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Summer Travel Gear Guide: 12 Items You Need for Travel with Kids

Summer is swiftly approaching and that means that vacations are on the horizon for many traveling families! Many of us haven’t traveled the last couple of years as much as usual. As a result, you may find yourselves a little rusty on what you really need for a successful trip. Or you may know you …

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Disney MagicBands: Top 17 Questions Answered

If you haven’t been on a Disney vacation in the past decade, then you may not be familiar with Disney’s MagicBands. These bands, similar in size to a FitBit, were introduced in 2013 as part of a major technology overhaul to the guest experience at Walt Disney World. Disney guests start by planning their vacation …

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How to Ride WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure at Disneyland Without the Wait

The newest attraction at the Disneyland Resort is WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure. WEB SLINGERS opened to the public June 4, 2021 when Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure threw open its gates for the first time. This interactive ride gives guests Spider-Man’s Super Hero web-slinging powers as they battle Spider-Bots threatening to overrun the …

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10 Best Things to Do in Monterey, California with Kids

The beautiful coastal town of Monterey, California and the surrounding Monterey County is about as good as it gets as a family travel destination. Beaches, hiking, and a world-class aquarium make for a memorable vacation for travelers with kids. Less than a 2 hour drive from San Francisco, it is easy to visit as an overnight or …

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Airport Security with Kids: 8 Expert Tips to Shortcut Long TSA Lines

One of the most stressful aspects of air travel with kids is dealing with airport security. Quick: can you take off your shoes and belt, remove all liquids and laptops out of your carry-on bag, and fold up a stroller all while holding a screaming baby or squirmy toddler? How about doing that after you’ve …

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How to Make Disneyland Park Reservations in 2022

The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California has now been reopened for more than a year. While a lot of things have returned to “normal” since that time, one post-closure change looks like it is here to stay: theme park reservations. Gone are the days when guests can walk right in with nothing but a ticket …

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10 Amazing Summer Destinations in California for Families

California is a destination that can be explored year-round, but there’s something special about summer in the Golden State. The season in California conjures up iconic moments in time and popular culture, from the Summer of Love in San Francisco to the Beach Boys’ Endless Summer. Summer in California inspires wanderlust. With school out and pleasant …

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Hotel Review: Westin Anaheim Resort Near Disneyland

Luxury and off-property Disneyland hotels are not two terms that would have appeared in the same sentence for most of the Disneyland Resort’s 67 year history. Although often conveniently located, off-property hotels were of the motel and motor lodge variety for many decades. Several hotels have opened in the last couple of years, however, that …

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First Timer’s Guide to Alabama Beaches: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Although I’m a California girl now, I was born and raised in Alabama. When it was time for a spring break trip or summer beach vacation, my family did what many all over the Southeast did: load up the station wagon or minivan and drive south towards the Gulf Coast. The destination? Gulf Shores and …

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