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Fun Things to Do In and Near San Juan Capistrano with Kids

With a sweet downtown sliced by train tracks, San Juan Capistrano is a fun destination for kids who will delight in witnessing the crossing guard’s flashing lights and dinging bells all day long. This laid-back Southern California town is easily reached by car or train from San Diego, Los Angeles and beyond, making it a […]

Residence Inn Maui ~ A New Hotel for Families on the Valley Isle

Residence Inn Maui is the new keiki on the block in paradise. The all-suites Marriott brand kicked off its recent grand opening with a traditional Hawaiian conch shell call and luau. The initial party may be over but the fun lives on at Residence Inn Maui. There’s much for families to love at this new hotel in Wailea. […]

Twitter Party with Residence Inn Prizes and Celebrity Mom Tamera Mowry

This is the time of year that we celebrate all things mom. Mothers make everything, including family vacations, run more smoothly. How fitting, then, that this week we are hosting a #KidsNTrips Twitter Party with a famous mother, Tamera Mowry-Housley. Tamera was just named the Resident Mom of the Year by Residence Inn. You may […]

The Travel Mamas’ Guide & Residence Inn Giveaway Winner

To make your travels easier, more fun and more affordable we offered up The Travel Mamas’ Guide Book Launch & Residence Inn Giveaway. With 992 total entries in the contest, it’s obvious many of you would like to learn the tips offered in this new travel with children book and to take advantage of a […]

Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate: A Home-like Hotel Near Disneyland

As a Disneyland-loving mom, I have perused the selection of Good Neighbor Hotels in Anaheim almost obsessively. Of these Disney-recommended hotels, I have always wanted to stay at the Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate during one of my family’s numerous trips to Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure parks. I finally got my chance to do just […]

The Travel Mamas’ Guide Book Launch & Residence Inn Giveaway

My book, The Travel Mamas’ Guide, is now available for purchase! Recommended by Working Mother Magazine, the Orlando Sentinel and “The Ricki Lake Show”—this new book takes the worry out of family vacations so traveling parents and children can focus on fun. To celebrate the book launch, one lucky reader will win a copy of The Travel Mamas’ Guide PLUS a […]

Travel Mad Libs – A Fun Way to Learn and Dream

Who doesn’t love Mad Libs? Sure, they’re silly and childish, but that’s the point! Think you’re too grown-up for Mad Libs? Even my serious, smartypants Ph.D. neighbor, George, gets overwhelmed with uncharacteristic fits of the giggles when Mad Libs are brought out, making this word game a big hit for adults and kids alike at […]