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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 […]

Best Travel Toys for Kids, from Babies to Teens

Any journey can be do-able, and even enjoyable, with the right stuff (and the right attitude)! Here’s a list of the best travel toys and diversions based on the advice of Tracyn Thayer of Kids Travel Happy, as well as my own experience and that of other Travel Mamas.

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 […]

Travel Mamas 5th Anniversary – Most Popular Stories of the Year & Discounts

It’s been five years and more than 600 blog posts since TravelMamas.com launched on March 29, 2009. Each year I get all excited to write this Travel Mamas blogiversary round-up because it gives me an excuse to wander through our site’s statistics and discover which stories struck a chord with readers. It’s like our own […]

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 […]

SeaWorld San Diego 50th Anniversary and New Explorer’s Reef

The first SeaWorld opened in San Diego on March 21, 1964. To commemorate SeaWorld San Diego‘s 50th anniversary, the park just opened the Explorer’s Reef to the public. Along with this new interactive animal exhibit, SeaWorld will celebrate for 18 months with a sea of surprises. A New Entry While SeaWorld San Antonio is introducing a new ski […]

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 […]

Holiday Gifts for Travel Families

Got a travel-loving kid or adult on your gift list this year? Have we got some wonderful travel-inspired gift ideas for you! From presents for children on the go, to gifts for global tweens and teens, to ideas for Travel Mamas and Travel Daddies—here are our picks for the best holiday gifts for travel families. […]

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 […]