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...
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...
When you’re traveling, you need both hands to corral your kids, not lug around a heavy car seat. You can rent gear for when you get to your destination, but if you want the car seat to buckle your child into on the plane — or to use in your rental car as you leave the airport — you’ll need...
When I use to travel pre kids I did everything off the beaten path and had my days full from early until late at night. That model clearly doesn't work with kids!  Before kids, I use to not plan at all when I traveled, and with kids you clearly need to over plan. We just returned from our two-week trip...
Have a single mom in your life and don't know what to get them? Well, from our collective of awesome single moms, here is the ultimate gifts for those superhero single parents out there. The Kickass Single Mom: Be Financially Independent, Discover Your Sexiest Self, and Raise Fabulous, Happy When Emma Johnson's marriage ended she found herself broke, pregnant, and...
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...

Have It Their Way

Have It Their Way
The passerby spotted Henry and me sitting, hot and furious, like a pair of livid living bookends on a public bench in San Francisco. Given he was five, my son had the better excuse for acting like a sleep-deprived toddler, but both of us were in enraged two-year-old mode. “Hi!” the stranger said cheerfully, approaching with an even mix of...
Disney Secrets
I watched my daughter's little face light up as a parade of her best morning cartoon friends rode by, knowing that the stress and planning had all been worth it. At $110 to $135 for a one-day ticket (free under 3!), it’s a big expense and a lot of pressure to visit Walt Disney World. Here’s what worked and didn’t work for this...
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