Western Carribbean Cruise on Carnival Magic #LetsGoCarnival

Western Carribbean Cruise on Carnival Magic- This Mama Loves Blog

Western Carribbean Cruise on Carnival Magic Disclosure: I am participating in the #LetsGOCarnival retreat managed by SJ Consulting. The opinions on this blog are my own. We are packing our bags and heading to sea- literally- in just under 2 weeks. Our first cruise as a family. My second cruise, and my husband and kids' will be on their first cruise ship.  To say we're excited is an understatement- we are really looking forward to some ...

Using Credit Card Rewards to Pay for Travel

Using credit card rewards to pay for travel- This Mama Loves blog

This post about using credit card rewards to pay for travel is part of a partnership with American Express and Hilton HHonors.  I’ve been a stay-at-home parent since our oldest was born almost 11 years ago. The first several years, I wasn’t working, so there wasn’t extra income for vacations. Any points or rewards earned from using ...

Harry Potter Interactive Wands at Universal

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Harry Potter Interactive Wands at Universal: Which Wand is the right wand for me? Are the Harry Potter Wands Worth it? When visiting Universal Studios of Orlando, Florida, if you are like most people, you are going more to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter than any other section of the parks. Both Islands of Adventure ...

Vacation Planning Strategies

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Planning a vacation with the family is exciting.  It can also be stressful and exhausting and as parents we know that there is so much more that goes into it than the fun that is caught on camera.  With a big family of school age kids and toddlers, there is a lot to think about ...

Make the most of your visit to Universal Studios

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Make the most of your visit to Universal Studios Theme Park in Orlando Visiting Universal Studios Orlando can be an overwhelming experience, especially the first time you go. From the minute you get out of the car or shuttle and make your way in, there is so much to see and take in. Every bit of ...

Start planning your vacation with HHonors Points

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Start planning your vacation now with HHonors Points We just got home from several days in Orlando as a family. It was a great time for us to get away, spend some time together and just relax and enjoy ourselves. Well, relax for a few days, anyway, since we did 3 days at the parks while ...

AMEX & Hilton HHonors Cards help achieve family travel goals

AMEX & Hilton HHonors Cards help achieve family travel goals

I am excited to partner with American Express and Hilton for this sponsored opportunity to make my family travel goals and summer trip to Orlando happen. Most of us are happy to travel to different places.  Maybe you just love to travel back to your childhood hometown. Maybe you love to travel the world. One obstacle for many ...

Quick weekend in San Francisco and Napa #MangiaMoment

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Quick Weekend in San Francisco and Napa The first weekend in March I could be found flying to San Francisco along with some amazing other bloggers and 5 winners (and their guests) from Bertolli's #MangiaMoment sweepstakes. We spent one night in San Francisco and one night in Napa.  I've never been to either place so for me, ...

Tips For Hassle Free Winter Travel with Pepto-Bismol

Tips for hassle free winter travel- This Mama Loves

When it comes to winter  travel, there's a whole lot of folks who do so in February and March. Some people may only drive a few miles while other will travel thousands. Whether you travel by plane, train, bus, car or spaceship, winter travel can be pretty stressful. There is often unexpected weather that can ...

Tips for Traveling with Kids: Happy Kids, Happy Ride

Tips for Traveling with Kids

I remember the days before kids when road trips had a totally different meaning than they do today, with 5 kids in the back two rows of seats.  In my early 20's one of my best friends moved several states away.  We'd leave late in the day, drive all night long listening to loud music ...