8 Things to Do with Kids in Chicago’s Wrigleyville Neighborhood

If you’ve ever watched the Chicago Cubs on TV, then you’ve seen fans celebrating in Wrigleyville, the neighborhood on Chicago’s north side that’s home to the Cubs’ ballpark, Wrigley Field. While Wrigleyville is a hard-partying area filled with bars and rowdy fans, there are still fun things to do with kids there. It’s gonna get even […]

How to Score a Travel Bucket List Experience…for FREE!

Got a bucket list that’s long? Do you have some expensive items on it that seem impossible to do, like taking a hot air balloon ride? Learn the secret to the ultimate freebie in Snowmass, Colorado, from Optimism TravelingMom. Just plan to work a little for this travel bucket list experience. It was fun soaring […]

18 Ways to be Danish in Solvang California

Hop abroad Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train for a Royal European vacation in the Santa Ynez Valley, a train ride away from Los Angeles. Minutes from the Pacific Ocean, National Parks TravelingMom found traditional Danish foods and festivals, paired with the best of the Central Californian wine region. Travelers will find themselves a world away from […]

Tips for Visiting Camelback Lodge And Indoor Water Park with Special Needs Kids

For special needs families, choosing the right place to stay is so important to the success of their vacation. If you’re looking for a special needs friendly resort in The Poconos, Camelback Lodge and Indoor Water Park offers many accommodations for special needs families. Special Needs TravelingMom traveled to The Poconos with her children and […]

3 Day Itinerary For New York City

Just three days to visit New York City? Impossible? No, says National Parks TravelingMom who spent years living in New York City. Since your family will explore the Statue of Liberty, ride a couple of carousels, hop a tram and grab a pastrami-on-rye, pack your walking shoes. See the best buildings from above and below […]

2 Day Itinerary for Los Angeles with Family

Los Angeles is a sprawling city with beaches, mountains and valleys. You definitely need a plan to make the most of your visit if you’re in L.A. for just two days. Things to do with family include include visiting Universal Studios Hollywood, Griffith Park and the beach. You’ll also have time for Hollywood, Little Tokyo, […]

9 Tips for Your First SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular

SeaWorld is a great experience for kids any time of the year but even more so during the annual Halloween Spooktacular event. Trick or treating, meet and greets with colorful characters and live shows featuring Sesame Street’s Count Von Count and Elmo means there’s no shortage of things for kids to see and do. These […]

Best Kid Friendly Restaurants on Maui

For our Research TravelingMom, finding the best local restaurants in any given town is at the very top of the priority list. Even visiting paradise was no exception. She searched out the can’t miss places in Ka’anapali with an eye for the best kid friendly restaurants on Maui. Read on to learn what she found, and where […]

Tasty Delights: 7 Kid Friendly Restaurants in Santa Fe

Santa Fe offers exquisite sensory experiences, from rich art and history to unique dining. To gain an appreciation for the authentic local culture, visitors must visit some of the numerous kid friendly restaurants in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The entire family will want to experience the flavors of the native chiles, beans, savory tortillas and […]

9 Best Things to Do on Maui with a Family

The Kaanapali Beach area on Maui is a popular destination for honeymooners and families alike. With beaches, pools, boats, and Hawaiian cultural activities, there is plenty for folks of all ages to enjoy. Our TravelingMom with Daughters explores 9 of the best things to do on Maui with kids. The Kaanapali Beach resorts offer pool […]

What’s New (and Fun!) for Kids at Navy Pier in Chicago

Navy Pier in Chicago is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Midwest, and it’s undergoing some major changes. In recent years, locals have come to view Navy Pier as a tacky tourist trap and avoided it. Now, it’s becoming much more appealing thanks to added park space and cultural offerings. Suburban TravelingMom Jamie […]

Five Reasons to Stay in an Airport Hotel

Airport hotels have traditionally been a lodging of last resort, your only choice after a flight cancellation. But times have changed. These days, plenty of the USA’s biggest airports have modern, clean, welcoming hotels. Their convenience not only makes flying easier, but they can be a lot of fun for the kiddos. (Imagine planes landing […]

17 of our favorite kid-friendly restaurants in Chicago

Families visiting Chicago frequently ask me, “What are good restaurants for kids?” So I’ve finally decided to compile a list of out favorite restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a $2.49 authentic Chicago hot dog or a $15.99 kids-sized filet mignon, here are some can’t-go-wrong options for kid-friendly restaurants in Chicago. While most Chicago restaurants have […]