Tips for Traveling with Kids in Mount Rainier and Snoqualmie

GO Camping Trailer: Get Up and GO

by: Darran Hanson, December 08 2014

GO Camping Trailer: Get Up and GO - kids travel tips, kids activities tips
  My first sight of the GO camping trailer was a kind of “wow” moment. Streamlined and tucked neatly in my garage bay, I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything quite like it. And with a smaller footprint than my sedan, I’m left marveling: How does such a cool looking trailer with a sleek, aerodynamic top convert into a 4-sleeper camper? Time to load it up and find out.   Pros: Super-compact tent trailer Light weight and haulable by regular sedans and SUVs, no need for a gas-guzzling pick-up.

Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight Tandem Stroller for Happy Passengers!

by: Amanda Williams

When deciding on any type of gear for kids, there are several considerations. Buying strollers is no exception.
Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight Tandem Stroller for Happy Passengers! - family travel tip

SkiA Sweetspot Ski Trainer

by: Amy Whitley

A dry-land ski trainer I can fit in my boot bag and take with me in the car? How have I not known about this product until now? The SkiA Sweetspot Ski Trainer is simple, yet ingenius.
SkiA Sweetspot Ski Trainer - family travel tip

Using the RoamRight app (with or without a policy)

by: pitstopsforkids

Recently, I tried out the free app RoamRight, a travel insurance provider, released. And no, you don't have to hold a policy with them to use some of the features!

Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light for Life (and sleep) on the go!

by: Alicia Figueroa

Recently I had the opportunity to take a peek at the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light, and I was very satisfied with my experience! I head to a local park on an almost-daily basis.
Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light for Life (and sleep) on the go! - family travel tip

BabyLit Brings Literature Alive for Little Ones

by: Tina Buell

Vacationing with young children is both a joy and a pain. Reminiscent of the lyrics from Man of La Mancha's, The Impossible Dream, traveling with small children requires grit!
BabyLit Brings Literature Alive for Little Ones - family travel tip

10 Tips for Exploring Tide Pools Safely With Kids

by: LiLing Pang

There are few better ways to spend a day as a family than to spend a day at the beach building sand castles and exploring some tidepools.
10 Tips for Exploring Tide Pools Safely With Kids - family travel tip

BOB Revolution Single and Duallie Review

by: Heather Erquiaga

  I am a mom who runs. I love running. I love getting outside and exploring with my kids. I like being able to navigate as much of the terrain as possible.

"Getting to Know You" Travel Games - Roadtripping with Kids

by: Trekaroo community

"Are we there yet?"    These games are meant to help you laugh and learn about the family and friends you're traveling with. Great for roadtrips, planes, restaurants, hotel lobbies...
"Getting to Know You" Travel Games - Roadtripping with Kids - family travel tip

A watch that's also an outdoor tool

by: Amy Whitley

When you think of camping gear, you might not think of purchasing a new watch. Neither would I. But our family did try out Casio's PROTREK watch and found it totally fun and crazy useful. Why?
A watch that's also an outdoor tool - family travel tip

Trunki PaddlePak

by: Tina Buell

Trunki’s PaddlePak is a delightful light-weight, splashproof backpack for small children.
Trunki PaddlePak - family travel tip

Clek Foonf - The Hummer of Child Seats

by: Tina Buell

Clek Foonf is a child seat for children weighing between 14 and 65 lbs. and standing between 25 to 49 inches tall.
Clek Foonf  - The Hummer of Child Seats - family travel tip

Baby Travel: Intro to Flying

by: LiLing Pang

It’s 3am and I’m lying in bed tossing and turning.  Tomorrow is our first flight with our 2 month old.  We’re flying to Houston for a good friend’s wedding.
Baby Travel: Intro to Flying - family travel tip

Britax Frontier 85 SICT - Side Impact Protection Technology in a car seat

by: akeisel

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1 in 4 car crashes are side impact crashes.
Britax Frontier 85 SICT - Side Impact Protection Technology in a car seat - family travel tip

Baby TrendZ FastBack 3-in-1 Car Seat

by: Rose Van

  The Baby Trend FastBack 3-in-1 car seat packs a lot of bang for its buck. There are so many great features to it that make it widely appealing.
Baby TrendZ FastBack 3-in-1 Car Seat - family travel tip

Review of Thule hard-shell storage box

by: Amy Whitley

Thule Hard Shell Cargo Box Review Wondering if a hard-shell Thule cargo box is worth the investment? If you travel with outdoor gear, skis, snowboards, or do extensive camping, the answer is yes.
Review of Thule hard-shell storage box - family travel tip

The Shrunks Tuckaire Toddler Inflatable Travel Bed

by: TVaughn

With three kids, and one on the way, bed space is limited at hotels. We need that extra sleeping room provided by portable cribs.
The Shrunks Tuckaire Toddler Inflatable Travel Bed - family travel tip

Melissa & Doug Travel Toys take the Boredom Out of Road Trips

by: Katie Bodell (filmdncr)

  We did it.   3 kids.  14 nights.  4 national parks.  3,000 miles.  14 lunches on the road.  Countless potty breaks.
Melissa & Doug Travel Toys take the Boredom Out of Road Trips - family travel tip

Bumbleride Flite: The Ultimate Lightweight Travel Stroller

by: Brandy Wilson

Lightweight, functional, and compact are qualities I’d use to describe my idea of the perfect travel stroller. The 2013 Bumbleride Flite stroller met all of my criteria and a whole lot more.
Bumbleride Flite: The Ultimate Lightweight Travel Stroller - family travel tip

Road Trips with Kids in Car Seats just got Easier with the Catchie!

by: Heather Erquiaga

Car rides with children in car seats can be a hassle. One of the top annoyances for parents is kids dropping or throwing things out of their reach.
Road Trips with Kids in Car Seats just got Easier with the Catchie! - family travel tip

Diono Radian RXT - Travel with Ease from Birth to Booster!

by: Amanda Williams

We love to travel, but we live for safety. Yes, we’re those parents that are always tightening straps on helmets and reading intriguing articles about new car seat recommendations.
Diono Radian RXT - Travel with Ease from Birth to Booster! - family travel tip

WOW Antlers: Christmas Cheer for you Car

by: Lesli Peterson

We make a big deal of Christmas in our family! We start the celebrations the day after Thanksgiving.  The tree goes up, the steam engine is assembled, and the holiday decorations come out.
WOW Antlers: Christmas Cheer for you Car - family travel tip

Keep Little Hands Busy with VTech MobiGo 2

by: Tina Buell

Last month, my son wore out his MobiGo while we were vacationing in New Mexico. The demise of his favorite toy struck a chord of fear in my heart.
Keep Little Hands Busy with VTech MobiGo 2 - family travel tip

Arka USB Charger Lantern is a truly useful gadget!

by: Amy Whitley

Nifty camping gadget alert! Industrial Revolution's Arka USB Lantern does triple-duty around the campsite, working as a flashlight, stand-up lantern, and charger with rechargeable batteries.
Arka USB Charger Lantern is a truly useful gadget! - family travel tip

Vivitar Full HD Action Camera

by: Michelle McCoy

My kids are active kids. Swimming in the pool and riding the waves at the beach are some of their favorite things to do.
Vivitar Full HD Action Camera - family travel tip

Skip Hop Bento Ultimate Diaper Bag

by: Tina Buell

Over the years I've become addicted to strollers and diaper bags. However, since I'm not made of money, even though I'd love to own several, I can only afford to purchase one.
Skip Hop Bento Ultimate Diaper Bag  - family travel tip

Bubble Bum Booster Seats- ideal for traveling families

by: Sharlene Earnshaw

  Do you remember riding in a car seat as a kid? Neither do I! Most of us born in the seventies and early eighties were out of car seats and into lap belts as soon as we could walk.
Bubble Bum Booster Seats- ideal for traveling families - family travel tip

Strider ST-4 Balance Bike for kids

by: Amanda Williams

We had been told by some friends when our son was only about four-months old that a balance bike is a MUST for little kids.
Strider ST-4 Balance Bike for kids - family travel tip

Ibert Safe-T Seat - Family Biking

by: Amanda Williams

A topic that comes up around the spring of each year in my mom groups is:   What is the best gear to use for biking with young kids?
Ibert Safe-T Seat - Family Biking  - family travel tip

Thule Chariot Cougar 2 Carrier -- for Year Around Outdoor Family Fun!

by: Amanda Williams

For a family that likes to get outdoors and is usually going ‘off-road’ the Cougar 2 by Chariot is the perfect way to add versatility to our travels.
Thule Chariot Cougar 2 Carrier -- for Year Around Outdoor Family Fun! - family travel tip

Trailbreak for your Kids - L.L. Bean's Women's Rossignol BC 70 Ski Set

by: Amanda Williams

Few things keep my feet warm in the winter. I never thought one of the best would be my cross country ski boots. The BC X6 FW Boots that come in the set by Rossignol are amazing.
Trailbreak for your Kids - L.L. Bean's Women's Rossignol BC 70 Ski Set - family travel tip

