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Swimming with Manatees, Florida’s Gentle Giants

They may not have the strength and grace of killer whales, or the agility and looks of dolphins, but manatees are stealing the show at Homosassa Springs in Citrus County, Florida.

For families who want to enjoy nature at its best, a nature wonderland is hidden behind Orlando’s amusement parks. There is another Florida, a nature-lover’s Florida. Our latest trip took us to the manatees’ home turf, a far cry from a modern-day aquarium. My daughter and I aimed our compass south to Florida’s west central coast line and the Gulf of Mexico, and it is here in Citrus County that we met one of the most formidable aquatic mammals.

Why & How to Use Essential Oils for Travel & at Home

Like most moms, I am always looking for ways to keep my family healthy and happy, whether at home or on the go. A friend and fellow travel blogger told me how much essential oils have benefited her household and asked me if I’d like to try some out. Of course, I said yes. I was so […]

How to Save Big on USA Summer Travel + Win American Express Gift Cards!

The United States of America is one of the biggest and most diverse countries on the planet. From exciting city sites and nightlife, to gorgeous National Parks, beautiful sandy beaches, and thrilling amusement parks, America has a lot to offer. Make the most of a vacation in the States with exclusive travel discounts. Read on to learn how […]

How to Camp with Kids ~ Tips from a Family Camping Expert

Roy Scribner is a Travel Daddy to three children who helps parents experience the great outdoors with their kids at CampingBlogger.net. He knows how to go at a kid’s pace when exploring on a hike and what activities to bring along to keep them happy back at the campsite. Check out his tips for a fun camping adventure for the whole family!

30 Things to Do at Mall of America Besides Shop

You’ve heard of the Mall of America. It’s that giant shopping mall in Minnesota. This mall’s 520 retail stores can keep any shopper happy for days. But do you know how much there is to do at Mall of America besides shop? I have spent a ton of time at this mega entertainment complex over the years. […]

Top 10 Disneyland Rides and Attractions for Babies and Toddlers

Many parents worry there are not enough rides for babies and toddlers, but amusements for all ages abound at Disneyland! Here are my picks for best Disneyland rides and attractions for babies and toddlers.

Audiobooks for Family Road Trips that Kids AND Parents Enjoy

Audiobooks for family road trips make the miles zip by. Before leaving home, load up the smartphone or CD player with stories for everyone’s listening pleasure. Check out our picks for best audiobooks for family road trips with little kids, big kids, and tweens/teens. These audiobooks are sure to be a hit with kids and parents alike. This story includes […]

Best Blog Posts of the Year ~ Travel Mamas 8th Anniversary

Each year we celebrate the anniversary of TravelMamas.com by tallying up the most read stories written during that year. Sure, it’s a popularity contest, but these stories are popular for a reason. Whether this is your first time visiting TravelMamas.com or you’ve been a loyal fan for all eight years, we hope you enjoy our 10 best […]

How to Spend a Perfect Day in Dublin, Ireland

So you’ve only got one day in Dublin? With a little planning, you can still get a taste for this fabulous city. No doubt you will be craving a return visit by the end of your day in Dublin. Luckily, the main tourist area of the city is relatively small and easily walkable. This introduction to […]

Universal Orlando Resort Tips for First Timers (+ Discounts for Everyone!)

Universal Orlando Resort has something for every pop-cultured kid and kid-at-heart. But with so much to see and do, planning a visit can be overwhelming. Universal Orlando Resort is made up of three theme parks: Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay, which opens on May 25, 2017. A fourth venue, CityWalk, is […]

Geek’s Guide to San Francisco and Beyond for Star Wars Fans and Comics Lovers

San Francisco may be primarily known for its cable cars, historical landmarks, and cuisine culture. But it’s also a friendly refuge for geeks seeking adventure inspired by film and cartoons. (Think Star Wars, the Peanuts comic strip, and all things Disney!) My husband, Jeff, and I first started traveling as a couple in San Francisco. […]

What It’s Like to Tour Paisley Park Where Prince Lived, Worked and Recorded

I was shocked and saddened when Prince died on April 26, 2016. I bet you were, too. An incredible talent like his is rare indeed and the world cried purple tears that day. As a former Minnesotan and huge Prince fan, I am sorry to say I never got a chance to see him in concert. […]

Winter Driving Twitter Party ~ Win Visa Gift Cards from Liberty Mutual!

Winter driving can be scary. Slick roads and decreased visibility can cause even the most experienced driver to grip the steering wheel with white knuckles. Whether you’re planning a winter road trip or you live somewhere snowy, worry less this winter with winter driving tips from Liberty Mutual. Join the #FewerWorries Winter Driving Twitter Party […]