New travel guide helps families explore Colorado's wide-open spaces
Anyone who has explored the state of Colorado knows there is enough to do, see and experience to fill hundreds of guidebooks – which there are. But surprisingly, there is a shortage of comprehensive family travel guides that include sites, restaurants, and things to do for family-specific or multi-generational trips.
Our family experience at Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa, All-Inclusive Resort
Note: We received a complimentary stay at the resort. Take your family on a trip to remember at picture perfect Jewel Grande located in stunning Montego Bay. We loved the sprawling all inclusive resort featuring luxurious newly renovated suites and a plethora of world class facilities sure to keep you and your family busy.
Family Travel to Old Town San Diego and SeaWorld.
Welcome to the third and final installment of Kevin's 10th birthday celebrations at SeaWorld and Old Town San Diego. It may seem like a lot, but for his big 1-0 he wanted to hit all three of his favorite parks Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and SeaWorld. We have annual passes to two of them, so it wasn't that crazy. The great thing about birthday travel is that is is fun for everybody. We had a great time as usual visiting Old Town San Diego. It is our happy place and we try to go whenever our schedules allow. So come along with us as we take you to San Diego! _ What is Hot Mama Travel!? HotMamaTravel is a family travel blog that we launched in 2012. We are unique as a multi-generational traveling family that sees value in taking our young children to literally any place they are allowed, including historic torture chambers in Scotland and bars and pubs all across America. We call it family travel with a twist. Visit <a href="https://hotmamatravel.com">https://hotmamatravel.com</a>
Our family experience at The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort, Vail
Note: We received complimentary accommodation and meals from the hotel. The Hythe brings style, luxury, and world class hospitality to the heart of Vail offering a picturesque and unforgettable holiday for you and your family. As soon as we entered the welcoming and chic lobby we felt we were in for an unforgettable stay. Sophisticated furnishings were fused with alpine inspired details and a cozy ambiance that you crave from a ski vacation. The newly renovated property boasts a plethora of guest rooms featuring private balconies and working fireplaces alongside sumptuous details and luxurious amenities. Our family loved the connecting rooms giving us plenty of space travelling with our young children, and the captivating mountain views from our private balcony were a huge highlight of the picturesque property.
Our family experience at Grand Hyatt Vail
Located at the heart of Colorado’s Vail, The Grand Hyatt is the luxurious mountain getaway we were dreaming of. We loved the secluded and picturesque hotel overlooking scenic river and mountain views alongside decadent accommodation and five star service. The modern and stylish rooms boast private balconies and world class amenities sure to please the discerning traveller. The stunning resort features a tranquil riverside pool heated in the winter and warming jacuzzi ideal after a day in the slopes. We loved the cozy fire pits where our kids roasted s’mores and stayed warm in between swims as well as the inviting lobby where we spent evenings sipping cocktails and gazing at the mountain landscape. Gessner, their on site restaurant, serves mouthwatering Rocky Mountain cuisine and is a must dine spot for foodies visiting Vail. Other five star amenities include a complimentary regular shuttle that takes guests to Lionshead Village and Vail Village for easy access to the lifts or a plethora of dining and shopping options.
Our family experience at Gessner restaurant, Vail
Note: We received a complimentary meal from the restaurant. Treat your tastebuds to the flavours of Rocky Mountain Cuisine at Grand Hyatt Vail’s Gessner restaurant. We were so excited to sample the delicious menu at the mountainside venue and delved into mouthwatering local ingredients and rich and decadent dishes perfectly paired with a snowy day.
Our family experience at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail Valley
Note: We received complimentary nights from the hotel. The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail ValleyDaniel Haddad. Located in picturesque Vail Valley, just a short distance from Vail Village and Beaver Creek, The Westin Riverfront is a beautiful and relaxing choice for a family getaway in the mountains. The tranquil and sprawling hotel boasts captivating mountain views, optimal riverside location, and a welcoming ambiance making you feel instantly at home. We loved the spacious bedrooms and huge one bedroom suites ideal for traveling families.
Our family experience at The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block, Denver
Note: We received complimentary nights and meals from the hotel. The Maven at Dairy Block is an innovative and vibrant boutique hotel boasting urban loft style rooms, unbeatable buzzing location, and a welcoming ambiance throughout the entire property. As soon as you set foot in The Maven’s lobby you are instantly drawn to the welcoming and stylish ambiance. The eclectic space acts as a social space where you can meet friends, co-work at the long relaxed tables, or grab a cocktail or coffee at one of the many enticing venues. Located at Denver’s trendy Dairy Block, you’ll find a plethora of foodie hotspots, local brands, and a buzzing atmosphere.
Our family experience at The Little Nell, Aspen
Note: We received complimentary nights and meals from the hotel. We experienced the ultimate luxury ski holiday in Aspen with The Little Nell. Located at the heart of the popular ski destination, The Little Nell boasts a welcoming five star property only steps from the slopes. We loved the modern and stylish design incorporating a warm and inviting entrance alongside a fireplace adorned bar and a sprawling heated pool and warming jacuzzi. The guest rooms are chic featuring world class amenities and plenty of space for families. We loved the cozy fireplace, decadent bath, comfortable lounge seats and dining table ideal for unwinding after a day of skiing and sightseeing.
How Expensive is Traveling to Rome?
How expensive is Rome? Our familyspent a full week in the Eternal City in October 2021. We track all of our expenses and share our tips to help you plan your trip! For years, we have listed Rome as one of our favorite cities in the world, and we were excited to finally experience it with our kids.
