Category Archives: Travel

Free Halloween Fun At Disney Store Locations Nationwide October 17th and 18th!

Anna & Elsa

Looking for free family fun this weekend? With four kiddos our family excursions can get expensive…. That is why I am always on the lookout for free fun! This weekend Disney Store locations nationwide will host  a special “Halloween Dress Rehearsal!”  Kids can dress up as the favorite Disney character and participate in some great kid…

I Had a Dream That I Went to ROAR Retreat in Costa Rica and I Thought I was in Oz

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The supersaturated green outside the airplane window strained my sight. It was almost painful to my drought-accustomed eyes. Months without rain had apparently weakened my vision. I’d grown accustomed to a parboiled palette of sage and sand. Kelly and hunter greens, vivid emerald and celadon floated by.  Slashes of chartreuse and swathes of mantis cut…

Can You Guess Which Disney Costumes Disney Celebs and Disney Kids Pick for Themselves?

Francesca Capaldi at Disney Party

Thanks to Disney for hosting us for this event! Disney always has great kids costumes, year round. They are the go-to source for so many moms & kids including celebs. Scroll down to see some of the celeb selections! Why not? You can’t go wrong with a Disney costume! It’s a sure thing. You know…

Knott’s Berry Farm 2015 Annual Pass Now A Screaming Deal!

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Patty is ecstatic about you and your family visiting her and the gang at Knott’s Berry Farm! Now is the ideal time to purchase your 2015 Annual Pass for Knott’s Berry Farm. Knott’s is offering super easy payment plans so you can bring your families out to play. Purchase now and you are eligible for one…

Epic Food Gawking at The Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, NYC


Pulling kids out of school to travel is frowned upon, but in my opinion, New York City gets an exception. Taking my teenaged daughters to NYC, the city I immersed myself in at their age, has made me feel more whole. There’s something transformative about bringing your kids to the places that meant much to…

How a Hotel Chain That Used to Cater to Business Travelers, Became a Pretty Great Family Choice


Thanks to Embassy Suites for hosting our family for one night in La Jolla. All opinions are my own. Traveling with kids is one of my favorite things. But it’s not always easy or affordable. With 4 kids it can be tricky to find lodgings that are comfortable for us. But let’s face it. It…

Unique Boutiques and Fabulous Finds Found Shopping in Tamarindo

I arrived a couple of days early to ROAR 14, which was a treat as I had the chance to go shopping in Tamarindo with my friend Andrea Feldman who is one of the retreat organizers. Andrea has been living in Costa Rica for the last year or so, and just relocated to Playa Conchal…

10 Covetable Cool Camera Straps That You Need


My camera is one of my most prized possessions. I love it dearly and have been making more of an effort to wear it everywhere. What better way to use it often, become more familiar and more skilled?  It’s a handy practice as I also don’t want to miss out on all of those moments…

Caviar Facials & Extra Pampering: Kerstin Florian at Spa Montage


I’m a spa snob. Ever since the first time I set foot into Spa Montage, it became hard for any other spa to quite live up to the comparison. The Spa at the Montage Resort, aside from being incredibly close and convenient for me, is my favorite for many reasons. It’s luxurious without being pretentious….

Knott’s Scary Farm Changes The Face of Haunt

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Thank You Knott’s Scary Farm for Inviting Momfluential to your Haunted Media Event! Halloween is my favorite holiday and I get super giddy and excited when it comes to Knott’s Scary Farm. For Halloween 2014, Knott’s Scary Farm  in Buena Park announced three new terrifying attractions that I am hoping to survive. I am literally…