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Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Celebration & Giveaway

Disneyland is celebrating 60 years of bringing magic and fun to the lives of millions of theme park goers with its Diamond Celebration. This means special decorations, unique entertainment, sparkling souvenirs, and themed food and beverages at Disneyland this year to commemorate the park’s diamond anniversary. Can’t get there to join in the fun? Not to worry – I’ve brought […]

Shop Smarter with Shopswell + Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card

Warning: Shopswell is addictive! Whether you’re a shopping enthusiast, or you just want to buy what you need at the best price, you’re going to get hooked on Shopswell. What’s more, members just may win items from their Wishlist once per week. Read on to learn more and for a chance to win a $100 Amazon […]

Win Travel Books for Kids and Parents

Imagination allows travel to start before you leave the house and even before you pack your bags. Travel can start the minute you learn about a new place or wonder what it would be like to go somewhere…different. Books about travel spark wonder and curiosity about the world around us. They make our travel experiences richer and more […]

Wild Movie Prize Pack Giveaway

Wild is one of those movies that stays with you for days and weeks after the credits have rolled, begging you to be present and appreciate what you have in your life today, because it might not be there tomorrow. It’s a story about travel and finding yourself during the journey. It’s about adventure, family, love, […]

Bloomington, Minnesota – An Affordable & Fun Family Vacation Destination

Bloomington’s central location between the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and outlying suburbs makes it a fabulous spot for a Minnesota vacation. With no sales tax on shoes or clothing purchases plus reasonably priced hotels and restaurants, a vacation to Bloomington is an affordable choice. There are a lot of misconceptions about Minnesota, for example, that the state is made up […]

What to Do in Kissimmee, Florida – Disney World and Far Beyond

I was granted a taste of what awaits the winner of Experience Kissimmee’s Decade of Memories giveaway, which runs through the end of February. With just four days in Florida, experiencing all of Kissimmee’s delights was impossible—choices had to be made, with alluring sections of the metro area left unexplored. It’s for this reason that the Decade of […]

JW Marriott San Antonio – Where Luxury Combines with Good Ol’ Family Fun

Earlier this month my family spent a few days at this resort enjoying all it had to offer, like spa treatments for the Travel Mama, golf for the Travel Daddy, the Range Rider Kids Camp for the Travel Girl, and a zero-entry splash pool for the Travel Baby. The world is big with many new places to explore so I seldom like to return somewhere I have already been. However, I am already dreaming of a return trip to San Antonio, and to this JW Marriott in particular.

Nickelodeon Suites Resort: A Hotel & Water Park for a Splashing Good Time (Part 2)

In my last post, I wrote about my experience at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort with my preschooler daughter, my toddler son and my mom. I told you about the family-friendly suites and many of the fun on-site activities at this themed Orlando hotel, like miniature golf, 4-D movies, and interactive live shows. I’ve saved the best for last…the character breakfast, the water park and pools, and the slime!

Nickelodeon Suites Resort – A Family Hotel with Amusements Galore (Part 1)

With onsite activities like an elaborate water park, miniature golf, and live audience-participation shows, the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando, Florida is a destination unto itself or an affordable hotel option for families who want to take free shuttles to nearby Disney World theme parks and other attractions.

How to Survive Visiting Family during the Holidays

You want to visit family during the holiday season to introduce your little one to long-treasured traditions and catch up with far-flung loved ones. But you may be nervous about cramped sleeping quarters, squeezing in quality time with everyone on your must-see list, and staying sane on someone else’s turf. Here are some strategies to make sure your visit is as stress-less and joy-filled as possible.

New York City Holiday Travel Tips for Families

Here are some festive child-friendly activities for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve in New York. I interviewed Fodor’s author and New York aficianado, Meryl Pearlstein, to gather these tips for families traveling to the Big Apple during the holidays.

The Best of New York City with Kids of All Ages

I was so impressed after reading Fodor’s Family: New York City with Kids that I set up an interview with the book’s author, Meryl Pearlstein. This mom, food critic, traveler, and New York aficionado gave me her picks for her all-time favorite child-friendly sites, activities, and restaurants in the Big Apple.