A Tale of Two Tiki Bars: Comparing Trader Sam’s at Disneyland & Walt Disney World

Trader Sam's Disneyland vs Walt Disney World

Disney and Hawaii have a long history together.  Walt Disney visited the islands multiple times and first incorporated Hawaiian culture into his 1937 Mickey Mouse short film, Hawaiian Holiday.  You can see Hawaii’s influence on Disney throughout Disney history in attractions like the Enchanted Tiki Room, hotels like Aulani and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, movies like […]

Kicked Off a Plane for a Crying Baby? Keep it from Happening to You

Baby's first flight

Every few weeks there seems to be another news story of someone kicked off a plane for questionable behavior.  Often these stories involve young children.  The airline’s story and the aggrieved passenger’s story are never the same.  It is hard to know which version of the truth to accept. The viral story from a few […]

Summer Travel Gear Guide: 12 Items You Need for Travel with Kids

Summer Travel Gear Guide: What You Need for Travel with Kids

Summer is quickly approaching and that means that family vacations are on the horizon!  Travel with kids can require lots of gear, and I’ve made it my mission to try as many travel-friendly products as possible so I can give you solid advice on what you really will need and use. If you are planning […]

2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Top 7 Takeaways

DisneySMMC Olaf Meet Greet

I attended the 2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration a little over a week ago in Walt Disney World.  For those of you who aren’t bloggers, #DisneySMMC is part blogging conference and part Disney vacation, with some serious pixie dust thrown into the mix.  I was very honored to be included in the talented and diverse mix of mom (and […]

Win an Orlando Vacation from Atlantic Luggage

Epcot Spaceship Earth at Night

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Atlantic Luggage. All opinions are 100% mine. You know I love Orlando.  So much so that I just finished up the second of two Orlando trips in a single month last weekend.  Orlando is one destination that many traveling families return to again and again. […]

The Most Important Air Travel Rule of All

Kids iPads on Plane

After flying more than 100 flights with my kids, everyone always asks me what my air travel secret is.   How do I survive and thrive in busy airports and in tight economy class airplane seats with a toddler and a kindergartner in tow? First things first: it’s definitely not as easy as it looks.  Our family […]

Bitybean Baby Carrier Review & Giveaway

Bitybean Baby Carrier Review

Baby carriers are an essential tool for traveling with babies and toddlers.  Many destinations simply aren’t meant for the SUV-style strollers so many American parents have back home.  If you want to ride the subway in many major cities with a baby or hike with a toddler in a national park, a carrier is a […]

10 Things to Do With Young Kids in Las Vegas

Las Vegas MM World

My family recently returned from 3 days in Las Vegas with a 5 year old and a 18 month old.  While friends thought we were a tad crazy to take a toddler and a young child to Las Vegas, we found that there was just so much to do with little ones.  Vegas is definitely […]