Give Kids the Gift of Travel at Christmas and All Year

One of our Europe maps

As expats in Europe, trying to live by the mantra of “collect moments not things” isn’t always easy. You can imagine all of the fun and unique keepsakes that we stumble upon during our various European excursions. The biggest challenge is keeping our three young children on board with this mentality. For every birthday and […]

Toronto’s Casa Loma Castle at Christmas Time

People are generally surprised to learn that there is an honest-to-goodness castle right in the heart of Toronto. It may have been constructed quite a bit more recently than those medieval castles in Europe but it is still pretty impressive and you don’t need to fly across the pond to tour it. Toronto’s Casa Loma […]

Christmas Fun in Vancouver

While a white Christmas in Vancouver can be a rare thing, the city certainly knows how to celebrate this festive season. There are so many fabulous holiday events around town, in the local mountains, and even on the water, you can be hard pressed to choose which ones to enjoy. I’m happy to help narrow […]

5 Ways to Celebrate Christmas at Disney’s California Adventure Park

Disneyland is known for its incredible holiday parade, fireworks, and “snow” on Main Street. Its sister Anaheim property, Disney’s California Adventure Park also becomes a Christmas wonderland during the winter holiday season. Here are five ways to celebrate the Christmas season at Disney’s California Adventure. 1) Visit Santa Sure, you can go see Santa at the mall, but what’s more magical than visiting […]

The Broadmoor: Christmas Paradise in the Colorado Rockies

The Broadmoor’s tagline “If you’ve been here, you know” tells the story. This Colorado Springs resort boasts the longest-running consecutive winner of both the AAA’s Five-Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide’s Five-Star awards. With such accolades, you might expect a stuffy atmosphere where your children’s every erratic move makes you bristle, but it is quite the […]

Travel to Barcelona During the Winter Holidays

At Christmastime cities and towns decked out for the holidays are at their most beautiful, everyone is in good spirits, and it’s a perfect opportunity to discover how holidays are celebrated elsewhere. Visitors to Barcelona, Spain will discover an interesting mix of Christian celebrations and Catalan traditions during the winter holiday season. Mild Mediterranean weather, fewer tourists than […]

Christmakkah World Tour of the Web

Whether traveling or staying home this holiday season, this World Tour of the Web will make you want to drink a cup of egnnog and fry up a potato latke. My family celebrates both Hanukkah and Christmas (Christmakkah, if you will). Here are some wacky, useful, interesting, and beautiful stories that focus on these two winter holidays. A Butter Message to the […]

Garden of Lights at San Diego Botanic Garden

Nature and simple pleasures are the focus of Garden of Lights, as are all things at the San Diego Botanic Garden. I was expecting twinkling lights, holiday treats, live music, and maybe a craft project or two…which is exactly what I found. But somehow, it exceeded my expectations. Over 100,000 lights make San Diego Botanic Garden […]

Disney Passports with Purpose Bonus Prizes

If you need a little extra incentive to donate $10 for a chance to win a Disneyland-Hilton Garden Inn Prize Pack while helping Passports with Purpose build two libraries in Zambia, I’ve got it for you! In addition to a four-pack of Disneyland Park Hopper tickets and two nights at any Hilton Garden Inn in the world (like the […]

Sunny and Angel Save Christmas Giveaway Winner

Twin horses named Sunny and Angel save Christmas this year at San Diego’s Helen Woodward Animal Center. Thanks to a giveaway on TravelMamas.com, one lucky family is headed to this holiday event for free this weekend. They’ll listen to a holiday story all about this special pair of horses and other animal friends at the shelter, go on an educational tour to meet the […]