Cross Country Skis for Wee Ones - L.L. Bean's Snowflake Skis for Toddlers

by: Amanda Williams

We’re a winter family. You really don’t have a choice but to embrace winter when it lingers for sometimes six months a year!
Cross Country Skis for Wee Ones - L.L. Bean's Snowflake Skis for Toddlers - family travel tip

Baby Jogger City Elite 2012 - A Chariot of Fire

by: Tina Buell

As a mother who constantly travels with her child, I rely heavily on my stroller and I’ve struggled to find one that can accommodate my tall toddler.
Baby Jogger City Elite 2012 - A Chariot of Fire  - family travel tip

Transpack ski gear boot backpacks

by: Amy Whitley

Every member of your family has an entire stack of ski or snowboard gear, right? (Right!)
Transpack ski gear boot backpacks - family travel tip

Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair for the Traveling Family

by: Heather Erquiaga

  One of the most challenging things about traveling with babies and toddlers is figuring out how to feed them on-the-go.
Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair for the Traveling Family - family travel tip

The Perfect Laptop Bag: Velo 2

by: Katie Bodell (filmdncr)

The Velo 2 messenger laptop bag (currently available in black, grey, and bright blue) protects all of your digital equipment during travel across the globe, or simply across town.
The Perfect Laptop Bag: Velo 2 - family travel tip

KidCo Go-Pod: The Infant Activity Center for Families On-the-Go

by: Heather Erquiaga

Traveling with babies can be tricky especially when it comes to safety, cleanliness, and keeping new crawlers and walkers occupied on the go.
KidCo Go-Pod: The Infant Activity Center for Families On-the-Go - family travel tip

Home Exchange Resources

by: LiLing Pang

Here are some popular home exchange websites.  Feel free to leave a comment if we've missed your favorite.  Be sure to tell us why you like your home exchange network.
Home Exchange Resources - family travel tip

Ski Helmet for Kids: K2 Entity

by: Amy Whitley

If you're gearing your kids up to ski this winter, no doubt you're making sure everyone has helmets.
Ski Helmet for Kids: K2 Entity - family travel tip

Best Pictures on a Camera Phone: Nokia Lumia 1020

by: Katie Bodell (filmdncr)

My father in law, an avid nature photographer, generously gifted his gently used DSLR camera and lenses to me a few years back when he purchased a newer model.
Best Pictures on a Camera Phone: Nokia Lumia 1020 - family travel tip

Travel tip: longer life for your technical gear!

by: Amy Whitley

Successful family travel means having the right equipment and clothing for the type of travel you're embarking upon with your kids. However, tech gear is expensive!
Travel tip: longer life for your technical gear! - family travel tip

Product review: Speck laptop and phone protection on the go! - family travel tip

Travel product review: Be Koool Itch Relief Patches

by: Amy Whitley

During the summer months, we do a lot of hiking and camping in a part of the country where mosquitos can be a real problem.
Travel product review: Be Koool Itch Relief Patches - family travel tip

Fashionit Notebook Covers

by: Michelle Brennan

    I have a couple of tween girls in my house. That means every day is a new adventure looking for the latest ‘cool’ item with pink feathers and zebra print.

Baby Travel - Airport Layovers and Arrivals

by: LiLing Pang

Transfers   Sometimes direct flights just aren’t available.
Baby Travel - Airport Layovers and Arrivals - family travel tip

Baby Travel - In the Airplane

by: LiLing Pang

Getting settled and waiting for take off   Most airlines will invite families to board first.  Take advantage of pre-boarding for families.
Baby Travel - In the Airplane - family travel tip

Baby Travel - Getting Through the Airport

by: LiLing Pang

Getting to the airport Of course the easiest way to get to the airport with baby is to have a friend drop you off.
Baby Travel - Getting Through the Airport - family travel tip

Baby Travel - Packing for Your Flight

by: LiLing Pang

What to Pack: The weeks before baby’s first flight, most moms stress out about what to bring along and what not to.
Baby Travel - Packing for Your Flight - family travel tip

Baby Travel - Booking Your Flight

by: LiLing Pang

Booking your flight: Your first experience flying with baby can vary dramatically based on the time of day you fly, the timing of layovers, and the seat selection you get.
Baby Travel - Booking Your Flight - family travel tip

How do I Feed Baby While Camping?

by: Jessica Nugent and LiLing Pang

If you're still breastfeeding baby, you'll have no problem feeding your baby while camping.
How do I Feed Baby While Camping? - family travel tip

Top 10 Travel Toys for Elementary School Kids

by: Tracyn Thayer and Esther Lee

Are you getting ready to head off on a road trip or family vacation with the kids?
Top 10 Travel Toys for Elementary School Kids - family travel tip

Nintendo 3DS: fun road trip entertainment option

by: Amy Whitley

  If you plan to spend quality family time in the car on a road trip or two this summer, a nice entertainment item to pack for the ride is the Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo 3DS: fun road trip entertainment option - family travel tip

Go-Go Babyz Wagon Stroller ~ Function and Versatility for Family Fun!

by: Amanda Williams

  As a parent it seems the modes of travel for the youngsters are endless and you really just have to find what works for you by trial and error.
Go-Go Babyz Wagon Stroller ~ Function and Versatility for Family Fun! - family travel tip

Tips for Cruising with Kids

by: Michelle McCoy

I c
Tips for Cruising with Kids - family travel tip

Camping Packing List and Gear Recommendations for Families

by: Jessica Nugent and LiLing Pang

    If you are camping for the first time, here is a basic packing list of items you will need.   Of course you could pack the world.
Camping Packing List and Gear Recommendations for Families - family travel tip

Review of the Little Agnes Sleeping Bag by Big Agnes

by: LiLing Pang

It’s 2 am in the morning, you’re snug as a bug in your sleeping bag, then you hear a whimpering threatening to become an all out wail.
Review of the Little Agnes Sleeping Bag by Big Agnes - family travel tip

ArtSee Studio for iPad- a fantastic art studio for your little ones - family travel tip

phil&teds Traveller: Portable Travel Cot

by: Keryn Means

  Dragging a crib across the country just got a whole lot easier with phil&teds Traveller. This travel cot can fit in a large suitcase, and can even fit in the overhead bin of an airplane.
phil&teds Traveller: Portable Travel Cot - family travel tip

Kelty Big Dipper 30 Junior Sleeping Bag - A Bag That Grow with Your Child

by: LiLing Pang

We recently received the Kelty Big Dipper sleeping bag to test out and our 8 year old has been using it all summer.
Kelty Big Dipper 30 Junior Sleeping Bag - A Bag That Grow with Your Child - family travel tip

Review of RideMax: More Disney. Less Waiting. Happy Kids.

by: LiEr Hanson

When I think of Disneyland, happy images of Cinderella's castle, Mickey, and big smiles gradually fade into long lines and whiny, tired kids.
Review of RideMax: More Disney. Less Waiting. Happy Kids.  - family travel tip

Best Disney Vacation Planning Resources

by: Lydie Thomas

  If there were a modern day pilgrimage that every family feels compelled to make, it is to a Disney Resort.  For some of us, it's an annual celebration we embark on.
Best Disney Vacation Planning Resources  - family travel tip

Disney Vacation Resources - Tips, Deals and Packages

by: Lydie Thomas

Mouse Savers Disneyworld, FL and Disneyland, CA Focuses on Disney discounts. You will never have to pay full price anymore.
Disney Vacation Resources - Tips, Deals and Packages - family travel tip

National Geographic Outdoor Explorer Series

by: Tina Buell

You know what I love? I love toys that encourage children to play outside and foster curiosity about the world in which we live. You know what drives me nuts?
National Geographic Outdoor Explorer Series - family travel tip

The Photojojo Phone Lens Series - Photogenius!

by: Tina Buell

Boom! Meet The Photojojo Phone Lens Series: Fisheye, Telephoto, Wide Angle, and Macro cell phone lenses for the budding photographer in all of us.   WHAT’S A PHONE LENS?
The Photojojo Phone Lens Series - Photogenius! - family travel tip

Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

by: Tina Buell

Recently, while traveling to Florida with my son on American Airlines, I opted to fly with carry on to avoid paying the $25 baggage fee on each leg of our trip.
Cheaper Isn’t Always Better - family travel tip

Beatrix New York Wheelie Bag - Hallelujah!

by: Tina Buell

Finding a quality suitcase for my son has been extremely challenging.
Beatrix New York Wheelie Bag - Hallelujah! - family travel tip

Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker Stroller Review

by: Caitlin Carroll

Our family has the incredible good fortune to live in a nature preserve right in the middle of one of the greatest cities in the country.
Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker Stroller Review - family travel tip

Winter Fun For Less Than A Lift Ticket

by: LiLing Pang

I remember our 3 year old’s first reaction to snow.  He was stunned into silence.  At first, the falling snowflakes appeared to be simply mesmerizing.
Winter Fun For Less Than A Lift Ticket - family travel tip

Radio Flyer's Build-A-Wagon ~ One Wagon to Rule Them All

by: Tina Buell

I've wanted a Radio Flyer wagon for my son ever since he was a baby and over the years I've window shopped their website many times.
Radio Flyer's Build-A-Wagon ~ One Wagon to Rule Them All - family travel tip

