When thinking about getting on a plane with two 4 year olds and flying 5 hours across the country just to spend 2 days hiking and then repeat it all over again to get back home, most moms would start hyperventilating. It’s true, preschoolers aren’t the easiest to hang out with in general, then put them in a tin can for hours straight and the resulting nightmare can give anyone a heart attack. Between the why’s and the constant whining and the snacks and having to sit still for 5 hours, you would think that the majority of sane people do not plan short stints across the country. And we say they are missing out!
With the holidays quickly approaching, you may be preparing for a winter vacation or trip to visit family and friends. Chances are that in all the hustle and bustle of year end, you’re not thinking about water safety, but if you’re going to be near a pool, you should be.
Whether traveling to warmer climates to visit grandparents with pools, plans to stay at beach resorts, or traveling to colder temperatures with frozen ponds and snow covered rivers, water safety is key to an accident-free, fun family vacation this holiday season. From the United States Swim School Association (USSSA), the largest and preeminent swim school association in the country, here are 8 tips for water safety for your upcoming holiday vacation.
Cold weather means more than pulling the jackets and sweaters out of storage. Preparing your car for winter weather will help keep you and your family safe on the icy roads and prevent costly repairs later on in the season. While the weather is still mild in early December, take the time to make sure your car is ready for the icy months ahead by checking off all our car winterization tips.
With the holidays just around the corner you may be starting to prepare for journeys near and far to visit family. When planning a trip with the whole crew in tow, being prepared is key to enjoying the time on the road.
From flight assistance to picking the best rest stops, knowing what’s ahead on your journey can help make a smooth and memorable time for the whole family. We’ve picked out the seven best apps for making your holiday travels as prepared as they can be.
At Daily Mom, we are obsessed with travel. While we do travel without our kids sometimes, we are always looking for the best places to go with our kids. Traveling as a family is the best. You get to take on new experiences as you explore a city together. The memories we make while traveling with our kids are precious. If you are ready for your next family friendly getaway, Atlanta needs to be on your list! This city in the south provides a very fulfilling family vacation that is packed with activities and delicious food. Plan for a long weekend here and know that you will head home, reluctantly, after taking in Atlanta as a family.
For many, planning a wedding is an endeavor that they do not wish to take on. City Hall elopements, both locally and as a tourist, have become a popular option for those looking for a low key solution to their marital vows.
A beautiful wedding does not need to be a big wedding. Intimate weddings are appealing, with lower costs and less people to manage. Whether planning your first wedding or joining families with a second marriage, a City Hall elopement can create beautiful memories without breaking the bank.
Have you ever visited New York City? Have you visited New York City with your family yet? Whether you’ve been to the Big Apple a million times or you are planning your first trip, where you stay can make or break your visit. We’ve discovered a gem in the heart of the city, where French luxury meets the hustle and bustle of the city. Sofitel NYC will give you everything you need to stay in New York City: style, comfort and location!
Travel is a passion for the team at Daily Mom. We’d travel all the time if we could, but that’s just not possible. One way that we all travel as much as we can is by taking weekend getaways instead of long vacations. You can take a weekend getaway with almost no notice and have the best time ever. In some ways a weekend getaway is superior to longer trips. However, just because you are taking a quick trip doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plan that trip. Get the most out of your weekend getaway with these planning tips.
Just north of Tucson, in southwestern Arizona, you will find a gem in the desert. Hacienda Del Sol is a luxury guest ranch that gives you an authentic Tucson experience with wonderful amenities, beautiful sights, and memories that will stay with you forever. This isn’t your normal hotel. You will take a piece of Hacienda Del Sol with you when you leave and will find yourself dreaming of your days here until you can return.
One of the most amazing things about traveling throughout the United States is the diversity between the states. No two places are similar, and some are so unique that they seem like their own world. Arizona is one of these fabulously unique places. It may be known for its deserts but this great state is so much more. Pack your bags! In less than a week, you can journey through the desert and beyond, soak in the sun, and savor every sight.
In southern Arizona, not too far from Tucson, there is a funky little town that you must visit if you like to take in sights that are just a little out of the ordinary. Bisbee, Arizona will draw you in with its sense of freedom and creativity. With just the right amount of retro and a small town feel, it truly is a unique place that everyone with wanderlust must check off their to visit list. Here are some of the sights that make Bisbee such an enticing place…
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When you think of popular places to visit in the United States, New York City, Las Vegas and Orlando probably come to mind. All three cities are very unique from anywhere else in the world and all three cities have more to see and do than anyone could ever take in during one trip. Your itinerary in any of these destinations will vary based on who you are traveling with, your travel preferences and the time of year you are visiting. New York City, Las Vegas and Orlando are all wonderful family destinations in their own ways. You really need to visit all three with your family to take in the best of each city. However, all three of these popular travel destinations in the United States have a “must visit” attraction that you have to get to with your whole family: M&M’S World!
In Arizona’s Sonoran desert, you will find a gem of a city that is a little off the beaten path, Tucson. With mountains surrounding the city and sunshine year round, outdoor adventures await you. You can explore the natural beauty and unique ecosystem of the desert by visiting the various gardens and parks. This city in the southwestern U.S. will delight you with a hip, booming arts and culture scene. There are tons of museums, theaters and galleries to check out. Ride a streetcar through the heart of the city and take a walk around the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!). The list of things to see and do in Tucson goes on and on. This city is anything but boring!
The historical architecture in Tucson is all around. We love the adobe style row houses and restored mansions. Tucson is a great destination for those who like studying and enjoying different styles of architecture. One detail we kept noticing in Tucson was all the beautiful doorways!
Planning a Disney vacation can seem like a daunting task. There are so many magical opportunities and so many details to choose from that you can feel overwhelmed. It absolutely should not be overwhelming though! When you are ready to pack up the family and head to the happiest place on earth, you easily can plan your vacation with confidence. Here is how…
If you are looking for a family getaway full of unexpected surprises, skip the overly developed tourist trap cities and travel right into the heart of the midwest and visit the greater Des Moines, Iowa area. Des Moines is full of surprises from world class accommodations and exciting activities to unique and delicious food. This capital city is incredibly family friendly without being just for kids. Explore this sweet spot in Iowa with your whole family. There’s still time to book a trip before summer ends.