Summer Road Trips Twitter Party with $400 in American Express Gift Cards Giveaway!

Summer Road Trips Twitter Party

Love road trips? How about earning travel rewards? Or winning free money? If you said yes to any or all of these questions, then you’re going to want to attend the #KidsNTrips Summer Road Trips Twitter Party this Thursday, July 24. We’ll be talking all about the best tips for keeping kids entertained on the […]

Covacations – Tips for Planning a Vacation with Another Family

Tips for planning a vacation with another family

Looking to change up your usual family vacation? A vacation with another family could be just the solution for many reasons. Covacations mean multiplying the fun; kids are thrilled to have playmates and adults can socialize with other adults. Also, you may be able to take advantage of large group travel discounts. Traveling couples can even trade-off babysitting duties […]

AttachaPack – A Bulletproof Backpack for Kids

AttachaPack with bulletproof shield and extra pockets

I know what you’re thinking: “A bulletproof backpack for kids…what kind of crazy world are we living in?!” Some of you might think a bulletproof backpack is taking things a step too far. You might not want to believe that such precautions are necessary. As parents, however, I think we need to do whatever we […]

Award-winning Family Travel Book – The Travel Mamas’ Guide!

Award-winning family travel book, The Travel Mamas' Guide

My book, The Travel Mamas’ Guide, won the San Diego Book Award for Best Travel Book! To celebrate my award-winning (yay!) family travel book, I’m offering a 15% discount off the guide through the end of July! San Diego Book Awards Association While I was off having a ball on a family reunion vacation at Keystone Resort […]

Dining with Kids Twitter Party – Win Kaanapali, Maui Prizes!

Dining with Kids Twitter Party

It’s time for another #KidsNTrips Twitter party! Join us to talk all about dining with kids. We’ll cover everything from soup to nuts, like what to look for in a kid-friendly restaurant, our favorite food focused festivals, and tips for getting picky kids to try new foods while on vacation. Just for participating, you could win […]

Alaska on the Go Book Review

Alaska on the Go: Exploring the 49th State with Children

You may dream of exploring Alaska with your kids, but it’s such a vast state, you might not know where to even start! Written with a down-to-earth voice and filled with handy information, the guidebook, Alaska on the Go: Exploring the 49th State with Children, makes planning an Alaskan family vacation doable and fun. Alaska on the […]

Win a $500 Club Carlson Visa Prepaid Card & Club Carlson Gold Status!

Win a $500 Club Carlson Visa Gift Card!

To make your summer even sunnier, Travel Mamas is offering a Golden Giveaway from Club CarlsonSM Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card. Not one but TWO lucky entrants will win a $500 Club CarlsonSM Visa gift card plus a Club CarlsonSM Gold Status. Club CarlsonSM hotels Club CarlsonSM is the global hotel rewards program from Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. Members enjoy benefits […]

My Glamorous Celebrity Lifestyle & Appearance on Better TV

The Travel Mama Colleen Lanin giving travel tips on the Better TV Show with hosts JD Roberto and Rebecca Budig

Last week I jetted off to New York City to give travel tips during a segment on the nationally syndicated Better TV Show. The focus? Packing like a pro. Here are my thoughts on my glamorous celebrity lifestyle as well as a video clip of my appearance. My Better TV Segment I gave tips on when to start […]

5 Summer Travel Tips

Make time for play on your summer vacation

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 lot of fun exploring the world together this season, especially when you follow these five summer travel tips. Pack smart When Dramamine® asked me […]

Things to Do with Kids in Whistler in Summer

Things to do with kids in Whistler in summer

You might think Whistler, British Columbia, is a winter-only destination. Think again! There are as many things to do with kids in Whistler in summer as during the mountain town’s popular ski season. Here are nine fantastic family friendly activities that will ensure an action-packed summertime holiday. 1. Zip-line through a rainforest Fly through a  rainforest, hundreds of feet over Fitzsimmons […]