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 the schedule of her two little ones under the age of five. She lives in Albany, New York with her husband, pre-school aged son and toddler daughter. She loves to explore new cultures and inspire other working moms through her adventures.


Time Saving Travel Prep Tips for Working Parents

Lack of time to plan travel is common complaint among working parents. As a mom of two who works outside the home full time, I have some tried and tested trips to help working parents carve out time to plan travel. Don’t stress about catching every deal. Doing the planning in stages can help your travel dreams come to life. Keeping the house ready and prepping ahead for your arrival can help you jump right back into your routine after a memorable trip. Time Saving Travel Prep Tips for Working Parents Planning travel while working full time is a...

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Cool Things to Do in Boston with Kids

Introducing a new city to kids through a story book is a great way to encourage their love for traveling. Make Way for Ducklings is a beautifully illustrated story especially suited for kids under the age of five. It tells the story of a ducking family as they navigate their home city of Boston. We used the book as a guide to help our kids plan our Boston itinerary. Read on to learn how to visit Boston with kids.   Cool Things to Do in Boston with Kids Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It’s...

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5 Reasons Why Working Parents Would Love a Vacation at Beaches Negril

Have you wondered what it is like to get off the plane and not worry about the itinerary for the rest of your vacation? That’s exactly how it is at a Beaches resort. Whether it is finding child care, playing at the water park or heading to a restaurant, everything is hassle free. That’s because it’s all arranged within the resort with the help of hotel staff. A few days at Beaches is a truly a vacation in paradise for working parents. After all, who doesn’t want to leave the kids on Sesame Street?   5 Reasons Why Working...

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7 Things to Do in Atlanta with Kids

Though our Cosmopolitan with Kids Traveling Mom has flown through Atlanta multiple times, it was a weekend getaway to the city that gave her a sneak peak of what it had to offer.  If you’re looking for big city attractions, Atlanta has you covered. With one of the largest aquariums, biggest outdoor water fountain displays and a gigantic Ferris wheel, the city is ideal for a weekend getaway with kids. 7 Things to Do in Atlanta with Kids Atlanta, the capital city of Georgia, is one of major cities in the United States.  In terms of tourist appeal, it...

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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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