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Tips for Visiting Rome with Kids in Winter

Prices, crowds and temperatures drop in Italy’s famed capital city during the off-season. Got your heart set on a Roman holiday, family-style? Here are some tips for visiting Rome with kids in winter. Take advantage of winter crowds and prices. Crowds of tourists in Rome are next to nothing during winter. Additionally, many lodging and […]

Exploring the Mediterranean with Kids

Sunny skies, beautiful beaches, historical sites, delicious food eaten at outdoor cafés, art and culture—what’s not to love about the Mediterranean? And there’s no need to worry about feeling out-of-place on your family vacation because people in this Southern European region seem to genuinely love and welcome children. From Turkey and Greece to Italy and […]

How many steps are there in the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

a) 112
b) 212
c) 284
d) 348

Rome in a Day

They say Rome wasn’t built in a day. But can it be conquered in a day with a toddler in tow?

Sun, Sand & Sea in Sardinia

After many days on the go, go, go touring historic European sites, a beach day Sardinian-style was just what the Travel Mama ordered!

5 Favorite Islands (Not Your Typical List!)

I have a love affair with islands. No matter where I go in the world, islands conjure up a dreamy melding of adventure, romance and relaxing satisfaction. Here are five of my favorites.

Vacation Savoring Lessons Learned in Sorrento & Pompeii

This was the most frustrating day of our Disney Cruise through the Mediterranean. It’s not that Sorrento and Pompeii themselves were bothersome or not worthy of a visit – quite the opposite, in fact! From great frustrations, one can learn great lessons. Here’s what I learned about how to make the most of your limited vacation days.

The Travel Mama’s Top 3 Hidden Gem Destinations

Shhh…here are my threefavorite hidden gem destinations.

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