Most Popular Travel Mamas Blog Posts – Year 4

It’s Travel Mamas’ fourth birthday—how exciting to turn 4! Travel Mamas is no longer a toddler. In fact, in blogging years, I’m pretty sure we’re middle-aged. This is one birthday I can really get excited about. In fact, I think I’ll buy a cake to celebrate.

Most Popular Travel Mamas Blog Posts - Year Four

Most popular Travel Mamas blog posts written during our fourth year:

Disney's Fantasy at Castaway Cay

1. Dos & Don’ts of Disney’s Castaway Cay

10 Best Hotel Pools for Adults

2. 10 Best Hotel Pools for Adults

15 Best San Diego Attractions for Kids

3. 15 Best San Diego Attractions for Kids

Tips for visiting SeaWorld Orlando in the rain

4. Tips for Visiting SeaWorld Orlando in the Rain

Disney's Cars Land - A Photo Journey through Radiator Springs

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

Posts that have been around awhile have had more time to marinate in Google juice and therefore tend to get more eyeballs. Year after year, it seems the same stories get all the glory. Below are the five most read stories of our fourth year, regardless of when they were written.

Most read Travel Mamas posts during our fourth year (written any year):

Disneyland Hotel Monorail Pool

1. 10 Best Kid-Friendly Hotel Pools in the USA (#2 – year 2)

2. 10 Best Family-Friendly Hotel Pools in the World (#1 – years 1, 2 and 3)

10 Best Disneyland Rides & Attractions for Babies & Toddlers

3. Top 10 Disneyland Rides & Attractions for Babies & Toddlers (#8 – Year 1, #7 – Year 2, #4 – year 3)

Hotel Del Coronado

4. 10 Best Beach Hotels for Kids (#6 – Years 2 and 3)

breakfast with minnie at disneyland

5. Which Disneyland Character Meal is Best for Your Family? (#5 – year 3)

Thank you to the nearly 500,000 individuals who have visited since we launched on March 29, 2009. If I could, I’d give a slice of cake to each and every one of you!

Do you have a favorite Travel Mamas post? Please let us know in the comments below!

All photos by Colleen Lanin except for the 10 Best Beach Hotels for Kids (provided by the Hotel del Coronado) and the birthday cake photo at the top (by Ruth Black), which I purchased from and then dolled up with roses.

About Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama

Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show,, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.


  1. great tips – off to read! thank you!

  2. Happy 4th birthday! Love the tips!

  3. Happy birthday, TravelMamas! You deserve to celebrate – you’ve accomplished so much in such a short time. 🙂

  4. Farrah Ritter, The Nomadic Travel Mama says:

    Happy birthday! I’m sensing a trend here- people sure do love their pools! And I love the Sea World in the rain post. Because you plan a vacation sometimes a year in advance to try and control everything… but the weather? Not so much.

  5. What an amazing group of posts and tips! And Happy 4 years lady!!!!

  6. Happy Birthday Travel Mamas!

  7. Happy Anniversary! : ) Lots of great tips on your site. Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday at the LLC hotel.

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