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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!

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

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 cruisers. Want to know how to stay fit on a cruise? Follow these 15 easy tips … [Read More...]

FAMILY TRIPS

Best Things to Do in San Diego with Kids

San Diego County overflows with fun for families. As a mom who lived in this Southern California beach city for many years and returns regularly with her brood, I'm excited to share my picks for the … [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...]

LIFE JOURNEYS

Travel Mamas 13th Anniversary – Celebrating Our Most Popular Stories

When I launched Travel Mamas in 2009, I had no idea I'd still be sharing travel stories on this family travel blog 13 years later. During this time, my kids have grown from babies into teens and … [Read More...]

TRAVEL TIPS

How to Camp with Kids: 12 Tips from a Family Camping Expert

Many parents, like myself, have romanticized memories of great family camping adventures from our own childhoods. But that was a long time ago and the little details about what made those trips so fun … [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

21 Best Beach Resorts for Families Recommended by Travel Experts

Whether splashing in ocean waves or sipping a tropical drink from a lounge chair, nothing says "vacation" more than a day at the beach. Of course, for the best beach holiday, you must choose a … [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...]