While cruising on the Carnival Magic while she was in Europe, I caught up with Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director John Heald. John is not just the man who puts together the entertainment and activities on the Carnival Fun Ships, but he’s also a husband and dad with a passion for cruise travel. In the video, John gives a bit of insight about general cruising and how his outlook of cruise travel has changed since becoming a parent. We also discuss the Carnival Magic and the many offerings for guests on a Carnival Cruise. To find out more about John Heald and keep up with hisRead More →

Alice Griffin is the author of the informative and inspirational book Tales From a Travelling Mum: Navigating Europe with a Babe-in-Arms. It is chock full of useful tips and advice on traveling with little ones. Alice was kind enought to answer a few questions for TravelingMamas.com readers. When did you first develop a love for travel? Growing up with parents who often spoke about travel and road trips they had taken with my siblings (I missed out there being the youngest!) I think my love of travel is deep-rooted. Really I have been dreaming of far-off places for absolutely as long as I can rememberRead More →

Season 7 of American Idol was probably one of the more memorable for the CajunMama family. We really enjoyed Jason Castro’s performances and his choice of songs for most episodes. The 21-year-old artist sang a few numbers that were meaningful to us, including “Travelin Thru” (which should be one of our theme songs), IZ’s arrangement of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (Hello, Hawaii), and “I Shot the Sheriff” (which brought Mr. CajunMama and I back to our honeymoon in Jamaica). I’m a big fan of entertaining and talented musicians, so when Little CajunMama and I were able to get an interview with the Texas native whileRead More →

January is the time when people look back at the past year and make resolutions for the year ahead. This day last year, we loaded our first post on a WordPress.com travel blog. We started TravelingMamas.com with a few dollars and a little bit of common sense (we trademarked the name). Along the way – 438 blog posts later – we’ve grown into what you see today. Each of us feels blessed to have TravelingMamas.com as a fun and rewarding outlet. We four have full editorial control of what content we feature, and our goal has always been to help mothers and travel researchers findRead More →

Alan Rider, a traveling dad, shares with TravelingMamas.com an inside look at his inspiring site, XTRORD.com and how it came to fruition. He and his wife of 16 years are the parents of Sky, a 10-year-old adventure lover like his dad. They reside in a really small town in northern California. Paragliding over the Pacific/La Jolla, CA Copyright Alan Rider Have you taken your family with you on your travels? I’ve been fortunate to be able to take both my wife and son on many of my work trips over the years. But Sky and I just had our first real father-son trip a coupleRead More →

Disclaimer: I bugged the poo out of this poor man until he broke down and graciously agreed to answer these questions. Before you read this, pretend you are Wayne and Garth and repeat to yourselves, “We’re not worthy”. Chris Brogan is a Strategist/Advisor of Enterprise Tech and Social Media. In other words, he’s the Shiznit, The Man, or whatever name you want to call him, but I’m pretty sure he prefers Chris. He’s also a Traveling Dad and founder of Dad-o-Matic, a place for dads to share thoughts and ideas about parenting. Chris also educates people about technology and the practices around it with hisRead More →

Chanize Thorpe, a freelance travel writer/editor, is a Traveling Mama who lives in New York with her husband and three children. She has traveled the world and has agreed to share some of her insights on being a mama and traveling. How did you first become a Traveling Mama? My dad was in the military so I’ve been traveling all of my life. Even after I left home for college, I had “itchy feet” and would find myself packing my suitcase to go somewhere every 3 months. That never changed, even when I had children! When you travel solo for work, how do you dealRead More →