7 Tips for Surviving Travel during the Diaper Years

Travel and Diapers Modeling Airplane PJs

I love traveling with my kids, no matter what age and stage.  I’m currently in the middle, however, of one of the more infamous stages of travel… the toddler travel years.  Although I’ve been blessed with a very mellow and happy second child, it isn’t always easy having him along for the ride. One thing I […]

A Trip of Near-Misses: Feeling Grateful

Lake near miss

You’ve probably noticed things have been a bit quiet around here.  As soon as I completed my last day at my job, my family set off on a week-long vacation to see friends and family in Tennessee and Alabama.  I promise lots of posts to come about all that we saw and did. But first: the bigger […]

A New Adventure!

Happy beach baby at Disney's Yacht Club pool last month. Let summer begin. #tmom #familytravel #DisneySMMC

Big announcement time here at Trips With Tykes…. As many of you know, I have had a full-time career as a practicing attorney at a large law firm in San Francisco.  Last week was my last week working as an attorney (for now, at least).  That means this week marks my first one at a stay-at-home mom (and […]

Tuesday Travel Tip: Stock Up Your Medicine Cabinet Before Your Next Trip

Travel Tip Medicine Cabinet 1

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #HealthySavings #CollectiveBias Like many of you, my days lately have been filled with running around getting ready for school to start.  But I’m not yet ready to let go of summer, and my family is currently in the […]

5 Tips for a Less-Mess Road Trip: Keeping Organized in the Car

Less Mess Road Trip Tips - Snacking

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #RoadTripHacks #CollectiveBias #Safeway Who says summer is over?!?!  School doesn’t start until the end of August for my daughter here in California, so my family is currently taking one last road trip before summer ends for us. For a […]

25 Awesome Packing Lists for Every Kind of Family Travel

25 Packing Lists for Every Kind of Family Travel

Welcome to the 5th and final day of packing list week here at Trips With Tykes! Family vacations require very different kinds of preparation and packing depending on your destination.  General packing lists are great for the essentials but usually don’t include everything you need for a specific kind of trip. To finish out the […]

First Aid Kit Packing List for Family Travelers

First Aid Kit Packing List for Family Travelers

If you travel with kids, it’s inevitable that someone in the family is going to get hurt or sick at some point in your travels.  A basic first aid kit stocked with items like bandages and some medicines for common ailments is a travel necessity.  For family travelers, you likely aren’t going to need the […]

Essential Travel Documents: What to Pack for an International Trip

International Travel Packing List Essential Documents

Welcome to Day 3 of Packing Week at Trips With Tykes!  Be sure not to miss the other posts in this series below: 5 Packing Tips for Families Packing List for Your Disney Daypack Today’s list is all about paperwork.  If you are like me, you’ve probably gone largely electronic in your daily life.  When […]

Packing List for Your Disney Daypack (Free Printable!)

Ultimate Disney Daypack Packing List

If you read regularly, you already know how much my family loves visiting Disney destinations.  Even though our kids are quite young, we have never let that stop us from bringing a baby or toddler along for the Disney fun.  My children have had a ton of fun at Disneyland and Disney World at every age and […]