World Vision Giveaway ~ Give Great Gifts & Make the World a Better Place

This holiday season, give beautiful handcrafted gifts from World Vision that your loved ones can unwrap and enjoy. At the same time, feel good knowing that your presents are helping to make the world a better place. How? Simply choose from World Vision’s Handcrafted Gifts Catalog, and a donation will be made to help alleviate poverty […]

Should Your Teen Do a Gap Year After High School?

Don’t you wish sometimes that you could have time off to clear your head and explore the world? Luckily for today’s teens, they can take a gap year after high school before entering college or pursuing a career. The popularity of gap years has spread across the Atlantic and is increasingly becoming an option for […]

Enjoy Life’s Journey Every Day with Travel Mamas At Home – Introducing Our New Bloggers!

Travel Mamas recently expanded to include stories not only about travel, but also about making the most of life’s every day journey via our lifestyle segment, Travel Mamas At Home. We’ve added two fabulous writers to our team to bring you stories about home life, entertainment, food, drinks, health, beauty, fashion, technology and, of course, traveling […]

How to Rent Your Baby Gear to Travelers to Earn Money with Babierge

When you have a baby, you buy a whole bunch of stuff: car seats, strollers, high chairs, bouncy seats, and activity centers. You name it, you probably bought it! But what to do when your children outgrow all of that gear? Rent your baby gear to travelers to make money, that’s what. Using products you already own, […]

Which Animal Are You? A Fun Look at the Human Spirit

Trainers use laid-back companion dogs and docile goats to mellow wild cheetahs and skittish racehorses. My theory is that some people have the untamed spirit of the former, and others have the even-keeled souls of the latter. Partnering with someone who possesses the qualities opposite yours can be mutually beneficial. Which animal are you? Wild Cheetahs and Laid-Back […]

Make Your Travel Dreams Come True with Retirement Planning

There often seems to be this big debate when it comes to traveling versus saving for your retirement.  I don’t think the two have to be polar opposites. It’s entirely possible to live a well crafted life that includes plenty of travel now and during the years after you stop working. Here’s how I intend to make […]

Best Blog Posts of the Year – Travel Mamas 7th Anniversary

I admit it. I’m a sentimental sap who loves to celebrate holidays, birthdays and anniversaries in big and small ways. I’ve written an annual blog post highlighting the best blog posts of the year since I launched TravelMamas.com on March 29, 2009 – seven whole years ago! Of course, this year is no exception. To add to the […]

Why Book a Family Farm Stay Vacation

Mucking out horse stalls and milking cows may not sound like your ideal vacation, but maybe it should. City dwellers and suburbanites overwhelmed with electronic doo-dads, social media connectivity, and information overload are seeking a simpler way of life, if only for a few days or weeks at a time. Meanwhile farmers, unable to pay […]

Watch “He Named Me Malala” with Your Kids

“There is a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or to stand up.” – Malala Yousafzai Great changes are made when people are willing to speak out about injustices, even at the risk of grave personal danger. Martin Luther King, Jr. had the charisma and vision to propel the Civil Rights Movement […]

Rudesheim am Rhein in Germany with Viking River Cruises – A Love Story

I learned unexpected lessons about love, agelessness and acceptance in Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany during my Viking River Cruise last spring. I must admit that I was hoping some of the “younger” cruisers (in their 50s or 60s) would join us for our dinner excursion. My 40-something husband, Phil, and I were among the youngest people aboard […]

5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Israel

Ripe with history and bursting with spiritual significance, Israel is the birthplace of two major world religions, Christianity and Judaism, and home to important religious sites for another, Islam. Before my recent visit, I had my own ideas about what this country would be like. While there, I was shocked to learn the following fascinating facts from my group’s […]

Peace and Remembrance in Flanders Fields, Belgium

The lovely modern farm fields of Belgium and France are dotted with villages, beer-brewing monasteries, and church steeples. It’s difficult to imagine this idyllic landscape filled with mud trenches and home to the horrific battles of World War I during the early 20th century. Today Flanders Fields, Belgium is an important monument for peace and remembrance. Flanders for peace Flanders, Belgium became the […]

Are You Rude Quiz

Inconsiderate people suck. And they seem to be everywhere lately. After a few run-ins with cranky, manner-less people this week, I started wondering…do rude people even realize they’re being jerks? Maybe they don’t know how they’re supposed to behave in public to be courteous human beings. But then again, maybe they’re just jerks and they don’t […]

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