Anuja De Silva, Cosmopolitan with Kids TravelingMom

Anuja De Silva, Cosmopolitan with Kids TravelingMom

Anuja De Silva is a full time working mom and aspiring writer. She is learning to integrate, family, career and travel with two little ones in tow. She lives in Albany, New York with her husband, pre-school aged son and infant daughter. She loves to explore new cultures and inspire other working moms through her adventures.


How to Make the Most of your Walt Disney World Vacation…with a Baby

What can you do at Disney with a baby? Turns out – minus a few thrill rides –  you can do almost everything you want as long as you plan for it. We traveled to Walt Disney World with our 11 month old baby daughter and 4 year old son and made memories to last a lifetime. Planning ahead helped us make the most of our days while accommodating our baby’s schedule. Finding the right resort and navigating the Disney transport will be a big part of making a successful trip to Disney with a baby. Is it a...

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Should You Stay at a Budget Hotel at Walt Disney World?

Deciding where to stay at Walt Disney World is the one of the first questions in anyone’s mind when starting to plan a trip. Though Disney is not typically associated with being budget friendly, there are several budget hotels termed as “value resorts” on Disney premises. At around $100-125/per night, they offer tje cheapest hotel accommodation close to the parks. But what is missing in these value resorts with a price that is too good to be true? Trying to decide where we should stay for an extra couple of days after our annual TravelingMom retreat needed some careful...

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Easy Day Trips from London

Taking day trips is a great way to explore a city’s surroundings without the hassle of checking in and out of hotels. On a trip to London, England, with our toddler we experienced much more than city life by arranging day trips to a variety of places. The royal palace in Windsor, the seaside resort town of Brighton, the historic city of Bath are a few options of day trips within 2-3 hours from London and ideal for taking the kids. Day trips offer a convenient way to experience more than your main destination when you don’t have a...

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Free Things To Do in London with Kids

The high cost of living in London shouldn’t hold you back if it is one of your dream destinations. There is so much you can do for free or at low cost that will give you a feel for the city as well as work with your little one’s schedules. Did you know that most museums are free in London? Also major city parks used to be under the monarchy and now open to the public. Window shop at Knightsbridge and taste curry at the Brick Lane market and experience London like a local with these suggestions. There are...

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A Working Parent’s Guide on Travel with Kids

Ever wondered if having a baby means the end to last minute trips and late night adventures? Most likely yes! But it certainly won’t signal an end to your traveling days. As a working mom, having kids has made me prioritize and invest in travel more. Starting with day trips and neighborhood explorations, we have learned our travel dynamics as a family. A little planning and a flexible outlook goes a long way in experiencing new adventures as you travel with kids. If traveling is your passion, don’t let work and chores stand in your way of spending the...

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Puerto Rico with Kids

Puerto Rico offers so much for families looking for a beach getaway with cultural experiences. We drove through a rain forest, explored caves and visited plazas in Old San Juan and Ponce, which has preserved its Spanish colonial architecture. We couldn’t have picked a better location to spend Christmas on the beach. Going to Puerto Rico is like being in a different country within the United States and was a great way to introduce Spanish language and food to our preschool aged son.     Without much research we decided to spend our December holiday soaking up the sun...

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Hotel Review: Hôtel Château Laurier Québec, Quebec City

With its commitment to preserving its Francophone heritage, Hôtel Château Laurier Québec offers the ideal experience to enhance your visit to Quebec City. The hotel is a mix of contemporary style with a nod to the historic French influence. The hospitality of the staff is outstanding for parents who need bottles sterilized or want directions to landmarks. The downtown location is ideal for families who want to sightsee without the hassle of figuring out transportation. Parents can enjoy wine by the glass through the wine vending machines while the kids are occupied playing by the beautiful fireplace or entertaining...

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A Visit to Quebec’s Eastern Townships

The Eastern Townships is a region of Quebec known for its bucolic lifestyle. Scattered across nine regions, it boasts of charming towns perfect for experiencing the outdoors. Sherbrooke, one of the larger towns in the region, includes a trendy downtown amidst scenic lake views from Magog and St. Francis rivers. It is a great family destination that will cater to kids from babies to teenagers with activities such as kayaking and paddle boating at Parc-Lucien Blanchard and seeing a large variety of animals at Granby Zoo. While planning our road trip through Quebec I learned of  Eastern Townships, a...

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11 Ideas for Exploring New York City with a Toddler

Exploring New York City with a toddler can be overwhelming even if you’re familiar with the city. With a large number of choices for things to do and places to eat, it can be hard to narrow things down if you don’t have a plan ahead of time. Having visited the city frequently with my toddler, here are a few of my ideas to help you map out your next outing to the Big Apple. Spend the Day with Toddlers in Midtown What to do: Taking a cruise targeted for kids is a great way to see the main attractions like...

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6 Things to do in Quebec City with Kids

If you’re looking for a Francophone experience without crossing the Atlantic, head to Quebec City which sits on the Saint Lawrence River in the French-speaking Québec province of Canada. It is an ideal introduction to a new culture for little kids through walks along cobbled stoned streets while tasting delicious French pastries inside the fortified walls of the Old City. Your activities in the city can range from gourmet meals on Grand Allée Street to visiting farms at Island of Orleans or taking a cable car up to Montmorency Falls. Having spent a few days in Montreal, the biggest...

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