Get your phone back; get your kids the MG Gaming System

by: Katie Bodell (filmdncr)

You know the routine: at the airport, on the road, in the carpool line, at the dentist, and your children somehow steal your phone to pass the time playing their favorite games.
Get your phone back; get your kids the MG Gaming System - family travel tip

Top 10 Tips for a successful trip to a Christmas Tree Farm

by: LiLing Pang

When we moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and into the home that we've lived in for 8 years, I determined that for Christmas we would get a tree that reach to the top of our 22 ft high ceiling.
Top 10 Tips for a successful trip to a Christmas Tree Farm - family travel tip

iSafe Laptop Messenger Business Bag - Change From Frumpy to Professional Mom

by: Sisily Calvert

  The iSafe Laptop Messenger Business Bag is the second piece from the iSafe company I have had the opportunity to use and love!
iSafe Laptop Messenger Business Bag - Change From Frumpy to Professional Mom - family travel tip

Kidz Gear Limits Volume not Fun!

by: Elizabeth Bickford

  I can’t tell you how many times I have walked by someone with headphones on and shuddered when I could hear their device as clear as day.
Kidz Gear Limits Volume not Fun! - family travel tip

BABYBJORN’s Travel Crib Light 2

by: Kimberly Jones

Right out of the box, it was apparent to me that BABYBJORN’s Travel Crib Light 2 was different from our Graco Pack 'n Play.
BABYBJORN’s Travel Crib Light 2  - family travel tip

Where to go Sledding/Tubing in Lake Tahoe, CA

by: LiLing Pang

Sledding is no longer just sledding.  More and more ski resorts in Lake Tahoe are carving out special areas for groomed tubing runs.
Where to go Sledding/Tubing in Lake Tahoe, CA - family travel tip

5 Things to Always Keep in your Car for Road Trips

by: Amy Whitley

It feels as though we're constantly packing and unpacking our car for road trips, but there are a few items we just leave in the back at all times, knowing we'll use them again and again.
5 Things to Always Keep in your Car for Road Trips - family travel tip

Baby Jogger POD – Smooth Operator

by: Tina Buell

Baby Jogger’s POD is a customizable chassis that allows parents to transform their stroller to a jogger or bicycle trailer through conversion kits which are sold separately.
Baby Jogger POD – Smooth Operator - family travel tip

Tike Tech All Terrain X3 Sport Single Stroller

by: Ann Anderson

The name Tike Tech All Terrain X3 Sport sounds more like an off-road vehicle than a jogging stroller.
Tike Tech All Terrain X3 Sport Single Stroller - family travel tip

Phil&Teds Nest

by: Sarah Deetz

Listed below is my packing checklist from my first trip to Florida (before Nest) with two month old baby Jack:   1.
Phil&Teds Nest - family travel tip

Safe as Home, Wherever you Roam

by: Ashley Herman

Travel-Tot Travel Childproofing Kit is a great idea! Purported to be “Safe as home, wherever you roam,” it certainly contains items that cover all your safety bases while on the go.
Safe as Home, Wherever you Roam - family travel tip

Crawlings Has My Crawler Covered

by: Elizabeth Bickford

Have you ever looked down at your child’s pants to see scuffs where their knees have rubbed against the floor and thought to yourself, “How can I avoid this?
Crawlings Has My Crawler Covered - family travel tip

Luxurious Versatile Baby Bag

by: Tina Buell

My OiOi Jungle Leather Slouch Tote Diaper Bag is everything I never knew I needed in a diaper bag. It’s soft, supple, designer, expensive, stylish, versatile, and fashionable.
Luxurious Versatile Baby Bag - family travel tip

Wean Green: Functional and Aesthetic Food Containers

by: Caitlin Carroll

Wean Green food storage containers are made from recyclable glass. Five times stronger than regular glass, Wean Green containers are phalates free and impermeable to stains.
Wean Green: Functional and Aesthetic Food Containers - family travel tip

Samsonite Gravtec Luggage

by: Tina Buell

    As a frequent flyer, I put my suitcase through the wringer. As a mother, I push my suitcase to the limit.
Samsonite Gravtec Luggage - family travel tip

Britax B-Agile Double Stroller

by: Tina Buell

Of all the products that make juggling two children easier, none matter more than the coveted double stroller.
Britax B-Agile Double Stroller - family travel tip

My Carry Potty by Regal Lager & Bambino Mio Training Pants

by: Tina Buell

MY CARRY POTTY   I’m going to be real with you, public bathrooms give me the heebie-jeebies and I dread when my son has to use one because he still sits down to pee.
My Carry Potty by Regal Lager & Bambino Mio Training Pants - family travel tip

Best Baby Travel Cribs

by: Eunice Nichols

For parents with small children who love to travel, a baby travel crib is an essential piece of equipment.
Best Baby Travel Cribs - family travel tip

Best Lightweight Travel Cribs - a side by side comparison

by: Carrie Yu (aka Adorablyconfused)

Recently my family had the fun experience of renting a vacation home with relatives and enjoying a wonderful week in a beautiful setting.
Best Lightweight Travel Cribs - a side by side comparison - family travel tip

Lightweight Travel Cribs - Review of the Kidco Peapod

by: Carrie Yu (aka Adorablyconfused)

* Although Trekaroo loves this product as a travel accessory, there's been recent news of a few infants dying from suffocating in the peapod.  We feel very sorry for those families.
Lightweight Travel Cribs - Review of the Kidco Peapod - family travel tip

RAMP Cork ski review for family skiing

by: Amy Whitley

We're avid skiers, and we hadn't heard of RAMP skis until this year! These hand-crafted skis are made in the US in Park City, Utah, are earth-friendly, and innovative in their design.
RAMP Cork ski review for family skiing - family travel tip

Review of Fohawx Helmet Accessory

by: Amy Whitley

If you have a kid who dislikes wearing a ski helmet or bike helmet, you need to get him or her a Fohawx! What is it?
Review of Fohawx Helmet Accessory - family travel tip

Review of Julbo Ski Goggles for Parents and Kids

by: Amy Whitley

Parents getting their kids ready for ski and snowboard season often forget about a key ski gear item: goggles.
Review of Julbo Ski Goggles for Parents and Kids - family travel tip

Review of Polarmax Tech Base Layers for the Whole Family

by: Amy Whitley

For families looking for a base layer solution for winter snow play and ski season, Polarmax has them covered...literally.
Review of Polarmax Tech Base Layers for the Whole Family - family travel tip

Which is the best iPhone Navigation App for Family Road Trips?

by: LiLIng Pang

Right in the heart of Silicon Valley, on our way to Portola Redwoods State Park, our family got lost.  Hopelessly lost.  Why?
Which is the best iPhone Navigation App for Family Road Trips? - family travel tip

Budget Travel: Tips on Saving on Attractions and Activities

by: LiLing Pang

Did you know that there are lots of ways to get discounted tickets to attractions and to find ways to have loads of fun for free?
Budget Travel: Tips on Saving on Attractions and Activities - family travel tip

Sony e-Reader PRS-T1 Review - Svelte Travel Companion

by: Brennan Pang

  Looking for a dedicated e-reader?  You’ve probably been thinking of an Amazon Kindle.  Back in 2006, Sony actually released one of the first e-readers.
Sony e-Reader PRS-T1 Review - Svelte Travel Companion - family travel tip

Coleman Instant Tent

by: Ann Anderson

  There are many things that can ruin a perfect marriage; infidelity, poor communication, financial issues; and of course, assembling the family’s camping tent.
Coleman Instant Tent  - family travel tip

Chinese Language Tool Helps Families Speak their Mind

by: Katie Bodell (filmdncr)

  International travel can be daunting.  Working to get around a language barrier can be a very challenging dimension to traveling, especially with complicated languages.
Chinese Language Tool Helps Families Speak their Mind - family travel tip

Trunki Ride Along Suitcase, by Melissa & Doug

by: Katie Bodell (filmdncr)

I am in love with our Trunkis!!!  I honestly never thought I would love a piece of luggage so much, but truly I do.
Trunki Ride Along Suitcase, by Melissa & Doug - family travel tip

Little Passports Explorer's Kit

by: Ginger Templeton

When the Little Passports Explorer’s Kit arrived, my kids were thrilled. The blue “suitcase” contained a world map, a passport, stickers for the suitcase, and a boarding pass.
Little Passports Explorer's Kit - family travel tip

Magmatic Trunki Ride-On Suitcase, UK Version

by: imsnow

Trunki is a suitcase that children can ride through the airport or train station. There are currently 9 models to choose from in the United States.
Magmatic Trunki Ride-On Suitcase, UK Version - family travel tip

The Surf-Grip: Worlds Smallest Body Board

by: Michelle Brennan

If you family is anything like mine, you hit the beach a few times in the summer.

