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About Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama

Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of TravelMamas.com. As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show, NBCNews.com, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

Expert Tips for Sailing Disney Dream with Babies, Toddlers and Children

Disney Dream is indeed dreamy for families. This Disney Cruise Line ship is 40 percent larger than its predecessors, Wonder and Magic. It offers the same outstanding customer service and delightful details, plus some extra frills. Not only has my family loved sailing Dream, but also I have asked other family travel experts to weigh in […]

11 Tips for Visiting SeaWorld Orlando in the Rain

Orlando overflows with fun attractions for families, like SeaWorld. Orlando also sometimes overflows with rain, especially during hot and humid summer months. Don’t let a little rain ruin your plans! Here are my 10 tips for visiting SeaWorld Orlando in the rain.

10 Best Indoor Hotel Pools for Kids

Especially when the weather is frightful, an indoor hotel pool provides a fabulous retreat from rain, wind, snow and cold. It doesn’t have to be winter, however, to enjoy these spectacular indoor watery havens. Grab your bathing suit and dive in to this list of the best indoor hotel pools for kids. CoCo Key Water […]

15 Best San Diego Attractions for Kids Plus Hotels & Restaurants for Families

San Diego County overflows with fun for families. There is plenty for all ages to enjoy in this sunny Southern California town. As a mom who lived in San Diego for 15 years and who returns regularly with her brood, here are my picks for the best San Diego attractions for kids. I’ve also included my favorite restaurants […]

Harry Potter Universal Studios Hollywood Tips for Wizards, Witches & Muggles

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has remained the most spellbinding place in California since it opened in 2016. Whether you’ve just received your acceptance letter to Hogwarts or you’re already a Quidditch champion, these Harry Potter Universal Studios Hollywood tips will help you get the most out of this magical place. Be sure to […]

How to Rent Out Baby Gear to Traveling Families to Earn Money

When you have a baby, you buy a whole bunch of stuff: car seats, strollers, high chairs, bouncy seats, and activity centers. You name it, you probably bought it. But what should you do when your children outgrow all that gear? Rent out baby gear to traveling families to make money, that’s what! Using products you […]

Which country has the most islands?

a) Indonesia
b) Finland
c) USA
d) Canada
e) Sweden
f) The Philippines

15 Best Travel Movies for Kids that Parents Will Love Too

Your family can escape to an exciting destination from the comfort of your couch with these travel movies for kids. As a travel enthusiast who loves to explore the world through cinema with my children, here are my picks for the best travel movies for kids. Parents will love them, too! 1. Finding Nemo This […]

Fun Things to Do In and Near San Juan Capistrano with Kids

With a sweet downtown sliced by train tracks, San Juan Capistrano is a fun destination for kids who will delight in witnessing the crossing guard’s flashing lights and dinging bells all day long. This laid-back Southern California town is easily reached by car or train from San Diego, Los Angeles and beyond, making it a […]

18 Superior Things to do in Duluth, Minnesota with Kids

When considering a trip to Minnesota, the Twin Cities and Mall of America will surely spring to mind. For a relaxing and nature-filled vacation, though, head north to the port city of Duluth. The star attraction in Duluth is Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater lake by surface volume. It’s so big, in fact, you might […]

Best San Diego Gaslamp Restaurants According to a Local Foodie

As a travel writer, former San Diego resident, and self-proclaimed foodie, I am often asked for restaurant recommendations in America’s Finest City. There are delicious restaurants throughout San Diego County, but if you want to stick to downtown, San Diego’s downtown Gaslamp Quarter serves up a bounty of delicious eats. Here are my picks for the eight […]

Disney Aulani Pools and Water Features Will Wow Your Family

“Let’s build the greatest pool in the Hawaiian islands.” That’s the goal Disney CEO Bob Iger set when Oahu was chosen as the location for the first Disney hotel not adjacent to a theme park. Disney Aulani is home not only to one of Hawaii’s best hotel pools, but also the resort offers an array of […]

How to Stay Cool in Summer with Columbia’s Cool Tech Clothing

Thank you Columbia for sponsoring this story about how to stay cool in summer with cool clothing technologies. While this is a sponsored opportunity from Columbia, all content and opinions about Columbia clothing expressed here are my own. When you live in the hottest state in the U.S., you need to do everything you can […]