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San Diego’s Birch Aquarium: A Worthwhile Alternative to SeaWorld

Many vacationers forego Birch Aquarium in favor of glitzier SeaWorld San Diego. But there are many reasons to visit this smaller, educational sea life attraction. Read this review to learn why to visit Birch Aquarium in La Jolla during your family holiday. 1. “The Legacy” Whale Sculpture Fountains & Memorial The impressive “Legacy” Whale Sculpture […]

CARES Restraint Review: How to Keep Your Toddler or Young Child Safe While Flying

Do you care about keeping your child safe when flying? Car seats protect toddlers and young children on airplanes, but they are bulky and difficult to secure in airplane seats. Thankfully, one grandmother was so passionate about children’s flight safety that she invented the only compact child airplane travel harness approved by the Federal Aviation […]

7 Helpful Tips for a Road Trip with a Baby or Toddler

Planning a road trip with a baby or toddler can seem like a daunting task. How will you keep your little one content while on the road? What if junior cries throughout the whole journey? How can you make sure the whole family arrives safe and sane? Worry not, fellow parents! These seven helpful tips […]

Best Travel Games for Kids from Toddlers to Teens

Whether your family is flying the friendly skies, taking a train, or road tripping it, you’re going to need to keep your offspring occupied. Thankfully, many board games come in travel sizes to entertain kids on the go. Card games and travel board games keep minds active during the journey, at restaurants, and back in […]

SeaWorld Orlando with Toddlers & Preschoolers

As the mom of three young children who adore dolphins, whales and other sea life, I was excited to bring my family to SeaWorld Orlando. I was blown away, though, by the fun we all had and how much my kids learned while exploring this ocean-themed amusement park in Florida! Here are five must-see attractions […]

Top 12 Disneyland Rides and Attractions for Babies and Toddlers

Many parents worry there are not enough Disneyland rides and attractions for babies and toddlers, but amusements for all ages abound at this California theme park. The best part? The entire family can enjoy most of these activities together. As a Disneyland enthusiast and former multi-year Annual Passholder, I have visited the Happiest Place on […]

Best Travel Toys for Kids, from Babies to Teens

The best travel toys for kids can make the difference between a cherished family vacation and a long journey you’d rather forget. I have spent years searching for the best travel toys, activities, games and crafts to keep kids entertained during road trips, flights and train travel. Below I highlight some of my favorite distractions for family […]

Children’s Museum of Phoenix – Tips to Maximize Fun and Learning

Kids of all ages have blast at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Designed for young guests from birth through 10 years, this attraction offers all sorts of opportunities to PLAY. Climbing structures, interactive displays, building materials, a book loft and more add to the enjoyment of this museum. To make the most of your Phoenix […]

Atlantis Bahamas with Kids of All Ages from Babies to Teens

Atlantis Bahamas on Paradise Island is paradise indeed for families. Kids of all ages, from babies to teens, love this resort. Home to the largest open air marine habitat in the world and a 141-acre water park, it’s easy to see why. What’s more, Atlantis is offering an amazing Summer Savings Event that is sure […]

Flying with a Baby or Toddler ~ 15 Tried and True Tips

Flying with a baby or toddler and afraid everyone on the plane will hate you? You are not alone. When I’ve given presentations about traveling with children to new parents, the most common worry I hear from audience members is being “that parent” on the airplane with the screaming baby. As someone who has been […]

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 […]

Tips for Touring Disney’s Hollywood Studios with Young Children

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the easiest Disney theme park to tackle in one day with preschoolers, toddlers and other grade school kids. Although larger in size than the Magic Kingdom, this park has fewer attractions, many of which are sit-down shows or longer-length rides. This makes it a good choice for a day when your […]

Expert Tips for Sailing Disney Dream with Babies, Toddlers and Children

Disney Dream is indeed dreamy for families. This Disney Cruise Line ship is 40 percent larger than its predecessors, Wonder and Magic. It offers the same outstanding customer service and delightful details, plus some extra frills. Not only has my family loved sailing Dream, but also I have asked other family travel experts to weigh in […]