Passports with Purpose 2013 – Country Inns & Suites Prize

Spread literacy and win a free night stay at Country Inns & Suites with Passports with Purpose 2013

You could win a free night at any Country Inns & Suites in North America while helping to build much-needed children’s schools and support adult literacy in Mali, Africa. How? By donating $10 (or more!) to Passports with Purpose 2013, a charity fundraiser supported by travel bloggers. As an added bonus, I will send a […]

What You Don’t Know About Passports with Purpose

If you like to read travel blogs, you probably know that each year travel bloggers come together during the winter holiday season in support of Passports with Purpose to raise money for a worthy cause. But how did it all start? And what’s next? Here’s a little Q&A with one of the fundraiser’s founders, Beth Whitman, to tell you a […]

Passports with Purpose 2012 – Win Two Nights at Hilton Garden Inn & Give Clean Water to Those in Need

You could win a $400 gift card for a two-night+ stay at ANY Hilton Garden Inn in the world (or nearly 100 other travel prizes!) while helping to provide much needed clean water to those without this vital resource through the Passports with Purpose 2012 fundraiser. All you need to do is donate $10 (or more!). What […]

The Difference Between Travel Bloggers and Normal People

I am doing a lot of sighing and feeling sorry for myself today. Why? Because I am missing this year’s Travel Bloggers’ Exchange Conference (TBEX) in Keystone, Colorado. There is not much I love more in the world than hanging out with people who share my same passions for travel, writing and social media. Pining […]

Passports with Purpose Fundraiser Success!

Passports with Purpose raised over $89,000 as of the prize entry cut-off date, December 16, 2011. That exceeds the $80,000 goal needed to build two libraries in Zambia via the non-profit organization, Room to Read! You can still make donations to the fundraiser, but the time to donate to win travel prizes has ended. Thank […]

Thanksgiving Family Travel Season – World Tour of the Web

Some of the most popular family travel bloggers shared their all-time favorite posts with us in last week’s Family Travel World Tour of the Web. With the holiday travel season around the corner, this week I thought I would share some of the best Thanksgiving and winter holiday family travel blog posts.

Family Travel World Tour of the Web

For this World Tour of the Web, I asked some of my fellow family travel bloggers to share a link to their all-time favorite post. There’s something here for everyone: inspiration, practical travel tips, cutural observations, beautiful photos, and comic relief. Enjoy!

New York & TBEX ’10 – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Last weekend I was in New York City to attend the Travel Blogger’s Exchange (TBEX) Conference with 300 or so fellow travel lovers. Some of what the city and the conference had to offer were just what I expected, but there were a few surprises along the way.

How Did I Become The Travel Mama?

I never considered writing a blog until last year. I had always kept a journal and I had been taking writing classes for about ten years; I even wrote a rough draft of a novel when I was pregnant with my first child. But I didn’t read blogs regularly or even understand what a blog was, really. So why did I launch this one year ago? Read about how one of the best days of my life inspired me to create a site for parents who want to travel with children…and stay sane!