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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 […]

San Miguel de Allende with Kids ~ A Different Kind of Mexican Vacation

When you think of a Mexican vacation, you probably envision sandy beaches, turquoise blue ocean waves, and all-inclusive resorts. San Miguel de Allende has none of these things. It’s not a major city full of museums and attractions like Mexico City, either. So, why visit San Miguel de Allende with kids? A vacation here is […]

13 Best Hotels with Lazy Rivers ~ Recommended by Travel Experts

Know what’s better than drifting along a lazy river in an idyllic vacation destination? Nothing, that’s what! As a hotel pool fanatic, I’m always seeking new pools to add to my family’s must-swim list. I asked some discerning, globetrotting travel bloggers to share their picks for the best hotels with lazy rivers. Of course, I […]

12 Tips for Universal Studios Hollywood With Kids of All Ages

If you’ve never been to Universal Studios Hollywood with kids, you’re missing out. The theme park still functions as a real-life movie-producing studio, making it a must-see for film and TV junkies. Back in the day, Universal Studios was little more than a one-ride pony, with its impressive Studio Tour taking center stage. Universal, however, […]

Summer Fun at Banff National Park with Kids

It’s easy for families to experience a Rocky Mountain high when they’re playing in one of the world’s greatest natural playgrounds. Banff, Canada’s first National Park, may be old but it sure isn’t tired. Families flock here for alfresco adventures that range from skiing and skating in winter to hiking, biking and beyond is summer. Here’s […]

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 […]

10 Best Chicago with Kids Activities that Will Please the Whole Family

Chicago with kids is affordable, easy to navigate, and packed with attractions. I fell hard for Chicago on my first visit almost 20 years ago, and have returned again and again over the years. I also love sharing my love of the Windy City with my children. Take a look at my picks for the […]

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 […]

Travel Sleep Tips for Babies & Kids from a Child Sleep Expert

Getting good sleep while on vacation is one of the biggest challenges of traveling with kids. Read these eight travel sleep tips for babies, toddlers and children from a child sleep expert to ensure restful nights during your family getaway. I learned how to pack in restful vacations for the whole family during an interview with Davis Ehrler, […]

Unusual Things You Should Add to Your Family Vacation Packing List

When packing for a family vacation, you’ve got the standard stuff down. Clothes, shoes, toiletries…check, check, check! But what about those odd little things that will make your trip oh-so-much easier and more enjoyable? Your family vacation packing list is about to get a whole lot handier, thanks to these suggestions for unusual things to […]

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 […]