50 Kid-Friendly Airplane Snacks

50 Kid-Friendly Snacks for Airplanes | Trips With Tykes

Very few airlines serve free food on-board anymore.  This means that if you want to avoid the overpriced (and largely unhealthy) snack boxes and sandwiches they may have, you need to pack your own meals and snacks when traveling with kids. After hundreds of in-flight hours with my kids at various ages and stages, I’ve […]

Southwest Airlines Bento: Southwest LUV for Lunch!

Southwest Airlines Bento: Southwest Luv for Lunch

I have had a slightly unhealthy love (luv?)  for all things Southwest Airlines lately.  My family is flying Southwest more than ever.  Although Southwest gets a lot of flak, I think Southwest has really upped its game in recent years for all travelers.  Southwest is serving more destinations than ever, checked bags are still free, and […]

Wine Tasting in Calistoga, California

Wine Tasting in Calistoga, California

Just north of its better-known California wine country cousin, Napa, is the small resort town of Calistoga.  My husband and I recently had the chance to visit Calistoga for a weekend getaway to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary.  We had a relaxing time staying at the historic Indian Springs Resort, known for its geothermal heated pool, […]

Celebrating 200 Trips With Tykes Posts!

Celebrating 200 Blog Posts in 2+ years on Trips With Tykes

It’s hard to believe, but this post marks a big milestone for me – 200 posts!  I’ve been blogging for more than 2 years (with a few interruptions, mainly due to the addition of Baby #2 to our traveling family). As I mark this milestone, I hope you can indulge me as I take a quick look […]

Frequent Flyer Miles & Credit Cards: A Cautionary Tale

Frequent Flyer Miles & Credit Cards: A Cautionary Tale

As I’ve alluded to a few times, I’m a big fan of frequent flyer miles and points as a way to reduce travel costs.  My family has used miles and points over the past 4-5 years to fund a reasonable amount of our travel.  The biggest way we earn points is through credit card signup […]

Southwest Oversold Flights: How Not To Get Bumped

How Not to Get Bumped From Your Southwest Flight

If you read this blog often, you will know that I am one of Southwest Airlines’s biggest cheerleaders when it comes to traveling with kids.  I think Southwest offers a superior product for traveling families and have chosen to fly Southwest a lot more in recent months with my own children.  A few weeks ago, however, […]

Friday Blog Roundup: The Best of the Disney Blogs, September 19, 2014

Disney Blog Roundup

At the end of every week, I usually publish a list of the week’s best stories from the various family travel blogs I read.  Because this is a special DISNEY week at Trips With Tykes, we are doing things a little differently today.  Today’s post highlights the best Disney-related stories and posts I’ve seen in […]

Disney Week: Throwback Thursday #TBT

Breakfast with characters, WDW

In honor of Disney Week here at Trips With Tykes, I thought it would be fun to share some of our family Disney vacations of old for Throwback Thursday.  Both my family and my husband’s family have made many trips over the years to Disneyland and Disney World, and we have watched the parks expand […]

Review of the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Review of the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

One of the highlights of our Hong Kong Disneyland vacation this past May was our 5 year old daughter’s makeover into Princess Belle from Disney’s Beauty & the Beast.  This magical transformation happened one afternoon at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. If your family has traveled to Walt Disney World or Disneyland, you […]