gear We Use series: best water bottles for kids! We go absolutely nowhere without our water bottles…one per family member. They need to be durable, spill proof, fit in car...

History, Hollywood and Adventure in Haines, Alaska

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Haines is wedged between mountains and glaciers on the Lynn Canal, the deepest fjord in North America, out-of-sight from cruise ships headed to Skagway. It was the last stop on my two week vacation in...

Fun Things To Do in Palm Springs with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Palm Springs is a desert oasis less than two hours from Los Angeles filled with palm trees, meandering golf courses and sprawling resorts. While Palm Springs has attracted the hip and Hollywood elite for...

LEGOLAND Florida: 10+ Tips to Avoid Lines and Have Fun

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By Sue Rodman About 45 minutes from the gates of the Magic Kingdom in Florida is Orlando’s newest theme park […] The post LEGOLAND Florida: 10+ Tips to Avoid Lines and Have Fun appeared first on...

Catch Olympic Fever: 5 Ways To Experience the Winter Olympics in Atlanta

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By Sue Rodman Team USA all the way! The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia begin this week. The Olympics […] The post Catch Olympic Fever: 5 Ways To Experience the Winter Olympics in Atlanta appeared...

Top Five Reasons To Visit Vietnam with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Last summer we were ready for an adventure in Asia with kids. We wanted an active family vacation in a culturally interesting destination with the availability of beaches for some relaxation. Originally,...

Tips for Planning a Family Vacation to Alaska

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

As my kids are growing older and more independent, our family is discovering that we enjoy trips with built-in physical activity and Alaska is the ultimate adventure trip. My family vacation in Alaska...

Best Travel Toys for Kids, from Babies to Teens

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Any journey can be do-able, and even enjoyable, with the right stuff (and the right attitude)! Here’s a list of the best travel toys and diversions based on the advice of Tracyn Thayer of Kids Travel...

Looking for a Fantastic Holiday Gift? Add Invitation to Dream to Your List

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Between Passports with Purpose and the clear growth around pairing philanthropy with travel for 2014 (see my recent article on Luxury Family Travel Trends), ’tis the season for teaching our children...

Holland America Cruise Line Review: Nieuw Amsterdam Experience

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

There are more and more cruise lines catering to families these days. For good reason, a cruise with kids has many perks for all ages and interests. Which leads to the next question: Which cruise line...

Three family friendly destinations with holiday programming

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

The winter holidays are a magical time of year to travel with kids. Hotel lobbies are well decorated, decorated trees grace city squares and ski slopes, and festive music can be heard everywhere. Kids...

Travel with Children Book CRAZY Holiday Discount – 40% Off The Travel Mamas’ Guide!

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Between all of the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and other deals…there is a lot of money to be saved this holiday season. How is a little ol’ author like me supposed to...

Holiday Gifts for Travel Families

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Got a travel-loving kid or adult on your gift list this year? Have we got some wonderful travel-inspired gift ideas for you! From presents for children on the go, to gifts for global tweens and teens,...

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade has a New Route

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By Sue Rodman The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade is one of our holiday traditions. We’ve been going with […] The post Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas...

The High Museum of Art: Paris on Peachtree

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I want to visit Paris. My children take French in school and the older ones are fairly good at it […] The post The High Museum of Art: Paris on Peachtree appeared first on Field Trips with Sue....

Why First Tracks ski tickets are worth the splurge

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

More and more family ski resorts are now offering First Tracks ski tickets. What is First Tracks? It’s a ski ticket add-on that allows the bearer to access the slopes earlier than the general public....

A Beachy Keen Romantic Pismo Beach Getaway

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Located just three hours north from LAX, the classic Californian coastal town of Pismo Beach offers couples a fun and laid-back beachfront getaway. There is no shortage of great activities to choose...

Walking in the Footsteps of King Kamehameha the Great in Hawaii on The Kohala Coast

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

A beach vacation in Hawaii with kids is a time for relaxing and soaking up the aloha spirit. As my kids have grown, I've found that time on the sand complemented by cultural and physical activities is...

News: The Family Traveler’s Handbook Redefines Family Travel

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The award-winning freelance writer and family travel writer Mara Gorman has a new book out, The Family Traveler’s Handbook. This is exciting news for families because Mara is not only an exceptionally...

Boston, Massachusetts Attractions

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There's so much to do in "Beantown" -- from colonial history to swan boats, Fenway Park and more; here are Family Travel Forum's best bets for indoor and outdoor family activities in Boston, Massachusetts....

Travel Gear We Use: best carry on luggage for kids

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Welcome back to our Travel Gear We Use series. Today, we’re recommending best carry on luggage for kids. When packing for a family trip, we are big fans of using carry-on luggage (here’s an...

Best Ski Free Deals for Families This Season (North America Edition)

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Whether your kids can schuss down a difficult run or have never set eyes on a bunny hill, family ski trips are magical. But they can also take a bite out of your bank account — lift tickets, ski school,...

Travel Gear We Use: best overnight backpack brands for kids and youth

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

As an editor at Practical Travel Gear and a gear reviewer for OutdoorsNW, I test a lot of travel products and outdoor gear. Some of this gear we keep and continue to use as a family, and some of it gets...

Investment and Upgrades Afoot at Family Favorite Sugar Bowl Resort

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

See this photo? It was taken this week at Sugar Bowl Resort. Powder in October? It’s a bit of a fluke but this doesn’t change the fact that Sugar Bowl gets over 500 inches of snow per year,...

Spooky Pit Stops: Find a corn maze in 47 states!

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Even so-called ‘family friendly’ haunted houses have become more and more frightening in the past few years, making us less enthusiastic about recommending them. If you’re looking for...

All-Season Family Bliss at Topnotch Resort in Stowe, Vermont

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

A visit to the mountain town of Stowe, Vermont has been on my bucket list for many moons and I finally got a chance to experience its glory for first hand this fall. The idyllic small-town vibe, spectacular...

Tips for Visiting Hamburg, Germany with Children

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Did the hamburger originate from Hamburg, the city at the mouth of northern Germany? Nobody really knows for sure. But as one story has it, at the turn of the twentieth century, thousands of Germans emigrated...

Free London Museums for Kids

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

A vibrant city with an extensive list of attractions and activities that appeal to children and adults of all ages, London can also be very expensive to visit. Fortunately, you can save money on your London...

10 Ways To Make Leaf-Peeping Fun For Kids This Fall

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

This time of year, is there anything better than a slow country drive to take in the fall colors? Well, yes — if you’re a kid. Those fiery reds and burnished yellows that delight parents are lost on...

Adriatic Family Vacation in Italy: From Venice to Puglia

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

We've traveled extensively in Italy with kids, but this was our first time on Italy’s eastern coast, on the Adriatic. We had heard so may appealing things about Puglia — the “heel” of the Italian...

Glamping at the Broadmoor’s Ranch at Emerald Valley in Colorado

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

I am often torn between two worlds when my family stays at Colorado’s ultimate luxury resort, the Broadmoor. I love to be pampered but I’m also an outdoor lover; those worlds just don’t...

Teen Travel Tips: With Age, Family Travel Priorities Change

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Family travel is an evolving art. There is no better travel tool than experience, but as kids grow older, there’s a natural progression to the how, where and when to travel as a family. Trouble is, it’s...

Finding Myself on a Horse in Hana

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I was struck with a thud of loneliness. When I walked into my room at Travaasa Hana I realized there was no television or WiFi to keep me company. My iPhone had broken the day before my trip to Maui and...

A Tour of Scotland with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

With spectacular landscapes, dramatic ruins, wild coastal beauty and wealth of culture, Scotland offers so many tempting possibilities that it can daunt first-time visitors. The good news? That also means...

A Tour of Scotland with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

With spectacular landscapes, dramatic ruins, wild coastal beauty and wealth of culture, Scotland offers so many tempting possibilities that it can daunt first-time visitors. The good news? That also means...

