5 Things to Do in Basel, Switzerland on a Romantic Getaway

Wisteria blooming in romantic Basel, Switzerland

In the 10 years since we’ve become parents, my husband and I have taken a handful of romantic getaways – usually a night or two at a local hotel while my parents or a babysitter watched the kids. These retreats provided just enough time to get a taste of our previous selves as a couple before […]

Travel Tips for Pet Lovers Twitter Party with $250 DogVacay Prize!

DogVacay makes it easy to find affordable, trustworthy pet sitters for dogs like my two lovable pets, Penny (the big one) and Pongo (the little guy) - Photo credit: Colleen Lanin

It’d be a doggone shame if you didn’t join #KidsNTrips for this week’s Travel Tips for Pet Lovers Twitter Party. (Sorry…I just can’t help myself when it comes to silly puns!) We’ll be chatting about all things pet- and travel-related with sponsor DogVacay, an online community that connects dog owners with over 20,000 pet sitters in […]

Embassy Suites #PrettyGreat Family Travel Hacks

Embassy Suites #PrettyGreat Family Travel Hack: A pool noodle can act as a bed-bumper on the fly.

I sing the praises of Embassy Suites often, here on TravelMamas.com and in real life when chatting with friends about best hotel options for families. So when Embassy Suites asked me to act as an ambassador for their new #PrettyGreat Family Travel Hacks, of course I said yes. Check out how this program can save your family’s vacation sanity! […]

Twitter Party with Residence Inn Prizes and Celebrity Mom Tamera Mowry

Resident Mom of the Year Tamera Mowry (Photo credit: Diane Bondareff/Invision for Residence Inn/AP Images)

This is the time of year that we celebrate all things mom. Mothers make everything, including family vacations, run more smoothly. How fitting, then, that this week we are hosting a #KidsNTrips Twitter Party with a famous mother, Tamera Mowry-Housley. Tamera was just named the Resident Mom of the Year by Residence Inn. You may […]

Tips for Visiting Canada’s Wonderland Theme Park

Peanuts characters wander through Canada's Wonderland (Photo credit: Canada's Wonderland)

While Canada may not be as well known for its theme parks or roller coasters as its U.S. neighbor, there is one place that certainly satisfies theme park and coaster lovers above the 49th parallel: Canada’s Wonderland. Located north of Toronto, this beloved amusement park has been in operation since 1981. Every year the park […]

5 Gift Ideas for Traveling Moms

5 Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Traveling Moms

Sure, moms love a handcrafted card and breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day or their birthday. But if you’re a Travel Mama like me, your heart melts when you receive a thoughtful gift that makes travel easier or more memorable. Here are five gift ideas for traveling moms that are sure to please, no matter your […]

6 Reasons to Visit Puerto Rico with Kids

6 Reasons to Visit Puerto Rico (Photo credit: Jose Zayas, Creative Commons 2.0, Flickr)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. All opinions are 100% mine. Trying to decide where to go on your next family vacation? If you’re looking to soak up the sun, fill your belly with tasty cuisine and get away from the everyday…Puerto Rico is for you! I embarked […]

Exploring Enchanting Engelberg, Switzerland

Engelberg, Switzerland is an idyllic Alpine town for adventurous families (Photo credit: MySwitzerland.com)

Located in the heart of Switzerland, Engelberg is one of those pretty, postcard-worthy towns you fantasize about. At the end of the rail line with only 4,000 inhabitants, it’s definitely not on the tourist trail, but that’s what makes it an ideal location for active families. Here’s a look at how to structure a lovely (and […]

Upgrade Your Summer Family Vacation & Win American Express Gift Cards

Make time for play on your summer vacation

Summer’s almost here! The kids will be out of school soon, freeing up families to hit the roadways and the airways unencumbered by homework and strict schedules. Have you planned your summer vacation yet? Whether you’re all booked or still looking for destination ideas, I promise you’ll have fun and learn handy travel tips at […]

8 Tips for Disney On Ice with Kids

Disney on Ice with Kids

Even if you don’t live near a Disney park, you can still experience the magic of Disney close to home with Disney On Ice. Expect an evening of entertainment for the whole family, beloved characters swirling and spinning on ice, and the wide-eyed wonder for which Disney is renowned. To maximize the fun factor, check out these […]