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 […]

Walt Disney World Memory Maker Review: Worth It or Waste of Money?

Disney's Memory Maker Review: Worth It or Waste of Money?

Disney offers a lot of ways to upgrade your vacation.  Some of these extras offer a lot of value, but many of them just tempt you to blow your vacation budget.  A few weeks ago, I looked at whether Disney’s park hopper tickets were worth the extra cost in an article on TravelingMom (spoiler alert: I think […]

A Quick Tip to Save on Rental Car Additional Driver Fees

Giving new meaning to the rental car fee for "additional drivers."

I hate paying extra rental car fees.  Rental car companies are undoubtedly even worse than the airlines when it comes to extra fees.  For family travelers, you can easily be hit with fees for car seat rental, additional drivers, dropping at a different location, navigation systems, and even electronic toll passes.  And we haven’t even […]

8 Tips for Visiting the Grand Canyon with Toddlers

Grand Canyon with Kids

The Grand Canyon is on so many travel bucket lists and with good reason. Because it is such an important travel destination, some say to wait to visit until your kids can “appreciate it.”  To those naysayers I say instead: GO!  There’s nothing preventing you from going back.  With low entrance fees and family friendly […]

What to Pack for a Day at the Lake With Kids

What to Pack for a Day at the Lake with Kids

Some of my happiest childhood memories were spent on the lake.  When the Alabama summer heat was too unbearable, everyone jumped in their cars (or more accurately, their pickup trucks) and headed just 45 minutes away to spend weekends and holidays at Lake Martin.  My family owned a Sea-Doo and we would often retreat to the lake houses of friends and […]

Everything’s Coming Up Disney

Mother daughter Magic Kingdom castle

If it seems like there has been a lot of Disney coverage around Trips With Tykes lately, that’s because there has been.  I took two trips to Walt Disney World this spring, so those trips have been the source of a lot of inspiration and content around these parts. If you can’t get enough Disney, […]

Top Summer Travel Sunscreen Tips

Neutrogena Summer Travel Sunscreen Tips

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Neutrogena.  I received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. If you are traveling this summer, chances are that sunscreen is high on your family packing list.  Whether you are headed to the pool or […]