Soft Cities Blankets - Commemorate a Location

by: Tina Buell

I adore cutesy, personalized gifts. I also love soft blankets, children, and travel.
Soft Cities Blankets - Commemorate a Location  - family travel tip

Dude Ranch Vacations - Don't Go In Blind

by: Tina Buell

Dude ranch vacations are unique experiences.  While they are mostly all-inclusive, it doesn't mean you should just wing it.
Dude Ranch Vacations - Don't Go In Blind - family travel tip

Great Books to Prepare Your Kids for New York City Transportation

by: Tina Buell

To ensure your child enjoys their first experience with New York City transportation, make sure they know what to expect!
Great Books to Prepare Your Kids for New York City Transportation - family travel tip

Schwinn Meridian - A Party on Wheels

by: Tina Buell

The attractive and fun Schwinn Meridian is a party on wheels.
Schwinn Meridian - A Party on Wheels - family travel tip

Schwinn Delmar - Classic Styling Meets Modern Innovation

by: Tina Buell

A short time ago, I was given the opportunity to review a women's Schwinn Delmar Cruiser Bike. As I’ve been desiring for a cruiser bicyle for some time, I jumped at the chance.
Schwinn Delmar - Classic Styling Meets Modern Innovation  - family travel tip

Exploring Tide Pools with Curious Kids - Books and Resources

by: LiLing Pang

One of my favorite things about living in the bay area is being close to the ocean.
Exploring Tide Pools with Curious Kids - Books and Resources - family travel tip

Dr. Brown's Feeding Products

by: Meghan Schubert

  When I had my first two children 7 years ago, I took some advice from close friends to try out the Dr. Brown’s bottles.  I loved them at the time and used them for 2 years.
Dr. Brown's Feeding Products - family travel tip

TrayKit, a beautiful combination of organization and entertainment

by: Carrie Yu

  My family is a traveling family.  We frequently travel to visit relatives to the north, to the south, and on the complete opposite side of the US.
TrayKit, a beautiful combination of organization and entertainment - family travel tip

Burn Rubber in a Schwinn Boy's Burnout

by: Tina Buell

Some days my son is a preschool daredevil speeding down hills on his big wheel. Other days he's a mellow fellow content to peddle around the back patio on his tricycle.
Burn Rubber in a Schwinn Boy's Burnout - family travel tip

Ricardo Beverly Hills Luggage Review

by: Beth Keklak, Destination Guroo PA, NJ, DE

  I have a confession to make.  For as much as I like to travel, I’m a terrible packer.
Ricardo Beverly Hills Luggage Review - family travel tip

Kelty Recluse Inflatable Sleeping Pad - Unbelieveably Compact and Comfy

by: Brennan and LiLing Pang

When it comes to sleeping comfort while camping, I would be the first to sacrifice compactness for comfort.
Kelty Recluse Inflatable Sleeping Pad - Unbelieveably Compact and Comfy - family travel tip

Boba Baby Carrier - Little Details Make a Big Difference

by: LiLing Pang

I have to admit, I’ve become quite obsessed with child carriers.
Boba Baby Carrier - Little Details Make a Big Difference - family travel tip

Which Child Carrier Should I Bring on Vacation?

by: LiLing Pang

After our our first child arrived, my mother-in-law, bless her heart, brought over a baby carrier she had used with my husband when he was 6 months old.
Which Child Carrier Should I Bring on Vacation? - family travel tip

Child Carriers: Review of Frame Backpack Baby Carriers

by: LiLing Pang

Another category of carriers are the frame pack backpack carriers.  These packs are made for heavy duty hiking or even backpacking.
Child Carriers:  Review of Frame Backpack Baby Carriers - family travel tip

Child Carriers: Review of Baby Wraps for Traveling

by: LiLing Pang

A baby wrap is basically a really long piece of fabric which you wrap around your body in a specific way to create pockets that a baby or even a toddler can fit in and be secured against your body.
Child Carriers:  Review of Baby Wraps for Traveling - family travel tip

Child Carriers: Review of Baby Slings for Travel

by: LiLing Pang

There are two basic slings out there.  The ring sling and the pouch sling.  You can find slings made out of just about any type of fabric you can imagine.
Child Carriers: Review of Baby Slings for Travel - family travel tip

The Piggyback Rider- A unique alternative to the traditional kid carriers

by: Ginger Templeton

  The Piggyback Rider is a fun way for kids to travel on hikes and long walks. I ordered it to use on a family hiking trip, but my children would ride in it to the mailbox if given the chance.
The Piggyback Rider- A unique alternative to the traditional kid carriers - family travel tip

Review of the Hip Hugger by Baby Nari

by: SLOfamilylife

One of my favorite things is opening a new package that's wrapped really nice.  It reminds me of Christmas morning, opening presents with the people I love.
Review of the Hip Hugger by Baby Nari - family travel tip

Child Carriers: Review of Front and Back Soft Structured Carriers for Travel

by: LiLing Pang

There are a wide variety of front and back carriers.  Some only allow you to carry baby in front while others only on the back, while others are more versatile.
Child Carriers:  Review of Front and Back Soft Structured Carriers for Travel - family travel tip

Baby Carriers for Hot Weather

by: LiLing Pang

Let me start off first by saying, I’m a baby wrap kinda gal.  I love how snug and secure baby feels against my chest.
Baby Carriers for Hot Weather - family travel tip

Coping with Motion Sickness in Kids – thanks Psi Bands!

by: LiEr Hanson

We have a 10 year old son who is very prone to motion sickness and throws up even on Interstates or local car rides which last for more than an hour.
Coping with Motion Sickness in Kids – thanks Psi Bands! - family travel tip

BabbaBox: Engage and Inspire Kids

by: akeisel

BabbaBox is a monthly subscription which provides kids with hands-on inspiration in a theme-based box.
BabbaBox: Engage and Inspire Kids - family travel tip

Ricardo Elite Lightweight Suitcase

by: Michelle Brennan

We recently tried the new Ricardo Elite Crystal City lightweight wheeled suitcase.It is an expandable, hard sided fashionable suitcase in black with 360 degree mobility.

Tips for a Successful Home Exchange Experience

by: Lydie Thomas

You've found a great home exchange partner.
Tips for a Successful Home Exchange Experience - family travel tip

Traveling on a Budget - Eating IN While on Vacation

by: LiLing Pang

During our trip to Paris with our 2 and 4 year old boys last winter, we were eager to enjoy some wonderful French cuisine, but needed to keep within a tight budget.
Traveling on a Budget - Eating IN While on Vacation - family travel tip

JVC Everio GZ-EX250 Camcorder: Incredible Features, Convenience

by: Katie Bodell (filmdncr)

There are numerous camcorders on the market today.  Many offer small size and convenience but lack professional features, options and quality footage.
JVC Everio GZ-EX250 Camcorder: Incredible Features, Convenience - family travel tip

Patch Buddies: Backpack, Travel Friend & Blanket in One

by: Katie Bodell (filmdncr)

  Heading out on a vacation or road trip with a young child can often leave you contemplating these questions:   How many toys should we take along with us?  What about their lovies?
Patch Buddies: Backpack, Travel Friend & Blanket in One - family travel tip

Cute Clothes, Jewelry, Bags & Totes for Food Allergy Kids

by: Katie Bodell (filmdncr)

  If your little one has a severe food allergy, the clothing & jewelry they wear, as well as the gear they tote can help send a message about the severity of their condition.
Cute Clothes, Jewelry, Bags & Totes for Food Allergy Kids - family travel tip

AllergyEats- Dining out with Food Allergies

by: Katie Bodell (filmdncr)

  AllergyEats offers free resources for dining out with food allergies.   My family is LOVING this site as it organnizes tons of information I used to search for all over the internet!
AllergyEats- Dining out with Food Allergies - family travel tip

Sony WX150 Camera Review - Phenomenal cosmic zoom, itty bitty package

by: Brennan Pang

We were recently invited to spend a few days in Sedona, Arizona testing out some of the upcoming cameras from Sony.
Sony WX150 Camera Review - Phenomenal cosmic zoom, itty bitty package - family travel tip

Travel Agents who Specialize in Disney Cruises and Parks

by: Lydie Thomas

  These travel agents specialize in Disney cruises and Disney parks. They take no fees and they are a wealth of knowledge and insider tips to share. There is no reason not to use them.

Disney Vacation Resources - Blogs with Disney Stories and News

by: Lydie Thomas

There are ton of blogs out there about every topic imaginable about Disney.  Some cover news stories, other tips and tricks, other deals and more.  But one things for sure.
Disney Vacation Resources - Blogs with Disney Stories and News - family travel tip

Disney Vacation Resources - Useful Trip Planning Tools

by: Lydie Thomas

If planning your Disney Vacation is starting to make your mind spin, don't give up just yet.
Disney Vacation Resources - Useful Trip Planning Tools - family travel tip

Disney Vacation Resources - iPhone and Android Mobile Apps

by: Lydie Thomas

All of us parents are relying more and more on our mobile devices for just about everything, why not for navigating Disney?
Disney Vacation Resources - iPhone and Android Mobile Apps - family travel tip

Disney Vacation Resources - Most Popular Guide Books

by: Lydie Thomas

The Unofficial Guide Walt Disney World 2011 (Unofficial Guides)   I really like the Unofficial guide to Disney books.

