Tips for Traveling with Kids on the Autism Spectrum

By definition, vacations are a break from the predictability of our work, school and home routine. But for children on the autism spectrum who thrive on structure, the idea of venturing outside their familiar framework can be overwhelming. While traveling with kids on the autism spectrum presents challenges for parents, the overall benefits are worth a few […]

Pregnancy Travel Tips Learned the Hard Way

I was nearly eight months pregnant when I waddled aboard a long international flight from the U.S. with my two young children to join my husband in England. My only concern was getting clearance from my doctor and approval from the airline to fly. Our move overseas happened so quickly I didn’t have time time to overthink the dynamics […]

Find Vitality and Wellness at Mountain Trek Retreat, British Columbia

Signing on for a week of hiking, fitness and weight loss at Mountain Trek Retreat in British Columbia’s Kootenay Mountains may be one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself or someone you love. This realization hit me before I’d even had the chance to get out and actually experience the retreat. Whether it was the fresh […]

5 Phoenix Girlfriend Getaway Activities

In winter months, Canadians flock to Arizona like Real Housewives to Botox. Yet I, The Saucy Travel Mama and hater of Canadian winters, had never had the pleasure. I quickly remedied the situation early in the new year. I got my desert detox during a pilgrimage to this legendary region known for its restorative nature. As the […]

5 Tips for Surviving New Year’s Eve on Vacation or at Home

Whether you plan to ring in the New Year during a hotel stay, with a night out on the town, or with family and friends at your house, here are five tips for surviving New Year’s Eve on vacation or at home. Be responsible, well, reasonably responsible. Of course, you could choose alcohol-free drinks like sparkling cider, […]

Avoid Nasty Germs at Airport Security with Cootie Booties

Is there anyone who actually enjoys going through airport security? It’s such a pain to keep all of your gels and liquids separate and stored in tiny containers. You’ve got to empty your pockets, remove laptops from their cases and remember to down your bottled water. Then you get naked scanned while standing with legs […]

Road Trip with Children Packing List for Safety and Sanity

Road trips lure travelers with their promise of freedom, scenic landscapes, and quirky roadside attractions. Hitting the road can also mean seemingly constant potty breaks, sibling disputes, car sickness and backseat whining. Here are 10 things you need to pack to keep your family safe and sane during a road trip with children. Travel Toys and Crafts […]

Summer Travel Tips

Ahh…summer! It’s that much-anticipated time of year when the kids are out of school and families set off on vacations at theme parks, beaches and beyond. Parents and kids can have a whole lot of fun exploring the world together this season, especially when you follow these five summer travel tips. Pack smart When Dramamine® asked me […]

Strawberry Picking with Kids Near LEGOLAND California

Strawberry picking with kids may not be on the top of your list of things to do during a visit to San Diego or Carlsbad, but after a couple of fun-packed days riding roller coasters and kiddie rides at LEGOLAND California, your family will probably be ready for a nature-inspired down day. Lucky for you, there is Carlsbad […]

Travaasa Hana – Where to Go to Unplug and Reconnect

Travaasa Hana is not your typical luxury resort. It’s better. If your life seems overwhelming and you need time to think and stare at the ocean, Travaasa is for you. This hotel in the sleepy town of Hana, Maui is where to go to unplug from technology and stress to connect instead with people, nature and the […]

Family Beach Vacation Tips for a Fun-Filled & Mishap-Free Getaway

Who doesn’t love a family beach vacation? (Especially if you’re stealing away in the heart of a chilly winter!) There’s the sand, the sun, the sea…and sunburns, unexpected rainy weather, and potential dehydration. Here are five family beach vacation tips to make sure your holiday is as fun-filled and mishap-free as possible! Choose the right […]

An Indulgent Girlfriend Getaway at the Oaks at Ojai

I didn’t know the Oaks at Ojai was a serious weight-loss type of health spa when I accepted an invitation to come for a visit. Would I like to lose a few pounds? Sure. But losing weight was not my goal. I invited my friend and neighbor, Sara, to accompany me for a gloriously kid-free […]

8 Tips for Healthy Eating when Traveling with Kids

Getting kids to eat healthfully is hard enough at home, but it’s a whole other story when you’re on the road. With new smells and tastes in every destination, it can be tough to ensure your family gets proper nutrition while on vacation. Because this mama loves a challenge, especially one that encourages good health and […]