Leslie Harvey, Frequent Flyer TravelingMom

Leslie Harvey, Frequent Flyer TravelingMom

Leslie Harvey is a former attorney from the San Francisco Bay Area and mom of two kids, ages 8 and 3. She blogs about the joys and challenges of travel with little ones at Trips With Tykes. She has a passion for all things air travel related (well, everything except the TSA) and is also a lifelong Disney geek. She saves money on her family’s travels by maximizing the benefits of airline frequent flyer and other loyalty programs.

Lyft & Uber Tips: How to Use Ridesharing Services with Kids

Want to take a ridesharing service on your next family vacation? Whether you are a newbie to using Uber with kids or Lyft with kids or a newbie to them altogether, learn how ridesharing services work. Get pro tips to make ridesharing work when you uber with kids with your family in your travels. Uber with Kids: How to Use Ridesharing Services In the past few years, ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have become serious players in the transportation market of most major cities. With a smartphone and data connection, you can hail a ride, monitor a driver’s...

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7 Tips for Disneyland’s Pixar Fest

Whether you are ready to go “to infinity . . . and beyond” or looking to “just keep swimming,” head to Disneyland! Disneyland is celebrating all things Pixar this spring and summer with Pixar Fest all over the resort. Learn all the insider tips for the Pixar Fest celebration. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and buy, TravelingMom will get a commission. Thank for helping support TravelingMom. 7 Planning Tips for Pixar Fest at Disneyland 1. Know Your P’s 2. Budget for Park Hopper Tickets 3. Snag a Spot in a Less Popular Fireworks Viewing...

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The Ultimate Guide to Disneyland Character Meals

Dining with Mickey and pals is an important part of a Disney vacation for most families. Luckily, one of our TravelingMoms has eaten at every single one of the Disneyland character meals. Tough work, but someone’s gotta do it! Find out her best tips, tricks, and advice for character dining at Disneyland. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and buy, TravelingMom will get a commission. Thanks for helping support TravelingMom. Few families plan a visit to Disneyland without scheduling a meal with their favorite Disney characters. Character meals are a perfect way to get photos...

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Breastfeeding Tips for Travel: Nursing & Pumping On the Go

Many traveling moms struggle to balance travel during the breastfeeding years. Whether you are headed to grandma’s house with a new nursing baby in tow or taking a solo business trip as a working mom with a breast pump and cooler, we’ve got you covered. We have assembled our network of Traveling Moms to bring you some of the very best tips and tricks for breastfeeding and pumping success while traveling. Travel and Breastfeeding Basics As Traveling Moms who travel often for work and for pleasure, both with and without our kids, we know about the juggle that breastfeeding moms...

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Disney Park Hopper Tickets: Worth It or a Waste of Money?

Disney vacations can be expensive endeavors. Budget-conscious visitors often look to save money by foregoing a few of the ticket “extras,” including the Disney park hopper option. But are park hopper tickets worth it? Many Disney guests find them worth the splurge. Find out the factors to consider when deciding whether park hopper tickets are worth the price for your family on your next Walt Disney World or Disneyland trip. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and buy, TravelingMom will get a commission. Thanks for helping support TravelingMom. The cost of a Disney vacation...

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Tips for Disney’s Aulani with Toddlers and Preschoolers

Considering a Hawaiian Disney vacation at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa? This luxury resort on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu has plenty to offer families with kids of any age, but it is an especially ideal destination with younger kids. Get insider tips for experiencing the best of the Disney magic and Aloha spirit at Aulani with toddlers and preschoolers. Many families take their toddlers and preschoolers to Walt Disney World and Disneyland every year. But not as many consider a Disney vacation in Hawaii at Aulani. After all, it is a longer trip for many traveling families....

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Complete Guide and Insider Tips for Using Disneyland MaxPass

Disneyland’s next generation FASTPASS service, MaxPass, is here. There are some big changes from what Disneyland regulars have been used to over the years as well as major differences from FASTPASS+ at Walt Disney World–not the least of which is the new system costs $10 per day per person. A Disneyland regular walks you through how the new paid Disneyland MaxPass system works and offers insider tips for how to use the digital FASTPASS alternative for free. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and buy, TravelingMom will get a commission. Thank for helping support TravelingMom....

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White Stallion Ranch: Arizona Dude Ranch Family Vacation

Hey, dude! Have you ever considered a dude ranch for your family? Get a TravelingMom’s take on the dude ranch vacation experience at White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, Arizona. Take a peek at the dining, horsebacking riding, and amenities you might not expect. Plus, learn why your kids may be ready for a dude ranch family vacation sooner than you think. Why a Dude Ranch Family Vacation? Like many travelers, dude ranches were not exactly on my family travel radar. Not because I was unaware of them, but rather because I thought that my kids (ages 8 and 4)...

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Is the Disney Credit Card Right for You?

A Disney credit card is often a popular choice among Disney-going travelers. But are the two Disney credit card offerings from Chase really giving you the most or the best travel rewards? One of TravelingMom’s credit card rewards experts looks at the pros and cons of these cards. Rewards credit cards can be an incredibly useful tool to save money on your family’s vacations. With a plethora of airline miles cards, hotel cards, points cards, and cash-back cards, choosing the right one requires serious research and a detailed cost-benefit analysis. Credit cards also come with risk and potential for making...

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1 Day Itinerary for San Francisco

The City by the Bay in a single day? It can be done. Although the city of San Francisco is a destination worthy of a week or more, sometimes travelers just do not have the time for a longer visit. Get a local’s take on how to hit the highlights in this 1 day itinerary for San Francisco. San Francisco, California is one of the top United States travel destinations for travelers around the globe. I recommend that visitors come and stay awhile, taking a few day trips around Northern California on a longer visit. But longer vacations are...

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