Five Reasons to Visit Busch Gardens with Kids

I’m thrilled to be an ambassador for Busch Gardens Tampa this year. As part of that my family and I get to visit the park and share some tips and ideas for making the most of your trip. During our most recent trip I couldn’t help but think about how awesome Busch Gardens is for families with young kids. Here are some of my observations… 1) Complimentary stroller parking rocks! When we pulled in just a few moments before opening {Read More}

Tips and Activities for Flying with Kids

Flying with kids can be a lot of fun, but it can also be very stressful. In last week’s Discover & Explore travel theme, there were some terrific resources to help plan for airplane rides with kids. You’ll find tips, books, activities and more. First flight? Maps, Apps, and Naps~Tips for Traveling with Children is full of great tips for preparing kids for that first flight and avoiding meltdowns along the way. Planet Smarty Pants also has five ideas for helping prepare {Read More}

Preparing for Family Trips

Family trips can be create some of the fondest memories for families, but they can also be cause for a lot of stress. With a little planning and advance preparation,  you can start your vacation of on a great note and hopefully avoid some unnecessary stress. Family Trips–Planes, Trains, Boats or Cars? If you’re not sure how to get to your destination, you might enjoy this collection of ideas and tips from previous Discover & Explore participants. Maps, Apps, and Naps–Tips for {Read More}