6 Tips for Picking Less Crowded Days at Disneyland

6 Tips for Picking Less Crowded Days at Disneyland

Welcome to the next stop on Magical Blogorail Red. Today we are discussing how to manage the crowds at the Disney Parks. If you’ve been on a Disneyland vacation lately, you probably already know that the two Disney parks in Anaheim have been experiencing record crowds in the past few years.  Although there are lots of […]

The Costs, Risks, and Ethics of Travel Hacking

The Costs, Risks, and Ethics of Travel Hacking

Although I don’t blog about it often, I’ve been involved in the frequent flyer miles and points community for several years now.  Sometimes referred to as travel hacking, the miles and points hobby involves looking for innovative and lucrative ways to earn travel rewards points on the cheap to redeem for “free” travel.  There is a […]

5 Kid-Friendly Airplane Carry-on Bags Your Child Will Love

5 Kid-Friendly Airplane Carry-on Bags Your Child Will Love

It’s a rite of passage when your traveling tyke is finally big enough for his or her own carry-on bag.  That time comes earlier than you might think!  Our daughter got her own bag at around 2 1/2.  Now, at almost 6 years old, it has come with us everywhere from Disneyland to Montreal to […]

When Is a Travel Deal Not Really a Deal?

When is a Travel Deal Not Really a Deal: Lessons for Family Travelers

The frequent flyer miles and points community has been buzzing today about a $695 fare from San Francisco to Stockholm on American Airlines for summer travel.  The Flight Deal reported on the fare and one of my favorite Bay Area travel bloggers at Loyalty Traveler spread the word. Since my husband and I have been […]

Complete Guide to Speeding through Airport Security with Kids

The Complete Guide to Speeding Through Airport Security with Kids: Shortcut long TSA lines during family trips with these tips and services.

One of the most stressful aspects of air travel with kids is dealing with airport security.  Can you take off your shoes, take liquids and laptops out of your carry-on bag, and fold up a stroller all while holding a screaming baby or squirmy toddler?  Don’t even get me started on how challenging it is […]

Recapping Family Travel For Real Life #FT4RL

Why You Should Attend Family Travel For Real Life (FT4RL) in Charlotte, NC March 7, 2015

I spent this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina attending the Family Travel for Real Life conference.  Family Travel for Real Life (or #FT4RL as you may have seen on Twitter) is a conference founded by Dia at The Deal Mommy to promote diverse perspectives in the family travel and miles and points spheres.  The mission […]

Top Tips for Spring Break Air Travel with Kids

Tips Spring Break Travel With Kids

Are you traveling by plane for spring break with babies, toddlers, or young children in tow?  These five tips are essential for surviving and thriving during spring break air travel with kids. 1) Give yourself a little extra time at the airport. Just as with other holiday periods, airports will be crowded during peak spring break weeks, […]