There’s nothing like a spa day — or weekend! — for relaxation, and for connecting the spa-goers. In the serene atmosphere, your workaday worries fall away and you’re able to calm down and spend time together, just getting to know each other again. But not every spa allows children. Most, in fact, have a minimum age requirement. They may not...
A Single mom cruise with Disney
Many of my single mom friends said that the only way to relax while traveling with kids is to find a cruise with a “kids club.” I have traveled the world and doubted I would enjoy the restrictions of a cruise, even if it did free me up as a single mom. But I was desperate for an international experience, and...
Music festivals are an exciting place to bond with your family, particularly if you have music-loving children and like to plan your vacations around your children’s interests. And, some of your favorite music festivals have worked to ensure that their youngest guests are cared for and having fun. Here are 5 that are particularly great for families. Note that...
Where to go on vacation? You may want to impart lessons from history or spark an interest in art. Maybe you want to show your kids where you grew up or travel to a place with great beaches. Just traveling on a plane for kids that like aviation can be an experience. You may find, however, that any or all...
Traveling with kids is great – until the moment it isn't. These 8 items solve many of the problems parents face when traveling with kids, from keeping what you need handy on the plane to making sure your phone-mad tweens and teens always have handy wi-fi. Travelmate: If you have $1000-plus dollars to spend on a suitcase, this is...
You only have two arms, which makes transporting your child(ren) and bags through the airport a real back-busting struggle. But there are ways to make it better, ranging from the cheap-and-(relatively)-easy to the "only for the well-heeled" solutions. When considering how to get your bags and your kids from here to there, what you'll want to do first is make...
We’re taking a stand here. So many other blogs about family travel apologize for talking about childcare during family vacations. But we’re here to tell you, there’s no need to feel guilty for needing a break when you’re traveling as the only adult with your kids. Yes, it’s fun to share activities with your babies and toddlers. There’s nothing sweeter...
The holiday season is the time for glitter and spectacle, and the displays at these hotels will make your jaw drop in wonder. If you have a holiday trip scheduled, any of these hotels would be magical to wander through — and even if you’re not, you can take your family to a local display to inject a little...
We’ve all been there -- the line at the grocery store is long, and baby is tired.  Cue the crying. It happens everywhere and sometimes for no reason. Babies, toddlers and little kids cry, this is a fact of life. We’re all used to it. But when it comes time to travel, being cramped in a tight space at...
Once they have kids, some parents figure they have to hang up their adventure-travel backpacks and stick to Disney trips. Those parents are wrong. If you want to keep your traveling ambitions modest when you travel with your kids, that’s one thing. But if you crave more far-flung locations or out-there experiences, here are 4 family-friendly locales that may...
When parents go looking for travel strollers, they often search for the lightest, or the least expensive. But if you’re going on a trip with a lot of walking, or commuting regularly with the stroller, there’s one thing that’s most important of all: It has to be easy to push. No matter how many gimmicks or features your stroller...
So many parents, whether single or partnered, put off travel “until the kids get older” because they’re afraid of the flight. Nobody wants to be that parent with a screaming child that makes everyone around them miserable. Knowing your child is unhappy is bad enough without enduring angry stares and comments from your fellow passengers. We all hope our...
Planning a trip can be so much work. How will you get from the airport to the hotel? What crazy hour do you need to wake up? What adapter do you need for your devices? The kids complain. They don’t want to pack. They don’t want to get up early, stay up late, eat new food. It can really make...
With winter break officially over, back-to-work parents are longing for something exciting to light up the long, dark days. It’s not too early to plan for sunshine and fun in 2018 — maybe a cruise on one of the following 4 family-friendly lines is just what you need to enliven your winter doldrums. Carnival Cruise Lines Parents like: Carnival’s Dream...
No matter how confident she is at home, the thought of flying with babies or small children strikes terror in the hearts of single moms. What if everyone cries? What if everyone cries, and everyone on the plane glares at you? What if everyone cries, somebody poops, and you cause an international incident that causes the plane to turn...
Here at Happy Traveler, we love sharing our best advice for traveling with kids as a solo parent, and we are always looking for new sources of inspiration. There are tons of blogs out there about single parenting, and many address travel with kids, but few talk about combining the two. Here are some of our favorites! Exploramum.com Traveling as a...
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