Disney Vacation Resources - Tips for those visiting with Disabilities

by: Lydie Thomas

Disney goes to such great lengths to make their parts not just ADA accessible, but to make special accommodations for those with any sort of disability.
Disney Vacation Resources - Tips for those visiting with Disabilities - family travel tip

by:


EpiPen Carriers- Adorable Selection!

by: Katie Bodell (filmdncr)

KozyEpi offers an amazing array of EpiPen cases for every family.  The styles are adorable and the selection is vast.
EpiPen Carriers- Adorable Selection! - family travel tip

Select Wisely Allergy Alert Cards- a must for international travel

by: Katie Bodell (filmdncr)

Select Wisely offers food and travel translation cards for families with severe food allergies.
Select Wisely Allergy Alert Cards- a must for international travel - family travel tip

QuickSmart Stroller- Ideal for Air Travel

by: Sisily Calvert

  My husband and I live and work in several different places which means my daughter and I are on a plane or in a car several weekends a month.
QuickSmart Stroller- Ideal for Air Travel - family travel tip

iSafe Backpacks offer safety and functionality to families

by: Sisily Calvert

  I wouldn't say I am skittish person, but I would call myself cautious.  I am very aware of my surroundings at all times and that sometimes makes me a little anxious.
iSafe Backpacks offer safety and functionality to families - family travel tip

Review of Chicco’s KeyFit 30 Car Seat

by: Trekaroo Superoo keebz

When I discovered I was pregnant with our second child, I began the long and time consuming process of looking for a new infant car seat.
Review of Chicco’s KeyFit 30 Car Seat - family travel tip

Versatile Outdoor Maternity Wear, From Mountain Mama - family travel tip

Go Anywhere Booster Seat Review

by: kat42180

     I received the Go Anywhere Booster Seat just days before my family and I were scheduled to go on our first vacation of the summer.
Go Anywhere Booster Seat Review - family travel tip

Fall Time Harvest Festivals for Kids Around the San Francisco Bay Area

by: Lydie Thomas

From Oktoberfest celebrations, to apple and pumpkin festivals.  The bay area is celebrating our bountiful harvest this year.
Fall Time Harvest Festivals for Kids Around the San Francisco Bay Area - family travel tip

Fall Time Harvest Time Festivals Around Seattle, Washington

by: Lydie Thomas

Harvest Time is such a happy time and a good reason to celebrate.

Clek’s Oobr Booster Seat- 3500 Miles, 60 Hours, 10 Days, & No Complaints!

by: Heather Reed- slofamilylife

      I have fallen in love all over again, this time with a booster seat!

Pottery Barn Luggage: High Quality, Reasonable Prices

by: slofamilylife

Pottery Barn Kid’s Travel Gear Do you have a princess or ninja living at home?  How about a naturalist, superhero, or explorer?
Pottery Barn Luggage:  High Quality, Reasonable Prices - family travel tip

Julbo USA: I Spy...Excellent Eyewear!

by: Heather Reed

           From Super Hero Frames to Princess Frames, Movie Star Frames to Baby Frames, kids' glasses are taking the nation by storm!
Julbo USA:  I Spy...Excellent Eyewear! - family travel tip

Sea Squirts Life Jackets- Are all life jackets for kids created equal?

by: Sharlene Earnshaw (doubleadventure)

    During the summer, so much of our travel plans revolve around the water.
Sea Squirts Life Jackets- Are all life jackets for kids created equal? - family travel tip

Haiku's Rumi Backpack & Luggage Tag - family travel tip

Pura Stainless Steel Water Bottles for Kids and Adults

by: ebickford

  Whether it is mixing a baby bottle or hydrating while out and about, transporting water is important to the mom on the go. The Pura water bottles are one option on the market.
Pura Stainless Steel Water Bottles for Kids and Adults - family travel tip

Perception's Prodigy 2 14.5 Tandem Kayak Review

by: slofamilylife

    Perception Kayaks- Prodigy14.5 Tandem Kayak Review   One of the great things about owning your own kayak is being able to take advantage of its portability!
Perception's Prodigy 2 14.5 Tandem Kayak Review - family travel tip

Grab Guard- A traveler's snatch and grab protection device

by: Sharlene Earnshaw

It can happen in only a second. You are enjoying your vacation and go to grab something out of your purse only to find its gone!
Grab Guard- A traveler's snatch and grab protection device - family travel tip

Review of the Kelty Supernova (Single or Double) Sleeping Bag

by: Saving Centsably

When I received the Kelty Supernova, my husband was absolutely the most excited person in the house. Like a kid in a candy store, as they say!
Review of the Kelty Supernova (Single or Double) Sleeping Bag - family travel tip

Review of the Kelty Sleep Eazy Air Mattress

by: Saving Centsably

Immediately upon receiving these two products I was surprised by the compact size of the Sleep Eazy.
Review of the Kelty Sleep Eazy Air Mattress - family travel tip

Comfort + Quality + Waterproof= Vasque Kid's Hiking Boots

by: Sharlene Earnshaw (doubleadventure)

      My family spends lots of time outside, especially when we travel.
Comfort + Quality + Waterproof= Vasque Kid's Hiking Boots - family travel tip

Bumbleride's Indie Twin Stroller, Movement Edition- I Cannot Get Enough Of It!

by: slofamilylife

  “Whose stroller is that?  Yep, that’s mine,” I think as I strut myself confidently down the street pushing my two young kids!
Bumbleride's Indie Twin Stroller, Movement Edition- I Cannot Get Enough Of It! - family travel tip

Joovy Scooter X2 Review

by: Carrie Yu

    I’m the mom of two kids, a daughter who is 2 and a son who is almost 4.
Joovy Scooter X2 Review - family travel tip

Go Gaga Ergonomic Diaper Bag Review- A Tale of two Diaper Bags, Part One

by: Brenda Gradek

    Diaper bags come in all shapes in sizes these days, and for good reason.
Go Gaga Ergonomic Diaper Bag Review- A Tale of two Diaper Bags,  Part One - family travel tip

Budget Travel: Family Vacation on a Shoestring

by: LiLing Pang

Many people think in order to fuel a travel addiction it must mean you've got loads of disposable income.  But that's not really true.
Budget Travel: Family Vacation on a Shoestring - family travel tip

Budget Travel: Tips for Saving on Meals

by: LiLing Pang

Superoo Jaybra made a very interesting observation. Even if you stick to $40/day per adult and $25/day per child for meals, you're still spending about $520 in just 4 days for a family of 4.
Budget Travel: Tips for Saving on Meals - family travel tip

Budget Travel: Tips on Saving on Lodging

by: LiLing Pang

Booking a hotel room might be the easiest accommodation to book for your trip, but it's rarely the most economical.
Budget Travel: Tips on Saving on Lodging - family travel tip

Bella Tunno Parent Pod- A Tale of Two Diaper Bags. Part Two

by: Brenda Gradek

  Diaper bags come in all shapes in sizes these days, and for good reason.
Bella Tunno Parent Pod- A Tale of Two Diaper Bags. Part Two - family travel tip

Review of the Joovy Ultralight Stroller

by: Camille Grimshaw

Traveling anywhere with two small children can be a trying task, especially when a lot of walking is involved.
Review of the Joovy Ultralight Stroller - family travel tip

Review of the Britax Boulevard Car Seat

by: LiLing Pang

I am in love!...believe it or not, it's with a car seat.
Review of the Britax Boulevard Car Seat - family travel tip

Review of the Safety First Complete Air Car Seat with Side Impact Protection

by: LiLing Pang

The screeching wheels of our minivan struggling to come to a halt is as clear in my mind today as it was the day that we totaled our brand new Mazda.
Review of the Safety First Complete Air Car Seat with Side Impact Protection - family travel tip

Overland Equipment Bags- The perfect solution for an active mom

by: Sharlene Earnshaw

  In the days before children, I didn’t give bag design much of a thought. Purses were more of a fashion statement than a matter of practicality.
Overland Equipment Bags- The perfect solution for an active mom - family travel tip

Review of the Bebe Au Lait Nursing Cover

by: SLOfamilylife

Luxurious. Soft. Fashionable.
Review of the Bebe Au Lait Nursing Cover - family travel tip

Mango Passport- Teaching children (and adults) conversational foreign language through easy to use online software

by: Trekaroo User: Mcfam

"Como esta usted?" "Donde esta el bano?" These are only a couple of pretty important phrases in the Spanish language that you and your children may want to know before traveling.
Mango Passport- Teaching children (and adults) conversational foreign language through easy to use online software - family travel tip

Review of the Joovy Cocoon - Stroller, jogger and bike trailer in one

by: RunnerGrrrl

We all know the old tune. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby with the baby carriage. It sounds fairly simple.
Review of the Joovy Cocoon - Stroller, jogger and bike trailer in one - family travel tip

Family-friendly Airlines: What's most important when flying with kids?

by: LiLing Pang

If you thought flying on a plane prior to having kids was a drag, you’re really in for a rude shock when you make your first flight with a child.
Family-friendly Airlines: What's most important when flying with kids? - family travel tip

What Makes a Campsite Kid-friendly?

by: Jessica Nugent and LiLing Pang

Campsites are definitely not created equal and when it comes to camping with kids, the differences are even more apparent.
What Makes a Campsite Kid-friendly? - family travel tip

Kid-friendly Camping Recipes

by: Jessica Nugent and LiLing Pang

Depending of whether you enjoy cooking or not, cooking on an open fire can be a fun challenge for a cook.
Kid-friendly Camping Recipes - family travel tip

Safety Rules For Camping with Kids

by: Jessica Nugent and LiLing Pang

Teach your youngsters from the beginning that the fire ring is dangerous.  I teach my young son that the fire ring is always hot (even when cold) and dangerous.
Safety Rules For Camping with Kids - family travel tip

What are Good Toys to Bring Along Camping?

by: Jessica Nugent and LiLing Pang

First things first, do you even need to bring toys along when camping? Truly, one of the best things about camping is that kids of all ages re-learn how to amuse themselves with the simplest things.
What are Good Toys to Bring Along Camping? - family travel tip

How Do I Make Sure My Kids Aren't Too Hot or Too Cold While Camping?

by: Jessica Nugent and LiLing Pang

When you are camping, you're exposed to the elements.  That makes for fun experience, but if your kids gets too cold, they could be waking up all night long.