Italy Family Travel: Things To Do in Siena with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Siena is — in its “a little bit country, a little bit rock-n-roll” way — the perfect Tuscany town to visit with kids. Its historic center (much of it pedestrian) is big enough to offer a mix of...

Italy Family Travel: Things To Do in Siena with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Siena is — in its “a little bit country, a little bit rock-n-roll” way — the perfect Tuscan town to visit with kids. Its historic center (much of it pedestrian) is big enough to offer a mix of...

Unplugged Road Trip Activities for Kids

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

How do you survive a multi-week, 3,000-mile road trip that covers two countries and six states? Lots and lots of planning. A bit of luck helps, too. Every year, I take my kids (ages 7 and 9) on an extended...

Back to Ski Week: 10 Ways to Make a Family Ski Trip Less Expensive

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Welcome to Back to Ski week! It’s time to think snow — believe it or not — particularly if you want to take advantage of the great pre-season deals and discounts. Practically all of the best family-friendly...

Big Island of Hawaii Helicopter Tour Review: Paradise Helicopters

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Known as the Big Island of Hawaii for good reason, Hawaii Island is larger than all the other Hawaiian Islands combined and is the biggest island in the United States (reference Wikipedia). For this fact...

Big Island of Hawaii Helicopter Tour Review: Paradise Helicopters

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Known as the Big Island of Hawaii for good reason, Hawaii Island is larger than all the other Hawaiian Islands combined and is the biggest island in the United States (reference Wikipedia). For this fact...

A Percy Jackson Tour of Atlanta: Day Two

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By Sue Rodman What: Percy Jackson Tour of Atlanta: Day Two When: Anytime Where: Atlanta, GA Cost: Varies by attraction Last […] The post A Percy Jackson Tour of Atlanta: Day Two appeared first on...

From Coast-to-Coast in Ireland with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Families are spoiled for choice in Ireland — there are so many stunning landscapes, kid-friendly historical treasures and cultural gems that it’s tough to narrow the options down to a reasonable itinerary....

Tips for Visiting Europe with Kids

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

So you’ve decided to take the kids to Europe. Good for you! With so much to see and do, you might feel overwhelmed by Europe’s wealth of countries, languages, and visit-worthy sites. Here are...

From Coast-to-Coast in Ireland with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Many thanks to our friend Jody Halsted at IrelandFamilyTravel.com for helping us craft this itinerary. Check out her site for more great trip ideas and travel tips! Families are spoiled for choice in...

A Guide to Barcelona’s Beaches

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Barcelona was a city without beaches before the Olympic Games in 1992 with the exception of a small section of dirty sand in the Barceloneta neighborhood. That situation is history and the city now enjoys...

Three Reasons to Attend a Civil War Reenactment with Kids

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By Sue RodmanRecently I attended a Civil War reenactment during a familiarization trip with ExploreGeorgia. We watched the Battle of […] The post Three Reasons to Attend a Civil War Reenactment with...

A Guide to Barcelona’s Beaches

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

This is a guest post from Laura Iglesias, founder of Backpack Baby, a baby equipment rental and supply company in Barcelona, Spain. Laura is the mother of two young children. Barcelona was a city without...

News: Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC Launch Self-Guided Tours for Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

We've covered Washington DC with kids extensively on Ciao Bambino and the Smithsonian Museums are always a big all-family hit. The Smithsonian has listened to feedback that planning where to go with kids...

News: Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC Launch Self-Guided Tours for Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

We’ve covered Washington DC with kids extensively on Ciao Bambino and the Smithsonian Museums are always a big all-family hit. The Smithsonian has listened to feedback that planning where to go with...

A Percy Jackson Tour of Atlanta: Day One

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A Percy Jackson Tour of Atlanta: Day OneThe Carter Center has a beautiful pond, perfect for fishing. What: A Percy Jackson Tour of Atlanta When: Anytime Where: Throughout Atlanta Cost: Varies by attraction...

October: The Best Time To Experience San Diego On A Budget

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

San Diego is one of the most family-friendly cities around. With plenty of beaches, museums and theme park attractions, there is something for everyone in this southern California jewel. But it’s...

The Ultimate LEGO Fan Guide

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The Ultimate LEGO Fan GuideFind your favorite Minis in Macro at LEGOLAND Florida Kim Sadera. She was the kid in my neighborhood who had the best LEGO collection. At that time, it was really just the bricks....

The Montage Laguna Beach: beach luxury for families

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Laguna Beach is one of Pit Stops for Kids’ Best Beach Town picks, and one of our family’s favorite places to visit in California. Any family vacation to this sunny ocean-front artist colony...

California Central Coast Family Beach Vacation

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

When planning a family beach vacation in California, large, well know Southern California destinations like Los Angeles and San Diego might immediately jump to mind. Sunny and warm for most of the year,...

Nine Fun Splash Water Parks in Atlanta

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Nine Fun Splash Water Parks in AtlantaStone Mtn. is offering free Fridays through August. Kids 3-11 get 1 Free Adventure Pass ($22 value) with the purchase of a full price adult Adventure Pass. Download...

Day Two: A Percy Jackson Tour of New York City

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Day Two: A Percy Jackson Tour of New York CityVisit with the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses that Percy meets at MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Go online to find a Percy Jackson Tour of MOMA...

A Percy Jackson Tour of New York City: Day One

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

A Percy Jackson Tour of New York City: Day OnePercy Jackson’s mom works in a candy store, so one of our stops on the Percy Jackson Tour of NYC was the Hershey Store in Times Square. It smells like...

Families Say Y.E.S. to Trump Soho New York Hotel's Free Kids and Teens Events

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

Trump Soho New York is pleased to announce that it has started its y.e.s. program, Young Entrepreneurs Soho, an extension of Trump Kids that is open free of charge to local residents. The program offers...

Explore the Natural Side of Kiawah Island Resort: Outdoor Fun, Luxury Accomdations

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

Explore the Natural Side of Kiawah Island Resort: Outdoor Fun, Luxury Accomdations  I can’t wait to go back to The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island. The beautiful natural environment along with the...

Explore Piedmont Park with Kids on a Clue Town Scavenger Hunt

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Explore Piedmont Park with Kids on a Clue Town Scavenger HuntGuest Post by Miranda Haley Discover Atlanta with Clue Town Books. There are three different Clue Town Books. Piedmont Park, Oakland Cemetery...

Britain’s Best Beaches for Families

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Whilst every woman might want to look like Gwyneth Paltrow, every beach aspires to look like the Gold Coast of Barbados. And here in Britain, you might not believe it until you see it, but we have some...

Top 10 Toronto kid-friendly activities for families

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

We love Toronto kid-friendly activities! Don’t let this bustling center for business and commerce intimidate you! Families visiting Toronto will find much to do with kids, and much to love amid the...

Switzerland with Kids Must Do Activity: Jungfrau Railway to the Top of Europe

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Without a doubt, one of the most spectacular activities in Switzerland with kids is to ride the Jungfrau Railway to the Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe at 3,454 meters/11,332 feet. We...

Explore LEGOLAND Discovery Center with Kids Activity Pack

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Explore LEGOLAND Discovery Center with Kids Activity PackCollect stamps from around LEGOLAND Discovery Center and earn a collectible badge. What: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Activity Pack Where: Phipps Plaza,...

Villas of Grand Cypress – The Luxe Locale for the Whole Family in Orlando

Posted by: Luxury Travel Mom,

Kids want to go to Disney, Dad wants to golf, Mom just wants some peace and quiet. Sound familiar? On a recent Disney trip my husband was googling “nearby golf courses” from the Disney Magic...

5 Questions with Go Explore Nature – The Travel Mamas’ Guide Virtual Book Tour

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

The Travel Mamas’ Guide virtual book tour is heading to the great outdoors today. To read an interview with yours truly about how my family connects with nature during our travels, hike on over to...

Braise Restaurant: Wisconsin food at its most local

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

I’m not sure what comes to your mind when you think of Wisconsin food, but perhaps it might be sausage, cheese curds, or beer. And these are certainly legitimate and wonderful thoughts to have. But if...

