traveling with kids

Carnival Fascination Cruise’s 2018 Comeback Includes Free Pool-Side Burgers from Food Network’s Guy Fieri

Carnival Fascination is currently being chartered to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) to house relief workers in St. Croix and resuming its year-round schedule of seven-day southern Caribbean cruises from San Juan, Puerto Rico, beginning Feb. 18, 2018. The cruise’s year-round schedule from San Juan encompasses week-long sailings to five Caribbean islands:  St. Lucia, Barbados, St. […]

Top 20 U.S. Family Vacation Destinations for 2016

FamilyFun magazine announces the winners of its fourth annual Travel Awards—the result of thoughtful feedback from 2,000 families who rated more than 400 destinations across the United States. The 20 top winners—and almost 100 runners up—include exciting kid-friendly cities, national parks, children’s museums, resorts, and historic sites across the country that are sure to align with […]

Tips on Exploring Washington D.C. with Children

The history and learning opportunities alone make traveling to Washington D.C. a worthwhile trip. But with so many museums, government buildings and attractions the city can be overwhelming especially when visiting with children. Pre-planning and research are key to making a D.C. trip easy on the entire family. Another great idea to consider is renting […]

Staycation for Family Bonding

  We spent our summer vacation visiting with friends and family.  We had an amazing time with a lot of memories and fun.  But there was something missing.  My family – the five of us – were always surrounded by abuelas, primos, tias, y amigos.  Clearly a blessing and I am not complaining.  But, I […]

Hagerstown, Maryland- Entry to Antietam and many Civil War Historic Sites

Tweens & Hotels- what do they like? Los Tweens Reviews Homewood Suites by Hilton  Traveling with tweens is quite fun, but planning is the key to success. We started exposing our girls to new places when they were very young- driving to parks, traveling within our city and state, etc. As part of the Los […]

American Latino Heritage Road Trip- Days 3 & 4- Shenandoah National Park

Exploring Junior Ranger programs – Get your ‘familia’ there!  Days 3 & 4 of our American Latino Heritage Road Trip wasn’t focused specifically on sites that had Latino influence but more on how Latinos and multicultural families can and should plan to experience and enjoy our national parks.  When you consider that among the top […]

A National Park a la Tweens Vacation Experience – Ideas & More – Part 1

Theme: Happy husband and kids while on vacation- Dios Mio– what a challenge! A few years back my husband watched the Ken Burns special on PBS “America’s National Parks” and then ‘silly me’ – I bought him a National Geographic book on the National Parks- it has been a blessing and curse wrapped into one! […]