Do You Need a Car Seat for Disney World?

Do You Need A Car Seat for Disney World

Planning Walt Disney World vacations require lots of decisions: Do you choose an off-property or on-site hotel?  Do you park hop til you drop or save cash on tickets?  Do you really need Memory Maker?  And there are many more.  One decision you have to make when traveling to Disney with kids is whether you […]

Celebrating 3 Years of Trips With Tykes!

TwT 3rd Anniversary

Today marks a big anniversary here at Trips With Tykes – 3 years of blogging!  I never could have imagined how much this blog would grow when I started writing 3 years ago.  Thank you so much to all of you reading out there and a very special thanks to the four or five of you […]

KidCo PeaPod Review: The Most Compact Bed for Toddler Travel

KidCo PeaPod Review

The primary mission of Trips With Tykes is to make the logistics of traveling with kids easier.  To that end, I love highlighting products that simplify the family travel process.  And I always make sure to share my thoughts on whether certain travel gear is worthy of your hard-earned money.  Up for review today is KidCo’s PeaPod travel bed. (Trips With […]

Top 10 Kid-Friendly Day Trips Near San Francisco

10 Kid-Friendly Day Trips near San Francisco

The city of San Francisco has dozens of activities and events to keep both locals with kids as well as family travelers busy.  But sometimes you just need to get out of the city and explore more of Northern California.  The area is rich in history and natural beauty. If you have young kids, day […]

Travel Gear Deals on Amazon Prime Day


Happy Amazon Prime Day!  Touted as the biggest Amazon sale since Black Friday, Amazon has promised amazing deals today, July 15, to subscribers of its Amazon Prime service ($99).  Not to be outdone, Walmart has gotten in on the action too, offering competing deals, free shipping for orders of $35 or more, and no membership needed. […]

CLEAR Airport Security Review: Is this TSA Shortcut Right for Your Family?

CLEAR lanes at SFO

If there is one thing that unites air travelers everywhere, it is the mutual hatred of airport security lines.  Luckily, there are more and more ways to minimize your time in TSA lines.  Airports now have special lines for family travelers, airline elites, and premium cabin travelers.  The TSA itself has gotten in on the […]

12 Coolest Space-Saving Products for Travel with Kids

Space-Saving Kid Travel Gear

With two little kids, it is often hard to pack light.  Nevertheless, I make it my mission to travel with less whenever possible.  One of my secrets to traveling lighter without leaving behind essential kid gear is taking along space-saving versions of items we use daily.  If it can fold up, collapse, or inflate, it is […]