5 Essential Things to Do the Day BEFORE Flying with Kids

5 Things to Do the Day Before Flying with Kids - Kids on Plane

Traveling with kids involves a lot of preparation.  Before any trip, you’ve likely spent dozens of hours researching and booking plane tickets, hotels, and rental cars.  You’ve perused guidebooks and read your favorite family travel blogs to get tips for getting the most out of your destination with kids. Some of the most important preparation happens in […]

Halloween Time at Disneyland: Everything You Need to Know

Halloween Time at Disneyland

Fall might just be my favorite time of year to visit Disneyland.  Crowds are reasonable, the weather is usually quite nice, and the Halloween decorations and treats are out in full force. Halloween Time, as the season has come to be known at Disneyland Resort, has lots for everyone in the family.  My family just returned […]

Playskool’s Latest Space-Saving Toys Perfect for Travel

Playskool Play Stow Go Space-Saving Toys

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Playskool.  I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. With an almost 2 year old toddler travel companion, I can’t travel without a few toys in my suitcase and diaper bag.  The only […]

The Miles and Points Roller Coaster

Frequent Flyer Miles News You Can Use in 2015

For the past 4+ years, I’ve been very involved in the travel hacking world – earning and burning frequent flyer miles and other travel loyalty points to help my family travel on the cheap. I’ve said before that I’m purposefully and happily a bit of an intermediate at this game.  There are several reasons for […]

The Benefits of World Travel with Toddlers (& Giveaway!)

Benefits of World Travel with Toddlers - Hawaii

Thanks to Travel Guard® insurance by AIG Travel for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are my own.  Keep reading to find out how to win one of 5 $100 Amazon gift codes! “Why take toddlers with you all over the world when they won’t remember any of it?” “Travel with toddlers is just too stressful.  Let’s […]

How to Survive Flying with a Lap Toddler

How to Survive a Flight with a Lap Toddler Cover

Flying with toddlers is hard.  They are fully mobile, totally opinionated, and incapable of all reason and logic at the most inopportune moments. But why stop there?  If you are really up for a family travel challenge, fly with your toddler in your lap.  Up until your little one’s second birthday, your child is eligible […]

Top 7 Money Saving Tips for Disneyland

Photo courtesy of Disney Parks.

I love a Disneyland vacation as much as anyone (okay, maybe a little more than just anyone).  But a trip to see the Mouse in California can get expensive fast!  My family nevertheless finds ways to make fairly frequent trips and still stick to a budget. (Trips With Tykes uses affiliate links.  Click for my […]

7 Tips for Surviving Travel during the Diaper Years

Travel and Diapers Modeling Airplane PJs

I love traveling with my kids, no matter what age and stage.  I’m currently in the middle, however, of one of the more infamous stages of travel… the toddler travel years.  Although I’ve been blessed with a very mellow and happy second child, it isn’t always easy having him along for the ride. One thing I […]

Mourning the End of Summer Travel & How to Keep the Travel Alive!

End of Summer Travel: Toddler Jumping into Lake Martin

Summer is already over or soon to be for most of the country’s school children.  My family took our last big trip last week, and my 6 year old starts 1st grade next week.  We are definitely mourning the end of summer and the end of summer travel season. But just because summer is coming […]