Dream Big, Save Money on Travel, and Save a Child’s Life with St. Jude and Expedia

At long last, it’s my turn! I’ve been watching with awe and admiration as travel writers around the country have opened their hearts and blogs to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital over the past few weeks. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Expedia has joined forces with St. Jude to help families with children battling cancer…

Preferred Family Three Days In Page

Family Travel Planning Made Easy:

Preferred Hotel Group, a premier marketing association of independent hotels, has proven that they understand that families need customized information when planning vacations. Gone are the days when stating a hotel is family-friendly and not explaining why or how is enough online.

In response to a call for more and better information, Preferred Hotel Group launched, a dedicated site for families where they can discover Preferred Family Certified Hotels in a single, robust website full of invaluable tips and information.

Goldfish Kimpton Hotels

Wicked Fun! A Kimpton Holiday Stay and Giveaway: Boston Edition

Kimpton Hotels recently hosted five writers in five cities across the country as part of a holiday blogger getaway event.

My family loves Kimpton as this kid-friendly brand offers a fresh departure from typical hotels with updated décor and whimsical themes. We stayed at Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge for our family getaway and it was quite a treat!

Four Seasons Luxury Family Travel Giveaway

What Four Seasons Hotel Are YOU Dreaming About?

In case you haven’t heard the news, we’re running an incredible giveaway right now for THREE different stays at a Four Seasons hotel. Get the full details and contest rules on our Four Seasons Luxury Family Travel Giveaway page or just head right to our Facebook Four Seasons Contest page to enter.

Important Note: All three participating bloggers — Ciao Bambino, Poshbrood, and Luxury Travel Mom …

Four Seasons Luxury Family Travel Giveaway

Win a Four Seasons Family Getaway!

When I dream about the ultimate luxury hotel experience, Four Seasons always comes to mind as the master of personalization, pampering, and beauty at every level.

Best of all, Four Seasons is committed to extending their iconic luxury experience to families. Kids love Four Seasons stays as much as their parents. If you’ve ever checked into one of their guest rooms with kids, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Barefoot Books Giveaway

To Parents, From Kids: Our Best Travel Tips

Parents are always the ones who are dishing out travel tips on how to travel with kids. I thought it would be fun to pass the microphone over to the other experts … kids!

Just “asking” kids for their tips may not be good enough to inspire the best thinking, so we asked our friends at Barefoot Books to provide a little motivation.

The result? Hello, great giveaway just for kids!

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Win a San Diego Family Fun Pack from Red Tricycle

Red Tricycle is a go-to website for parents when they are looking for ideas on things to do with kids, what to eat or just what’s going on in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. They recently launched Red Tricycle San Diego and to celebrate they are giving away a family fun pack filled with tickets to the most popular family-friendly destinations in San Diego.

We are huge San Diego fans at Ciao Bambino. Nancy grew up in San Diego and returns at least once a year; we’ve covered many of the attractions in the prize package …


Don’t Miss Omni Hotel Giveaway & CB Travel Gift List

Holiday shopping mania is in full swing. There are holiday gift lists circulating all over the web right now. The upside? No shortage of information and suggestions. The downside? Sifting through all the articles is yet another chore we don’t have time for!

If travel gifts are on your mind, we have fantastic travel gift ideas for kids on CB. Plus, if you don’t see something you like on our list, we’re getting loads of comments from Ciao Bambino readers with additional suggestions.