March 23, 2017

6 Must-Book Family Cruises

It’s not uncommon to book a family cruise one year or more in advance and given the incredible experiences children can have, like learning to juggle, exploring medieval history and creating ocean murals, you’d be wise to book well in advance in order to snap up the best staterooms. Here are six of my favorite cruise vacations for families: Royal […]

Family River Cruises: 4 Summer Cruise Itineraries

River cruises are hot right now, particularly those in Europe. Unfortunately, river cruises don’t exactly have a kid-friendly reputation. You won’t find water slides, climbing walls or Broadway-style shows. However, you will find gallery scavenger hunts, on-board language lessons and cooking classes with ship pastry chefs, if you know where to look. While I expect more river cruise lines to […]

Crystal Cruises: Give Back While Ashore

What did you do on your last cruise with your family? Okay, I’ve only been on one cruise, but I remember going to the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet each morning, getting dressed up for dinner and disembarking every so often for shore excursions. Oh, and we played a lot of Bingo (it was an Alaskan cruise, so it was a bit […]

3 Ways to Vacation with Barbie

Do your kids like Barbie dolls or do they really like Barbie dolls? Meaning, are you willing to spend precious vacation time playing with dolls, going to Barbie-theme movie nights and sleeping on hot pink sheets? If the answer is yes, or even maybe, you may want to check out three vacation ideas for the Barbie lover(s) in your family. […]

Blog Buzz: Go Inside the Disney Fantasy

The long-awaited Disney Fantasy finally sets sail on its maiden voyage tomorrow and the blogs have been abuzz. Get your Disney Fantasy fix with updates on the staterooms, stage shows, characters and on-board activities from the popular blogs below. Take a look. Take a photo tour of the Disney Fantasy to get a look inside on The Cruise Log. Or, […]

Twitter Tuesday: 4 Fun & Friendly Cruise Lines

I’ll be honest, I’ve been on just one cruise, and I’m probably not the best spokesperson for family cruises. It was a cruise to Alaska with my in-laws, my husband and our two oldest daughters, who were four and two at the time. We had fun, but it was cold, rainy (I had no idea it rained 300 days a […]

12 Tips to Keep You Safe on Your Next Family Cruise

The recent cruise ship disaster involving the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy has dominated the news lately, leaving many to wonder about cruise safety and the overall impact of this incident on the cruise industry. Given the popularity of cruises among families, I wanted to share 12 tips to help you and your family stay safe on your […]

Twitter Tuesday: Who to Follow Before You Book Your Next Disney Vacation

A trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland can be an expensive proposition, not to mention the months of planning to coordinate air travel, flights, park tickets and restaurant reservations. Fortunately, there are loads of resources on Twitter to help you both plan your trip and save money at the same time. Here are a few of my favorite Disney […]

Twitter Tuesday: Who to Follow Before You Book Your Next Family Cruise

I took my first cruise more than five years ago (gosh, I can’t believe it’s been so long). It was an Alaskan cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage with my husband, our two little ones and my in-laws. It was a lot of fun though surely a different experience than what we would find aboard any of the Caribbean cruises (there […]

Ahoy Matey: 9 Kid-Friendly Pirate Cruises

With the recent release of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, are pirates on your mind? If you’ve been singing “yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me,” you may be game for one of these fun and very family-friendly pirate ship cruises this summer. Black Dragon Pirate Cruise (Port Isabel, TX): Board the Black Dragon, a 75 […]