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7 Father’s Day Hotel Packages to Celebrate Different Types of Dads

Life changes for men when they become dads. It’s more than just sleepless nights and dirty diapers. When I entered fatherhood, I traded my convertible for an SUV, nights out with the boys ended, and my golf money dried up. Then I celebrated my first Father’s Day – at a lame brunch. That’s not what […]

Wow Mom with a Mother’s Day Hotel Package She’ll Always Remember

Flowers and jewelry are nice, of course. But if you really want to show mom your appreciation, book an incredible Mother’s Day hotel package. Whisk her away on one of these pampering retreats with sure-to-wow amenities. Talk about scoring some major brownie points! Choose from these six Mother’s Day hotel packages sure to please all sorts […]

30 Things to Do at Mall of America Besides Shop

You’ve heard of the Mall of America. It’s that giant shopping mall in Minnesota. This mall’s 520 retail stores can keep any shopper happy for days. But do you know how much there is to do at Mall of America besides shop? I have spent a ton of time at this mega entertainment complex over the years. […]

15 Best San Diego Attractions for Kids

San Diego County overflows with fun for families. There is plenty for all ages to enjoy in this sunny Southern California town. As a mom who lived San Diego for 15 years and who returns regularly with her brood, here are my picks for the best San Diego attractions for kids. I’ve also included my favorite restaurants and […]

Milwaukee Guys Weekend – A Destination for Manly Men

Guy getaways tend to follow the same broken record of trips – a bachelor party in Vegas, a golf trip somewhere, or a weekend of debauchery in Mexico. Put on repeat. Over and over again. Men, I’m here to tell you that there are better options than unsuccessfully trying to relive your youth in an […]

5 Incredible Hotel Suites for Kids that Feel Like Stepping into a Movie

Some hotels go above and beyond to deliver trip-of-a-lifetime experiences that families will always remember. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a fantastical movie in these five incredible hotel suites for kids. Whether you’re celebrating a special birthday or another big event, or you just want a super fun treat, read on to learn which suite to […]

Yucatan Hacienda Hotels ~ The Ultimate in Luxury and Service

Built by Spanish colonials in the 16th Century, haciendas once served as large plantations in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Today many have been transformed into luxurious Yucatan hacienda hotels and rental homes. At least 30 haciendas remain in the region, including the five incredible Starwood-owned properties: San Jose, Santa Rosa, Puerta Campeche, Uayamon, and Temozon. These hacienda hotels bring the best of […]

TripAdvisor Trip A Day Giveaway and $15,000 Grand Prize Trip

Every day in March, a lucky traveler will win a $1,500 trip courtesy of the TripAdvisor Trip A Day Giveaway. That’s right, just for booking a hotel via the handy TripAdvisor website you already know and love, you could win a vacation. What’s more, one winner will receive a $15,000 trip anywhere in the world! This post is […]

8 Myrtle Beach Family Activities and Attractions You’ll Love

For an affordable and guaranteed good time in the sunshine, set your sights on the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. From gators to golf, these eight Myrtle Beach family activities and attractions will keep kids entertained, happy, and ready to drop from exhaustion at the end of the day. It’s the perfect recipe for a […]

Win a $500 Club Carlson Visa Prepaid Card & Club Carlson Gold Status!

To make your summer even sunnier, Travel Mamas is offering a Golden Giveaway from Club CarlsonSM Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card. Not one but TWO lucky entrants will win a $500 Club CarlsonSM Visa gift card plus a Club CarlsonSM Gold Status. Club CarlsonSM hotels Club CarlsonSM is the global hotel rewards program from Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. Members enjoy benefits […]

Kids Free San Diego in October for Budget Conscious Families

San Diego is one of the most family friendly cities in the world. With plenty of beaches, museums and theme parks, there is something for kids of all ages to enjoy in this popular vacation destination. But it’s not a cheap place to visit. Hotels, admission tickets and food costs can really add up and […]

Tofino: Storm Watching at the Edge of the World

In the midst of vacation planning, a frequent winter travel question is: sun or snow? I think we should add another category to the list of holiday possibilities: storm? As in storm watching. Vancouver Island’s Tofino has become a mecca for adventure seekers in winter. Here’s why to consider booking a Tofino storm watching holiday. About […]

Tips for Staying in Hotels with Kids

When staying in a hotel with kids, there are some simple things you can do to make your family vacation as fun and stress-free as possible. That starts, of course, with finding the right hotel for your family. Once you check in, set up your room for vacation success. Above is an en-suite kitchen at the Residence Inn by […]