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A Visit to Hogwarts – Travel with Kids

Include something familiar and fun in your family travel. It helps with culture shock as well as travel fatigue. International travel can be awe-inspiring as well as eye-opening. I should know. We just got BACK from our month-long tour of France with stops in London at each end. Yes, I know. Surprise! While I trust […]

5 Frugal Food Tips for Family Travel

We’re a foodie family, so we love to eat on vacation. We have a few traditions that we keep to. Over the years, we’ve developed a few things that we like to do on vacation that make the trip easier and more fun. They are random and fun, and things that we rely on make […]

Tips for Flying with Kids

Travel with Kids Series | Tips for Flying with Kids | Life as MOM

Air travel with children can be stressful. Life as MOM contributor Janel has a few tips that can help you make the journey just a bit easier. In my nine years of motherhood, I’ve made several flights with my kids both nationally and internationally. Sometimes my husband has been along for the ride but for […]

Travel Books You Should Know

Booking It is an online book club where we share the good reads we’ve found in the previous month. We’ve found that over the years we’ve discovered some great new books thanks to this monthly book share. Carrie and Anne are my fellow bookworms and help round out the selections. This post does include affiliate links. If you make […]

Keeping Your Stuff Safe with Pacsafe

As technology has become more sophisticated, so have thieves, particularly when you travel. Pacsafe luggage has products specifically designed to deter bad guys. Disclosure: I received complimentary review product from Pacsafe. All opinions are my own. Twenty years ago when I was a college kid in France, a safety pin was a pretty good deterrent for […]

4 Fun Ways to Save Money on Your Next Trip

Setting a budget for your family trip doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Life as MOM contributor Prerna shares some tips on how you can save money on your next trip. We recently took a cross-country trip with our 6-year old daughter to visit some family and also, just unwind after a really busy month. […]

Ways to Organize Travel Plans

People store and process information so differently. How do you organize your travel plans? Once upon a time, a travel agent would plan your trip and hand you a packet with tickets and an itinerary. There are still travel agents, but most people I know do the booking and planning themselves. Having figured out the […]

Packing Suitcases with The Ziploc System

Packing clothes for family travel can make a mom’s head spin. Life as MOM contributor Deanna has a great packing system to help make your family’s travel wardrobe more organized and streamlined. Disclosure: This post is not sponsored by Ziploc in any way. 🙂 In the past I haven’t always had good success with traveling […]