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About Lyla Gleason, The Globetrotting Travel Mama

Long before the glamorous world of marriage, motherhood and travel blogging, Lyla Gleason had an exciting career as a travel publicist representing hotels and destinations across the globe. She spent her childhood on Long Island and then attended college and grad school in Boston and lived abroad in Rome. Some of her most favorite vacation spots include the Caribbean, India and Turkey. She is currently a downtown NYC mom who can be found chasing after her 7-year-old daughter, cooking dinner, mingling at blogger events and exploring near and far with a camera in hand. She is the author of GlobetrottingMommy.com, a lifestyle blog dedicated to travel, family fun and fabulous finds. Connect with Lyla on Twitter at @travelmommy.

Cruise Wear for Girls for a Fun and Fashionable Family Cruise

For an easy peasy family vacation, a cruise is one of my favorite choices. With ports in numerous major cities, cruising with kids has never been more convenient or alluring. Whether you’re sailing on a weekend getaway or longer adventure, you want to pack the right clothing for each member of the family. Take a look at our […]

Wow Mom with a Mother’s Day Hotel Package She’ll Always Remember

Flowers and jewelry are nice, of course. But if you really want to show mom your appreciation, book an incredible Mother’s Day hotel package. Whisk her away on one of these pampering retreats with sure-to-wow amenities. Talk about scoring some major brownie points! Choose from these six Mother’s Day hotel packages sure to please all sorts […]

Best Pool Floats to Make a Whimsical Splash on Vacation or at Home

The best pool floats are playful but not flimsy. Whether you plan to spend time floating in your backyard swimming pool, at your luxe vacation rental, or in a fabulous hotel pool, you’ll want to do so atop one of these babies. Here are our picks for best pool floats to make a whimsical splash on vacation or […]

Super Cool Toys for Traveling Kids for Play On the Go or At Home

Whether you’re looking for holiday gifts, toys to entertain your kids during your family’s travels, or you want some fun diversions for use at home – we’ve got you covered. Scroll down to see all sorts of super cool toys for traveling kids. Toys for traveling tinkers While traveling, we parents want our children to keep their […]

Travel-Inspired Holiday Gift Ideas for Girls

The holiday season is here, which means it’s time to stock up on gifts for the kids for Christmas or Hanukkah. Here are our travel-inspired holiday gift ideas for girls. Whether your family loves road trips, Disney vacations, or beach play ~ we’ve got you covered! Gift Ideas for Girls Who Love Music Headphones are a must for travel. These […]

Walt Disney World FastPass+ Tips for Savvy Parents

Embarking on a Walt Disney World vacation can require a lot of advanced planning. But all of that planning will save your family hours and hours of waiting in lines, thereby increasing the magic of your Disney vacation. FastPass+ makes planning your trip easier. It allows you to reserve access to some theme park attractions, entertainment and character […]

10 Reasons Kids and Adults Love Nickelodeon Hotel Punta Cana

On vacation kids just wanna have fun. Meanwhile parents want to unwind and be pampered. It can be difficult to find that balance between action and relaxation while traveling. With the opening of the Nickelodeon Hotel Punta Cana, young Nickelodeon fans and luxe-loving parents can enjoy a Caribbean beach vacation together. Expect non-stop entertainment, five-star culinary experiences, water park play, and time […]

5 Incredible Hotel Suites for Kids that Feel Like Stepping into a Movie

Some hotels go above and beyond to deliver trip-of-a-lifetime experiences that families will always remember. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a fantastical movie in these five incredible hotel suites for kids. Whether you’re celebrating a special birthday or another big event, or you just want a super fun treat, read on to learn which suite to […]

11 Ways MoMath Museum Makes Math FUN for Kids

MoMath Museum is one of the most fun and educational New York City attractions you’ve never heard of. This one-of-a-kind museum features hands-on exhibits that teach kids about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in the most entertaining ways. As a mom and New Yorker, I love its manageable size, interesting exhibits, and friendly staff members. Plus, it’s […]

15 Sweet Things to Do in Hershey, Pennsylvania with Kids

Would you like to visit the Sweetest Place on Earth? Sightseeing, thrill rides, live entertainment and endless chocolate treats await in a town that smells like cocoa. Check out these 15 things to do in Hershey, Pennsylvania with kids. 1) Schedule a day of fun at Hershey Park. The highlight of any trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania with kids is […]

Cinco de Mayo Party with Kids – 5 Tips that Will Make Them Say “Olé!”

In the U.S. and some parts of Canada, Cinco de Mayo has become a day to celebrate Mexican culture and cuisine with a big ol’ par-tay. Although most Americans think Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day, the holiday actually commemorates a battle won by Mexico against the French in the 1800s on the fifth of May […]

Kalahari Resort Poconos – A Splashy Escape from the Ordinary

Looking for indoor water park fun and family-focused adventures on the East Coast? The Kalahari Resort is sure to thrill kids and parents alike with its African-themed decor, plentiful activities, delicious dining and luxurious amenities. My 6-year-old daughter and I were recently invited to check out this new hotel in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Here’s why you’ll have […]

Tips for Central Park with Kids in Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall

New York City’s Central Park is the ultimate retreat for family visits. In every season, Central Park offers a wide range of sites and attractions sure to please travelers of all ages. As a native New Yorker I’m always discovering new things when I explore Central Park and you will too. Here are some of my favorite seasonal […]