Why Carnival Cruise with Teens

Carnival Cruise with teens

Our teenage son lobbied to choose our family’s vacation for this year’s spring break. He had two proposals: go on a cruise or visit the Caribbean. Since my husband and I loved our Alaskan cruise and we had always wanted to visit the Caribbean, our teen didn’t have to do too much convincing. Much to […]

5 Reasons to See Disney’s “Bears” Movie with Kids

Disney Bears movie with kids

My family laughed, cried and said, “Aww!” when we watched a preview of Disneynature’s Bears last week. This incredible nature-focused film opens in theaters today, April 18, 2014. From nature education and appreciation to all-out fun, here are five reasons to see the Disney Bears movie with kids. 1. Nature education and appreciation Bears follows the life […]

Introducing #KidsNTrips Family Travel Twitter Parties

#KidsNTrips Twitter Parties

I am so excited to tell you about #KidsNTrips family travel Twitter parties! I am partnering with two other travel aficionados, LA Times Columnist Jen Leo and 10Best/USA TODAY Travel Contributor Katie Dillon (a.k.a. La Jolla Mom) to host Twitter chats that focus on our favorite topic in all the land…travel with kids. Stop by to talk […]

Travaasa Hana – Where to Go to Unplug and Reconnect

Travaasa Hana view

Travaasa Hana is not your typical luxury resort. It’s better. If your life seems overwhelming and you need time to think and stare at the ocean, Travaasa is for you. This hotel in the sleepy town of Hana, Maui is where to go to unplug from technology and stress to connect instead with people, nature and the […]

Celebrity Alaska Cruise Ports

Celebrity Alaska Cruise Ports (Photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises)

You go on an Alaskan cruise because you want to be wowed by nature’s beauty. It sure is nice to sail with a cruise line like Celebrity that provides a plethora of extras like an at sea glass-blowing show (you heard me), a kids camp and even in-room babysitting, and incredible dining options that make […]

Atlantis Resort Review – A Great Vacation for Water Loving Families

Atlantis Resort Review

Looking for a vacation that’s sure to please the whole family? Consider escaping to Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in The Bahamas. The resort, located just a few minutes from Nassau, brings the myth and legend of the Lost City of Atlantis to life and features so many activities that boredom is inconceivable! Atlantis Water Activities The […]

10 Best Indoor Hotel Pools for Kids

10 Best Indoor Hotel Pools for Kids

Especially when the weather is frightful, an indoor hotel pool provides a fabulous retreat from rain, wind, snow and cold. It doesn’t have to be winter, however, to enjoy these spectacular indoor watery havens. Grab your bathing suit and dive in to this list of the best indoor hotel pools for kids. Best Indoor Lazy […]

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

Most popular travel blog posts - 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 an excuse to wander through our site’s statistics and discover which stories struck a chord with readers. It’s like our own […]

Versatile Travel Clothing – The Chrysalis Cardi by Encircled

Chrysalis Cardi by Encircled - Versatile Travel Clothing

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 can add up quickly so it’s important to pack wisely. The Chrysalis Cardi by Encircled is the most versatile travel garment […]

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

Celebrate SeaWorld San Diego's 50th Anniversary

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 interactive animal exhibit, SeaWorld will celebrate for 18 months with a sea of surprises. A New Entry While SeaWorld San Antonio is introducing a new ski […]