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  • Welcome to our Travel section. Enjoy tips and travel logs for individual and family trips, including domestic travel (in the United States), international travel, trips to national parks, road trips, staycations, and theme park and cruise vacations. This list highlights our most popular posts, or scroll down for the most recent tips.

Travel Related Giveaway: $1,000 HomeAway Vacation Rental

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As a family, we’re all about family travel. What we’re not about is the price tag associated with family vacations. We have found entering a travel related giveaway—like this $1,000 HomeAway vacation rental giveaway… (see below for more details)—to be a great way to offset the cost of a family

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Family Travel: Vacation Rental Tips and Recommendations

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Are family travel and volunteering two things that interest your family, either together or separately? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
Mom It Forward is thrilled to support Passports with Purpose—a great organization with a unique fundraiser, where every $10 donation equals an entry for a chance to…

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5 Tips for Taking Preschoolers to Disneyland

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Taking preschoolers to Disneyland can be a fun, rewarding, memory making experience! It doesn’t have to be frustrating or hard with just a few simple tips.



1. Arrive the afternoon before you go to the park. Let your little one explore the hotel …room, swim, and run! If you’ve been

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5 Inspiring Ideas from German Urban Gardens

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Since I’m the gardening contributor here on MomItForward, it probably comes as no surprise that I look for garden inspiration everywhere I go. This summer, I was lucky enough to travel to Germany for 10 days and you can bet that I was very interested in German agriculture and came…

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Planning a Trip to SeaWorld San Diego

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Every summer our family likes to plan a summer vacation. This year, our family went to Southern California to take in the beach and a little sun. As we researched some of the things we could do while we were in the area, going to SeaWorld San Diego… was

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Tips for Planning the Perfect Family Vacation

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We all have the best of intentions when we are planning our family vacations…. We don’t anticipate there being any problems or stress since it is a vacation, right? If you don’t plan carefully, you will need a vacation from your vacation. Vacations are meant to be as stress

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Best Staycation Ideas

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If you and your family don’t have time or money for a big trip, consider going on a staycation….  Most people don’t think to visit all the attractions in their own city or town. Now is the time to get out and start exploring! We recently asked the Mom

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Staycation: Going to the Park

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Can’t afford the family vacation you wanted this summer? Never fear! Consider going to the park for a staycation. Here are some fun ideas for how to create a summer park tour that will make you feel like you have been on an extravagant vacation.





We all know the

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Florida Travel: Kennedy Space Center

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It’s summer which usually means many of us are planning some sort of a family vacation. Vacations are fun, but sometimes the planning can be daunting…. We always want them to be relaxing, but if you have kids, then you know you’ll need something exciting too. As much

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8 Tips to Survive a Family Road Trip

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The ultimate test of a family’s strength or sanity is going on a family road trip. This doesn’t have to be a cross country road trip… but anything over 2 hours usually will do it. Let’s face it, putting more than 3 people in a vehicle filled with luggage

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