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Get Compensation for a Delayed or Canceled Flight with Service App

We’ve all been there…packed up, through security, carry-on stowed and all set for take-off. That’s when an announcement comes over the speaker. There’s a mechanical problem with the plane. They’re investigating. After a wait on the runway, the plane turns around and you’re back in the terminal. Eventually, your flight may even get canceled. Of […]

The Best Way to Refresh Your Skin After Traveling: Onyx Youth Magnetic Mask

It’s fun to bring home souvenirs from traveling. It’s not so fun, however, to bring home dry skin and clogged pores! Travel can wreak havoc on your skin. Sitting on an airplane for hours can lead to dryness, congested pores and dull skin. As a frequent traveler and beauty product junkie, I was thrilled to […]

Why and How to Do a Home Exchange Vacation

If you would like the comforts of home while traveling at almost no cost, doing a home exchange may be for you. Whenever I tell people my family has done a few home exchange vacations, they exclaim interest in doing the same. Of course, many would-be exchangers have some trepidation about swapping residences with other travelers. We’ve experienced […]

How to Save Money at Disneyland During the Holidays

Disneyland during the holidays is merry indeed. Make your Christmastime visit even merrier by saving some dough during your Disney getaway. Before you pack up the sleigh and head to the Happiest Place on Earth, check out these eight Disneyland holiday season money saving tips. 1. Plan ahead. Enjoy Disneyland during the holidays from November […]

7 Helpful Tips for a Road Trip with a Baby or Toddler

Planning a road trip with a baby or toddler can seem like a daunting task. How will you keep your little one content while on the road? What if junior cries throughout the whole journey? How can your make sure the whole family arrives safe and sane? Worry not, fellow parents! These seven helpful tips […]

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.

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.

Tips for Traveling with Children with Life Threatening Food Allergies

Travel is awesome. Food allergies are not. Vacations should be about relaxation, exploration and connection. With one in 13 children under the age of 18 facing life threatening food allergies, however, close to 15 million parents worry about how to handle a severe allergic reaction while away from home. I don’t let my children’s allergies keep our family from seeing […]

11 Brilliant Tips to Save Money on Family Vacation this Summer

This post was written by me through an activation with HireInfluence on behalf of Howard Johnson Hotels. Although I received compensation for participating in the campaign, all thoughts and opinions are mine. Summer is vacation time! The kids are out of school, the days are longer, and the summer sun beckons you to get away […]

Best Travel Toys for Kids, from Babies to Teens

Any journey can be do-able, and even enjoyable, with the right stuff (and the right attitude)! Here’s a list of the best travel toys and diversions based on the advice of Tracyn Thayer of Kids Travel Happy, as well as my own experience and that of other Travel Mamas.

Your First Camping Trip ~ What Camping Gear to Buy and What to Borrow

Camping can seem overwhelming for first timers. You probably don’t even know where to start and what gear you will need. Not to worry! You need not invest hundreds of dollars in equipment. Here’s what to buy and what to borrow for your first camping trip. Buy a sleeping bag You’ll probably want to buy your own sleeping bag. […]

12 Tips for SeaWorld San Diego with Kids

As a California resident, former SeaWorld annual pass holder, and parent of two – I have been to SeaWorld San Diego more times than I can count. I’ve gathered up a list of 10 tips to make the most of visiting this watery amusement/education park when visiting with kids.