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25 Myrtle Beach Family Activities and Attractions You’ll Love

For an affordable good time in the sunshine, set your sights on Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. These Myrtle Beach family activities and attractions will keep kids entertained, happy, and ready to drop from exhaustion at the end of the day. It’s the perfect recipe for a successful family beach vacation! From gators to mini golf […]

Flying with a Baby or Toddler: 21 Tried and True Tips

Flying with a baby or toddler and afraid everyone on the plane will hate you? You are not alone. When I’ve given presentations about traveling with children to new parents, the most common worry I hear from audience members is being “that parent” on the airplane with the screaming baby. As someone who has been […]

15 Backyard Barbecue Party Ideas to Impress Your Guests Without Stress

As a self-proclaimed grill master, summer is one of my favorite times of the year. It means I get to roll out my grill and use it pretty much every night of the week. But, as much as I enjoy grilling up a few juicy ribeyes for my family, it’s even more fun to invite friends […]

Best Travel Toys for Kids, from Babies to Teens

Travel toys for kids can make the difference between a cherished family vacation and a long journey you’d rather forget. I have spent years searching for the best travel toys, activities, games, and crafts to keep kids entertained. These toys and activities will make road trips, flights, and train travel easier and more enjoyable. Below I highlight […]

Cinco de Mayo Party with Kids ~ 9 Tips for a Fun Family Fiesta!

In the United States and some parts of Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has become a fun way to celebrate Mexican culture and cuisine with a brightly colored fiesta. No matter your heritage, your family can get in on the celebration. Whether you’re planning a themed family dinner or a big party for the whole block, […]

Royal Caribbean Mocktails – 12 Best Zero Proof Drinks for All Ages at Sea

Move over alcohol, elevated mocktails are here! Cruise lines like Royal Caribbean are going out of their way to wow passengers with innovative non-alcoholic beverages. These drinks are full of flavor and festivity, minus the booze. Royal Caribbean recently unveiled an array of zero-proof cocktails for the “sober curious” and other thirsty cruisers. I sampled […]

Best Tips for a Road Trip with a Baby or Toddler

Road trips with babies or toddlers may seem daunting even to intrepid travelers. How will you keep your baby content while on the road? What if your little one cries throughout the journey? How can you make sure the whole family arrives safe and sane? Worry not, fellow parents! These 12 expert tips for a […]

18 Kid Friendly Things to Do in New Orleans

Are there kid friendly things to do in New Orleans? Mais, oui! The Big Easy may be best known for beads and Bourbon Street, but there is another side to this Louisiana city. Parents may be surprised to find a bounty of attractions and activities for families in NOLA. Let the good times roll with […]

Best Scottsdale Outdoor Activities – Making Lifelong Memories in the Sonoran Desert

Each year Scottsdale welcomes 9 million vacationers seeking sunshine and memorable fun. In fact, many visitors love Scottsdale so much, they return year after year. Whether you’re coming to Scottsdale for the first time, planning a return visit, considering a move to my gorgeous hometown in Arizona, or you already reside here — this extraordinary […]

10 Best Indoor Hotel Pools for Families

Even when the weather is frightful, indoor hotel pools provide a fabulous retreat from rain, wind, snow, and cold. It doesn’t have to be winter, however, to enjoy these wonderful watery havens. No matter the time of year, your family will fall swimming cap over flip flops for these amazing hotel swimming pools and waterparks. […]

Travel Mamas 13th Anniversary – Celebrating Our Most Popular Stories

When I launched Travel Mamas in 2009, I had no idea I’d still be sharing travel stories on this family travel blog 13 years later. During this time, my kids have grown from babies into teens and TravelMamas.com has grown into one of the world’s most popular travel blogs. I’m honored to continue to share […]

Tips for Visiting Disneyland with Teens and Tweens

Is it a good idea to visit Disneyland with teens and tweens? YES! Kids of all ages love the magic of Disneyland. Of course, Disneyland with big kids differs from visiting with young children. In many ways, it’s better. There’s no need to squeeze in naps, plus your family can enjoy later nights at the […]

Epcot with Kids ~ Top 10 Tips Families Need to Know

Parents planning a trip to Walt Disney World might be inclined to skip Epcot, assuming kids won’t appreciate the park’s focus on technology and world cultures. This would be a huge mistake, though! Children love to set off on a fantastical journey into the future and around the world at this incredible theme park. There […]