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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle with Kids – The Delight Is in the Details

When booking a hotel in Seattle, I knew exactly where I wanted to stay with my kids: Hotel Monaco. While doing research for a story I wrote about extreme hotel perks for kids for the “Today” show’s travel blog, I discovered that this hotel provided its child guests with a goldfish for the duration of their […]

Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach ~ A Posh Oceanfront Hotel for Families

I wish you could have seen the smile and shock on my face when I opened the door to my suite at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach. An ideal location, incredible customer service, and spacious accommodations make this hotel a great fit for families seeking a posh beach holiday in Florida. Ocean-Themed Suites The Conrad […]

Rosetta Stone for Families Review ~ Learn a New Language with Your Kids

Why didn’t I try Rosetta Stone before? That’s what I’ve been asking myself ever since I finally took this renowned language learning system for a spin. I used Rosetta Stone to brush up on my French skills before a recent trip to France, and now I’m following Rosetta Stone Spanish to prepare for my family’s upcoming monthlong […]

Sonoma Valley Romantic Getaway at Applewood Inn

I believe with all my heart that parents should leave the children behind once per year for a romantic getaway. It’s good for your relationship, your soul, and, therefore, your kids. If you and your partner are in need of parental rest and like delicious food, great wine and incredible scenery, you’ll love Sonoma Valley, […]

9 Reasons to Stay at Four Seasons Scottsdale with Kids

I had always dreamed of staying at a Four Seasons. I have known forever about their incredible amenities for children, like goodie bags at check-in and kid-sized bathrobes. I’d read that this luxury brand provides the ultimate in customer service and attention to detail. But, I’d never gotten the chance to experience one of their […]

Baby Jogger City Tour Stroller Is the Best Stroller for Travel

A bulky stroller can make traveling with babies and toddlers difficult. You need a compact stroller that is easy to collapse and maneuver. Traveling moms and dads out there, I’m telling you: the Baby Jogger City Tour Stroller is the BEST stroller for travel. It will help you navigate airports, city sidewalks, and other public spaces with […]

10 Ways to Find Romance in New Orleans

It’s easy to find romance in New Orleans. The jazz sets the tone…mellifluous and ever present. Toast your honey with one of the city’s famous or not-so-famous cocktails. Then dig into bowls of sensuous cuisine like shrimp n’ grits or crawfish etouffe. The music is the muse of New Orleans, begging couples to swing onto the dance […]

10 Reasons Embassy Suites Huntsville Makes the Perfect Launching Pad in Rocket City

Huntsville, Alabama earned its Rocket City nickname in the 1950s, when it became the rocket research and building hub for NASA. Today astronaut wannabes come to the city to attend Space Camp or at least tour the impressive U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Of course, there’s much more to do in Huntsville than learn about rocket science. […]

Durable Luggage for Family Travel ~ Eagle Creek Expanse Review and Giveaway

Seeking durable luggage for family travel? Look no further than Eagle Creek. This company of travelers and innovators has been perfecting luggage and duffels to improve the travel experience since 1975. Their stuff is made to withstand a beating and even comes with a lifetime warranty. Whether flying overseas, embarking on a road trip with kids, […]

5 Reasons to Buy a Traeger BBQ Smoker for Dad

I know, I know. A Traeger electric meat smoker may sound like just another toy for Dad that will get tucked away in some forgotten corner of the garage – like that exercise machine he swore he’d use. A Traeger smoker is different, though. My wife bought me one a couple of years ago and I […]

Make Toddler Travel Easier with Star Kids Play-N-Go Tray Table Cover

Much like with marriage, having a baby has its honeymoon phase. My wife and I like to call it the babymoon phase. It’s that time when you can take your baby almost anywhere – road trips, nice restaurants, museums, breweries, airplanes, and beyond. This is because they pretty much sleep the entire time. Then, the dreaded toddler phase arrives. With […]

Cornell Hotel de France ~ San Francisco with a French Accent

Savor a taste of la belle pays at Cornell Hotel de France in San Francisco and its on-site restaurant, Jeanne d’Arc. Located just a couple of blocks from Union Square, and easily within walking distance to San Francisco’s iconic Chinatown, the hotel is ideally situated to stay in European style while exploring the Golden City. A hotel for […]

It Luggage Carry Tow Review & Giveaway ~ An Easy Way to Pack It All in!

The It Luggage Carry Tow Nova Scotia three-piece set makes it easy to travel with more than one suitcase. Each bag is equipped with four wheels, for smooth steering through airports and beyond. What’s more, you can easily attach three suitcases together with their Ultimate Link System. Whether linked together, or used separately, you’re going to love this luggage […]