Kimpton holiday weekend giveaway: a stay at Hotel Monaco Portland

Last weekend, I joined four fellow travel bloggers in experiencing five distinct Hotel Monaco properties in five cities across the country for a family holiday getaway. We loved our stays so much, we want your family to experience your own Kimpton … [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...]

Do-it-all travel aid: why an iPad is a godsend while traveling with kids

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, the summer travel season is nearly upon us! Whether you have a road trip planned or a flight booked, chances are you have given some thought to what to pack to entertain your kids while on-the-go. … [Read more...]

Hotel Babies Giveaway

Congratulations to Libby, winner of our January giveaway! Meet our Sponsor of the Month for February: Hotel Babies! Hotel Babies is an unique business setting out to solve a universal inconvenience for vacationing parents: packing all those baby … [Read more...]

Keeping kids safe this holiday season: SafetyTat review

Are your kids prone to wandering off while on a family vacation, at a theme park, or just out for the day? Mine can be. (I like to call it 'being inquisitive', not disobedient!) One memorable summer day at SeaWorld San Diego, I actually lost sight of … [Read more...]

Think global this holiday season with Passports with Purpose

It's that time of year again...time to get involved in one of the web's most vibrant and change-effecting annual fundraisers, Passports with Purpose. If you want to make a difference this holiday season, this is the place to be. Each year, … [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...]

CLEAN Anti-Bacterial Cream Review and Giveaway

  If you're the travel planner in your household, one of your least desirable times for a family member to get sick is probably also one of the most likely times...while on vacation. Nothing can bring a fun trip to a screeching halt quite … [Read more...]

A Pit Stop a Day (Day 21): Pretend City (review and giveaway)

Day 21 dawned foggy in Laguna Beach, so we spent the morning hours a few miles inland at Pretend City, a great hands-on play space for kids in nearby Irvine. Pretend City is a 15,000 square foot play space based on the premise that children learn … [Read more...]

Last Minute Giveaway: Fernbank Museum’s ‘Bug Out Festival’!

Will you be in or near Atlanta, Georgia this weekend? Stop by Fernbank Museum of Natural History for their Bug Out Festival on Sunday, July 18 from noon to 3:30 p.m. Join Fernbank for a variety of games, treats and bug-themed activities during the … [Read more...]