Family Beach Vacation Tips

Family Beach Vacation Tips

Who doesn’t love a family beach vacation? (Especially if you’re stealing away in the heart of a chilly winter!) There’s the sand, the sun, the sea…and sunburns, unexpected rainy weather, and potential dehydration. Here are five family beach vacation tips to make sure your holiday is as fun-filled and mishap-free as possible! Choose the right […]

Travel with Children Book CRAZY Holiday Discount – 40% Off The Travel Mamas’ Guide!

travel with children book discount

Between all of the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and other deals…there is a lot of money to be saved this holiday season. How is a little ol’ author like me supposed to get your attention? I know! I’ll do something CRAZY. I’ll offer such a deep discount on my book, The Travel […]

Holiday Gifts for Travel Families

Lonely Planet's Not for Parents Series

Got a travel-loving kid or adult on your gift list this year? Have we got some wonderful travel-inspired gift ideas for you! From presents for children on the go, to gifts for global tweens and teens, to ideas for Travel Mamas and Travel Daddies—here are our picks for the best holiday gifts for travel families. […]

All Aboard! Train Travel with Kids in Switzerland

Train travel in Switzerland

Trains have chugged their way into children’s hearts, resulting in squeals of delight at train crossings, miniature train sets for sale at toy and hobby stores, and cartoons and books highlighting the wonders of train travel. Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling’s romantic attachment to trains was wonderfully illustrated by the Hogwarts Express; and didn’t all of those witches […]

5 Vancouver Island Activities for Families

5 Vancouver Island Activities for Families

Diverse and dramatic, Vancouver Island delivers all that active families look for in a holiday destination. The island’s coastal rainforest and beaches draw nature lovers and adventure seekers of all ages. From the sea to the land and the sky, here are five Vancouver Island activities for families you won’t want to miss. Pacific Northwest […]

Tips for Visiting Europe with Kids

Tips for Visiting Europe with Kids

So you’ve decided to take the kids to Europe. Good for you! With so much to see and do, you might feel overwhelmed by Europe’s wealth of countries, languages, and visit-worthy sites. Here are some tips for visiting Europe with kids. Plan age-appropriate travel Your baby won’t have an opinion whether your family visits one […]

Kauai’s Spirit of Aloha, Family-style

Salt Pond Beach

Just saying the word Hawaii evokes sighs of happiness and fond memories for anyone who has experienced the land of Aloha. As the oldest of all the major Hawaiian islands, Kauai (also known as the Garden Isle due to its lush flora), represents the vision of what many people imagine Hawaii to be; green rainforests, […]

Romantic Getaway in Whistler, British Columbia

Romantic Getaway in Whistler (Photo by Mike Crane, Tourism Whistler)

Whistler is well-known as the number one, biggest ski resort in North America. But not everyone who decides to visit Whistler skis or rides, or is even interested in hitting the slopes. Sacrilege to us skiers, I know. Whistler’s success as a resort destination goes far beyond its acres of skiable terrain and vertical drop. Whistler Village […]

Center Parcs France Trois Forêts – A Natural Place for Family Togetherness

Immersed in nature in the remote area of Moselle Lorraine, France, you will find the newest Center Parc France Trois Forêts. My family was looking for a fun vacation that would allow us to escape the dark and dreary days of a Northern European winter. To our delight we discovered this retreat to be unlike anything we had ever experienced in […]

Thanksgiving Plans and Wishes from the Travel Mamas Team

Thanksgiving is a time of year to reflect on what we are grateful for and to spend time with important people in our lives. For some of us, that means traveling “back home” for a feast with loved ones or welcoming guests into our homes. For others, it means traveling with family to experience a […]