How can I Help my Baby to Sleep While Camping?

by: Jessica Nugent and LiLing Pang

Sleep is a huge issue for most families.  So many of the woes in your child's first few year's of life revolve around helping them sleep well.
How can I Help my Baby to Sleep While Camping? - family travel tip

What is the Best Age to Start Camping with My Baby or Young Kids

by: Jessica Nugent and LiLing Pang

Whether you have a baby, a toddler or a preschooler, the sooner you start camping with them, the better.  Our son had his first tent camping experience at 6 months of age.
What is the Best Age to Start Camping with My Baby or Young Kids - family travel tip

Camping for The First Time with Baby or Young Kids

by: Jessica Nugent and LiLing Pang

 My husband and I started tent camping at campgrounds together as a couple on a fourth of July holiday (many years ago).  Both of us were brand new to camping but were excited to try it out.
Camping for The First Time with Baby or Young Kids - family travel tip

Holiday Travel Survival Guide for Moms: Staying Healthy

by: LiLing Pang

If I let myself think about what a swab test of an airplane seat might reveal, I might actually head right out and purchase one of those disposable airplane seat covers.
Holiday Travel Survival Guide for Moms: Staying Healthy - family travel tip

Holiday Travel Survival Guide for Moms: Long Road Trip

by: LiLing Pang

Many of us will be hitting the road over the holidays.  If you have a long road-trip ahead of you, here are some survival tips for navigating your way around buys holiday roads.
Holiday Travel Survival Guide for Moms: Long Road Trip - family travel tip

Holiday Travel Survival Guide for Moms: Booking and Luggage

by: LiLing Pang

Last year, we decided at the last minute to drive from San Francisco to Seattle to spend the Christmas with my sister's family.
Holiday Travel Survival Guide for Moms: Booking and Luggage - family travel tip

Overcoming Jetlag with Young Children

by: LiLing Pang

I am standing in a corner of a grand stairwell in the renown Musee de Louvre in Paris, pushing a screaming toddler for what seems like an eternity.
Overcoming Jetlag with Young Children - family travel tip

Holiday Travel Survival Guide for Mom: Airports and Flying

by: LiLing Pang

If you are anything like me, I literally can't sleep the night before a big trip.
Holiday Travel Survival Guide for Mom: Airports and Flying - family travel tip

Holiday Travel Survival Guide: Dealing with Delays and Flight Cancellations

by: LiLing Pang

Any flight delay is a huge annoyance for anyone, but stack on top of that the stress of traveling with kids and fully booked holiday flights and you have a personal disaster on your hands.
Holiday Travel Survival Guide: Dealing with Delays and Flight Cancellations - family travel tip

Review of myWallaby Agile Doll Carrier

by: Teammom

As the mother of four children, three of whom are daughters, we have more than our share of baby dolls and purses and our household.
Review of myWallaby Agile Doll Carrier - family travel tip

Review of Sunscreen Towelettes for Kids by Baby Silk

by: mjschubert

Sunscreen has made some major improvements in the past 10 years.  It’s wonderful to have wide spectrum, oil free and even spray on sunscreen.
Review of Sunscreen Towelettes for Kids by Baby Silk - family travel tip

Best iPad Apps for Preschoolers - I'm not bored mommy!

by: Rachel Maguire (Fabumom)

The iPad has entered the world of families by storm.
Best iPad Apps for Preschoolers - I'm not bored mommy! - family travel tip

Travel Size Breast Pump: Review of the Medela Freestyle

by: Chich

Pros: Small, compact and light. Let-down mode is very effective. Breast shields and other parts are easy to clean. Nice, discrete shoulder bag. Cons: Difficult to see if milk is being expressed.
Travel Size Breast Pump: Review of the Medela Freestyle - family travel tip

Cherrylicious - Family Fun at Pick Your Own Cherry Farms

by: LiLing Pang

If there were ever a fruit worthy of a special trip to the farm, I'd say it's "Cherries." Okay...I confess. I do have an obsession with picking my own cherries.
Cherrylicious - Family Fun at Pick Your Own Cherry Farms - family travel tip

Baby Equipment Rental - Hawaii

by: LiLing Pang

  For Don't want to lug a crib and more along for your relaxing vacation in the Hawaiian Islands.  Here are some baby equipment rental companies in the Hawaiian Islands.

Baby Supplies and Equipment Rental Companies

by: Trekaroo

Last week, the BryantFamily posted a question in our talk section exclaiming "So much to carry...help!" Moms and dads quickly sent in their tips on how to slim down the suitcase.
Baby Supplies and Equipment Rental Companies  - family travel tip

Lightweight Travel Cribs - Review of the phil&teds Traveller

by: Carrie Yu (aka adorablyconfused)

This past weekend it was time for more travel for my little family! This time we loaded up our car and headed north to Canada to attend a family wedding.
Lightweight Travel Cribs - Review of the phil&teds Traveller - family travel tip

Lightweight Travel Cribs - Review of the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light

by: Carrie Yu (aka Adorablyconfused)

Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light was the first in a series of lightweight travel cribs that I recently took for a test run.
Lightweight Travel Cribs - Review of the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light - family travel tip

Top Travel Games and Activities for Kids

by: Esther Lee

Are We There Yet? Summer's all about spending time together as a family and heading off to fun, hot places like the beach, the mountains, amusements and more.
Top Travel Games and Activities for Kids - family travel tip

Games on the Go - Keeping the Boredom Blues at Bay

by: LiLing Pang

"Are we there yet?"  2 minutes later...  "When are we going to be there?  I'm so bored!"  For the 110th time I sigh.  "We're almost there.
Games on the Go - Keeping the Boredom Blues at Bay - family travel tip

Creative Travel Games for Kids

by: The Trekaroo Community

"Are we there yet?"      These games are meant to get those creative juices flowing and mixing on those long summer drives to "VACATION."
Creative Travel Games for Kids - family travel tip

Guessing Games when Travelling with Kids

by: The Trekaroo Community

"Are we there yet?"      These travel games are meant to keep you guessing with some room for silliness.
Guessing Games when Travelling with Kids - family travel tip

Travel Toy Recommendations for Babies and Toddlers

by: Eunice Nichols

Traveling with young children can be a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs – smiles and laughter one moment, whining and meltdowns the next.
Travel Toy Recommendations for Babies and Toddlers - family travel tip

Viva Mexico with a Baby!

by: Jaime Turnbull Hyatt

It was the middle of winter in Vancouver and two feet of snow covered the ground.
Viva Mexico with a Baby! - family travel tip

Baby First Aid Kits: 15 Essential Items

by: Esther Lee and Tara Summers Hermann

First things first... virtual first aid kits do you no good.
Baby First Aid Kits: 15 Essential Items - family travel tip

Kimochis: Teaching Kids about Feelings

by: Katie Dillon

My daughter who just turned three has strong verbal skills, but she’s still three. It would be nice if she could tell me how she’s feeling in lieu of crying in frustration.
Kimochis: Teaching Kids about Feelings - family travel tip

Adventure with Kids on Bikes - Can They Do It? Don't Even Doubt Them!

by: Family On Bikes

About the Author:  Nancy and John Sathre-Vogel have been traveling with their two sons on bikes for the last three years. Their bike journey began in Alaska and will end in Argentina.
Adventure with Kids on Bikes - Can They Do It?  Don't Even Doubt Them! - family travel tip

Travel Agents for Families

by: Esther Lee

For families who prefer the luxury of using a travel agent, these are some of Trekaroo's favorites when it comes to traveling with kids.   Vacationkids.c

Hot Travel Tip for Families – Rent a Timeshare

by: Esther Lee

What is it?Timeshares are fabulous condos/suites/villas located in some of the hottest travel destinations for families around the world.
Hot Travel Tip for Families – Rent a Timeshare - family travel tip

Best Travel Trays for Kids

by: Esther Lee

You're driving and you've got kids in the back with drinks and activity books.   "MOM!!! I dropped it!"   Your heartrate rises.
Best Travel Trays for Kids - family travel tip

Discount Coupons for California Attractions

by: Esther Lee

  Coupons, Coupons, Coupons!   There are so many fun places to take kids in California, but many of them carry a hefty price tag.
Discount Coupons for California Attractions - family travel tip

Online Travel Gear Companies for Kids

by: Esther Lee

So, you know you need to get some gear for your next family trip. Where should you go?

