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Seattle with Kids ~ Super Fun 3-Day Weekend Itinerary in the Emerald City for Families

Seattle is famous for music, airplanes, coffee, computers and rain. Though indeed wet much of the year, Seattle is a beautiful family-friendly metropolis surrounded by water, mountains and trees. Grab an umbrella and get on your way. Here’s how to spend a long weekend vacation in Seattle with kids. Day 1 in Seattle with Kids Pike Place […]

How to Make Dad Happy on Family Vacation

A good dad takes out the garbage, slogs away at his job day after day, and always puts his family first. All he really wants is for his kids and his wife to be happy. But what about dear ol’ dad’s happiness? Here are five tips that are sure to make dad happy on family vacation. Set Realistic Expectations Talk […]

5 Things to Do in Copenhagen with Kids

Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, is a charming and compact city that is fun for families to explore on foot. Although most people speak English, the city maintains a distinctly European feel. Here are five things to do in Copenhagen with kids. Visit the Little Mermaid There are many tributes in Copenhagen to Hans Christian Andersen, the Danish fairy tale writer […]

5 Summer Travel Tips

Ahh…summer! It’s that much-anticipated time of year when the kids are out of school and families set off on vacations at theme parks, beaches and beyond. Parents and kids can have a whole lot of fun exploring the world together this season, especially when you follow these five summer travel tips. Pack smart When Dramamine® asked me […]

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 […]

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 […]

Versatile Travel Clothing – The Chrysalis Cardi by Encircled

When packing for any trip, I try to plan out my fashions carefully for each day and select versatile travel clothing that can be worn more than once. Especially when traveling with children, baggage fees can add up quickly so it’s important to pack wisely. The Chrysalis Cardi by Encircled is the most versatile travel garment […]

Overtime Bag – For Travel, Work & Motherhood

If you’re tired of switching from purse to briefcase to diaper bag to carry-on for travel, work, and motherhood…I’ve got a stylish solution for you! The Rachel Andrew Overtime Bag is spacious enough to store your wallet, sunglasses, makeup and keys…and still have room for a sippy cup or bottle, snacks for the kiddos, diapers…and […]

A Beachy Keen Romantic Pismo Beach Getaway

Located just three hours north from LAX, the classic Californian coastal town of Pismo Beach offers couples a fun and laid-back beachfront getaway. There is no shortage of great activities to choose from in this popular destination—golf, tennis, cycling, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, dune buggy riding, and exploring expansive sand beaches. Whether for a babymoon, anniversary trip, […]

Free London Museums for Kids

A vibrant city with an extensive list of attractions and activities that appeal to children and adults of all ages, London can also be very expensive to visit. Fortunately, you can save money on your London family vacation by taking advantage of several world-class museums that offer free admission to the public as well as […]

Glamping at the Broadmoor’s Ranch at Emerald Valley in Colorado

I am often torn between two worlds when my family stays at Colorado’s ultimate luxury resort, the Broadmoor. I love to be pampered but I’m also an outdoor lover; those worlds just don’t often mix. Until now. Set on 15 acres deep in Pike National Forest, the Broadmoor’s Ranch at Emerald Valley offers glamping at its finest. […]

Finding Myself on a Horse in Hana

I was struck with a thud of loneliness. When I walked into my room at Travaasa Hana I realized there was no television or WiFi to keep me company. My iPhone had broken the day before my trip to Maui and I would not be able to get it repaired until I returned to the mainland. […]

Tips for Visiting Europe with Kids

So you’ve decided to take the kids to Europe. Good for you! With so much to see and do, you might feel overwhelmed by Europe’s wealth of countries, languages, and visit-worthy sites. Here are some tips for visiting Europe with kids. Plan age-appropriate travel Your baby won’t have an opinion whether your family visits one […]