5 Reasons to See Disney’s “Bears” Movie with Kids

Disney Bears movie with kids

My family laughed, cried and said, “Aww!” when we watched a preview of Disneynature’s Bears last week. This incredible nature-focused film opens in theaters today, April 18, 2014. From nature education and appreciation to all-out fun, here are five reasons to see the Disney Bears movie with kids. 1. Nature education and appreciation Bears follows the life […]

10 Best Indoor Hotel Pools for Kids

10 Best Indoor Hotel Pools for Kids

Especially when the weather is frightful, an indoor hotel pool provides a fabulous retreat from rain, wind, snow and cold. It doesn’t have to be winter, however, to enjoy these spectacular indoor watery havens. Grab your bathing suit and dive in to this list of the best indoor hotel pools for kids. Best Indoor Lazy […]

Fort Worth Family Fun

Fort Worth Family Fun

When you’ve got a kid who’s as obsessed with horses and cowboy culture as mine, it only makes sense to head to Texas. Fort Worth, named the #1 value-friendly destination in the United States by Hotwire.com, was a no-brainer for us. Originally a lawless western outpost, it’s now known as much for its world-class cultural amenities […]

Hofsas House Review – A Carmel by the Sea Inn for Romance, Families and Fido

Bavarian-themed mural at Hofsas House

You can tell when someone has the right job and is living the right life. People like Hofsas House Proprietor Carrie Theis exude an easy happiness. She welcomes guests with a genuine smile and asks if there is anything she can do to make your visit to Carmel by the Sea more pleasant. She doesn’t do this […]

Top 6 Things to Do in Ottawa with Kids

Ottawa Canadian Tulip Festival

Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, located on the border of Québec, combines cultural attractions with outdoorsy fun for family travelers. Ottawa is easy to explore on foot and visitors eager to put their high school French to use can brush up on their language skills in this bilingual city. After one visit, you will want […]

Tips for Visiting Rome with Kids in Winter

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 […]

Why Four Seasons Punta Mita with Kids

Infinity pool

“There goes the Punta Mita Air Force,” says Enrique, the Cultural Concierge at Four Seasons Punta Mita, as brigades of brown pelicans and elegant terns conduct a raid on schools of fish just off the shoreline. We’re on the hunt for humpback whales, but not finding any isn’t a major disappointment, not when an osprey […]

Where to Stay on Maui with Kids – Kaanapali Alii

Kaanapali Alii and Kaanapali Beach

So you’re trying to figure out where to stay with kids on Maui, Hawaii. You want a place that has lots of space to spread out, incredible views, pools for swimming, a beach for water activities, a fully equipped kitchen and a separate bedroom for privacy…is that asking too much? Kaanapali Alii in Lahaina doesn’t […]

Best Travel Toys for Kids, from Babies to Teens

Small World Express Peek-A-Boo Bucket (Available in the Travel Mamas Store)on

Any journey can be do-able, and even enjoyable, with the right stuff (and the right attitude)! Here’s a list of the best travel toys and diversions based on the advice of Tracyn Thayer of Kids Travel Happy, as well as my own experience and that of other Travel Mamas.

Play with Raggs the Dog at the Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa

Raggs the Dog at the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort

Amidst a seaside stretch of Riviera Maya’s green lushness is the Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa, an oasis of pampering surrounded by untamed foliage in Mexico. Although monstrous in size, it blends into the natural world like a gecko—precisely where the hotel ends and the wilderness begins is sometimes ambiguous. The Grand Palladium has honed […]