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.


21 Brilliant Ideas for Saving Money at Disney

Is it really possible to do Disney on a budget? With a little research and some preparation, there are lots of ways to save serious cash on your next Disney trip. Let TravelingMom show you all the tricks to saving money at Disney World and Disneyland! Traveling Mom uses affiliate links that may pay us if you purchase through them. Thanks for your support. Top 21 Tips to Save Money at Disney 1. Buy discount Disney tickets. 2. Stay off-site. 3. Stay on-site. 4. Use a travel agent. 5. Cash in frequent flyer miles or hotel points. 6. Sign...

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Complete Guide to Disney Transportation

Planes, trains, and automobiles? In Orlando, that’s not quite right. For Walt Disney World visitors, let’s revise the old transportation adage. How about monorails, Magical Express, and Minnie Vans? Or perhaps ride-sharing, shuttles, and rental cars? Disney transportation can be both overwhelming and overwhelmingly convenient. But you need to know how to use the system. Find out everything you need to know to master Disney World transportation, both on and off-property. Walt Disney World is a pretty enormous place. That means transportation is an essential part of the experience. Most new visitors are completely overwhelmed by the choices. How can...

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12 Most Important Things to Know about Disney’s MagicBands

At Walt Disney World, it may seem like magic that a little plastic wristband can do so much. Disney’s MagicBands, introduced a few years ago, are still a novelty to many visitors who don’t visit Disney World often. Here we answer 12 frequently asked questions about MagicBands and all the conveniences and access they offer – with all the latest information on MagicBand 2 and beyond. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and buy, TravelingMom will get a commission. Thanks for helping support TravelingMom. If you haven’t been on a Disney vacation in the...

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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. Traveling Mom uses affiliate links and may receive a small commission for items you purchase through links.  Thanks for your support.  Many families take their toddlers and preschoolers to Walt Disney World and Disneyland every year. But not as...

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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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