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Best Toys for Car Trips to Buy Before You Hit the Road

Planning a road trip with kids? If you’re stressing about what to pack to keep your family happy in the car or minivan, fear not. Whether you’re planning an epic multi-state vacation, a camping weekend, or time away at grandma’s house, you’re going to love our picks for the best toys for car trips. Best Toys for Car […]

12 Essential Tips for Cruising with Kids

Cruising with kids is a convenient and fun way to explore the world. Many new cruise ships are like floating resorts with seemingly endless options to keep all ages entertained. Meanwhile your family is transported from destination to destination, while unpacking just once. Like any vacation, though, a cruise can go very wrong without proper planning and […]

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 […]

Top 10 Disneyland Rides and Attractions for Babies and Toddlers

Many parents worry there are not enough rides for babies and toddlers, but amusements for all ages abound at Disneyland! Here are my picks for best Disneyland rides and attractions for babies and toddlers.

How to Rent Your Baby Gear to Travelers to Earn Money with Babierge

When you have a baby, you buy a whole bunch of stuff: car seats, strollers, high chairs, bouncy seats, and activity centers. You name it, you probably bought it! But what to do when your children outgrow all of that gear? Rent your baby gear to travelers to make money, that’s what. Using products you already own, […]

Tips for Cancun with Babies and Toddlers from Family Travel Experts

Seeking a destination where the water is warm and clear, the tropical drinks are cold, and the kids clubs are plentiful? Family travel experts know that Cancun is the place to go. Before you jet off to this slice of tropical heaven, read these tips for visiting Cancun with babies and toddlers. This post is brought […]

4 Family Travel Packing Dilemmas Solved

Before I had children, packing was easy. But now that I’m a mom, packing has taken on a whole new and scary dimension. There’s so much to remember, lug, and keep track of! Here are a few parental packing dilemmas I’ve encountered and their solutions.

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.

Why to Visit Aquatica – SeaWorld San Diego’s Water Park

Did you know that San Diego has a new water park? Neither did I…until SeaWorld San Diego‘s Aquatica asked me to come take a peek at their splashy offerings. Previously named Knott’s Soak City, the water park was purchased from Knott’s last fall and it reopened as Aquatica San Diego in June of  2013. Located in […]

Staying at Hostels with Kids in Germany

When we told friends that our family was planning to stay in hostels throughout our five-day trip in Germany, it became clear that most people still associate hostels with youthful backpacking adventures, not family vacations. Hostelling isn’t just for college kids, though, as our family of five discovered firsthand while staying at two of Hostelling International‘s hostels […]

Welcome to the New TravelMamas.com!

After a few weeks of staying up way past my bedtime, poring over four+ years worth of blog posts, and consuming more chocolate than I care to admit…I am excited to officially welcome you to the new TravelMamas.com! I hope you’ll take a moment to tour our new home. In addition to an updated look, […]

How to Save Money When Traveling with Babies, Toddlers and Young Children

In our family, the almighty budget usually determines where, how and when we vacation. I know that in time it’s going to get more and more expensive to travel with our three children (2-year-old twin boys and their 3-year-old big brother). Don’t wait until the kids are older, take advantage of these five ways to save money when traveling with […]

SeaWorld Orlando with Toddlers & Preschoolers

My oldest has an obsession with whales, sharks and dolphins that has been going on for about two years now. Since he will turn 4 next month, that’s over half of his life! I wonder if his adoration for these wonderful creatures was sparked by aquarium trips as a baby, but the why doesn’t matter to me nearly as […]