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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 […]

LEGOLAND California Tips for All Ages from Babies to Adults

From themed rides and LEGO brick building stations to musical fountains and roller coasters, LEGOLAND has something to please everyone. Read on to learn about the best this park has to offer for babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and grown-ups.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

How to Save Money on Travel 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 […]

Disney’s Magic Kingdom with Babies, Toddlers or Preschoolers…in One Day

One day to conquer Disney’s Magic Kingdom with a baby, toddler and/or preschooler might seem intimidating, but with a little planning and juggling, you will experience a wondrous world with your young ones. You have to be more flexible with your timing, but if you prepare well in advance and know what to expect, you’ll be ahead of the game. Here are […]

5 Tips for Traveling with Young Twins & Multiples

Traveling with children can be both awesome and awful. Throw more than one kid in the mix and you have a recipe for some pretty interesting times. Add two more of the same age and well…you’re traveling like I do. My boys, Brody (age 3) and twins Linc and Chase (age 2) are great travelers, but even they don’t make […]

Road Trip Snacks, Toys and Games for Children

There are three wonderful things about road trips with children: 1) You can pack oodles of snacks, toys, and games for the trip. 2) You can go at your own pace and take breaks for playing, potty time, and site-seeing. 3) If the kids have a meltdown and start driving you nuts, at least they’re only […]

LEGOLAND Splash Zoo for Toddlers & Beyond

Splash Zoo in the LEGOLAND California Waterpark is beyond adorable. This new water play area is outfitted with DUPLO animals (a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, a polar bear, and two penguins). Each animal has an interactive feature, like a wheel on the giraffe that makes water spout from its mouth and ears. A seesaw sprays riders when toddlers […]

San Diego Botanic Garden with Kids – An Enchanting Place for Families

In my family’s hometown, we are members of the San Diego Botanic Garden (formerly named Quail Botanical Gardens). This is one of San Diego’s best hidden gems. It contains not one but TWO children’s gardens full of hands-on activities. Plus there are plenty of walking paths lined with beautiful plants and flowers from around the world.