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.

Holiday Gifts for Travel Families

Lonely Planet's Not for Parents Series

Got a travel-loving kid or adult on your gift list this year? Have we got some wonderful travel-inspired gift ideas for you! From presents for children on the go, to gifts for global tweens and teens, to ideas for Travel Mamas and Travel Daddies—here are our picks for the best holiday gifts for travel families. […]

Bloomington, Minnesota – An Affordable & Fun Family Vacation Destination

A child-friendly ride at the Mall of America's Nickelodeon Universe in Bloomington, Minnesota

Bloomington’s central location between the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and outlying suburbs makes it a fabulous spot for a Minnesota vacation. With no sales tax on shoes or clothing purchases plus reasonably priced hotels and restaurants, a vacation to Bloomington is an affordable choice. There are a lot of misconceptions about Minnesota, for example, that the state is made up […]

Is Disney Cruise Line for Teens and Tweens Too?

My tween and teen posing with Pluto aboard Disney Magic

My family set sail for the first time seven years ago on a multi-generational Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic and fell in love with cruising. As of this past fall we had sailed on a total of five cruises on four different lines in the Caribbean, Alaska, the Baltics and the Mediterranean, but we had not […]

New York City’s Best Sites, Activities, and Restaurants for Kids

I was so impressed after reading Fodor’s Family: New York City with Kids that I set up an interview with the book’s author, Meryl Pearlstein. This mom, food critic, traveler, and New York aficionado gave me her picks for her all-time favorite child-friendly sites, activities, and restaurants in the Big Apple.