Ah, Costa Rica… the small Central American country nestled between the southern most tip of Mexico and the northern part of South America, that is rich in biodiversity, full of volcanoes and rainforests, a scuba diver’s and surfer’s playground, and boasting a beautiful history and legacy is a place that must be visited once in your lifetime. It’s with no surprise that this unique country is one of the most highly valued tourist destinations in the world. Comprised of seven provinces, it’s an adventurer and nature lover’s paradise, filled with activities to keep you mesmerized from sun up to sun down, yet also appeals to those who prefer a slower pace while on vacation, with perfect beaches, peaceful rivers, and majestic mountain views.
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Arizona is a magical place, full of desert beauty, snow capped peaks, canyon lakes, and magnificent wildlife. It’s a state where you can view dusty, sandy grounds dotted with cacti as towering mountains blanketed with snow serve as a backdrop, all in one scene. Wild horses and cattle roam the landscapes, while one lane roads stretch for miles between sky high striped rocky cliffs. Where world famous landmarks lay as people from all over the Earth come to photograph and honor their longevity. It’s a place where the views that are set before your eyes seem unreal, as something flawlessly painted by an artist, a priceless piece of art. Even though it’s impossible to capture on a screen what these views look like in real time, we still tried to portray the power of nature and faith in these images, from the north to the south of Arizona. Savor each image, and please add them to your traveling bucket list, as each is truly a sight to behold.
Road trips are one of the best ways to vacation, especially when you’re towing along a couple kids. Whether you’re flying cross country and picking up an RV for a week, or just venturing out your backdoor in the minivan for a long weekend of local adventure, seeing what this country has to offer out the windows of a vehicle is a satisfying experience, for both young and old. We recently road tripped through the state of Arizona, from top to bottom, and along the way found great places to recharge our batteries and refuel our bodies, all with a kid-friendly spin. So whether Arizona is hundreds of miles away or right in your backyard, load up the car and the kids and get road trippin’. Leave the hotel and restaurant recommendations to us!
This spring break was a bit out of the ordinary for Elena and I (Dani) and our two kiddos. If you’ve been around Daily Mom at all, you know that we have a bad case of wanderlust, especially when it comes to us two. Half of the grand travel gestures we toss around never come to fruition, but this time was different. Elena decided to spend every extra minute she had – and trust me, there are not many extra minutes in this power woman’s day – on planning the perfect kid-friendly, with an educational twist, ten day trip on the other side of the country. Her hard work paid off, and we are currently – I’m literally sitting on the lawn of Tanque Verde Ranch writing this post – traveling through the state of Arizona, soaking in all the sunshine, desert heat, and cowboy facts we can find. Our first leg of the trip landed us in Tucson, at the best dude ranch in Arizona, the Tanque Verde Ranch. We’re pretty okay with just staying here for the whole week, as it’s a western paradise that fulfills us in every way, but our restless souls will ultimately move on tomorrow. So here is our diary entry into these last three days that were spent on an authentic ranch, together with our little cowboy and cowgal, Eli and Lexi.
Spring breaks are like Christmas; every year they come rolling around, whether we’re ready or not. If your typical spring break consists of lounging around the house, plugged into the boredom-busters, listening to the kids fight while you catch up on laundry and Netflix episodes, consider doing something different next year when spring break creeps up on you. If you’re craving a bit of adventure and western flair, whether you live on the East Coast or the West, pack up the cowboy boots and hats, and take the family to a real life dude ranch in beautiful Tucson, Arizona. Tanque Verde Ranch is your answer to a week full of disconnected family bonding time, spent among the most stunning landscapes and wildlife that nature has to offer.
Nestled halfway between Charlotte and Atlanta, amidst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, sits the quaint mountain town of Highlands, North Carolina. A town that is pristinely maintained, with bustling boutiques, inspiring cuisine, and breathtaking views, the Highlands is home to a uniquely European style retreat that spans the town, giving you the feel of staying at a one-room, private bed and breakfast, yet delivering a wide variety of upscale accommodation options. It’s basically a hotel resort spread out and amongst the town, providing a homey feel and an interactive vibe. This winter, enjoy the bare tree beauty and the crisp air that surrounds Old Edwards Inn & Spa, while you retreat to their retreat.
As winter starts to settle over most of us in the US, our moods drop, our energy levels dissipate, our skin pales, and our hearts start wishing for the warm sun again — at least for those of us who are summer babies and suffer from self-diagnosed seasonal affective disorder. Don’t let the snowbanks and looming months of scarves and earmuffs get you down this year. Escape it all for a week, round up your other winter-weary friends and family, and book a ticket to year-round sunny Turks & Caicos.
The Caribbean is magical. When you think sunshine, gorgeous beaches and crystal blue waters, you think the Caribbean. The best way to experience this wonderful part of the world is by boat! So get on the best boat in the Caribbean, the Regal Princess Cruise Ship, and tour the Eastern Caribbean for an experience of a lifetime.
If you are ready for a cruise ship experience like no other, you need to take a cruise on the next generation of cruise ships. The Regal Princess is luxurious and innovative, and with destinations all over the world, there is a cruise on a Regal Princess perfect for you. We cruised the Caribbean on this amazing ship and are so excited to share all the unbelievable features of the Regal Princess with you.
Puerto Rico is know for its gorgeous beaches, historical architecture and world class resorts. Whether you have traveled to this amazing country several times or have never been able to visit at all, here are 10 beautiful photos of Puerto Rico that everyone should see.
Here at Daily Mom, we travel the globe bringing you the best destination spots and places to stay with your family for the ultimate vacation time. While we love family travel and the memories and experiences that are formed with our children in a new, exciting, and beautiful place, we want to expand our TRAVEL category into more than just family travel spots. Everyone deserves to see the world, from singles to couples to adult groups, so today we’re excited to bring you a destination spot that is the perfect place for a mom’s escape: Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa.
The cold winter weather will soon set in for many of us, and that means fleeing to warmer locations to thaw out, see the sun, and spend time with family in a relaxing and blissful setting. As you start planning your winter vacation, think outside the box, and instead of trekking down to the usual Mexico or Jamaican destination, go a bit further south to sunny Costa Rica, where Dreams Las Mareas awaits you.
In Southern California, tucked away beneath the San Gabriel Mountains, there is a hotel that boasts grandeur and luxury in its every corner. The sprawling architecture and pristine grounds it sits on is almost as stunning as the backdrop upon which it acts. With a long historic presence, award winning honors, and a goal to make environmental preservation top priority, The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, California is the perfect place to reside during your stay in sunny California.
When you find yourself in Orange County, CA looking for a unique hotel experience you must take the time to stay (and play) at Hotel Irvine. This lifestyle hotel takes the intimate experience of the boutique style hotel to a whole new level. From the beautiful and modern decor to the personalized service, you will find yourself amazed at every turn. This is an amazing gem for an intimate couples weekend as well as your next family vacation.
Las Vegas is known as a place for adult entertainment, not a place for kids. At first glance, families don’t have much to do in the city of nighttime entertainment and gambling. However, anyone who actually takes the time to do some research on what Vegas has to offer beyond shows and casinos would be surprised to find an array of activities and entertainment of a more wholesome type, perfect for families and kids. Our team of editors has done the research for you, traveled to the destination, and got the scoop on the best sights and activities to do when traveling to Vegas with your family.
Today we’d like to take you to a place in Vegas where kids are welcome. Where big families gather. Where Vegas is no longer about gambling only but also about reconnecting: with nature, with oneself, with relatives.
We’d like to give you a tour of Vegas the way it’s rarely seen: through wholesome eyes.