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Welcome to Travel Mamas! Want to travel with kids…and stay sane? Travel Mamas is here to help you on your journey. Our mission is to help parents and kids connect with each other and the world around them through travel and beyond. We cover family travel tips, destination guides, grown-up getaways, and global lifestyle topics. You’ll also find our crowd-pleasing printable packing lists. Start with this selection of our most popular stories or set off on a little trip around our family travel adventure blog to gather tips for planning your best vacation and living your life to the fullest!

Vancouver Island with Kids: 21 Amazing Adventures for Families

Vancouver Island with Kids: 21 Amazing Adventures for Families

Diverse and dramatic, Vancouver Island delivers all that active families look for in a holiday destination. The island's coastal rainforest and sandy beaches draw nature lovers and adventure seekers of all ages. As home to the capital of British Columbia, Victoria, there are … [Read More...]

FAMILY TRIPS

Vancouver Island with Kids: 21 Amazing Adventures for Families

Diverse and dramatic, Vancouver Island delivers all that active families look for in a holiday destination. The island's coastal rainforest and sandy beaches draw nature lovers and adventure seekers … [Read More...]

GROWN-UP GETAWAYS

18 Romantic Things to Do on a Royal Caribbean Cruise

Romance abounds on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Couples activities, sweet surprises, and exciting extras will make any duo swoon. You and your partner will fall in love with each other all over again … [Read More...]

LIFE AT HOME

15 Backyard Barbecue Party Ideas to Impress Your Guests Without Stress

As a self-proclaimed grill master, summer is one of my favorite times of the year. It means I get to roll out my grill and use it pretty much every night of the week. But, as much as I enjoy grilling … [Read More...]

TRAVEL TRIVIA

Which U.S. state is farthest west?

What is the most western state in the USA? Take a guess and scroll down to learn the answer to this travel trivia question! You might be surprised to learn which state is farthest west. Read on to … [Read More...]

FOOD & DRINKS

Best San Diego Restaurants for Families

For delicious food and entertaining eateries, lick your lips as you read my picks for the best San Diego restaurants for families. As a travel writer, former longtime San Diego resident, and … [Read More...]

TRAVEL TIPS

Nature Vacations for Families: Connect Kids with the Outdoors While Traveling

Families are so busy juggling science projects, carpools, and after-school activities in our daily lives that we often don’t take time to connect with nature, or with each other. Nature-focused … [Read More...]

TRAVEL PRODUCTS

Best Travel Toys for Kids, from Babies to Teens

Travel toys for kids can make the difference between a cherished family vacation and a long journey you'd rather forget. I have spent years searching for the best travel toys, activities, … [Read More...]

THEME PARKS

Scariest Rides at Disneyland: 19 Roller Coasters and Thrilling Attractions

Disneyland is best known for sweet characters and rides that please kids and kids-at-heart. But there is a more intense side to the Happiest Place on Earth that thrill-seekers appreciate. Roller … [Read More...]

HOTELS

25 Best Hotels with Lazy Rivers, Recommended by Travel Experts

Know what's better than drifting along a lazy river in an idyllic vacation destination? Nothing, that's what! As a hotel pool fanatic, I'm always seeking new pools to add to my family's must-swim … [Read More...]

CRUISES

How to Say Fit on a Cruise: Tips to Avoid Gaining Weight at Sea

You probably won't lose weight on a cruise vacation. But you need not gain several unwanted pounds, either. Major cruise lines like Royal Caribbean offer all sorts of options for health-conscious … [Read More...]