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The Travel Mama's Bucket List - Updated!

The Travel Mama’s Bucket List – Updated!

Most of us have a bucket list of our ultimate to-dos. Whether it's written on paper, kept in our heads, or posted on the web, a bucket list helps define our greatest desires, and hopefully, draw those things into our lives. My bucket list is made up … [Read More...]

FAMILY TRIPS

Seattle with Kids ~ Super Fun 3-Day Weekend Itinerary in the Emerald City for Families

Seattle is famous for music, airplanes, coffee, computers and rain. Though indeed wet much of the year, Seattle is a beautiful family-friendly metropolis surrounded by water, mountains and trees. Grab … [Read More...]

GROWN-UP GETAWAYS

Sonoma Valley Romantic Getaway at Applewood Inn

I believe with all my heart that parents should leave the children behind once per year for a romantic getaway. It's good for your relationship, your soul, and, therefore, your kids. If you and your … [Read More...]

TRAVEL TIPS

The Travel Mama’s Bucket List – Updated!

Most of us have a bucket list of our ultimate to-dos. Whether it's written on paper, kept in our heads, or posted on the web, a bucket list helps define our greatest desires, and hopefully, draw those … [Read More...]

THEME PARKS

Valleyfair ~ Tips for Visiting Minnesota’s Largest Amusement Park

Many travelers come to the Twin Cities to shop at the biggest mall in the U.S., enjoy the state's plentiful lakes, and soak up the music scene of Prince's hometown. But did you know that Minnesota is … [Read More...]

HOTELS

10 Reasons to Choose Beaches Negril for Your Next Family Vacation

The array of relaxing and fun things to do at Beaches Negril Resort is almost overwhelming. Where do I even begin...the waterpark with lazy river and waterslides...the powdery beach and calm Caribbean … [Read More...]

TRAVEL SNACKS

How to Get Picky Kids to Eat Vegetables and Fruits

Kids eat vegetables. If you're lucky. Getting picky kids to eat vegetables and fruits can be a real challenge. As mom to a very (VERY!) picky eater, I know. Even adventurous young eaters may shy away … [Read More...]

TOYS

Best Travel Toys for Kids, from Babies to Teens

The best travel toys 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, games and … [Read More...]

LIVE SHOWS

Fort Lauderdale Vacation Giveaway from Friday Night Sound Waves

Sandy beaches, good food, great hotels and incredible live music concerts are waiting for you in Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If you like free music festivals, then you'll love Friday Night Sound … [Read More...]

LIFE JOURNEYS

The Travel Mama’s Bucket List – Updated!

Most of us have a bucket list of our ultimate to-dos. Whether it's written on paper, kept in our heads, or posted on the web, a bucket list helps define our greatest desires, and hopefully, draw those … [Read More...]

TECHNOLOGY

How to Charge Your Smart Phone Battery at Disneyland

You've planned your Disneyland trip for months. You've read the books, purchased Park Hoppers, booked a hotel near Disneyland, and scheduled a Disney character meal. But then your smart phone dies in … [Read More...]

AT HOME

11 Backyard Barbecue Party Tips 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...]

GIVEAWAYS

Branson Family Vacation ~ What to Do in the World’s Live Entertainment Capital with Kids

You could win a Branson family vacation! Branson, Missouri is proud to call itself the live entertainment capital of the world. With shows morning, noon and night for all age groups and interests, … [Read More...]

TRAVEL PRODUCTS

13 Lucky Things to Pack for a Disney Cruise with Kids

Planning a Disney Cruise? Lucky you! It's so fun to ponder the various ports of call, book excursions, and read up on all there is to do on a Disney ship. But before you board and give Mickey a big … [Read More...]

CRUISES

13 Lucky Things to Pack for a Disney Cruise with Kids

Planning a Disney Cruise? Lucky you! It's so fun to ponder the various ports of call, book excursions, and read up on all there is to do on a Disney ship. But before you board and give Mickey a big … [Read More...]

RESTAURANTS

Tips for Traveling with Children with Life Threatening Food Allergies

Travel is awesome. Food allergies are not. Vacations should be about relaxation, exploration and connection. With one in 13 children under the age of 18 facing life threatening food allergies, … [Read More...]

WINE/BEER/COCKTAILS

How to Spend a Perfect Day in Dublin, Ireland

So you’ve only got one day in Dublin? With a little planning, you can still get a taste for this fabulous city. No doubt you will be craving a return visit by the end of your day in Dublin. Luckily, … [Read More...]

BOOKS

8 Best Business Books for Women

You’ve got great business ideas. And you have the skills to implement them. But do you know where to start and how to get your ideas heard? It's time to put your business plans into action. Or maybe it’s time to start your own business and be your … [Read More...]

TV/MOVIES

Geek’s Guide to San Francisco and Beyond for Star Wars Fans and Comics Lovers

San Francisco may be primarily known for its cable cars, historical landmarks, and cuisine culture. But it’s also a friendly refuge for geeks seeking adventure inspired by film and cartoons. (Think … [Read More...]

SPAS

Hotel Spa Pools that Will Make You Swoon

Hotel pools with slides, waterfalls and cabanas are divine. But the best luxury hotel spas take swimming pools to a whole new and decadent level. A day of pampering followed by time relaxing in a … [Read More...]

FASHION

Find Your Own Pearl in an Oyster for Beautiful Disney Jewelry

This story is sponsored by AOS Design, which offers find your own pearl kits and beautiful Disney jewelry. There is something really special about opening an oyster to find your own pearl. It feels … [Read More...]