How to Choose a Babymoon Destination and 6 Great Babymoons

How to Choose a Babymoon Destination and 6 Great Babymoons

Ah, the babymoon. It sounds luxurious, right? Time for you and your pre-existing family to spend some valuable quality time together before your lives are forever shattered, er, changed. Choosing a babymoon destination can seem a little daunting. How do you balance pregnancy symptoms, Zika, CDC recommendations, travel restrictions, available vacation time, etc? I asked a number of travel bloggers for their babymoon stories and found that people have managed to go to some amazing places. (Are you looking for…

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Everything You Need to Know about Traveling while Pregnant

Everything You Need to Know about Traveling while Pregnant

Traveling while pregnant, traveling with kids…you might not think it’s possible, but I strongly feel there is always time to travel. Just like there are ways to make it easier to travel with toddlers, there are plenty of tips to make it easier to travel while pregnant. Whether you are planning a babymoon or need to travel for work (or pleasure), the first step to raising your future traveler is to start early. In utero seems like a decent place…

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Ways to Beat the LA Heat with Young Kids

Ways to Beat the LA Heat with Young Kids

Somewhere in the dog days of July, I start getting a little desperate for new ways to beat the 100 degree days. Before my daughter started preschool, I had exhausted all the public library story times,¬†indoor art projects, and couch picnics. By the beginning of August, I was about ready to pack up and move to the Southern Hemisphere for the whole season. Thank goodness we figured out these excellent ways to beat the LA heat. Young kids, older kids,…

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Dos and Don’ts of Visiting the Hollywood Bowl

Dos and Don’ts of Visiting the Hollywood Bowl

Since moving out here to Los Angeles, nothing says summer to me like a night out at the Hollywood Bowl. The sound of violins singing through a cool, starry night, picnicking with a view of the Hollywood hills, sipping chilled rose from a plastic cup…Nothing better than that. Still, over the years I have learned some very helpful tips to make the most of any Hollywood Bowl visit. Read on for my secrets from a local that have made me…

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Easy Ways to Hack your Hotel with Babies and Toddlers

Easy Ways to Hack your Hotel with Babies and Toddlers

When you are traveling with infants or toddlers, do you worry about how to manage staying in a hotel? Do you ask questions like: what will I do when the baby goes to bed at 7 pm and the room is dark? How can I feed them immediately when they’re two steps away from a meltdown? How will I entertain them while still managing screen time limits? Well, have no fear. We have been staying in hotels with our daughter…

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Toddler-Friendly Vacation Destinations to Save Your Sanity

Toddler-Friendly Vacation Destinations to Save Your Sanity

As toddlers tend to be somewhat fickle emotional roller-coasters, some people decide not to travel until their little ones are a little older. I think that really what you need to corral some of the craziness is to find the right place to go. It’s true: some vacation destinations are more toddler-friendly than others, but the United States has a ton of great options. Today let’s share some of the best trip ideas for finding great toddler-friendly vacation destinations in…

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Why My 3-Year-Old Thinks Everyone Needs a Disney Cruise

Why My 3-Year-Old Thinks Everyone Needs a Disney Cruise

Maybe your 2 or 3-year-old is more accommodating than mine, but ever since we went on a Disney Wonder cruise to the Bahamas in 2/2017, my daughter has not stopped talking about “the Mickey Cruise.” She was 2 at the time, I thought she would have the same memory for the trip that she has about requests to put her toys away. Hey, some days I cannot even remember what I had for breakfast. How does a toddler recall specifics…

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10+ Great Books to Inspire Young Travelers

10+ Great Books to Inspire Young Travelers

I have to admit, I am an unabashed book nerd. Before I travel anywhere new, I always like to read a book set wherever I’m going. I think it helps to frame a new perspective. So, naturally, like all good parents, I try to “encourage” my daughter to follow the same path. Along the way, we have found a few great books that I think really help to inspire her to travel, too. A World Atlas After about a week…

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Why I Still Haven’t Used Airbnb

Why I Still Haven’t Used Airbnb

Generally, I do try to relate helpful toddler-related travel ideas and tips. I promise, though, that this post is not a rant. I’m trying to work out for myself why it’s 2018 and I still kind of refuse to use Airbnb. Am I just being obstinate? Have I been living under a rock? Has my WiFi been out for the last 8 years? Allow me to explain. I Love Hotels I can’t help it, I do. Linens I don’t have…

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The Mahaulepu Trail: a Kid-Friendly Hike in Kauai

The Mahaulepu Trail: a Kid-Friendly Hike in Kauai

Waves crash, free and wild, against the cliff face. In the distance, a whale crests then crashes back into the sea. The trade winds carry the sweet scent of coconut and rain. One of the best things about visiting Kauai is being outdoors, and what better way than hiking one of the beautiful trails? Of course, a hike with toddlers or young kids is not always the easiest endeavor. If you’ve ever read¬†Lonely Planet Kauai, you may be concerned too…

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