Carnival’s Best Family Excursion in Costa Maya

Lost Mayan Kingdom Adventure Park- Best Excursion for Families in Costa Maya- This Mama Loves

When we took a 7 day Western Caribbean Cruise aboard the Carnival Magic ship last month, one of our stops was in Costa Maya, Mexico. This was our first cruise as a family and we really wanted a day to relax and have some fun as our previous day, we'd been on a river boat ...

First Trip to Fenway with the Kids

First Trip to Fenway - This Mama Loves

I partnered with Cape Cod® to promote #RoadTripChip by taking my very own road trip with their chips for the kids' First Trip to Fenway and sharing our experience. Opinions are my own. If you know me, you know I'm born and raised in New England, and born and bred a Red Sox fan. It's just in ...

Explore Nature Far & Wide with Family by Your Side

Explore Nature Far & Wide with Family By Your Side - This Mama Loves

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. What matters most to us time with family.  That’s always, always been the answer but this time last year, when we lost my father-in-law unexpectedly to a tragic accident, it refreshed and renewed to us just how important family is.  His favorite thing in this world ...

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 ...