Celebrating a DisneySide Princess Playdate

Disney Side Princess Playdate Decorations

Here at Trips With Tykes, we obviously love all things Disney.  Naturally, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to participate in an exciting Disney blogger tradition: hosting a #DisneySide @Home Celebration.  The totally awesome folks over at Disney and Mom Select sent me a complimentary party pack, and we were on our way to planning an amazing DisneySide princess […]

CARES Harness Review: An Alternative to Car Seats on Planes

CARES Harness Review: An Alternative to Car Seats on Planes

As traveling parents, we’ve all been there: struggling to hold a squirmy toddler in your lap on a flight or instead opting to lug a heavy car seat through the airport only to find that it positioned your little one perfectly to kick the seat in front of him.  Have you ever thought there must be a better solution? On […]

Navigating OAK Airport with Kids

Navigating Oakland Airport with Kids: Your guide to OAK transportation and travel tips

This post is the second in a series examining all the details of various airports from a family travel perspective, with a special eye to the challenges that parents of babies, toddlers, and young kids face.  Today’s focus is Oakland Airport (OAK), which serves as a great alternative to SFO for families looking to visit […]

12 Cheap or Free Souvenirs at Disneyland

12 Cheap or Free Souvenirs at Disneyland: Top picks for unique inexpensive or free souvenirs at Disneyland so you can bring the magic home without blowing your family budget.

Taking home some memorable Disney souvenirs is a fun part of any vacation at Disneyland.  Souvenirs at Disneyland, however, are often quite expensive and can threaten to wreck the family vacation budget if you aren’t careful. One of my favorite tricks (especially with younger kids) is to buy Disney souvenirs in advance.  By hitting the dollar […]

Welcome, Million Mile Secrets Readers

Family fun at Northstar California - Lake Tahoe with Kids

Welcome!  Thanks to Daraius for featuring my little corner of the family travel world on Million Mile Secrets this week.  And thanks for clicking over.  His site, along with a few others, is how I was introduced to the crazy hobby of miles and points many years ago. While frequent flyer miles have certainly enabled my family […]

20 Under $20: 20 Useful Products for Travel with Kids

20 Under $20: 20 Useful Products for Travel with Kids

One of the best ways to survive (and thrive) on long plane flights and distant travels with young kids is to be prepared.  You’ll need supplies and lots of them: snacks, toys, and travel gear.  Although that may mean carrying a little more stuff than you’d prefer, the extra few pounds are almost always worth […]

10 Signs You’ve Survived Flying with a Baby

10 Signs You've Survived Flying with a Baby

Have you flown with a baby and lived to tell the tale?  Those of us who have done the deed know that there are quite a few indignities involved in the process.  But we wouldn’t trade it for the world! Here are the top 10 signs you’ve survived flying with a baby: Every time you […]

Photo Tour of Southwest Airlines In-Flight Entertainment System

Southwest Airlines In-Flight Entertainment

Who doesn’t love in-flight entertainment?  Southwest Airlines has had its current in-flight entertainment system in place for about a year and a half, and I’ve had the change to explore it on many occasions.  My family has been flying Southwest a lot. I know there are lots of planners out there like me who want to […]