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Exploring the Mediterranean with Kids

Sunny skies, beautiful beaches, historical sites, delicious food eaten at outdoor cafés, art and culture—what’s not to love about the Mediterranean? And there’s no need to worry about feeling out-of-place on your family vacation because people in this Southern European region seem to genuinely love and welcome children. From Turkey and Greece to Italy and […]

Disney Mediterranean Cruise Round-Up

Set sail with me (and Mickey Mouse!) on a journey from friendly Barcelona in Spain to such destinations as history-rich Rome in Italy and picturesque Provence in France in this round-up post.

The Day My Life Changed Forever in France’s Luberon

A day that started as a quest for a quintessentially Provençal experience became something much bigger when I discovered that my life would be forever changed.

Monte Carlo, Nice, or Villefranche?

Sometimes not having set vacation plans allows for unexpected discoveries and is the best way to travel. Other times, not having an agenda leads to poor decisions and missed opportunities. Both proved true on this second to last stop of our Disney Cruise through the Mediterranean.

Rome in a Day

They say Rome wasn’t built in a day. But can it be conquered in a day with a toddler in tow?

Sun, Sand & Sea in Sardinia

After many days on the go, go, go touring historic European sites, a beach day Sardinian-style was just what the Travel Mama ordered!

A Day on the Farm in Sicily

As my husband tossed my giggling daughter about in the water, I was overwhelmed by the bittersweet perfection of that moment. The aqua blue of the pool, surrounded by the golden hills…I wanted to stop the clock and forever be enveloped by Sicily’s beauty, the sun shining down on our happy little family, the sounds of children at play ringing through the air.

Disney Cruise Line with Kids

Here’s what I’ve been telling anyone who’ll listen since I set sail with Mickey Mouse and friends in 2007: A Disney Cruise is THE ideal vacation for families! Whether you have a baby, kid, or teen…everyone’s needs (and wants!) are met on a Disney Cruise, including the parents’! Here are just some of the reasons I’m such a big fan of cruising Disney-style…