5 Questions with Ciao Bambino – The Travel Mamas’ Guide Virtual Book Tour

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Time for another stop on The Travel Mamas’ Guide virtual book tour! Today we make our way to Ciao Bambino, an invaluable go-to travel planning resource for families. Headed by Amie O’Shaughnessy,...

How to Vacation with Babies and Toddlers and Stay Sane

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

If you have young children and want to travel with them, Colleen Lanin’s new book, The Travel Mamas' Guide, is a must read. I don’t care how experienced of a traveler you were before children, there...

Discovery World: A Milwaukee museum made for families

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

This Milwaukee museum, whose other name is the Center for Public Innovation, isn’t like any other museum I’ve ever been to in size, scope, or approach. Its exhibits cover a large range of topics from...

5 Questions with Pit Stops for Kids – The Travel Mamas’ Guide Virtual Book Tour

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Pit Stops for Kids is the second stop on The Travel Mamas’ Guide virtual book tour. A go-to family travel resource for any parent who’s heard ‘Are we there yet?’ one too many times,...

The Travel Mamas’ Guide Virtual Book Tour and Kindle Launch

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Embark on a trip around the U.S. and Canada as we travel the World Wide Web during The Travel Mamas’ Guide virtual book tour. Popular bloggers will share their book reviews, top tips from the guide,...

New Kidtastic Ciao Bambino Costa Rica Adventure

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

We loved our recent family vacation in Costa Rica with Kensington Tours so much that I worked with them to create a new itinerary based on our experience. Kidtastic Ciao Bambino Costa Rica Adventure is...

Memorable Vacation Experiences from the Ciao Bambino Archives

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

I recently wrote a post about vacation experiences that kids remember for I See! Me personalized books. Their newly released travel book for children, My Very Own World Adventure Book, takes kids on an...

Thailand with Kids: Five Kid-Friendly Adventures

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

My name is Gabi Klaf and I am the mom behind The Nomadic Family and GabiKlaf.com. My family and I are in our third year of world travel, with no intention of stopping. We're having too much fun spending...

Action-Packed Summer Camp at Woodward Tahoe

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Devon, our 10-year-old, participated in his first media trip without mom to give Woodward Tahoe, an action-packed summer camp program for ages 7 and 20, a test drive. I can only comment on the boy factor...

Family Travel Deals for Summer

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

Family Travel Deals for SummerNo matter what your budget, there are great Family Travel Deals for the summer. This Field Trips w/Sue segment on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta focused on Family Travel Deals...

Condé Nast Traveler Family Travel Expert Panel: Travel Mistakes and Lessons Learned

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

A family trip will go awry at some point. This is a fact. Travel is as unpredictable as it is exciting. We learn the best family travel lessons the hard way, but the beauty is we can now share share newfound...

Condé Nast Traveler Family Travel Expert Panel: Transportation Tips

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

It's amazing how many families choose not to travel because they fear getting there and back will be a nightmare. Believe me, I get it. When our son was a toddler he never slept on planes, irrespective...

Five Favorite Activities on St. Simon’s Island for under $15

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

Five Favorite Activities on St. Simon’s Island for under $15I just love this photo. My head fills in the top with this cute little boy looking out to sea. St. Simon’s Island is one of four barrier...

Step into a Storybook at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens Imaginary Worlds

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

Step into a Storybook at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens Imaginary Worlds  The 25-foot tall Earth Goddess is my favorite sculpture. According to my son, her name is Gia – which he learned reading...

The Coeur d’Alene Resort: a lakeside Idaho Preferred Family destination

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

With its white towers and castle-esque peaks, the Coeur d’Alene Resort is easy to spot along the lake shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. When we lived in neighboring Spokane, Washington, our...

Tidelands Nature Center at Jekyll Island offers Affordable Fun

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

Tidelands Nature Center at Jekyll Island offers Affordable FunTidelands Nature Center on Jekyll Island offers fantastic affordable family fun. What: Tidelands Nature Center Where: 100 S. Riverview Dr.,...

A Portland Day Trip with or without Kids: Exploring Willamette Valley Wineries

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

An approachable, easygoing city with plenty to see and do, Portland makes a great family getaway. A fun fact for wine-loving parents is that the Willamette Valley, one of the nation’s fast growing high-quality...

PreferredFamily.com: Helping Families Plan Travel Adventures (Review + $100 Giveaway)

Posted by: Kidventurous,

School is nearly out, so let the summer vacation planning commence. Well, maybe not commence, since I already feel like I’ve been planning our family travels for months already. To make my life easier,...

Why Families Love to Vacation in Costa Rica

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Costa Rica is an increasingly popular adventure family travel destination. With good reason! The list of thrilling things to see and do is long and Costa Rica has done a phenomenal job of protecting and...

Summer sandals for kids: shoes for summer travel

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

It’s that time of year…time to buy the kids shoes for summer travel and wear. We know it can be frustrating for parents to buy summer sandals for kids only to have them discarded: maybe they’re...

It’s Narcissus Season in Switzerland!

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Late April and May is Narcissus season around Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) in Switzerland. The Paper White varietal cover the fields in the mountains above the lake — they smell and look amazing. The best...

Welcome to the New TravelMamas.com!

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

After a few weeks of staying up way past my bedtime, poring over four+ years worth of blog posts, and consuming more chocolate than I care to admit…I am excited to officially welcome you to the new...

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta: How to Score Big on Kindgom Quest

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta: How to Score Big on Kindgom Quest  At Kingdom Quest, fire a laser at targets to gain points. Read on to learn how to score BIG. What: LEGOLAND Discovery Center...

Five Family Friendly Hikes Around Atlanta

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Five Family Friendly Hikes Around AtlantaThis post contains five family friendly hikes from Randy and Pam Golden’s book 60 Hikes within 60 Miles. Guest Post By Randy and Pam Golden Looking for a...

How to find the lowest airfare for any trip (and every trip)

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

I hate the process of securing low airfare. It’s frustrating, stressful, and sometimes feels futile. So many elements are out of the traveler’s control: oil prices, airline policies, and other...

Photo Friday: Costa Rica with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

We're in Costa Rica this week with the award-winning tour operator Kensington Tours. Extraordinary family travel moments are the norm here — I can't wait to share all the details of our experience. In...

The Maine Getaway: Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

A family vacation in Maine brings to mind beautiful coastal views, relaxation, sandy beaches, outdoors exploration, and great seafood -- all of which are found at the Inn by the Sea. This classic resort...

New Personalized Travel Book for Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

At Ciao Bambino, we’re always on the lookout for travel gifts for children, especially those that introduce them to new places and cultures. We’re big fans of using kids' travel books to prepare kids...

The Maine Getaway: Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

A family vacation in Maine brings to mind beautiful coastal views, relaxation, sandy beaches, outdoors exploration, and great seafood -- all of which are found at the Inn by the Sea. This classic resort...

Paris with kids: Visiting the Cité des Enfants

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

We’re not a family that automatically visits children’s museums when we go to a new city, but when we were preparing for our trip to France in 2012, I invited ten-year-old Tommy to explore my City...

Paris with kids: A (somewhat) secret garden

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

Paris is not an overwhelming city - in fact, I'd argue that it is very human and easy to negotiate. But when you've been playing tourist in Paris with kids for days, sometimes what you need is a quiet...

Eating in Paris with kids

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

French food is specific and can be uncompromising, which some would argue is the secret to its greatness. But that greatness can be obscured when it’s 5 p.m. in Paris and you’ve got a hungry child...

Hyper-Local Tours in NYC

Having already done the Circle Line cruise, all the major museums, a city bus tour, and even a bike trip through Harlem, I was looking for a new take on the city I’ve spent most of my adult life working...

Tips for Visiting Barcelona with Babies, Toddlers, and Young Children

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Introduction to Barcelona with kids Barcelona, a cosmopolitan city facing the Mediterranean, it is considered a great destination for traveling with babies and toddlers. With mild temperatures all year...

