It’s a common myth that traveling with babies is impossible. In fact, this falsehood is one of the main reasons my wife and I waited nine years before finally starting a family. We were afraid kids would end our travel lifestyle. However, at 10 months old, our son Deacon has already visited Florida, New York City, the North […]
When you have a baby, you buy a whole bunch of stuff: car seats, strollers, high chairs, bouncy seats, and activity centers. You name it, you probably bought it! But what to do when your children outgrow all of that gear? Rent your baby gear to travelers to make money, that’s what. Using products you already own, […]
Seeking a destination where the water is warm and clear, the tropical drinks are cold, and the kids clubs are plentiful? Family travel experts know that Cancun is the place to go. Before you jet off to this slice of tropical heaven, read these tips for visiting Cancun with babies and toddlers. This post is brought […]
Before I had children, packing was easy. But now that I’m a mom, packing has taken on a whole new and scary dimension. There’s so much to remember, lug, and keep track of! Here are a few parental packing dilemmas I’ve encountered and their solutions.
From the minute we boarded Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas, we knew we were in for an extraordinary time. After our sailing I asked my shipmate 7-year-old son, Leo, what was his favorite part of our cruise. His answer? “Meeting Joey.” Yep, a humongous ship stocked with bumper cars, a climbing wall, swimming pools, the […]
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.
Globally-minded, expectant parents learn how pregnancy, childbirth and babyhood is celebrated around the world in On Becoming a Mother. This book, by award-winning journalist and filmmaker Brigid McConville, is filled with reflections of real-life pregnancies, birth experiences and babyhood traditions from Bangladesh to Uganda to Spain, and a multitude of places in between. Mothers-to-be who love learning about other […]
Got a travel-loving kid or adult on your gift list this year? Have we got some wonderful travel-inspired gift ideas for you! From presents for children on the go, to gifts for global tweens and teens, to ideas for Travel Mamas and Travel Daddies—here are our picks for the best holiday gifts for travel families. […]
When we told friends that our family was planning to stay in hostels throughout our five-day trip in Germany, it became clear that most people still associate hostels with youthful backpacking adventures, not family vacations. Hostelling isn’t just for college kids, though, as our family of five discovered firsthand while staying at two of Hostelling International‘s hostels […]
After a few weeks of staying up way past my bedtime, poring over four+ years worth of blog posts, and consuming more chocolate than I care to admit…I am excited to officially welcome you to the new TravelMamas.com! I hope you’ll take a moment to tour our new home. In addition to an updated look, […]
In our family, the almighty budget usually determines where, how and when we vacation. I know that in time it’s going to get more and more expensive to travel with our three children (2-year-old twin boys and their 3-year-old big brother). Don’t wait until the kids are older, take advantage of these five ways to save money when traveling with […]
One day to conquer Disney’s Magic Kingdom with a baby, toddler and/or preschooler might seem intimidating, but with a little planning and juggling, you will experience a wondrous world with your young ones. You have to be more flexible with your timing, but if you prepare well in advance and know what to expect, you’ll be ahead of the game. Here are […]
My traveling baby gets a lot of unwanted attention sometimes. The scenario is familiar. My wife and I are out exploring with our baby in a stroller or infant carrier, when a stranger’s eyes widen as they near us, gripped by passion. They make a blitz toward our offspring, hands stretched out, and they begin to stroke […]