Water Parks with kids: A Survival Guide for Parents!

Water Parks with kids: A Survival Guide for Parents!

I will be the first to admit that I am not a water park person. Sure, the kids love them and I would have too as a kid. Well, I’m not a kid. I’m a grown ass woman and water parks are not my go-to for a good time. For the most part, they are hot, chaotic, and a lot of work. The funny thing is we actually have passes to one near our home. I know, sounds weird. Why would I ever visit a water park, let alone have…

Ultimate Guide to St Pete Beach with Kids

Ultimate Guide to St Pete Beach with Kids

Welcome to St Pete Beach where the sand is as white as snow and as soft as powder, where the clear waters of the gulf are as radiantly turquoise as they are invitingly warm and where the sunsets are just too breathtaking to be real. Known as the sunset capital of Florida, St Pete Beach has been rated #1 top beach destination by TripAdvisor.com as well as earned a rating of #5 by Travel’s Choice Awards. Parent Magazine even rated St. Pete Beach as #3 of America’s Top 10 Best…

The Ultimate Guide for Traveling to Naples with Kids

The Ultimate Guide for Traveling to Naples with Kids

Defying gravity as our plane lifts off the runway at LAX, a chill runs from the base of spin up to my neck causing to me to immediately regret my decision to get on this death trap. I am terribly afraid to fly and in this moment I am forced to recall the reason I would put myself in such emotional turmoil. Then images of white sandy beaches invade my mind and I can almost feel the hot sticky Florida heat on my skin and my heart-rate returns to a…

The Getty Center with Kids

The Getty Center with Kids

Visiting The Getty Center with kids was not something we planned to do, but sometimes the best experiences are the ones that happen spontaneously. Like most events in my life, it started with us being hungry and when my family goes to Los Angeles, we go to eat. So, when we suddenly got a craving for Matzo Ball soup, we got in the car and drove to Westwood for Lenny’s Deli! As per usual, as we gorge on one meal, we discuss the next. We decided to eat at Casa…

Best Things to do in Dubai with Kids

Best Things to do in Dubai with Kids

Dubai is such a hot travel destination, known for luxury and modern city-scapes. I have been fascinated with Dubai for some time now, but have not had the chance to visit for myself. As a family traveler, you can imagine how excited I was to hear from Neha, my guest blogger today! She loves traveling and knows a lot about Dubai travel, especially for families! Today, Neha is sharing the best things to do in Dubai with kids! Best things to in Dubai with Kids: Traveling and vacationing has different…

10 Taboos Family Travelers Should Break

10 Taboos Family Travelers Should Break

Mistakes. Mishaps. Fails. These Uh-Oh moments are not always a bad thing, if you learn from them, anyway. Happily, family travel provides plenty of opportunity for learning experiences. I have been traveling with my babies since they popped out of me and believe me, we have had our share of challenges, but I always make note of what didn’t work as to not make the same mistakes again. Like they say, those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Do you have to learn from your own…

What Mom Never Told You About Family Travel

What Mom Never Told You About Family Travel

Remember the carefree joy of being a kid? Hopping in the back of the family car with your pillow, excited for whatever adventure your parents were about to take you on? Your only responsibility was keeping yourself entertained on the road and not fighting with your sibling (if you could help it). Family travel seemed so easy then. If you were tired, you fell asleep. If you were hungry, your parents fed you. You didn’t have to worry about where you were going, how you were going to get there,…

Laguna Beach with Kids

Laguna Beach with Kids

Laguna Beach is a little piece of paradise in Orange County, California. It has been the setting of such popular shows as Laguna Beach on MTV and Real Housewives of Orange County. It is no wonder, with its gorgeous coastal landscapes; absolutely breathtaking. Many people think of Laguna Beach as this pretentious bubble of wealth, but Laguna Beach is much richer than this swallow perspective. Laguna Beach has culture, with art galleries around every corner. There are endless options for fantastic dining; a real foodie heaven. Natural lovers will love…

5 Steps to Easy and Enjoyable Family Vacations

5 Steps to Easy and Enjoyable Family Vacations

One of the most exciting aspects to travel is all the new things you will get to do, see and eat! When planning a family vacation it is natural to want to do it all, but BEWARE. With the excitement of a new destination insight, making lists of things to do can get pretty long really fast. The one thing I’ve learned from my many travels is trying to schedule too much into one trip can be an instant vacation buzz kill. You are putting too much time, money and…

HotMama Diaries: Scotland

HotMama Diaries: Scotland

06.22.15 HotDaddy met us for lunch at this awesome place I discovered, called Hillhead Bookclub. The décor was eclectic, the atmosphere was relaxed and funky, and the food was yummy and reasonable. They serve basil-strawberry water, which looks gorgeous on the table. There is also a great craft-cocktail menu. One interesting cocktail for a group would be the Hillhead Punch served in a Gramophone! Parents! You can enjoy the cocktails, because there is a playroom for the kids. There is even a Ping-Pong table for the “big” kids. After lunch…