Washington, DC’s 2013 Cherry Blossom Watch

Posted by: Poshbrood,

You can use the Park Service’s cherry blossom cam to view the progress by clicking here. And stay up to date on all the blossom news by visiting http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/. You...

Summer Vacation: 4 Hotels for Little Learners

Posted by: Kidventurous,

I love, love traveling with my kids and engaging them in fun, learning experiences, like when we toured the Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys last week or when we solved puzzles around the grounds of...

Win a $100 Visa Gift Card with Preferred Family

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

We’ve reviewed many Preferred Family properties from Preferred Hotels on Pit Stops for Kids. Our favories have included Brasada Ranch, Oregon, and Montage Laguna Beach. Preferred hotels become Preferred...

Plan your next Luxury Family Vacation with Preferred Family

Posted by: Luxury Travel Mom,

Ever wish you could find and book great luxury properties, that are truly family friendly, all in one place? Well now you can. The Preferred Hotel Group has launched Preferred Family, a website designed...

10 Tips for Travel to Italy with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

With a name like Ciao Bambino, it’s no secret we log many hours sharing not-to-be-missed insider information on how to best travel to Italy with kids. Families from around the world have been relying...

Paris with kids: See the city by bike

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

Even though we know Paris well, I wanted to find a way to explore it that was new to all of us when we visited in 2012. That’s where Fat Tire Bike Tours came in; I knew from our experience in London...

Brasada Ranch for families: what to do with kids at this Preferred Family resort

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

It’s no secret that the Pit Stops for Kids crew loves Central Oregon. With approximately 300 days of sunshine per year, lakes and rivers to swim in, raft on, and fish from, trails to hike, and volcanoes...

Congratulations-Your Summer Vacation Plans Have Just Been Upgraded!

Posted by: Luxury Travel Mom,

The pressure is on. It’s time to plan your summer vacation, and as we moms keep getting reminded, you “only get 18 summers”. Well, I’ve got the next 10 covered for you. You’re...

Luxury Family Travel Ideas for Summer Vacation 2013

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Need summer travel inspiration? Look no further ... I got together with fellow luxury travel experts Poshbrood and Luxury Travel Mom and put together a list of worldwide luxury family travel favorites...

Kids’ Ski School Spotlight: Sun Valley SnowSports School

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Ski school is one of the biggest differentiators for the best family-friendly ski resorts. For our new 2013 Ski School Spotlight series, I interviewed Ski School Directors from top family resorts to highlight...

Preferred Family Makes Your Family Vacay Planning a Breeze

Posted by: Poshbrood,

We love the Preferred Hotel Group—a fabulous collection of Luxury Hotels and Resorts. We’ve had lovely stays at many of them including: The Tides Inn, Montage Beverly Hills, The Atlantic and...

Things To Do in Santa Cruz, California with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Spring is coming. This is about the time of year many families start replacing trips to the snow with trips to the beach. If you’re ready to reach into the closet for flip flops instead of ski boots,...

Primland, A Chateau Rises in Appalachia

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

"Wow!" was my first reaction to The Lodge and Cottages at Primland, a chateau style resort on 12,000 acres of Blue Ridge Mountain beauty. Located about two hours' south of Roanoke, Virginia or 45 minutes'...

Why I Use a Travel Agent – And You Should Too

Posted by: Luxury Travel Mom,

Don’t use a travel agent? Think you get better deals on Expedia, Orbitz, whatever? Think a travel agent costs you money and is an antiquated idea? Think again. I started using a travel agent a few...

Why Plan a Disneyland Vacation Instead of a Disneyland Day Trip

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

In many families, a typical visit to Disneyland with kids is about packing in the most rides and attractions in a day and not wasting one precious moment of park time. By the end of the day the family...

Pancakes and pyramids: A rainy day in New York guide

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

Even inside our warm hotel room, I could tell the day was about as raw as it is possible for a Saturday to be. Rain streaked the windows and the passing cabs gleamed wet and bright against the pavement...

What’s the Right Age for LEGOLAND Florida?

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

What’s the Right Age for LEGOLAND Florida?LEGOLAND Florida is geared toward the 12 and under crowd, but a love of LEGOS doesn’t stop at 12. What: LEGOLAND Florida Where: One LEGOLAND Way,...

Kid-Friendly Things To Do in Las Vegas

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Las Vegas is not a destination that appears frequently on the family travel short list. For years, many parents wouldn’t dare to even consider sharing a Los Vegas family getaway with children. Slowly...

Three days in Hawaii with kids and Preferred Family: Win a $100 Visa gift card

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

A visit to Hawaii with kids is one of my top travel dreams. And when I have a travel dream, I like to make a travel plan to have on hand, just in case. Happily, Preferred Family, the sponsor of today's...

Family Apres Ski Picks at Whistler Village

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

After a full day of skiing or boarding, nothing is so satisfying as unbuckling your boots and shedding your coat to warm up amid the lively ambiance of fellow skiers and perhaps a live band. Add a cold...

Five Reasons to Visit SeaWorld Orlando

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

Five Reasons to Visit SeaWorld OrlandoSeaWorld Orlando has great aquatic exhibits with education staff on hand to teach you about the animals and fish. What: SeaWorld Orlando Where: 7007 Sea World Dr.,...

Australia’s Cute & Not-So-Cuddly Critters

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Australia? If a koala or kangaroo popped into your mind, you’re not alone. When planning a family vacation to Australia, the to-do list isn’t...

Kids’ Ski School Spotlight: Keystone Resort

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

The phenomenal Kids’ Ski & Ride School at Keystone Resort is one of the things that makes this Colorado ski resort one of the best family ski destinations in the country. The Keystone team has put...

The Kitano Hotel: A peaceful New York City oasis for families

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

My ideal New York City hotel room offers a place to hang my hat that’s a refuge from the crowds and excitement we experience everywhere else in the city. Far too often in New York, hotel rooms have windows...

Family Travel Tips from the Pros: On Luxury Travel Mavens

Posted by: Poshbrood,

We’re honored to be a part of this great group…LOVE the tip about bringing a nightlight for kids to a strange new hotel or resort! Genius! Click the link below to read the whole article: http://luxurytravelmavens.com/luxury-family-travel/great-family-travel-tips-from-the-pros/...

What to do with kids around Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

What used to be an area tourists rarely had reason to visit transformed into an epicenter of Atlanta family fun upon the creation of Centennial Olympic Park for the 1996 Olympic Games. Now, kids have their...

Hands-on Learning at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

One of the best family-friendly attractions in the city of Toronto is the Ontario Science Centre. Known to locals as the “OSC”—this science and technology museum provides visitors of...

The Battle of School Break at Fort King George

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

The Battle of School Break at Fort King GeorgeFort King George in Darien, Ga. has been completely rebuilt. The three story block house was the main stronghold for the Battle of Christmas Break. What: Fort...

Fort Frederica Junior Ranger Program Transports Kids Back in Time

Posted by: Field Trips with Sue,

Fort Frederica Junior Ranger Program Transports Kids Back in TimeKids can dress up in period costumes at Fort Frederica. What:Fort Frederica National Monument Where:6515 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island,...

New Fun & Educational Kids Apps from National Wildlife Federation (NWF)

Posted by: Poshbrood,

Both educational apps provide a safe, ad-free (no accidental in-app purchases!) environment and are packed with tons of interactive photos, videos, games, puzzles, jokes and animal sounds sure to keep...

Preferred Family $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway Winner

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Preferred Family offers the cream of the kid-friendly accommodation crop, with over 230 hotels and resorts worldwide to choose from. These places don’t merely tolerate children, these destinations...

Rustic Luxury: Dogsledding & Gourmet Dining in Aspen

Posted by: Poshbrood,

Weʼve found our new favorite way to experience the beautiful wilderness and savor a fine meal while being serenaded by huskiesʼ howls. Our new recommended Krabloonik slogan: “Answer the call of the...

