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Summer Travel Twitter Party – Win an Atlantis Resort Vacation!

You are NOT going to want to miss the #KidsNTrips Summer Travel Twitter Party, sponsored by Atlantis Resort. We’ll be talking all about summer family vacations, from favorite water activities and beach vacation packing tips to travel deals. The best part? Just for participating you could win a two-night Atlantis Resort vacation in The Bahamas! Here […]

Atlantis Resort Review – A Great Vacation for Water Loving Families

Looking for a vacation that’s sure to please the whole family? Consider escaping to Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in The Bahamas. The resort, located just a few minutes from Nassau, brings the myth and legend of the Lost City of Atlantis to life and features so many activities that boredom is inconceivable! Read my Atlantis Resort […]

Center Parcs Park Bostalsee, Germany – A Family Focused Vacation Destination

My American family has fallen in love with Europe’s Center Parcs. In fact, if we let our three young boys plan every vacation, I’m pretty sure they would choose to visit nothing but Center Parcs for the rest of our time overseas. And why not? As far as I can tell, they’re the best thing […]

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 […]

Sheraton Waikiki – A Bustling Hotel in the Heart of Waikiki

Waikiki Beach in Honolulu feels like the epicenter of the Hawaiian hotel universe. There are so many hotels and resorts stretching along the length of Waikiki Beach, the choice of where to stay in Honolulu can be a dizzying one. If you’re looking for a central, reasonably priced resort on Oahu with lots of amenities and […]

Where to Stay with Kids in Palm Springs – The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa

You might be surprised by the number of activities for kids in Palm Springs. I know I was. There’s the Living Desert zoo and botanical garden with its maze of miniature trains, Knott’s Soak City Water Park with its abundance of waterslides and a gigantic wave pool, and the Aerial Tramway’s spinning ascent to Mount San Jacinto State Park. But I […]

Is Disney Cruise Line for Teens and Tweens Too?

My family set sail for the first time seven years ago on a multi-generational Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic and fell in love with cruising. As of this past fall we had sailed on a total of five cruises on four different lines in the Caribbean, Alaska, the Baltics and the Mediterranean, but we had not […]

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas at a Discount

I felt like a little kid discovering colored eggs and a basket filled with toys on Easter morning as I stood on my balcony and spotted giraffes sauntering past. And…over there…it’s a gazelle! Oh, what’s that…a wildebeest? And a zebra! I couldn’t stop texting photos of my animal finds plus pictures of the pimped out pool and my swanky […]

Best Hotel Pools for Adults

Whether you’re seeking a romantic retreat, girlfriend getaway, guys-only trip, or just a few hours of kid-free poolside relaxation during a family vacation — the right hotel pool can be an oasis of vacation bliss. Sure, it’s fun to swim and splash with your kids, but sometimes parents just need a break. I have written about the Best Kid-Friendly […]

Disneyland Hotel Pools, Restaurants, Rooms & Special Touches

Of Disneyland’s three hotels, I know many Disney-lovers prefer the more upscale Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa with its woodsy detailing and grand lobby. Those on a budget might enjoy the beach-themed Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel (or one of Disney’s Good Neighbor hotels). I, however, like the traditional Disney elements of the Disneyland Hotel best. Located at one end of Downtown Disney with a nearby Monorail stop, this hotel […]

Why Cancun Should Be on Your Bucket List

Visiting Mayan ruins in Mexico had been on my bucket list ever since I watched a TV special as a teenager about this fascinating culture and their monuments to Mayan gods. (Yes, I was obsessed with travel even back then.) This desire increased when, during the eighth month of my first pregnancy, my husband was sent on a sales reward trip to Cancun. […]

Wilmington, North Carolina for Families ~ Beach, Play & Treats for Kids

Wilmington, North Carolina may not scream “exotic” like, say, Rio de Janeiro or Hong Kong might. Yet, there is so much to do and see in this town on the southeast coast of North Carolina. Plentiful beaches, kid-friendly attractions, and fun food options make Wilmington a wonderful spot for a family getaway.

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 […]