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Rover In Home Pet Sitting for Travelers and Animal Lovers

As a pet mom who travels often, I know how important it is to find excellent, reliable care for my dogs while I’m away. Rover.com offers in home pet sitting, lodging options in the pet sitter’s residence, plus dog-walking services and drop-by pet visits. Animal lovers seeking income will also appreciate Rover for the opportunity […]

Guide to Christmas Time at Disneyland with Kids

Although I have been to Disneyland a multitude of times, up until last week, I had never visited during the holiday season. Now that I have experienced the happiest time of the year at the Happiest Place on Earth, I defy Scrooge himself to remain cranky during a trip to Disneyland during the holidays.

Best Travel Snacks for Families on the Go

The easiest way to keep children’s hands and mouths busy on road trips or flights is with snacks, snacks and more snacks. Travel snacks keep kids content during the journey and fueled up for fun on the go. Let’s dig in to these snack tips and food suggestions that are as delicious as they are […]

Best San Diego Zoo with Kids Tips and Itinerary

As a fifth-year San Diego Zoo member and a mama of two young children, I have spent a lot of time at this world-renowned zoo. Here is a list of 11 of the best exhibits, restaurants, and rides the zoo has to offer.

Best Travel Toys for Kids, from Babies to Teens

Any journey can be do-able, and even enjoyable, with the right stuff (and the right attitude)! Here’s a list of the best travel toys and diversions based on the advice of Tracyn Thayer of Kids Travel Happy, as well as my own experience and that of other Travel Mamas.

Dos and Dont’s of Disney’s Cars Land with Kids

Whether your family merely enjoys Disney’s Cars movies or you’re all-out fanatics, these Cars Land tips will help you make the most of your Disneyland theme park visit. Follow these dos and don’ts for visiting Disney Cars Land with kids. Find Disneyland Resort deals including ticket discounts and discounted hotel packages! Do get a FastPass […]

Le Boat Fabulous Family Houseboat Vacation in Ontario, Canada

If anyone were to tell me I’d have an epic holiday aboard a houseboat, I would have tell them they were crazy. Houseboats reminded me of my university days, when we’d cruise along Canada’s Lake Okanagan, drinking like fishes until we crashed into crammed sleeping quarters. But that was before I set sail with Le […]

How to Plan a Walt Disney World Vacation

When people ask me what’s the most important thing to know about Disney World, the answer comes easily, “You’ve got to plan!” Walt Disney World is more than an amusement park — it really is a vacation experience. There are four major theme parks, two water parks, and two entertainment districts. Guests can choose to […]

Scottsdale with Kids – 23 Fun Things to Do in the West’s Most Western Town

Scottsdale may be best known for its abundance of swanky spas, golf courses, and shopping malls. Thankfully, families will find a wealth of kid-friendly attractions here, too. As a family travel expert who spent half my childhood living in Scottsdale and then moved back to this Southwestern city with my brood several years ago, I […]

Best San Diego Restaurants for Families

As a travel writer, former San Diego resident, and self-proclaimed foodie, I am often asked for restaurant recommendations in America’s Finest City. For delicious eats and fun places to take the kids, read my picks for the best San Diego restaurants for families. 1. Corvette Diner If dancing servers doling out thick milkshakes and tempting […]

15 Best San Diego Attractions for Kids

San Diego County overflows with fun for families. As a mom who lived in this Southern California beach city for 15 years and who returns regularly with her brood, I’m excited to share my picks for the best San Diego attractions for kids. These activities are sure to keep all ages content during your San […]

How to Choose a Disney Cruise – Which Ship & Itinerary Are Best for Your Family?

How do you choose a Disney Cruise that’s right for your family? With four amazing ships in their fleet and many enticing destinations, booking the best option can seem overwhelming. I’ll help you narrow down choices by explaining the similarities and differences between the ships. I also make your decision easier by providing details about Disney […]

Top Things to Do in Calgary with Kids

Home to one of arguably the greatest outdoor shows on Earth, the Calgary Stampede, and a mere one-hour drive east of the Rocky Mountains, Calgary has long attracted tourists. Canada’s Cowtown is the country’s oil and gas headquarters. Many families are fortunate to tag along on a business trip or make a pit stop here […]