Find Hotels that LOVE Kids + Win a $100 Visa Gift Card

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

So, you want to find THE BEST hotel or resort for your family’s next vacation. You want to stay somewhere that doesn’t merely tolerate your children, but that embraces your kids with open...

5 Laguna Beach parks to visit while waiting for the fog to clear

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Laguna Beach California is a mecca for sun, surf, and sand. It’s casual while still offering luxurious hotels and fine dining, relaxed while still upscale. The only downside? Families can find themselves...

Favourite Canadian Destinations For Families – This Is My Canada

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

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Family Travel Planning Made Easy: PreferredFamily.com

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Preferred Hotel Group, a premier marketing association of independent hotels, has proven that they understand that families need customized information when planning vacations. Gone are the days when stating...

Why All The Fuss? The Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flight Experience

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

When I left for my Dreamliner media trip on Saturday to cover All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) new service from Mineta San Jose International Airport to Narita International Airport in Tokyo, little did I know...

Knowing your ski ability level: how to interpret ski slope ratings for your family

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

This fun infographic says it all, and if you go on a family ski vacation, you’ll see these universal ski slope ratings no matter where you go: How to know your (and your kids’) ski ability...

Trekaroo Welcome Rewards are Back!

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Are you familiar with Trekaroo? Trekaroo is the largest independent community of travel savvy parents in the nation. No matter where you’re planning a family vacation, from across the globe to across...

Another Reason to Love the NYC Subway

Posted by: Poshbrood,

Here’s what we enjoyed yesterday at Penn Station: Watch your back, Savion Glover!...

Vacation Dreams with Sandals to Match

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

I admit it. I haven’t been traveling a lot lately. That’s not right for a Travel Mama like me. I’ve been too busy prepping for the launch of my book, The Travel Mamas’ Guide; being...

Why to Visit Europe with Kids in Winter

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

When most of us daydream about a European vacation, we probably envision soaking up the sunshine while sipping a cappuccino and people-watching at an outdoor café. After all, the busy summer season is...

Smarter family travel: The importance of planning

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

Creating a robust, flexible family travel plan will help you take better trips that save you money. Learn why a plan is so important and get tips on how to make one....

SeaWorld Orlando with Toddlers & Preschoolers

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Sometimes little kids latch onto something that fascinates them—whether it’s trains, dinosaurs or Dora the Explorer. In our house, my oldest has an obsession with whales, sharks and dolphins...

Vancouver’s Granville Island: Foodie Paradise Found

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Since its transformation from an industrial wasteland to one of most popular artistic and tourist-friendly spots in Vancouver, Granville Island has a treasured status in the city. Its artisan studios,...

Win a Girls Getaway—Preferred Hotel Group Girls Getaway Sweepstakes is On!

Posted by: Poshbrood,

They’re giving away four different Girl’s Getaways at Pacific Northwest Hotels—one a week through February 1st. The featured Pacific Northwest hotels and contest dates are: Hotel 1000...

Pacific Science Center in the Seattle Center

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Families visiting Seattle WA are drawn to the Space Needle like moths to flame, and there’s nothing wrong with that: it brings them straight to one of the city’s best attractions for kids:...

Smarter family travel: Review of Family on the Loose

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

Let's start a year of smarter family travel together with a resource that can help us all achieve it, a book chock full of practical suggestions and an educational approach to traveling with kids that...

Our Family Road Trip… We Did The Drive To Florida

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

New Year, New Travels Happy New Year to my wonderful Have Baby Will Travel Readers! 2012 started sadly for me with the loss of my...The post Our Family Road Trip… We Did The Drive To Florida appeared...

How to Say “Happy New Year” in Any Language

Posted by: Poshbrood,

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Afrikaans                   Voorspoedige nuwe jaar Arabic                        ...

It’s Christmas Eve & We’re Stalking Santa on NORAD Santa Tracker

Posted by: Poshbrood,

You and yours can stalk, er, track Santa using NORAD’s Santa Tracker 2012 below! MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS!...

Christmas Fun in Vancouver

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

While a white Christmas in Vancouver can be a rare thing, the city certainly knows how to celebrate this festive season. There are so many fabulous holiday events around town, in the local mountains, and...

Eight Reasons Your Family Will Fall in Love with Disney World’s New Fantasyland

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

My family likes to joke that we’ve all grown Mickey ears as we’ve recently become huge fans of all things Disney. The fire was ignited a couple of years ago during a Disney Cruise and then in June...

Reno with kids: a stay at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

We enjoy the high mountains and desert surrounding Reno, Nevada, but dislike casinos with their dark, smoky interiors and gaudy decor. It can be challenging to find truly family-friendly accommodations....

The Broadmoor: Christmas Paradise in the Colorado Rockies

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

The Broadmoor’s tagline “If you’ve been here, you know” tells the story. This Colorado Springs resort boasts the longest-running consecutive winner of both the AAA’s Five-Diamond and...

Travel to Barcelona During the Winter Holidays

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

At Christmastime cities and towns decked out for the holidays are at their most beautiful, everyone is in good spirits, and it’s a perfect opportunity to discover how holidays are celebrated elsewhere....

Stocking stuffers and gifts for travelers: best ideas from travel experts

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Whether you’re away for the holidays or celebrating at home, families who travel will always appreciate travel gifts and stocking stuffers! In my capacity as a freelance travel writer and travel...

Disney’s New Fantasyland-Grand Opening

Posted by: Luxury Travel Mom,

Disney is almost done with their largest expansion in history. That’s quite a statement since Disney owns, well, just about everything. We were invited to preview the new attraction at Disney World...

5 tips for successful holiday family ski trips

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

We try to spend every other Christmas away for the holidays. By far our favorite holiday vacation: a family ski trip in a ski resort condo. Two years ago, we spent Christmas tucked away in a South Tahoe...

Q&A – Flying With A Toddler Solo And Surviving A Long Layover

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

I received a lovely email recently from Judy, who will be flying soon to Florida with her two-year-old daughter. And it worked out that she’ll...The post Q&A – Flying With A Toddler Solo...

Top Holiday Lights Celebrations Across America

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

The winter holiday season is one of the most family-together times of the year and, with schools closed and parents nesting at home to bake, wrap presents, and prepare to celebrate, there's a little...

It's Getting To Be Christmas Tree Time

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

Family excursions make the holidays special, so why not take the kids Christmas tree hunting this winter? We make it easy with this guide to the U-Pick Christmas Tree Farm nearest you. read more...

Toronto’s Five Best Attractions for Families

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Family-friendly Toronto, located on the shores of Lake Ontario, has a wide array of attractions and activities that will appeal to both kids and their parents. A visit can include shopping and dining in...

Gift Ideas For Travel With Babies & Toddlers

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

Baby travel gear that’s practical and fun, at every price point! Have a baby or toddler with the travel bug (or their parents!) on your...The post Gift Ideas For Travel With Babies & Toddlers...

5 Reasons Park City is the Best Mountain Resort for Families (and hot doggers)

Posted by: Luxury Travel Mom,

Park City may not have the cash swinging swagger of Vail, or the mini gondola that keep Beaver Creek kids toasty. But it’s hands down the best ski mountain for families. West coast families, east...

Best Baby Gear for Masculine Dads

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Even though we’re a decade deep into the 21st century, certain types of baby travel gear—such as diaper bags, carriers, and even strollers—are decidedly effeminate in their character and...

Manta Roller Coaster and Hands-On Animal Learning at SeaWorld San Diego

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

A thrilling double-launch roller coaster and a hands-on animal learning experience all rolled into one. Only one amusement park can deliver on that kind of promise. At SeaWorld San Diego, folks young and...

Poshbrood’s in Forbes!

Posted by: Poshbrood,

Thank you to Annie Fitzsimmons, an amazing travel writer who interviewed us! She has a wonderful travel site with lots of pretty pictures. We love it. Hotel Belle—check it out! To read the whole...

