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Upgrade Your Summer Family Vacation & Win American Express Gift Cards

Summer’s almost here! The kids will be out of school soon, freeing up families to hit the roadways and the airways unencumbered by homework and strict schedules. Have you planned your summer vacation yet? Whether you’re all booked or still looking for destination ideas, I promise you’ll have fun and learn handy travel tips at […]

Palm Springs Romantic Getaway

Mid-way through our Palm Springs romantic getaway, I asked my husband why we hadn’t done this sooner. It had been eight years since we embarked on a grown-ups-only trip, and that’s just far too long! With great places to stay, a tasty locavore food scene, and plenty to do (or not do), Palm Springs provides a lovely retreat from […]

Hilton Garden Inn Declare Your Own Holiday Giveaway

Do you deserve to declare your own holiday? Hilton Garden Inn thinks so! To entice you to get away to discover new places, connect with yourself and loved ones, and take a moment to breathe easy, Hilton Garden Inn is giving away a 2-night stay to one lucky Travel Mamas reader. This Declare Your Own Holiday […]

Hilton Garden Inn and Keurig Coffee, Hooray! (A Poem of Sorts)

I do so love Hilton Garden Inn. I love the hot breakfasts, the pools, the gym. I stay there all the time, so much in fact, it makes me want to rhyme! The staff is so kind, I’m sure you that will find it’s truly a fabulous place to unwind. I love Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport, […]

Behind the Scenes of My Satellite Media Tour in New York City

Last week I headed to New York for a wild and crazy media tour of television and radio appearances aplenty. I would love to tell you that I was super chillaxed about all of this, taking it all in stride and thrilled to do a bazillion interviews one after the other. But that would be […]

Holiday Travel Tips Media Tour with The Travel Mama

I am giving holiday travel tips on 16 television programs and another dozen radio stations throughout the U.S. this Friday, November 15! As The Travel Mama, I’ll give advice on how to save money during your travels, what types of vacations are best for families, and how to prepare your household for your time away. […]

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown for Families

Located within walking distance of Washington DC‘s most famous landmarks lies the Hilton Garden Inn, a friendly hotel with plenty of practical amenities. For traveling families who want to tour America’s capital city but avoid lengthy bus rides, crippling walks, and pricey cab fares, the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown makes a prime choice. […]

Washington D.C. with Kids – Educational Fun for All Ages

Washington D.C. might seem an imposing place for families, and particularly those with young children. The center of American political life and host to some of history’s most famous events, one could argue that visitors need some knowledge of our political past to truly appreciate it. How completely false! The youngest of children—or any not […]

Dos and Dont’s of Disney’s Cars Land with Kids

My kids are not just casual fans of the Disney*Pixar “Cars” movie. Both my 4-year-old son and my 7-year-old daughter know all of the words to Sheryl Crow’s “Real Gone” right down to the “Uh!” in the middle of this movie theme song. They conduct pretend races across the living room floor with toy cars shaped like Lightning McQueen, […]

Hilton Garden Inn Orlando – A Hotel for SeaWorld Lovers

Shamu-loving visitors to Orlando are in for a treat at Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld. The hotel offers all of the amenities you’d expect from this brand as well as a few unique SeaWorld perks just for hotel guests.

Hilton Garden Inn Feeds You & Those in Need

I love Hilton Garden Inn for many reasons…an always friendly staff…the boutique hotel feel with amenities of a large hotel chain…and more than 500 locations to choose from worldwide. Now, I have one more reason to love this affordable mid-range hotel brand. Hilton Garden Inn has teamed up with Feeding America to provide one million meals to families who need it most with their […]

Why to Choose Hilton Garden Inn Napa for Your Wine Country Getaway

So, you’re going to Napa Valley. Yay you! But where to rest your wine-woozy head after a full day of vineyard-hopping? Here are seven reasons to choose Hilton Garden Inn Napa for your Wine Country getaway.

Napa Valley Getaway Tips

California Wine Country is a wonderful destination for any type of vacation: mancation (a la the movie Sideways), kids trip (we had a ball on our family wine country vacation a few years ago), romantic retreat (it’s where my husband and I made the decision to start a family once upon a time), a girlfriends getaway, or, as the case […]