Review of the My Little Suitcase iphone app

by: Lydie Thomas

The My Little Suitcase iphone application provided by My Busy Kits is pretty straight forward.
Review of the My Little Suitcase iphone app - family travel tip

Home Exchange - A Budget Travel Secret for Families

by: Lydie Thomas

Are you itching to travel, but think you can’t because of budget constraints?
Home Exchange - A Budget Travel Secret for Families - family travel tip

What you should be doing now to prepare for an International Trip this Summer

by: Lydie Thomas

Our family travel to Europe every year and we (or should I say I) always go through the same routine every single year around March.
What you should be doing now to prepare for an International Trip this Summer  - family travel tip

Review of the Cares Kids Fly Safe Harness

by: Boltonmom

The Cares Kids Fly Safe Harness ($69.70 on Amazon) seemed like the perfect solution to my concerns about flying for the first time with my four-year-old son.
Review of the Cares Kids Fly Safe Harness - family travel tip

Discount Coupons for North Carolina

by: Esther Lee

There are so many fun places to take kids in North Carolina, but many of them carry a hefty price tag.

Review of the ToddlerKiddy by TravelKiddy

by: Adorably Confused

Back in the days before we had kids, my husband and I loved to eat out. We are lucky to live in Seattle, which is a city full of wonderful restaurants, so we had lots of great options!
Review of the ToddlerKiddy by TravelKiddy - family travel tip

The Local Scoop on Kid Fun In 50 Cities - KidsMobile Blog Hop

by: LiLing Pang

Trekaroo's KidsMobile engines are off and running.  We're virtually stopping in 50 cities.   We've already stopped in the following cities.
The Local Scoop on Kid Fun In 50 Cities - KidsMobile Blog Hop - family travel tip

Curious Kids in Hershey, Pennsylvania (Ages 5-8)

by: Lisa Bledy

Are you getting ready to head off to Hershey and need books and other resources to help your kids learn more about Pennsylvania?  Here’s a list of great stuff for your kiddos.
Curious Kids in Hershey, Pennsylvania (Ages 5-8) - family travel tip

Biggest Cruise Ship in the World Provides Big Fun for Kids

by: Amanda Lisk

T’was the night after our eight day cruise and all through the house, the only creature stirring was my husband’s mouse on his computer (as he searched online for another cruise).T
Biggest Cruise Ship in the World Provides Big Fun for Kids - family travel tip

Tips on Travel Safety for Your Child's Lovey

by: LiLing Pang

I just couldn’t believe it!  Why wasn’t TY making Bunnybears in green anymore?
Tips on Travel Safety for Your Child's Lovey - family travel tip

Review of Lost My Lovey Tags

by: LiLing Pang

Are you like me?  Have you laid awake at night imagining the scene it would be if you were to loose your child's most precious lovey.
Review of Lost My Lovey Tags - family travel tip

Baby Equipment Rental Companies in North Carolina

by: Esther lee

Traveling to North Carolina? Avoid expensive baggage fees and leave your cribs, high chairs, and toys behind. Here's a list of baby equipment rental companies in North Carolina.
Baby Equipment Rental Companies in North Carolina - family travel tip

Family Fun in North Carolina

by: Timothy J Reilly

Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina, is a wonderful place to visit, and has a lot to offer for all ages at any time of the year due to abundant sunshine and warm seasonal temperatures.
Family Fun in North Carolina - family travel tip

Best Portable High Chairs for Traveling

by: Esther Lee, Kailani

My family loves to eat and often outside of the house. The food is key, but the company is just as important.
Best Portable High Chairs for Traveling - family travel tip

All About KidsMobile

by: LiLing Pang

The Trekaroo KidsMobile is a blog carnival with a twist.
All About KidsMobile - family travel tip

Step by Step Guide for Jumping on Board the Kidsmobile

by: LiLing Pang

Ready to start?  Here are all the quick steps to getting started with participating in KidsMobile.  Estimated time for completion: 30 minutes tops....w
Step by Step Guide for Jumping on Board the Kidsmobile  - family travel tip

Preparing for a Virginia Journey Part 1: Ages 0-4

by: Kristi Zolandz

We all know Virginia is for lovers, but it turns out it is also a great place to explore the deep history and American traditions with the kiddos.

Preparing for a Virginia Journey Part 2: Ages 5-8

by: Kristi Zolandz

This is Part Two of a four part series covering books and other resources for kids as they prepare for their journey through Virginia's rich history and nature.

Preparing for a Virginia Journey Part 3: Ages 9-12

by: Kristi Zolandz

This is Part Three of a four part series covering books and other resources for kids as they prepare for their journey through Virginia's rich history and nature.

Preparing for a Virginia Journey Part 4: Ages 13+

by: Kristi Zolandz

This is the last of a four part series covering books and other resources for kids as they prepare for their journey through Virginia's rich history and nature.

5 Great Family-Friendly Summer Time Day Trips from San Francisco

by: LiLing Pang

Last weekend, we took our two boys (3 and 6 years old) up to Sacramento for a day trip. We had a wonderful time exploring Old Town, visiting the train museum, and walking down the Sacramento River.
5 Great Family-Friendly Summer Time Day Trips from San Francisco - family travel tip

Kid Tattoos with a Purpose - Review of SafetyTat

by: Esther Lee

Have you ever been separated from your child for even a minute? A good friend of mine lost her 2 year-old child while shopping at the mall.
Kid Tattoos with a Purpose - Review of SafetyTat - family travel tip

Wagamama Blankie Ball

by: Mollieg

The Wagamama Blankie Ball is a great innovation.  It is a silk soft travel blanket that folds in on itself into a little pouch attached to one end.
Wagamama Blankie Ball - family travel tip

Pack for Baby: The CarryOn and Suitcase

by: Esther Lee

You've got your carry-on and suitcase open and ready to be filled up with items for your precious baby. What should you pack for baby and what needs to go where.
Pack for Baby: The CarryOn and Suitcase - family travel tip

Top 5 Travel Toys for Preschoolers

by: Esther Lee and Nisha Cordero

When traveling with preschoolers, no strategy is foolproof. However, parents can increase the chance of keeping their little tikes content if they keep them occupied, comfortable and well-fed.
Top 5 Travel Toys for Preschoolers - family travel tip

Tips for Traveling Hassle Free on a Cruise with Children

by: Amanda Lisk

  Get early flights to and from your cruise. You can board the ship and start your vacation as early as 11:30am even though web sites and travel agents will say 3 o’clock.
Tips for Traveling Hassle Free on a Cruise with Children - family travel tip

10 Fun Travel Activities for Kids

by: Lydie Thomas and Esther Lee

For the past 11 years, I have been traveling internationally every year with my two daughters.
10 Fun Travel Activities for Kids - family travel tip

Travel Resources

by: Trekaroo

Here is a list of other websites to help you plan your next trip.
Travel Resources - family travel tip

Fall Time Harvest Festivals for Kids in New York

by: Lydie Thomas

You know that fall is in the air when Central Park is littered with orange pumpkins.  Whether you want to stay in the city or head out to a real farm.
Fall Time Harvest Festivals for Kids in New York - family travel tip

Fall Time Harvest Festivals for Kids in Connecticut

by: Lydie Thomas

It's harvest time in Connecticut and it's time to dress the kids up and head out for some good old pumpkin and apple fun times with the kids.
Fall Time Harvest Festivals for Kids in Connecticut - family travel tip

Fall Time Harvest Festivals for Kids in New Jersey

by: Lydie Thomas

Scarecrows, pumpkins, apple bobbin, hayrides and more.  Remember how much you loved harvest time festivals when you were a kid?
Fall Time Harvest Festivals for Kids in New Jersey - family travel tip

KidsMobile: Los Angeles with Kids

by: Various Authors

KidsMobile: Los Angeles with Kids - family travel tip

KidsMobile: New York City with Kids

by: Various Authors

The Trekaroo KidsMobile has a full tank of gas and we’re off to find the best activities for families to take their kids to in cities and destinations all across the US.
KidsMobile: New York City with Kids - family travel tip

Kid Conversations on the Road: What's Poverty Mom?

by: Michelle Duffy

In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, my son asked for the first time about the differences between the comforts he was used to in our home and what he had observed while we were traveling.
Kid Conversations on the Road: What's Poverty Mom? - family travel tip

Traveling with a Family of 5 or 6

by: Esther Lee

With just one child, traveling is already a big deal. Moms who take care of 3 kids or more like minnemom and 4sixsuit are my heroines.
Traveling with a Family of 5 or 6 - family travel tip

