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About Gigi Ross, The Organized Travel Mama

Gigi Ross, The Organized Travel Mama, is a regular contributor to TravelMamas.com. She is a tech-obsessed mom who’s lived in eight different cities in the last fifteen years. Her blog, KludgyMom is a sometimes-snappish, sometimes-heartfelt take on parenting and pop culture. Gigi’s writing has been featured at Babble.com, BlogHer and Mamapedia. She currently lives in San Diego, California with her husband and two kids, who are all scheming to rid her of her fear of camping. Connect with Gigi on Twitter as @KludgyMom.

Kids Free San Diego in October for Budget Conscious Families

San Diego is one of the most family friendly cities in the world. With plenty of beaches, museums and theme parks, there is something for kids of all ages to enjoy in this popular vacation destination. But it’s not a cheap place to visit. Hotels, admission tickets and food costs can really add up and […]

Club Med for Singles, Couples or Families – Which Fits YOU Best?

Club Med holds a special place in my heart. It’s not just because I experienced some of my happiest travel memories at Club Med. It’s also because the brand offers incredible vacations, no matter your stage of life or travel preferences. Club Med designs its resorts to fulfill the vacation wishes of three target travelers: singles, couples, and families—allowing vacationers to hone […]

Find Romance at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa

Jet-setting around the world is not a requirement for a couple’s getaway. Sometimes, all it takes is finding a romantic place right in your own hometown. A short local getaway can be the perfect relationship pick-me-up. Many hotels offer romance or couples’ getaway packages year-round. This is a great way to take advantage of all the […]

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa: A Great Home Base for Exploring San Diego

Whether you choose to spend your San Diego vacation touring the sites and visiting theme parks, or you just want to kickback poolside and soak up the Southern California sun, the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa on Mission Bay makes a fun and convenient choice for families. Prime Location One of the most important parts of planning any family […]

Pismo Beach SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel – A Classic California Beach Vacation

Want to experience the quintessential California beach vacation? Head to Pismo Beach. This little town is everything I imagine California to have been in the 1960s. It’s ruggedly beautiful with a sleepy feel, bursting with mom-and-pop establishments. Located less than an hour north of Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach is an easy drive from Southern California or the […]

Whale Watching & Dolphin Watching with Kids in Southern California

Dolphin watching and whale watching excursions are magical experiences. Zoos, animal parks and theme parks like SeaWorld are all great places for families to learn about the animal kingdom. But there’s something special about seeing an animal in its natural habitat. Southern California’s diverse coastline is a picturesque backdrop for a family day trip out on the ocean to see […]

Not-So-Scary Halloween at Knotts Berry Farm’s Camp Spooky

Halloween at an amusement park can make for a hauntingly good time. Sometimes, though, children aren’t quite ready for the ghouls, goblins and other scary fare that lurks around every corner. I’m thankful many amusement parks are making their Halloween celebrations a little less creepy—as my family discovered recently during a visit to Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, […]