Road trip parent helper: AllPakt review

Spring Break is just around the corner, and our Midwest contributor has just the thing to help moms of preschoolers on that road trip or air travel day!   As a mother of four, I have lots of practice at packing up non-electronic … [Read more...]

Travel Pop-Ups: New books that inspire travel

There are plenty of guidebooks out there that help parents plan family trips. We have our favorites, including Fodor's Around series (Around London with Kids, for example) and the student guide series of Let's Go (Let's Go Western Europe is sitting … [Read more...]

Tips on living abroad: A Better Life for Half the Price

If you're a serious lover of travel, it's crossed your mind at least once, and you probably flirt with the idea regularly: what if we were to move outside the country, and explore a different culture indefinitely?  As a travel writer who could … [Read more...]

Travel gift for families: The Family Traveler’s Handbook

Today, instead of offering a travel gift idea for kids, we're reviewing a great travel gift from which the whole family can benefit. The The Family Traveler's Handbook by Mara Gorman is a slam dunk of a stocking stuffer for any family on your list … [Read more...]

Product review: Little Passports

We're always on the lookout for educational products that teach kids about global destinations and cultures in a fun way. When we can't travel the globe or the US, the next best thing is to learn about new places from home! Enter Little … [Read more...]

Five favorite travel tips from The TravelMamas’ Guide

So often when I travel with kids, I hear questions like, "How do you know where to go?" or "But how do you plan such a long road trip in advance?" Families who feel overwhelmed by travel planning, or just don't know where to start deciding what type … [Read more...]

It’s here! Lots to Do in Line: Walt Disney World edition

Over a year ago, I reviewed Meredith Lyn Pierce's Lots To Do In Line: Disneyland. I admitted to being a reluctant reviewer: After all, I believe in not waiting in Disney lines at all! But after reading through the book, I wholeheartedly endorsed Lots … [Read more...]

Planet Explorers guidebooks review and giveaway

Before any family vacation, I always advise educating kids on where they'll be going and what they'll be seeing. In preparation for our June 2011 visit to New York City, we read books, watched movies that promenently featured the Big Apple, and … [Read more...]

November Sponsor of the Month Review & Giveaway

Thank you to PicPocket Books, October's Sponsor of the Month, and congratulations to Sarah and Carrie, winners of the digital story apps! Meet our Sponsor of the Month for November: Bridget Smith, administrator of Family Adventure Guidebooks … [Read more...]

July Sponsor of the Month and Giveaway!

Thank you to June's Monthly Sponsor, Kids Travel Happy, and congratulations to Renea, winner of the Kids Travel Happy gift certificate! Meet our new Monthly Sponsor for the month of July: Michele Bigley is a travel writer, author, and iPhone app … [Read more...]