Seattle’s Museum of Flight with kids of all ages

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

For most visitors, Seattle WA is synonymous with Boeing and aero-engineering. For airplane and space lovers, there’s no better stop than at the Museum of Flight. A huge, multi-building complex, the...

Favorite Car Games For The Backseat

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

Don't pack any electronics for your next road trip. Print out and use these classic, family-fun games to make the next overland trip with restless kids zoom by. It is an unfortunate fact of family...

10 Reasons to Visit Alaska with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

There is a reason that Alaska is high on many family travel bucket lists. An Alaska family vacation is a little mysterious, a little off the beaten path and full of adventurous activities and wildlife....

A Round-the-World Travel Sabbatical with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

What inspired you to take a round-the-world sabbatical with kids? There were so many reasons to do it. We’ve always been a traveling family. I am a travel writer by profession and my husband and I traveled...

Family Vacation Meal Ideas by Amanda Haas

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

I have a love-hate relationship with kitchens on vacation. Although access can dramatically reduce trip costs, not to mention is more relaxing than restaurants with young kids, figuring out what you are...

Tips for Touring Disney’s Hollywood Studios with Preschoolers and Other Young Children

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Disney’s Hollywood Studios, in my opinion, is the easiest Disney theme park to tackle in one day with preschoolers or other young children. Although larger in size than the Magic Kingdom, this park...

Don’t Touch My Traveling Baby, Please

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

The scenario is familiar. My wife and I are traveling with our baby in a stroller or infant carrier, when a stranger’s eyes widen as they near us, gripped by passion. They make a blitz towards our offspring,...

Do You Dare? The CN Tower EdgeWalk Experience

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Human beings are amazing creatures. Many of us seek to push our limits of endurance and fear…on purpose. It is fear that comes to mind when I think of walking 1,168 feet above the ground, on the...

Flying With Baby… Travel Tips For Flying With Toddlers and Preschoolers

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

Flying with a toddler – the very thought of it is probably the single biggest stress that families cope with when they’re considering a family...The post Flying With Baby… Travel Tips...

Top 10 Orlando Attractions for Families

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Orlando, Florida is one of the most visited family travel destinations in the world, and for good reason. The sunny weather and the huge variety of attractions for every age group make Orlando a great...

How to Spend Three Days in Seattle with Kids

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Seattle has been called the Emerald City, the Rainy City and Jet City. It was the backdrop for Sleepless in Seattle and Singles. It’s a city famous for music, airplanes, coffee, computers and rain....

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in DisneyWorld

Posted by: Luxury Travel Mom,

We visited DisneyWorld this week to preview the New Fantasyland, which is extraordinary and an entire other post. While we were there Disney surprised my three boys with tickets to Mickey’s Not So...

Central Oregon activities: kayaking the Cascade Lakes with Wanderlust Tours

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

If you’re enjoying a Central Oregon vacation and wondering what to do with kids in Bend or the surrounding areas, Wanderlust Tours offers outdoor excursions that will introduce you to Oregon’s...

Howling Hootenanny Halloween at Toronto’s Black Creek Pioneer Village

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

It’s that time of year again when the days are growing shorter, temperatures are dropping and children are preoccupied with thoughts of pumpkins, costumes and pillowcases full of candy. Anticipation of...

Spook Yourself with Haunted Walking Tours in South Carolina & Georgia

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

I love a good scare. But the kind of things that scare me most aren’t just people dressed up like goblins and ghouls at haunted houses and trails during Halloween season—they’re real ghost stories...

Five Finds for Families with Kids in Sicily

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Most visitors to Sicily head for the old world charm of Palermo, the biothermal wonder of Mount Aetna or the antiquated charm of Taormina and Agrigento—all well worth a visit. But take one of the...

Five Tips for Traveling with Young Twins & Multiples

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Traveling with children can be both awesome and awful. Throw more than one kid in the mix and you have a recipe for some pretty interesting times. Add two more of the same age and well…you’re...

Travel Cribs, Cots, and Safe Sleeping

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

Sleeping and maintaining good sleep routines is a major concern for traveling parents, and rightfully so! Good sleep begets good sleep, and we spend so...The post Travel Cribs, Cots, and Safe Sleeping...

KLM Airlines Changes Its Car Seat Policy. Again. This Time For The Better…

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

Have Baby Will Travel has been online for over five years, and while we’ve helped thousands of parents and family members with tips about flying...The post KLM Airlines Changes Its Car Seat Policy....

Three Parisian Art Museums Your Kids Just Might Love

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Paris may be known as the City of Love but it can also be a fun city for a family vacation. Kids are thrilled to see famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Luxembourg...

Back to Ski Week: Tips for getting kids geared up for the ski season

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

I love nothing more than to hit the mountains in the winter. But if I love that the best, what I may hate the most is how long it seems to take to get ready to ski. There’s no denying it: This is a sport...

Munich with Kids: More than Beer and Pretzels

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Ninety minutes after our flight touched down in Munich from LAX, my husband was downing a liter of beer at a picturesque beer garden as my children stuffed hunks of giant pretzel in their mouths and...

Win An Osprey Poco Plus Baby Carrier!

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

I am of the mind that you always need to bring your stroller with you when traveling with a baby. But having seen this (relatively new) baby...The post Win An Osprey Poco Plus Baby Carrier! appeared...

Why We ♥ Southwest France for Families

Posted by: Poshbrood,

For our family’s Dordogne to-do list, you can get the full Peter Greenberg article here....

A Classic View of San Francisco from a VW Bug Convertible

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Seeing the sights in San Francisco is an family adventure waiting to happen. Cable cars climb steep hills so you don’t have to. Segways glide through Golden Gate Park, bikes roll along the waterfront,...

Bottle Feeding And Formula And Travel

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

Our daughter was eleven-months-old on our first trip, and she’d weaned herself from breastfeeding at about nine months. It was on purpose that I booked...The post Bottle Feeding And Formula And Travel...

Holiday Air Travel: What You Need to Know about Airlines, Delays, Strikes

Posted by: Poshbrood,

Holiday Travel Tips             —Sign up for your carrier’s flight status notification and reaccommodation apps to stay informed about the status of your flight(s).—Pack light to...

The Best Things To Do in Atlanta with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Atlanta, the town I grew up in, has a diverse palette for children and adults of all ages. On a recent trip with my children, we explored everything from museums to parks to historical sites to theme parks....

Family Travel Tips: Skiing in Europe with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

One of the best parts about living in Switzerland was our easy access to the best skiing in Europe. And yes, I do think it’s worth the time and expense to travel across an ocean for a family ski holiday....

Why Travel with Kids – An Introduction to the NEW Travel Mamas Bloggers

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Traveling with kids can be a messy, complicated endeavor. There are bellies hungry for snacks, hands fidgety for crafts, eyes needing books, and mouths complaining that all you dole out is...

Two Fantastic Ways to Experience (and Taste) Chocolate in Switzerland

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Most people associate travel to Switzerland with two things: 1) mountains and 2) chocolate. The former is easy to experience as wondrous mountain scenery can be enjoyed in practically every corner of the...

Luxury, comfort, and fun for families at Topnotch Resort and Spa

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

Stowe, Vermont is becoming one of my favorite towns for a family getaway. With lots to do during pretty much every season, a number of great restaurants, and some of the best views in the state, I love...

Flying British Airways With A Baby

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

Luckily for my friend Amanda, she had a MUCH better flying experience on British Airways then she did on a recent flight to Mexico, where...The post Flying British Airways With A Baby appeared first on...

10 tips for using ferries for Northwest travel with kids

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

If you travel extensively throughout the coastal northwest, your route will eventually necessitate using Washington State (WSDOT) ferries or BC Ferries. Both are well-run ferry transportation options,...

A stay at Brasada Ranch: a Central Oregon family golf resort

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

If your image of Oregon consists of only evergreens and rainy days, it’s time to visit Central Oregon’s high desert. One of our favorite regions for Oregon family vacations, Central Oregon...