50% off coupon for Gogo Inflight WiFi service

by: Esther Lee

Two weeks ago, I arrived at the airport on Monday at 10am for a flight from New York City to San Francisco. Usually I'm too busy entertaining my 2 year old, but this time I was flying on my own.
50% off coupon for Gogo Inflight WiFi service - family travel tip

10 Tips For Taking Stunning Family Vacation Photos

by: Bridget Stern

Finally, you are on vacation. Of course you want to come home with a memory card full of pictures that document the exciting travels you’ve shared as a family.
10 Tips For Taking Stunning Family Vacation Photos - family travel tip

6 Tips to Planning Your Family's Dog Sledding Adventure

by: Karen Mouly

With a limited season and tour size, it is best to start planning a dog sledding adventure before the first snowflake hits the ground.  Here are 6 tips when planning your trip.
6 Tips to Planning Your Family's Dog Sledding Adventure - family travel tip

Dog Sledding With Kids

by: Karen Mouly

Why Not Try Dog Sledding?Our first family winter adventure was inspired by the movie Snow Dogs.
Dog Sledding With Kids - family travel tip

Top 3 things to do in Paris and 3 places to avoid

by: Lydie Thomas

Paris is a wonderful city: so many things to see and do. I lived in Paris, my husband is Parisian and we take the whole family to visit every year. Yet, I always discover something new.
Top 3 things to do in Paris and 3 places to avoid - family travel tip

Pack for Baby Without Bringing the Nursery (newborn to pre-crawlers)

by: Esther Lee

Getting ready to pack baby up for his or her first plane ride?
Pack for Baby Without Bringing the Nursery (newborn to pre-crawlers) - family travel tip

How to make a visit to the museum with children a pleasant experience

by: Lydie Thomas

Summer is here and an air-conditioned museum is much more appealing than a hot playground for many adults.
How to make a visit to the museum with children a pleasant experience  - family travel tip

Safety at Water Parks and Public Pools

by: Lydie Thomas

Summer is here and kids everywhere are ready to live it up at a good ol’ waterpark.
Safety at Water Parks and Public Pools - family travel tip

River Rafting in Northern California

by: Dan Kelly

If you want to go rafting this summer in Northern California, there is a river to fit every budget and skill level.  Here are five of the most popular.
River Rafting in Northern California - family travel tip

Four of July Celebrations in the US

by: Lydie Thomas

Cities are putting up a show to celebrate our nation. Enjoy sharing this special day with family and friends and finish the day with wonderful fireworks.
Four of July Celebrations in the US - family travel tip

Creative Ideas to Save Our State Parks

by: Bridget Smith

From the redwood forests to the gulfstream waters, state legislatures are trying to balance their budgets by cutting or eliminating State Park funding.
Creative Ideas to Save Our State Parks - family travel tip

Kids Underground: California Cave Adventures

by: Karen Misuraca

If your family has never toured underground caverns, you’ll be fascinated by how beautiful they are.
Kids Underground:  California Cave Adventures  - family travel tip

A Legoland Adventure for Toddlers and Preschoolers

by: Bridget Smith, author The Unauthorized Legoland Guidebook

The Smith Family held off on our first trip to Legoland, California until my son turned five.  Once we made the trip, I wondered why we had waited.
A Legoland Adventure for Toddlers and Preschoolers - family travel tip

Exploring the Bay Area on a Budget: Family Hostels

by: Karen Misuraca

Hostels are not just for the young and footloose anymore. Many American hostels have private rooms and cabins for families and small groups.
Exploring the Bay Area on a Budget: Family Hostels - family travel tip

Passports for the Junior Jetset

by: Esther Lee

Are you getting ready to take your family out of the country for the first time?
Passports for the Junior Jetset - family travel tip

Toys on the Fly

by: Eunice Nichols

You get on the airplane and to your horror, your child loses interest in his toys within fifteen minutes.
Toys on the Fly - family travel tip

WATCH OUT: Poison Oak!

by: Karen Misuraca

A common native shrub throughout Northern California and a menace for hikers and mountain bikers, poison oak is rampant along foothill and low-elevation trails, creeks, rivers, and forested areas.
WATCH OUT: Poison Oak!  - family travel tip

Preparing Little Tots going to NYC

by: Maggie Clark

Are you getting your toddler and pre-K kids ready to head off to New York City;  need some books to help them learn more the Big Apple?
Preparing Little Tots going to NYC - family travel tip

Maui and the Mighty Humpback Whale

by: Julie Applebaum-DeMello

One thing you’re sure to notice immediately upon arrival is Maui’s fascination with the mighty humpback whale.
Maui and the Mighty Humpback Whale - family travel tip

Little Tikes learning about the Hudson River Valley

by: Maggie Clark

Off to adventure through the Hudson River Valley with the littlest members of your family?
Little Tikes learning about the Hudson River Valley - family travel tip

Family Travel Tips for Roaming on a Budget

by: Kate Pocock

"Well, it must be nice to be rich," shouted a neighbor as she watched us piling into an airport taxi for yet another escape from home. We were running late so I didn't stop to argue.
Family Travel Tips for Roaming on a Budget - family travel tip

Disney offering free birthday admission in '09

by: thesmithfamily

In case you missed this...   On Thursday, September 18, 2008, Disney announced a new campaign to woo budget conscious travelers to their properties.
Disney offering free birthday admission in '09  - family travel tip

Digging Up Roots - How to Help Your Kids Explore Their Family's Heritage

by: Kate Pocock

My kids have a hodgepodge of ethnic backgrounds.
Digging Up Roots - How to Help Your Kids Explore Their Family's Heritage - family travel tip

Day Tripping to Haleakala Crater

by: Julie Applebaum-DeMello

All roads in Maui lead to Haleakala Crater, a trip that Maui visitors should include on their itinerary.
Day Tripping to Haleakala Crater - family travel tip

Curious Kids in Philadelphia (Ages 0-4)

by: Lisa Bledy

Are you getting ready to head off to Philadelphia and need books and other resources to help your kids learn more the City of Brotherly Love?  Here’s a list of great stuff for your kiddos.
Curious Kids in Philadelphia (Ages 0-4) - family travel tip

5 Fabulous Family-Friendly Day Trips from Manhattan

by: LiLing Pang

What truly constitutes a fabulous day trip?
5 Fabulous Family-Friendly Day Trips from Manhattan - family travel tip

Where to admire Cherry Blossoms

by: Lydie Thomas

The time of the year to see the cherry blossoms changes every year but it usually falls between the end of March and mid-April, depending on weather conditions.
Where to admire Cherry Blossoms - family travel tip

Packing Checklist Template for Traveling with Baby - family travel tip

Pack for Baby: The Big Stuff

by: Esther Lee

Your first aid kit, carry-on and suitcase are all packed and ready to go. Now comes the hardest part. Your baby sleeps in a crib, needs a car seat, rides in a stroller, and eats out of a high chair.
Pack for Baby: The Big Stuff - family travel tip

Preparing Kids to Travel

by: Kate Pocock

My dad has a favorite expression: "You see what you know." In other words, if you're walking down the street and you know that a certain building is there, you'll look at it.
Preparing Kids to Travel - family travel tip

17 Tips for Traveling Internationally with Kids

by: Lydie Thomas

It is always exciting to leave to visit another country. My family thrives on discovering new monuments, new foods, new parks, new people, etc.
17 Tips for Traveling Internationally with Kids - family travel tip

Sunrise atop Haleakala Crater

by: Julie Applebaum-DeMello

You can tour this area by air, foot, car, horse, and bicycle—all are great and offer fantastic scenery.
Sunrise atop Haleakala Crater - family travel tip

Hitting the Slopes with Young Kids

by: Dan Kelly

Ski outings were an integral part of family life when I was growing up in South Tahoe.
Hitting the Slopes with Young Kids - family travel tip

Easy 4 Day Winter Vacation Menu

by: LiLing Pang

Hitting the slopes this week for some fun in the snow?
Easy 4 Day Winter Vacation Menu - family travel tip

Curious Kids in Hershey, Pennsylvania (Ages 0-4)

by: Lisa Bledy

Curious Kids for Hershey – Ages 0-4Are you getting ready to head off to Hershey and need books and other resources to help your kids learn more about Pennsylvania?
Curious Kids in Hershey, Pennsylvania (Ages 0-4) - family travel tip

Project: Biographies about Milton Hershey and Me

by: Lisa Bledy

(Appropriate for Ages 5-8)Content Objective: To learn about the life of Milton Hershey.Skill/Process Objective: To develop reading comprehension and writing skills.
Project: Biographies about Milton Hershey and Me  - family travel tip

What's new with Roo?

by: The Trekaroo Team

We're glad to have you here and we hope you enjoy your stay.  We've created this area to keep you abreast of what is going on with the alpha release.
What's new with Roo? - family travel tip

Join Using Facebook

Login-facebook

Talk about
Mount Rainier and Snoqualmie

Ask a question about Mount Rainier and Snoqualmie to the families who have been there.

Bt_ask_a_question