Best Travel Toys for Kids, from Babies to Teens

Best travel toys for kids from babies to teens

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.

Things to Do in Boise with Kids

Things to Do in Boise with Kids

When deciding where to go on your next family vacation, Boise, Idaho may not be the first place that comes to mind…but maybe it should be! Like so many places in the Pacific Northwest, Boise is home to recreational and outdoor activities that meet the needs of any adventure-seeking family. I was also delighted to find […]

AttachaPack – A Bulletproof Backpack for Kids

AttachaPack with bulletproof shield and extra pockets

I know what you’re thinking: “A bulletproof backpack for kids…what kind of crazy world are we living in?!” Some of you might think a bulletproof backpack is taking things a step too far. You might not want to believe that such precautions are necessary. As parents, however, I think we need to do whatever we […]

Alaska on the Go Book Review

Alaska on the Go: Exploring the 49th State with Children

You may dream of exploring Alaska with your kids, but it’s such a vast state, you might not know where to even start! Written with a down-to-earth voice and filled with handy information, the guidebook, Alaska on the Go: Exploring the 49th State with Children, makes planning an Alaskan family vacation doable and fun. Alaska on the […]

Things to Do with Kids in Whistler in Summer

Things to do with kids in Whistler in summer

You might think Whistler, British Columbia, is a winter-only destination. Think again! There are as many things to do with kids in Whistler in summer as during the mountain town’s popular ski season. Here are nine fantastic family friendly activities that will ensure an action-packed summertime holiday. 1. Zip-line through a rainforest Fly through a  rainforest, hundreds of feet over Fitzsimmons […]

10 Tips for Visiting EPCOT with Kids

disney epcot topiary bambi

Parents planning a trip to Walt Disney World might be inclined to skip EPCOT based on the mistaken assumption that kids won’t appreciate the park’s focus on technology and world cultures. Children, however, love to set off on a fantastical journey into the future and around the world at this incredible theme park.  There are two distinct […]

5 Reasons to See Cavalia with Kids

Cavalia with kids

I’ll be honest, before I went to see Odysseo, the second incarnation of Cavalia productions, I didn’t know what all the fuss was about. Fortunately after watching the two-hour adventure rich with acrobats, trick riders, horses, aerialists, dancers and musicians, I was cured of my ignorance. Cavalia is a spellbinding ride that’s designed for animal-loving families. […]

Kaanapali with Kids

Kaanapali with Kids Twitter Party

People often ask me what are my favorite travel destinations and Hawaii always makes my short list. Families love Hawaii for its warm ocean waves, sandy beaches, activities aplenty and welcoming spirit of Aloha. With six Hawaiian islands, each with its own character and offerings, it can be hard to choose which is best for your family. I have been […]

Where to Eat in Sevierville, Tennessee with Kids (or Without!)

Comfort food options abound in Sevierville

Sevierville is probably best known as Dolly Parton’s hometown and the Tennessee gateway to the Smoky Mountains. Don’t expect lots of tofu, quinoa, or tahini salad dressing in Sevierville. Dining here is all about Southern comfort foods. From apple fritters and flap jacks to fried green tomatoes and smoked barbecue ribs, there’s plenty of filling food […]

Strawberry Picking with Kids Near LEGOLAND California

Stawberry picking with kids in Carlsbad just got more expensive!

Strawberry picking with kids may not be on the top of your list of things to do during a visit to San Diego or Carlsbad, but after a couple of fun-packed days riding roller coasters and kiddie rides at LEGOLAND California, your family will probably be ready for a nature-inspired down day. Lucky for you, there is Carlsbad […]