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Travel-Inspired Holiday Gift Ideas for Girls

The holiday season is here, which means it’s time to stock up on gifts for the kids for Christmas or Hanukkah. Here are our travel-inspired holiday gift ideas for girls. Whether your family loves road trips, Disney vacations, or beach play ~ we’ve got you covered! Gift Ideas for Girls Who Love Music Headphones are a must for travel. These […]

10 Best New York City Holiday Activities for Families

New York City’s hustle and bustle is fun any time of year but a visit during the holiday season is something every family should experience at least once. From spectacular holiday window displays and iconic holiday shows to one of the world’s most glamorous Christmas trees, the Big Apple’s holiday attractions are sure to wow visitors […]

Seattle Christmas Season Fun

During the winter holidays hard-working parents are running off our feet with shopping, school concerts, baking, gift-wrapping…the list of things to do seems endless. We often forget to take care of ourselves at a time when we need it the most. My solution? A Seattle Christmas getaway! Washington’s Emerald City is full of holiday happenings sure to please […]

White House Christmas Tour

Everyone wants to see the White House holiday decorations, right?! As part of the White House Travel Bloggers Summit on Global Citizenship and Study Abroad, I got the chance to tour the White House all dolled up for the holidays during the Obama Administration. Cameras are only allowed in the White House during the holiday season, […]

Reasons NOT to Stay with Relatives this Holiday Season

Of course you love your relatives, quirks and all. There’s your great-aunt with her affinity for squeezing your cheeks, your boisterous uncle sipping his bourbon-laced coffee all day, your weepy sister who cries at every sappy movie and any mention of her recent weight gain, and then there’s your mother-in-law giving lectures on how to do everything […]

Give Kids the Gift of Travel at Christmas and All Year

As expats in Europe, trying to live by the mantra of “collect moments not things” isn’t always easy. You can imagine all of the fun and unique keepsakes that we stumble upon during our various European excursions. The biggest challenge is keeping our three young children on board with this mentality. For every birthday and […]

Northern European Christmas Market Recommendations from Mamas in the Know

Years ago my husband returned from a December work trip to Germany and brought with him wonderful stories about the country’s incredible Christmas markets filled with street vendors and warm, mulled wine served in little glass boots. He purchased several of these boots as well as German ornaments for our tanenbaum. Ever since then I have wondered […]

Toronto’s Casa Loma Castle at Christmas Time

People are generally surprised to learn that there is an honest-to-goodness castle right in the heart of Toronto. It may have been constructed quite a bit more recently than those medieval castles in Europe but it is still pretty impressive and you don’t need to fly across the pond to tour it. Toronto’s Casa Loma […]

Christmas Fun in Vancouver

Christmas fun is the name of the game in Vancouver. While a white Christmas in Vancouver can be a rare thing, the city certainly knows how to celebrate this festive season. There are so many fabulous holiday events around town, in the local mountains, and even on the water, you can be hard pressed to […]

5 Ways to Celebrate Christmas at Disney’s California Adventure Park

Disneyland is known for its incredible holiday parade, fireworks, and “snow” on Main Street. Its sister Anaheim property, Disney’s California Adventure Park also becomes a Christmas wonderland during the winter holiday season. Here are five ways to celebrate the Christmas season at Disney’s California Adventure. Find Disneyland Resort deals including ticket discounts and discounted hotel packages! 1) Visit Santa Sure, you can go […]

The Broadmoor: Christmas Paradise in the Colorado Rockies

The Broadmoor’s tagline “If you’ve been here, you know” tells the story. This Colorado Springs resort boasts the longest-running consecutive winner of both the AAA’s Five-Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide’s Five-Star awards. With such accolades, you might expect a stuffy atmosphere where your children’s every erratic move makes you bristle, but it is quite the […]

Travel to Barcelona During the Winter Holidays

At Christmastime cities and towns decked out for the holidays are at their most beautiful, everyone is in good spirits, and it’s a perfect opportunity to discover how holidays are celebrated elsewhere. Visitors to Barcelona, Spain will discover an interesting mix of Christian celebrations and Catalan traditions during the winter holiday season. Mild Mediterranean weather, fewer tourists than […]

Holiday Fun at Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida

I knew beautiful holiday decorations awaited us at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida. I was surprised, however, by how many festive activities were available to guests. In addition to the DreamWorks Experience, here are some of the fun must-dos on a visit to this family-friendly resort during the Christmas season.