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Portrait Studio Review & Fabulous Family Portrait Package Giveaway

My husband and I rarely make appearances in family photos. That’s because I’m the photographer and, well, I’m too busy snapping pics of the kids to think about including us adults. I’ve thought about booking a professional photographer, but that seemed daunting. Professional photos can be very expensive and I didn’t even know where to find […]

10 Fantastique Things to Do in Montreal with Kids

As the largest French-speaking city in North America, Montreal stands out as a unique and historic metropolitan area. Its French-Canadian charm is mixed with many immigrant cultures that have made this city in Quebec a lively mix of people, food and attractions. This list of 10 fantastique things to do in Montreal with kids is sure to keep […]

Best San Diego Zoo with Kids Tips & 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.

10 Reasons to Rent Baby and Toddler Travel Gear for Your Family Vacation

Here are ten reasons to consider renting gear when traveling with your baby or toddler…

Best Fall Cocktail Recipes in the USA

All over the United States, as summer slips into her fall sweaters and wraps up against the coming chill, bartenders create tasty libations to warm us from the inside. Join us on a tour of the country’s best fall cocktail recipes. Northeastern Fall Cocktail Recipes Autumn’s Ambrosia from Crimson & Rye in New York, New York “Autumn […]

10 Exciting Things to do in Alabama’s Gulf Shores with Kids

Okay, ladies. I have some brutal honesty that I need to share. We males need a little more excitement on family vacations. High tea at a swanky hotel? Not our thing. Character parades? They’re cute for a few minutes, but then it’s…meh. And don’t even get me started on shopping. We men desire something more. […]

How to Save Money on Flights with Next Vacay’s Travel Hacking Service

My family’s multi-state car trip last week was miserable. “A fun road trip!” we thought. That is, until our toddler son started to scream wildly as he launched anything he could get his hands on at me, the driver. This continued for most of the 11-hour journey. Flying would have saved us many long, stressful […]

The Travel Mama’s Bucket List – Updated!

This bucket list is made up of unaccomplished dreams, awaiting fulfillment.

Seattle with Kids ~ Super Fun 3-Day Weekend Itinerary in the Emerald City for Families

Seattle is famous for music, airplanes, coffee, computers and rain. Though indeed wet much of the year, Seattle is a beautiful family-friendly metropolis surrounded by water, mountains and trees. Grab an umbrella and get on your way. Here’s how to spend a long weekend vacation in Seattle with kids. Day 1 in Seattle with Kids Pike Place […]

Valleyfair ~ Tips for Visiting Minnesota’s Largest Amusement Park

Many travelers come to the Twin Cities to shop at the biggest mall in the U.S., enjoy the state’s plentiful lakes, and soak up the music scene of Prince’s hometown. But did you know that Minnesota is home to one of Cedar Fair’s 13 amusement parks? Famous sister parks include Knott’s Berry Farm near Disneyland […]

13 Lucky Things to Pack for a Disney Cruise with Kids

Planning a Disney Cruise? Lucky you! It’s so fun to ponder the various ports of call, book excursions, and read up on all there is to do on a Disney ship. But before you board and give Mickey a big ol’ hug, you need to know what to pack for a Disney Cruise. This packing […]

Unique Things to Do in Ventura County, California with Kids

Want a few days away from the glitz of city life and the hubbub of theme parks during your California vacation? Ventura County will soothe your soul with its mellow pace and beautiful scenery. Located along the Pacific Coast, vacationers come to Ventura County to escape the crowds and higher prices of its neighboring counties, […]

10 Reasons to Choose Beaches Negril for Your Next Family Vacation

The array of relaxing and fun things to do at Beaches Negril Resort is almost overwhelming. Where do I even begin…the waterpark with lazy river and waterslides…the powdery beach and calm Caribbean waves…the Sesame Street character bedtime tuck-ins…the parades? Oh, I’ll just cover it all! Here are 10 reasons to choose Beaches Negril for your next […]