The Gulf Coast and Travelers Feel Hurricane Isaac’s Impact

Posted by: Poshbrood,

As analysts are already predicting the storm could have a lasting impact on the airline industry, John Heimlich, Airlines for America Vice President and Chief Economist, believes Isaac will most certainly...

5 Greatest Family-Friendly Festivals In North America

Posted by: Poshbrood,

Although summer is coming to an end, themed festivals are still in full swing. Over the upcoming months, an array of family-friendly events will be geared toward educating the kids. From puppet shows,...

A Great American Family Vacation on Lake Erie in Ohio

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Lake Erie Shores & Islands is a fun, relaxing, and family-oriented vacation destination. In addition to world-class activities in and around the lake, there’s a huge amount of history in the area...

A Day at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

The Dolphin Research Center is a non-profit research facility located in Grassy Key at mile marker 59, an hour north of Key West. There are several “swim with the dolphin” facilities in the Keys...

We’re Back from Vacation *Sniff*—How Do You Cope with Post-Vacay Blues??

Posted by: Poshbrood,

We’re back from a lovely family vacation in Maine…and not so jazzed about it. Do you have any tips for dealing with post-vacation blues? Tell us about it on our Facebook Page—we’ll...

Best New York City Exhibits for Kids this Fall

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Visiting museums with kids is the perfect way to pair education with entertainment. With over 50 museums to choose from in New York, finding a kid-friendly expert who can highlight the best exhibits for...

Apple Picking And Pick Your Own Pumpkins

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

Whether you're hungry or looking for a cheap staycation, u-pick apple orchards and pumpkin picking  at a local farm are among Fall's best family getaways. Read along as the apple-a-day FTF staff...

Topnotch is tops for dining with kids

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

Earlier this week we were lucky enough to stay as guests at the Topnotch Spa and Resort in Stowe, Vermont. The property is beautiful, the pool overlooks Mount Mansfield, and they have a Wii with lots of...

How to Travel with your Posh Pooch

Posted by: Poshbrood,

As the owner of Dogma Dog Bakery and Boutique, I am happy to see that travel with your dog is far more commonplace today than years ago. In the 12 years since we first opened and had difficulty finding...

Flying With Car Seats and Booster Seats

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

We always travel with car seats. Always.  And for our road trip across Alberta, I was pretty happy to road test the Clek Oobr booster......

Date Night in Barcelona

Posted by: Poshbrood,

So you took the kids to the National Museum of Art, you made sand castles on the beach, and taste tested the tapas, but who ever said just because you’re on vacation with the family doesn’t mean...

The Best Credit Card And Foreign Exchange Rates For International Travel

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

Looking for the best credit card with no international fees and the smartest way to exchange currency? Savvy travelers know the challenges and money-saving strategies for managing their vacation dollars...

10 Things Children Learn Through Travel

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Although many parents, especially those with very young children, think of travel as something to get through with as little hassle as possible, travel provides a valuable learning opportunity. We all...

Travel Stories: Travel With Baby and See The World Near and Far…

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

Though I have traveled fairly frequently throughout most of my life, there have always been two things that have held me back, time and money.......

The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island-Southern Charm meets Five Star Luxury

Posted by: Luxury Travel Mom,

  There’s no better combination than Southern charm and five star luxury. The Sanctuary Resort on Kiawah Island is having its moment in the spotlight this week as the world watches the PGA Championship...

BubbleBum travel booster seat product review

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

It’s not too often that I am presented with something completely new in the travel with kids product line. When I received the new BubbleBum booster seat for review, however, I was surprised: how...

PHOTOS: Why We Love Maine

Posted by: Poshbrood,

1.) Breathtaking Views 2.) Boating 3.) Swimming 4.) Crabbing 5.)  Maine Botanical Gardens 6.) Perfect Perches 7.) Doing Nothing 8.) Sunsets...

10 Tips for Visiting Disney’s Cars Land and Buena Vista Street

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

After five years of planning and development, Disney’s California Adventure has reinvented itself with the addition of the 12-acre Cars Land, Buena Vista Street and Carthay Circle. Disney didn't just...

Preferred Family Hotels Hawaiian Vacation Giveaway

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Preferred Family is a group of more than 200 dream-worthy luxury hotels that welcome children of all ages and their parents with special amenities and activities. Stop dreaming and win a trip to one of...

Gate to gate tips for unaccompanied minors flying solo

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Last August, the whole family was enjoying a Laguna Beach vacation. The only thing missing: my son Calvin, age 11, who was attending a soccer team event in Portland, OR. We wanted him to join us when his...

Preparing for the London Olympics

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

For those of you who are either in London or are planning a visit there with kids, I've put together some posts with my top recommendations for dining and activities....

A Delicious Reason for Kids (and Parents!) to Love Sonoma with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

There’s more to Northern California Wine Country than just grapes and well-traveled parents may know it better than any other visitors. While more and more wineries like Coppola, Castello di Amorosa...

Attention Luxury Travelers—American Airlines Unveils New Planes, Posh Cabin Designs

Posted by: Poshbrood,

American Airlines announced they are upgrading their fleet with hundreds of new planes and refreshing their existing aircraft to bring travelers a more modern, comfortable and connected experience. They’re...

Going underground in Saint-Emilion

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

Once we finished our Saint-Emilion scavenger hunt and had some lunch, it was time for our English tour of the underground hermitage and monolithic church so called because it is carved out of one piece...

Summer Things To Do in Laguna Beach with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

Laguna Beach is an artsy, hip, yet casual beach town in southern California. It’s a walking town with a Socal vibe and it’s always hopping ... but never more so than in the summer. This vibrant...

Beach and Sun Safety for Babies and Toddlers on Canada AM

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

I’m delighted to share my Beach & Sun Safety Tips with Canada AM‘s viewers! Scroll down for more details, plus shopping information for the great......

5 Must Have Travel Accessories

Posted by: Poshbrood,

1) iomoi Canvas Tote—This fab tote omes in several different sizes and is the perfect beach bag, carry on or road trip bag! Choose your cool design/motif and your monogram. Durable, chic and functional....

Are you a family travel planner? Check out Preferred Family

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

Today I'm taking a break from tales of our recent European vacation to talk a little bit about Preferred Hotels' new site Preferred Family, which I think will be a great tool for all of you family travel...

Exploring Switzerland with kids: Verbier

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

Even if you’re staying in the foothills around Lake Leman and don’t have any desire to ever leave them, you can’t visit Switzerland without at least one jaunt into the Alps (or at least I couldn’t)....

Exploring Switzerland with kids: Château de Chillon

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

One thing Europe offers in spades that the United States does not are castles of all shapes and sizes, and no trip there would be complete without visiting one or two. The Château de Chillon on the shore...

Strawberry Picking with Kids Near LEGOLAND California

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

Strawberry picking may not be on the top of your list of things to do during a visit to San Diego or Carlsbad, but after a couple of fun-packed days riding roller coasters and kiddie rides at LEGOLAND...

London Sightseeing: Top Family Tours And Attractions

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

From the roof of a red doubledecker bus or the galleries of a great museums, an organized tour can help you make the most of your London family vacation.  This is especially true during 2012, the summer...

Exploring Switzerland with kids: Let’s start with Lake Léman

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

We spent only a few days in Switzerland at the start of our summer vacation. It wasn’t enough time for us to explore much of the country, small though it is, but it was long enough for us to realize...

Solutions For Breastfeeding Concerns While Traveling

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

I’ve mentioned before that traveling with a breastfeeding baby is easiest, if only because you don’t have to figure out how to sterilize bottles in......

Baby Travel Gear Guides – Giveaway!

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

The only thing I like more than finding great items to include in my Baby Travel Gear Guides is the opportunity to give stuff away!......

How to spend a day in Golden Gate Park with kids

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Families looking for things to do in San Francisco will want to devote at least one day to exploring and enjoying Golden Gate Park. In fair weather or foul (San Francisco gets a few of those, you know),...

