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Take a Surprise Vacation with Pack Up + Go

Ready for an adventure? Want to escape for a few days but don’t have time to plan a vacation? Then you’ll love a surprise vacation with Pack Up + Go! Don’t fret over choosing the right destination, finding the best prices for transportation and accommodations, and developing an activity itinerary. Instead, let Pack Up + Go do the […]

Tips for Saving Money on Vacation Transportation

Transportation costs can eat up a large portion of a family’s travel budget, even after reaching your destination. Thankfully, there are more ways to get from place to place then ever before. Here are some helpful tips for saving money on vacation transportation that will stretch your family’s holiday budget. This post is brought to you in partnership with RideshareApps.com. Take a […]

Travel Quiz: Where Should I Go on Vacation?

The world is such a large place with so much to explore–it can be difficult to narrow down all of the vacation destination options to pick the perfect spot for your next holiday. Travel Mamas is here to solve your travel conundrum! Take our eight-question travel quiz to discover where you should go on your […]

You Might Have Decision Fatigue If…

I have decision fatigue. Do you have it too? This is the age of personalized-everything…from half-caf soy lattes with two pumps of white chocolate and whip, to craft-your-own sandwich shops, online build-your-own car options, and shoe websites sort-able by size, color, fabric, heel-size and more. Between making life’s big decisions and all of this customization, do we just […]

Family Beach Vacation Tips

Who doesn’t love a family beach vacation? (Especially if you’re stealing away in the heart of a chilly winter!) There’s the sand, the sun, the sea…and sunburns, unexpected rainy weather, and potential dehydration. Here are five family beach vacation tips to make sure your holiday is as fun-filled and mishap-free as possible! Choose the right […]

Top 5 Activities for Kids in Cabo

Cabo is Mexico-lite. You get all the benefits of being in Mexico (the sunny weather, the beaches, the margaritas), but with the influx of foreign vacationers, Cabo also boasts hygiene standards that are up to snuff, delectable cuisine, and affordable condos to rent. Throw in direct flights from most western cities in North America and it’s […]

All Aboard! Train Travel with Kids in Switzerland

Trains have chugged their way into children’s hearts, resulting in squeals of delight at train crossings, miniature train sets for sale at toy and hobby stores, and cartoons and books highlighting the wonders of train travel. Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling’s romantic attachment to trains was wonderfully illustrated by the Hogwarts Express; and didn’t all of those witches […]

Tips for Visiting Europe with Kids

So you’ve decided to take the kids to Europe. Good for you! With so much to see and do, you might feel overwhelmed by Europe’s wealth of countries, languages, and visit-worthy sites. Here are some tips for visiting Europe with kids. Plan age-appropriate travel Your baby won’t have an opinion whether your family visits one […]

Summer Fun in Banff National Park with Kids

It’s easy for families to experience a Rocky Mountain high when they’re playing in one of the world’s greatest natural playgrounds. Banff, Canada’s first National Park, may be old, but it sure isn’t tired. Families flock here for alfresco adventures that range from hiking and biking in the warmer months to skiing and skating in […]

Los Cabos, Mexico – Beyond the Resorts

Mexico’s Los Cabos is best known as a vacation destination where beautiful scenery, deep-sea fishing, upscale resorts and margaritas abound. It is also an area full of hardworking people navigating multiple challenges. While tourism is the main revenue source, some livelihoods in the formerly quaint fishing village have been marginalized. The population has grown since […]

La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club – A Place for the Simplest & Best Pleasures

The sun begins to tilt toward the sea, stretching shadows and hinting at cooler temperatures and evening’s approach. It’s time. Carts and coolers are loaded with ketchup and mustard, bratwurst and shish-ka-bobs, a tray of brownies, triangles of watermelon. There’s an unspoken buzz of excitement of what’s to come at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. […]

Review of Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village – Unspoiled Florida Paradise

I was not a big fan of Florida. Sure, I had been through Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Miami but apart from Disney World, Southwest Florida had only served as a stopover for cruises and Caribbean vacations. When I was invited to give a review of Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, I admittedly wasn’t […]

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 […]