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Best California with Kids Destinations

California is so jam-packed with family-friendly fun, the state could be renamed Kidifornia. In fact, there are so many destinations for families in the Golden State, you may not know where to begin planning your vacation. Read my picks for the best California with kids vacation destinations below. This story and giveaway are brought to you in […]

LEGOLAND California Tips for All Ages from Babies to Adults

From themed rides and LEGO brick building stations to musical fountains and roller coasters, LEGOLAND has something to please everyone. Read on to learn about the best this park has to offer for babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and grown-ups.

LEGOLAND Water Park Tips for a Joy-Filled Day

To be an “authentic” traveler, I guess I’m supposed to only like nature-y, educational, culturally enriching, good-for-you stuff. But here’s the thing about water parks…they’re FUN! They induce pure joy for my children, and let’s face it, for me! Joy is good, right?

Strawberry Picking with Kids Near LEGOLAND California

Strawberry picking with kids may not be on the top of your list of things to do during a visit to San Diego or Carlsbad, but after a couple of fun-packed days riding roller coasters and kiddie rides at LEGOLAND California, your family will probably be ready for a nature-inspired down day. Lucky for you, there is Carlsbad […]

Building Fun at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto

Visiting a LEGOLAND theme park is not always possible for families of LEGO enthusiasts who aren’t lucky enough to live near one of their five amusement parks (two in the U.S., three in Europe, and one in Asia). Fortunately, there’s an additional option that just might be closer to home. LEGOLAND Discovery Centers offer a […]

Top 10 Orlando Attractions for Families

Orlando, Florida is one of the most visited family travel destinations in the world, and for good reason. The sunny weather and the huge variety of Orlando attractions for every age group make this a great place to plan a family vacation that will rank in the ‘best ever’ category. My family’s trip to Orlando surpassed my […]

Guide to Carlsbad, California for Families

Ever heard of Carlsbad? It’s probably not the first place that pops to mind when you think of a California vacation…but maybe it should be. Often overlooked in favor of its popular neighbor, San Diego, Carlsbad has plenty of fun for families. This laid back town is just 36 miles north of the San Diego International Airport and less than an hour’s […]

Reasons to Visit LEGOLAND Florida

LEGO lovers whooped it up under a shower of brightly colored confetti before rushing the gates for the LEGOLAND Florida grand opening this past weekend. Having been at the park the day prior for a media preview, and as a former LEGOLAND California annual pass holder, I was on a mission to get to the best rides in […]

A Journey Via My 7 Links

There are stories on TravelMamas.com that I am incredibly proud of, and others…not so much. In a few, I let my heart hang a tad more open than I feel comfortable with. (Those are probably among the best.) A blogging game of sorts has me reflecting on this site’s nearly 250 blog posts. This Tripbase project, entitled My 7 […]

LEGOLAND Splash Zoo for Toddlers & Beyond

Splash Zoo in the LEGOLAND California Waterpark is beyond adorable. This new water play area is outfitted with DUPLO animals (a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, a polar bear, and two penguins). Each animal has an interactive feature, like a wheel on the giraffe that makes water spout from its mouth and ears. A seesaw sprays riders when toddlers […]

LEGOLAND California Halloween Activities Your Family Will Love

Families can celebrate Halloween all month long at LEGOLAND California. Kids can go “Brick-Or-Treating” in their costumes day or night, enjoy not-too-spooky live shows, munch on tasty treats, and more!