Carnival's new Camp Ocean // (c) 2014 Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival Attracts Kids With Camp Ocean

Family cruising just got even more fun with Carnival Cruise Lines. It unveiled Camp Ocean a new marine-themed children’s program coming to its fleet. If you are setting sail this summer, Camp Ocean is set to debut on Carnival Freedom on May 24. The new program will immerse children ages 2-11 in the wonders of the sea through…

Spring cocktails // (c) 2014 Catfistheye

On the Blog: Cocktails Perfect for Spring Break

Parents, there’s just one day before most of Los Angeles is on spring break and that is cause to celebrate. If you aren’t leaving town, here are some fun cocktail recipes that I wrote about at Latina Madre that can turn spring break at home into a fun staycation — just make sure there’s someone around…

Grand Lucayan Bahamas for Easter

Retreat of the Week: Grand Lucayan, Bahamas

It seems like I am the queen of last-minute travel, so it goes without saying that I have yet to finalize my plans for Easter weekend and spring break. Sometimes, this isn’t a problem, like last summer’s road trip, it can be a huge success. And, planning at the last minute doesn’t mean sacrificing an…

Abercrombie & Kent provide unique safaris for families. // (c) 2014 Abercrombie & Kent

On the Blog: African Safaris for Families

Recently, I wrote about some of the best African safaris for families for Marmalade Magazine in Orange County, Calif., and I wanted to share the information with you, my readers. I thought that my adventure days were over when I settled down, got married and had kids. But what I didn’t realize was that they were really…

Checklist // (c) 2014 Dako

Tips for Baby’s First Flight

Are you flying with baby for the first time? Karina Corona, the baby concierge at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, provides some tips for parents headed to the airport. Here are her suggestions: Before the Flight • First off, be sure to check with your pediatrician to see if your baby is old enough to travel by…

Teen Road Trip Carissa Rogers

On the Blog: What to Do With Teens on the Road

Are you traveling with teenagers this spring? I contributed my advice on what to do with teens on a road trip to the website Latina Madre. Are you dreading a long drive with an angsty teen this spring break? Sometimes driving with older children can take the wind out of your sails, so to speak. Even…