Our family experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
Note: We received complimentary nights from the hotel. The Ritz-Carlton, Denver was the ideal luxury home away from home when we visited the vibrant, family friendly city. We loved the grand and inviting lobby and friendly staff eager to ensure we had a stay to remember. It was our family’s first trip to the city and we were excited to explore the captivating sights and buzzing food scene. Our spacious and decadent suite boasted a separate cozy lounge and sumptuous master bedroom. The kids loved the brand’s unforgettable Ritz Kids set up complete with personalised gifts, Colorado themed books, and a sparkling tent for endless fun.
More Boysenberries! Back for Round Two of Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival.
We just couldn't fit in all the Boysenberry food we wanted to try into one day, so we went back for more! This time we are tasting all the sweet treats with a couple fun savory sweet dishes and a few Boysenberry cocktails too. It's not too late to visit the Boysenberry Festival! There is one more weekend left for you to get down there and full your gut with Boysenberries! To see everything we ate one our first trip, see the video below: <a href="https://newsbreakapp.onelink.me/2115408369?pid=mp_158976">https://newsbreakapp.onelink.me/2115408369?pid=mp_158976</a> _ What is Hot Mama Travel!? HotMamaTravel is a family travel blog that we launched in 2012. We are unique as a multi-generational traveling family that sees value in taking our young children to literally any place they are allowed, including historic torture chambers in Scotland and bars and pubs all across America. We call it family travel with a twist. Visit <a href="https://hotmamatravel.com">https://hotmamatravel.com</a> And don't forget to subscribe to be the first to see all of our NEW videos every week. Happy Travels :)
Flying to Mount Rushmore Hall of Records
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Family Savings for Budget Travel
In our family (including our kids!), we will always choose a shared experience over any material possession or gift. This comes in all shapes and sizes for us: cheering on our favorite sports team, getting season passes to local amusement parks, hiking a new trail, but especially exploring new adventures while traveling. Because we have found this to be SO beneficial to strengthening relationships in our marriage and with our kids, we budget for and prioritize travel!On average, we try to do four week-long trips each year along with several other long weekend trips. While traveling, we have been to 5 continents, roughly 20 countries and countless cities along the way (some detailed in our vlogs!). This was all before our big adventure around the world so we’ve now added A LOT of stats to this. We realize this is a huge blessing in our lives to be able to do this. We also understand many family’s work schedules and/or finances don’t allow these experiences. However, because we have loved traveling as much as we have, we want to share with you a few ways that we save money while traveling. Our hope is to encourage you to step out and try something new with your family. So let’s get to it; here are 7 ways our family saves on travel.
A Very Windy Day at Newport Beach, California.
The kids wanted a beach day while on spring break, unfortunately, we picked the windiest day of the week. So here is what a very windy day at Newport Beach, California is like with kids and a baby. If you would like to visit Newport Beach with your family, checkout out detailed travel guide: <a href="https://hotmamatravel.com/newport-coast-with-kids">https://hotmamatravel.com/newport-coast-with-kids</a>/ What is Hot Mama Travel!? HotMamaTravel is a family travel blog that we launched in 2012. We are unique as a multi-generational traveling family that sees value in taking our young children to literally any place they are allowed, including historic torture chambers in Scotland and bars and pubs all across America. We call it family travel with a twist. Visit <a href="https://hotmamatravel.com">https://hotmamatravel.com</a>
Activities in Rome With Kids
** This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are our own. You should plan to visit Rome with kids. For years, we have listed Rome as one of our favorite cities in the world, and we were excited to finally experience it with our kids. Rome may be the most important city in the history of the world. After accounting for the history of religion, art, politics, architecture, and its impact on our world today, it has to be considered. Here’s one fun fact our family learned during our week in Rome: it was the first city to reach a population of 1 million people. Then, a staggering 1,943 years later, a second city (London) passed the milestone. This is just one example of the fascinating history that we learned from Tiffany, our LivTours guide.
Our family experience at The St. Regis Mexico City
Note: We received complimentary nights stay and meals from this hotel. Stay at the best address in Mexico City and treat your family to an unforgettable experience in one of the most vibrant cities in North America. The St. Regis Mexico City is located on the beautiful tree lined Reforma Boulevard and boasts some of the best views from it’s towering property. From the moment we set foot in the lobby we knew we would have a five star stay to remember.
Our family experience at Hotel Histórico Central, Mexico City
We received complimentary stay and a complimentary meal from this hotel and their restaurant. Hotel Histórico Central, Mexico CityDaniel Haddad. Hotel Histórico Central was the perfect boutique hotel for our family during our visit to beautiful Mexico City. From the moment we checked in, the welcoming staff made us feel right at home. We were served a unique and delicious welcome drink and our children were treated to toys, treats, and plenty of friendly smiles. The modern guest rooms are comfortable and cozy with sleek bathrooms and enticing city views. A huge highlight of staying at the Hotel Histórico Centra is their mouthwatering breakfast served each morning and the complimentary use of the in house cafe. Whether you’re craving a warm panini, freshly baked croissant, warming soup, or perfectly crafted coffee it’s available 24/7 at Cafe Central. All hotel guests can order free of charge, which was a great addition to our stay.
Our family experience at Barceló México Reforma, Mexico City
Located at the heart of the city, Barcelo Mexico Reforma is the perfect home away from home when visiting the bustling destination. The stylish towering property features a chic and welcoming lobby, impeccable five star service, and a variety of modern guest rooms sure to please the discerning traveler. We upgraded to their Premium Level where you’ll gain access to a luxurious lounge, early check-in and late check-out, and spacious rooms complete with a private terrace.
Ten Ways to Spend Less and Travel More
Browsing through other families’ beautiful travel photos and videos can be fun and inspirational, but also frustrating if you want to be traveling but don’t think it’s doable for your family. This is exactly why we decided early on that an important component of Traveling Graces needed to be making travel attainable for others.