Three Highway 1 beach pit stops from Monterey to San Simeon, CA

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Some of the most beautiful coastline in the world exists on California’s Highway 1 between Monterey, CA and San Simeon, CA. Directly after Point Lobos State Natural Reserve in Monterey (definitely...

2012 Baby Travel Gear Guides

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

There are so many new and cool things out there that make traveling with babies and flying with an infant just so much easier. And......

Learning with Your Kids in Atlanta, Georgia

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

There is so much history, culture and fun for families to experience together in Atlanta. Here are four ways to learn while you play in Georgia’s capital city. Centennial Olympic Park,...

Review of Disney Pixar’s new movie “Brave”

Posted by: Luxury Travel Mom,

The boys (and their mom/driver) were invited to a pre-screening of the movie “Brave” the night before it opened. The event was sponsored by Visit Scotland and featured Haggis chips, no joke....

San Francisco Pier 39 attractions for kids

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Families touring San Francisco could easily dedicate a full day to the busy, touristy region of Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39. And while not to replace visiting other parts of the city, a day here...

Disney’s Cars Land – A Photo Journey through Radiator Springs

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

As a mother of two young children who are positively smitten with the Cars movie, it felt a bit surreal to walk into a real-life version of the film's fictional town of Radiator Springs at Disney California...

Alcatraz Island, San Francisco

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

An absolute must-do attraction for families with school-aged kids in San Francisco, Alcatraz Island, run by the National Parks Service, is a half-day tour that will wisk families across the bay by boat...

5 things to do on California Adventure’s new Buena Vista Street with kids

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

In much the same way that Disneyland’s Main Street ushers visitors into the park with an ambiance of small town America, California Adventure’s new Buena Vista Street welcomes visitors into...

Before You Book Your Next Plane Ticket—JD Powers 2012 US Airline Satisfaction Study Released

Posted by: Poshbrood,

—JetBlue (one of Poshbrood’s favorites!) Won for Best Low-Cost Airlines.  —Alaska Airlines/ Horizon Air takes home the gold for Best Traditional Airline. —US Airways and United...

Flying With Baby… Travel Tips For Flying With A Toddler 12-24mos.

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

I hesitate to call babies in this age category toddlers, though technically if they *toddle* I guess they’re toddlers. I still call Bub a baby......

School’s Out!  Expedia’s “Kids in the City” Family Travel Guide for 12 US Cities

Posted by: Poshbrood,

Expedia’s family travel mavens have rounded up the best places to eat, stay and play in 12 US cities. Before you embark on your summer family vacation, be sure to use the “KIds in the City”...

Road Trip Tips, Family Style

Posted by: Poshbrood,

Here we are knocking on summer’s door….it’s road trip season! As I’m prepping for my family’s trip to Florida for a little fun-in-the-sun, I jotted down my top 5 tried-and-true...

Travel With Kids To Make Kids Good Travelers

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

We just got back from a trip a lifetime. With the assistance of Travel Alberta, we flew into Calgary and began an 8-day epic road......

Get Your Carousel On: 27 of The Best American Merry-Go-Rounds

Posted by: Poshbrood,

(photo courtesy of Cindy Bendat) What’s your favorite carousel?? The carousel at The Jardin du Luxembourg (built in 1879 it’s the oldest in Paris) was one of our favorites because of the catch-the-rings...

LL Bean July 4th Family Events in Freeport Maine

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

As the 4th of July, 2012 fast approaches, so does the 100th anniversary of L.L. Bean, Maine's famous adventure outfitters. Their annual Summer in the Park schedule is being augmented in its honor,...

A 2012 Family Vacation in Greece? You Bet

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

The economic turmoil in Greece in the recent past has negatively impacted the tourist industry. Despite the constant stream of negative press, we concluded that there is no reason not to plan a family...

Photo Friday: The Island of Burano near Venice

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

I finally made it to Burano on our last family trip to Venice. This colorful fishing village is an island in the Venetian archipelago. There's not much to do there other than stroll, shop, and eat a fresh...

How to plan a trip using the Preferred Family website

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Preferred Hotels launches a host of new features on their Preferred Family website today, all of which help families plan a vacation. Never heard of Preferred? I bet you’re more familiar with their...

Miami, Florida Attractions

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

For all the fun things to do in south Florida with any age in every season, check out this comprehensive Miami attractions guide. read more...

Utah's Park City, Where Family Fun is Not Just for Winter

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

Location 40° 39' 34.362" N, 111° 30' 33.6312" W With all that Park City has to offer, we are sure that your entire family will be surprised at how much this winter community blossoms during the...

Ten Things To Remember Before You Fly

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

This past year I've been up in the air on a variety of airlines, and left up in the air -- by air travel, hotel, car rental and computer glitches -- more times than I can ever recall.  I hope my...

A Paris Muse Walking Tour with Kids

Posted by: Ciao Bambino!,

On my family’s recent trip to Paris, I sometimes felt overwhelmed with the staggering amount of amazing architecture and history at every turn. I never tired of looking at it but I did tire of not...

Best Travel Movies for Kids

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

As a travel enthusiast, I love to explore the world with my kids via film. You don’t need to leave home to be transported to another place when you watch family-friendly movies that focus...

Muir Woods National Monument

Posted by: Pit Stops for Kids,

Nestled in the lush hillside just minutes from Mill Valley, CA, Muir Woods National Monument is a must-do for families visiting San Francisco’s Bay Area. Only minutes outside of the city, it makes...

2012 Gear Guide – Getting Around

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

Baby Travel Gear and Accessories For Getting Around While Traveling… Gear for getting around when you’re traveling with baby is more than just a travel......

2012 Gear Guide – Playing

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

Baby Travel Gear and Accessories For Fun And Play While Traveling… One thing I’ve realized in the 5+ years I’ve been a traveling parent and......

2012 Gear Guide – Sleeping

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

Baby Travel Gear and Accessories For Helping Baby Sleep While Traveling… Have Baby Will Travel has been online for five years, and in that time I’ve......

2012 Gear Guide – Eating

Posted by: Have Baby Will Travel,

Baby Travel Gear and Accessories For Eating While Traveling With Baby… In the five years that Have Baby Will Travel has been online, I’ve learned......

Eating on the go with infants and toddlers

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

Next to airline travel with babies and toddlers, dining out may be one of the more fraught topics of conversation for new parents. And I’m not going to sugarcoat it – I love to eat out, but during...

How to Keep Mom Happy on Family Vacation

Posted by: Travel Mamas,

You’ve heard the saying, “Ain’t nobody happy if Mama ain’t happy.” This is never truer than when on family vacation. Moms are typically the mastermind of family activities, whether...

Traveling with babies or toddlers? What to bring (and what to leave at home)

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

What you need to bring depends on where you are going, how you are getting there, and the specific needs of you and your child. Keeping these three criteria in mind as you get ready to go will help you...

Family fun at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

I've been to more museums than I can count in every country I've visited. So I feel that it is with some authority that I deem the MIM, which has a Phoenix address but actually sits on the edge of Scottsdale,...

Breakfast with the polar bears at the Maryland Zoo

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

Until a few weeks ago, I didn't even know that the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore existed. This small zoo has the disadvantage to be sandwiched between the large and historic Philadephia Zoo and the National...

What do you think about children’s menus?

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

I've come to realize lately is how often Teddy orders of the children's menu when we dine out. His brother, who had a huge appetite, is always interested in growing up as quickly as he can, and also is...

How do you keep your children entertained in the car?

Posted by: The Mother of all Trips,

Last week when I was preparing to leave for a planned five-day ski trip in Vermont I found myself tight on time and debating whether I should make my usual pre-trip run in search of diversion for the children....

Top Baby Beach Getaways

Posted by: MyFamily Travels,

Parents review their top baby beach getaways for that first vacation when your tiny traveler needs a gentle introduction to the pleasures of sun, sand and waves. As parents, we can't wait to introduce...

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