Back to school shopping as a mom of all girls means we are in constant motion to find the cutest, the hippest, the brightest, and the sparkliest shoes, clothing, and gear stores have to offer. As a self-proclaimed “dress yourself to express yourself” mom, my girls often look like they spent some time in a Frozen-themed glitter factory. And most days, I don’t mind that. But this is the first year that everyone will be in some type of “school” (big kid school and preschool), and I feel like I need to step up my game in the back to school arena. Don’t get me wrong – they will still be rocking dinosaur dresses and cowgirl boots with a bright pink backpack – but at least they will have some of the coolest gear around.
Posts Tagged ‘Wanderlust’
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.
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 bucket list stops, everything from nature and landmark viewing to museums and aquariums, all kid-friendly, yet still fascinating and fun for adults. 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 to-do list 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.
Every time you pack for a trip do you plead with yourself to use some of those great packing tips you’ve pinned to your Pinterest board? Well, lucky for you, 2017 is the year to finally lighten your (packing) load, and what better way to do it than in style with the smart luggage company, Raden. During the upcoming year it is time to upgrade your luggage game in a new and exciting way with a bag that is as tech savvy and smart as it is aesthetically appealing.
Do you feel long overdue for a getaway that doubles as both a spectacular vacation and a once in a lifetime retreat to help you relax and rejuvenate? Whether you are an advanced yogi leading a lifestyle of health and wellness or simply somebody looking to connect with and begin to revitalize their own body amid the shores of a tropical paradise, Retreats Unlimited has already planned the perfect trip for you in Lapaz, Mexico. Maybe your kids are grown and it is time for you to focus a bit on finding your own joy, or perhaps you have little ones and you are long overdue for a bit of relaxing (and wouldn’t a Yoga Retreat be a spectacular Mothers Day gift!). Join Retreats Unlimited and 2 of your very own Daily Mom Editors on what is sure to be the trip of a lifetime!
Anyone who has ever taken a cruise knows how beautiful some of the views you encounter are; from ship’s sea walks to out of this world sunsets to endless ocean views to tropical beaches.
These are the 15 most unforgettable views we saw on our cruise through the Caribbean on the new Regal Princess ship. Take a short trip through our experience via these photos.
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.
Gone are the days where children would run around acres of lush acreage in boots and farm dresses from sunup to sundown, playing tag and building secret forts in the woods. You no longer see many men with weathered cowboy hats riding horses while they herd their cattle about, or women tending the homestead while gathering fresh roots and eggs for a hearty dinner. You probably can’t imagine a modern day household without a TV set, five telephones, or family dinner around the table for every meal.
But, what if that’s what you long for? What if part of you wants to go back in time to a simpler era, where family values prevail and traditions are steadfast. What if you and your family desperately need an escape from today’s fast paced world? Then it’s time to dust off the kid’s riding boots, buy cowboy hats for the whole crew, and book some tickets to sunny Santa Barbara, California, where The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort will quietly be waiting to transport your family back to a time where Instagram and BMWs never existed.
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.
Nestled in the heart of beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona and set against the backdrop of the McDowell mountains, lies the ultimate in family friendly fun, relaxation, and hospitality: the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. This gorgeous AAA Five-Diamond resort is truly an oasis in the desert. Having just completed a $60-million renovation, this hotel features nearly 650 spacious guest rooms and boasts activities that will keep your youngest kids and Mom and Dad busy and entertained while being surrounded with some of of the most beautiful grounds you have ever seen. With five heated pools, two water slides, an incredible spa, tennis and basketball courts, four award-winning restaurants and two full 18-hole golf courses; the Fairmont Princess has something for everyone!
Traveling can be frustrating. Especially if you are traveling with children. The last thing you need to be worrying about when trying to catch a flight or navigate the mini-van is what you’re going to look like when you finally arrive. Yala Designs makes traveling in style comfortable and easy.