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Cornell Hotel de France ~ San Francisco with a French Accent

Savor a taste of la belle pays at Cornell Hotel de France in San Francisco and its on-site restaurant, Jeanne d’Arc. Located just a couple of blocks from Union Square, and easily within walking distance to San Francisco’s iconic Chinatown, the hotel is ideally situated to stay in European style while exploring the Golden City. A hotel for […]

Great Wolf Lodge Southern California Holiday Activities Year-Round

Great Wolf Lodge Southern California dazzles families with its indoor/outdoor waterpark, arcade, proximity to Disneyland, Magiquest electronic scavenger hunt, on-site bowling lanes, spa especially for kids and much more. Add holiday magic to the mix, and this hotel in Orange County becomes enchanting indeed. From Snowland during the winter holidays to Spring-A-Palooza in March and April, and Howl-O-Ween in […]

Considering Cabo? Here’s Why to Book Marina Fiesta Resort

Family-friendly resorts abound in Cabo San Lucas in Baja California, Mexico. Marina Fiesta Resort, though, boasts the best location by far. It’s located smack in the middle of the popular Golden Zone at the Marina, and ten minutes by foot from Medano Beach. But that’s not all. Read my Marina Fiesta Resort review to decide […]

10 Ways to Find Romance in New Orleans

It’s easy to find romance in New Orleans. The jazz sets the tone…mellifluous and ever present. Toast your honey with one of the city’s famous or not-so-famous cocktails. Then dig into bowls of sensuous cuisine like shrimp n’ grits or or crawfish etouffe. The music is the muse of New Orleans, begging couples to swing onto the […]

10 Things You Must Do in Oregon’s Cannon Beach with Kids

If you’re looking for a beautiful beachfront, laid-back family vacation spot, Cannon Beach is for you. From the moment you see majestic Haystack Rock to that first taste of gooey, caramelized marshmallow roasted over a beach bonfire, you will find yourself falling in love over and over with this coastal Oregon town. Here are 10 thing you must […]

5 Ways Disney’s Aulani Makes You Feel Like ‘Ohana

At Disney’s Aulani, families bask in an elusive blend of cultural enrichment, relaxation and all-out fun. As parents, we pride ourselves on doing a good job preparing our kids to leave the nest someday. But when they grow from sweet-cheeked babies to big kids and then pre-teens seemingly overnight, it can be hard to let them stretch their […]

Travel Mamas At Home Launch BIG Giveaway

Yay! We’ve been preparing for the Travel Mamas At Home lifestyle segment launch for months and it’s finally here! You trust Travel Mamas to provide tips, packing lists, and travel tales for all ages. Now we’re expanding to help you enjoy life’s journey every day, whether at home or on the go. To celebrate this new venture, we’re hosting […]

New York City in One Day

My son asked, “Why is it so busy when it’s so late?” We had arrived in the city that never sleeps, that’s why! In a busy city filled with so much to do, creating an itinerary for two nights and one day is daunting. I have visited NYC numerous times, but this was my 7-year-old son’s very first visit to […]

How to Choose the Best Hotel for Your Family Vacation

Selecting the right hotel is one of the most important decisions to make when planning a vacation. Book wrong and you could wind up overspending, staying in a sketchy part of town, or feeling overtired and just plain blah throughout your hard-earned vacay. If you choose the best hotel for your family vacation, however, you’ll […]

Why Embassy Suites Anaheim South for Your Disneyland Vacation

Hotel options abound near Disneyland. But how can you find the best hotel in Anaheim for your family? Here are 10 reasons to choose Embassy Suites Anaheim South for your Disneyland vacation. 1. All Suites Before a full day romping through Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, you want to make sure the whole family gets a good night’s sleep. A separate bedroom (with […]

Hawaiian Hideaway – Napili Bay, Maui

Sitting on my lanai with the warmth of the sun on my skin, a pina colada in one hand and a People magazine in the other, I’m tempted to think life doesn’t get much better than this. Fortunately, I chose that second to look up, just in time to spot a humpback whale breaching not far […]

Palm Springs Romantic Getaway

Mid-way through our Palm Springs romantic getaway, I asked my husband why we hadn’t done this sooner. It had been eight years since we embarked on a grown-ups-only trip, and that’s just far too long! With great places to stay, a tasty locavore food scene, and plenty to do (or not do), Palm Springs provides a lovely retreat from […]

Sheraton Maui – A Place for Families to Laze in Paradise

The best thing about the Sheraton Maui is its meandering, waterfall-bedecked lazy river. But the laziest of rivers is just one reason to book a stay at this hotel. The 508-room resort has an open, expansive feel with plenty of grassy spaces dotted with tall palm trees. It’s located on 23 oceanfront acres in Kaanapali, which […]

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