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Hawaii Island’s Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel with Kids

Hawaii Island is a haven for families keen kick back and relax. Sure, the Big Island also offers awesome eco-adventures. Our family, however, was decidedly in the kick back camp, which is why were thrilled to jet off to the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Location, Location, Location! Situated on 32 oceanfront acres overlooking the silky white […]

5 Incredible Preferred Family Hotel Pools

If you’ve ever met me or if you’ve been reading Travel Mamas for a while, you probably know there are two things I love almost as much as my family and travel: Oprah and hotel pools. Give me an “O” Magazine to read poolside and I’m really in heaven! When Preferred Family asked me to write […]

Romance at The Hotel Wilshire – A Kimpton Hotel

Want to escape the kids for a few days of romance in Los Angeles? Take your sweetie to The Hotel Wilshire, where romantic touches combine with a boutique feel. A Kimpton Hotel, this property offers the hip design elements and offbeat extras you’d expect from this brand. My husband and I jumped at the chance […]

Where to Stay with Kids in Palm Springs – The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa

You might be surprised by the number of activities for kids in Palm Springs. I know I was. There’s the Living Desert zoo and botanical garden with its maze of miniature trains, Knott’s Soak City Water Park with its abundance of waterslides and a gigantic wave pool, and the Aerial Tramway’s spinning ascent to Mount San Jacinto State Park. But I […]

Renaissance Esmeralda for Pool-Loving Families in the Palm Springs Desert

Have I told you lately how much I love a good hotel pool? Well, I do and have I found a great place for fellow pool enthusiasts at the Renaissance Esmeralda in Indian Wells! In addition to an awesome pool, this resort’s child-centric activities, a kids club, and family-friendly dining make it a spectacular choice for families headed to Palm Springs, California. Love Is […]

Hot Fun in Palm Springs with Kids, Year-Round

Families seeking cool hotel prices flock to Palms Springs in summer months. The rest of the year, when beaches might be too chilly for swimming sans wet suit, sun lovers head to this California hot spot. Here’s what to do in Palm Springs with kids, no matter what time of year you visit. The Living Desert Part zoo, […]

7 Things to Do at Gaylord Opryland with Kids

If you’ve seen one Gaylord Hotel property then you’ve seen them all, right? Wrong! After exploring Gaylord Palms in Orlando, I figured my visit to Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel would be much of the same. I was so wrong! Sure, there are similarities. Each is a biosphere made up of different areas full of blooming flowers, waterfalls […]

Disneyland Hotel Pools, Restaurants, Rooms & Special Touches

Of Disneyland’s three hotels, I know many Disney-lovers prefer the more upscale Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa with its woodsy detailing and grand lobby. Those on a budget might enjoy the beach-themed Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel (or one of Disney’s Good Neighbor hotels). I, however, like the traditional Disney elements of the Disneyland Hotel best. Located at one end of Downtown Disney with a nearby Monorail stop, this hotel […]

JW Marriott San Antonio – Where Luxury Combines with Good Ol’ Family Fun

Earlier this month my family spent a few days at this resort enjoying all it had to offer, like spa treatments for the Travel Mama, golf for the Travel Daddy, the Range Rider Kids Camp for the Travel Girl, and a zero-entry splash pool for the Travel Baby. The world is big with many new places to explore so I seldom like to return somewhere I have already been. However, I am already dreaming of a return trip to San Antonio, and to this JW Marriott in particular.