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About Colleen Lanin

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.

30 Things to Do at Mall of America Besides Shop

You’ve heard of the Mall of America. It’s that giant shopping mall in Minnesota. This mall’s 520 retail stores can keep any shopper happy for days. But do you know how much there is to do at Mall of America besides shop? I have spent a ton of time at this mega entertainment complex over […]

10 Best Hotels for Families in the USA

For a truly spectacular family vacation, you must book a truly spectacular hotel. To compile this list of the best hotels for families in the USA, we asked family travel experts to submit their all-time favorite American hotels and resorts for kids. Then we narrowed it down to the best of the very best. These […]

Exclusive Disneyland Discount Code + How to Score a Free Day at Disneyland

A Disneyland vacation can be quite expensive. Between park tickets, hotel costs, meals and souvenirs — parents may wonder how they can afford that dream Disney trip. Thankfully, there are ways to save money when booking your family vacation at this California theme park. With our partner, Get Away Today, you can score an extra […]

10 Best Beach Hotels for Kids ~ Recommended by Family Travel Experts

I asked some of the best family travel bloggers to tell us about their all-time favorite family-friendly beach hotels. From where to take a dip with babies and toddlers to the best beach hotel for active families, there’s sure to be something on this list that will appeal to you.

Where was apple pie invented?

Take a guess where apple pie was invented by choosing from the options below. Then learn the origin and history of this popular dessert!
a) USA
b) England
c) The Netherlands
d) France

Shanghai Disneyland Tips – The Ultimate Guide for Disney Fans

Shanghai Disneyland’s sprawling 963 acres make it Disney’s largest singular park. What’s more, it features Disney’s fastest ride and biggest castle. Expect lots of traditional Disney attractions blended with touches of Chinese architecture and culture. Discover highlights of each of this theme park’s seven lands, as well as descriptions of Disneyland Shanghai hotels, and recommendations […]

8 Reasons to Fly Frontier Airlines with Kids

Want to know what’s better than affordable flights that enable your family to travel more? FREE flights, that’s what! Children ages 14 and younger can now fly free with Frontier Airlines (with Discount Den membership; restrictions apply). Learn how and discover seven other incredible reasons to fly Frontier Airlines with kids. This story is sponsored […]

17 Scariest Rides at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure ~ Ranked for Families

Disneyland is best known for sweet characters and rides that please kids and kids-at-heart. But there is a more intense side to Disneyland that even the most adventurous thrill seekers can appreciate. The fear factor isn’t just about speed, either. Plundering pirates, pretend poisonous snakes, and ghostly ghouls can make rides seem super scary to […]

Taste Albuquerque’s Growing Farm to Table Food Scene

Albuquerque’s farm to table food scene might surprise you. From trendy restaurants to craft breweries and organic chocolatiers — you’ll find it all in this New Mexican city. Here’s a delicious sampling of local-focused, sustainable and organic restaurants and food makers in Albuquerque. CAMPO Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm grows their own lavender, […]

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling with Kids

Getting sick can ruin even the most amazing vacation. You’ve invested a lot of money and time into planning your family holiday, so don’t let illness spoil your time away. These 12 tried-and-true tips from family travel experts will teach you how to stay healthy when traveling with kids. This story is brought to you […]

Atlantis Bahamas with Kids of All Ages from Babies to Teens

Atlantis Bahamas on Paradise Island is paradise indeed for families. Kids of all ages, from babies to teens, love this resort. Home to the largest open air marine habitat in the world and a 141-acre water park, it’s easy to see why. What’s more, Atlantis is offering an amazing Summer Savings Event that is sure […]

Travel Mamas 10th Anniversary – My Blogging Journey & Most Popular Stories

Ten years ago I didn’t know what a blog was. Today Travel Mamas is one of the top travel blogs in the world. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of TravelMamas.com, I share my blogging journey below. Plus, I count down our 10 most popular blog posts of the past decade! My Blogging Journey After years […]

11 Best Indoor Hotel Pools for Families

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 […]