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 […]

Best Travel Memoirs to Inspire Wanderlust

Want to get away without leaving home? Read a travel memoir! Travel memoirs are the next best thing to actually traveling, if you ask me. Stories about real-life journeys transport readers to another place, and maybe even another time. To compile this list of the best travel memoirs, I asked other travel writers to share their […]

Best Pool Floats to Make a 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 vacation rental home, or in a fabulous hotel pool, you’ll want to do so atop one of these whimsical babies. Here are our picks for best pool floats to make a splash on vacation or […]

How to Charge Your Smart Phone Battery at Disneyland

You’ve planned your Disneyland trip for months. You’ve read the books, purchased the Park Hoppers, booked a hotel near Disneyland, and scheduled a Disney character meal. But then your smart phone dies in the middle of the day, long before the “Paint the Night” parade and “World of Color” nighttime spectacular. Here’s how to charge your […]

Are You Ready to Turn Your Hobby into a Business?

So you want to turn your hobby into a business. Maybe you’re seeking a side hustle to supplement your income. Or you want to dump your day job in favor of something more fulfilling. You might be ready to take the leap from doing your hobby for fun, to earning some cold hard cash for your efforts. […]

Do Pilates at Home ~ MOTR Review

I’ve been hooked on Pilates for over 13 years. I was introduced to this form of exercise as a therapy to strengthen my core when I developed back problems following the birth of my first child. While I love to attend Pilates classes, they can be very expensive and sometimes I just don’t have time […]

How to Decorate a Travel Themed Bedroom for Kids

Want to spark your child’s curiosity about the world while traveling AND at home? You don’t need a lot of money to create a travel themed bedroom for kids. Inspire a love of travel in children with these decorating tips. Hang Wall Maps and Murals A map-bedecked feature wall not only looks fabulous, but also will help your […]

Best Travel Books for Children According to Family Travel Experts and Their Kids

Travel books for children inspire curiosity and increase global awareness. Kids of all ages can expand their horizons through literary travel. To create this list of incredible reads, I reached out to those in the know: travel bloggers whose kids love to explore the world just as much as their parents. Of course, I included a few […]

8 Tips for Disney On Ice with Kids

Even if you don’t live near a Disney theme park, you can still experience the magic of Disney close to home with Disney On Ice. Expect an evening of entertainment for the whole family, beloved characters swirling and spinning on ice, and the wide-eyed wonder for which Disney is renowned. To maximize the fun factor, check […]

8 Compelling Reasons to Learn a Foreign Language

There are so many reasons to learn a foreign language and zero reasons not to acquire this useful skill. Discover eight reasons experts say learning a new language is beneficial. This giveaway is brought to you in partnership with Rosetta Stone. 1. Gain a better understanding of other cultures. Language is the key to truly […]

Cinco de Mayo Party with Kids ~ 5 Tips for a Fun Family Fiesta!

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 […]

Rosetta Stone for Families Review ~ Learn a New Language with Your Kids

Why didn’t I try Rosetta Stone before? That’s what I’ve been asking myself ever since I finally took this renowned language learning system for a spin. I used Rosetta Stone to brush up on my French skills before a recent trip to France, and now I’m following Rosetta Stone Spanish to prepare for my family’s upcoming monthlong […]

Children’s Motion Sickness No More ~ Essential Tips for Your Family’s Travels

If you or your child suffers from motion sickness, there are plenty of options that can help ease the nausea caused by movement. Here are nine remedies that could help.