Matthew McConaughey announced yesterday on his website that his girlfriend, Camila, is three months pregnant. This means that their window of opportunity for planning a Babymoon is slowly closing. They have passed the first trimester, where travel isn’t recommended, so this gives them three to four months before the end is near…….the end of life as freewheeling travelers. But what is a Babymoon, you ask? A Babymoon is the last travel hurrah for an expecting couple before another being is added to the relationship. Here are some of TravelingMamas.com picks for Babymoons: Jamaica The Grand Lido Resort and Spa in Negril is an all inclusiveRead More →

I was watching CBS this morning and they interviewed Heidi Roizen, an entreprenuer and the brains behind SkinnySongs, a new cd to help lose weight. One of the songs really clicked with me when I read these lyrics: “About six months back, I took one helluva trip had a swank vacation on a big cruise ship but later all my friends sent their photos to me and I sure didn’t like, what I had to see” You can listen to Who the Hell is That?, sung by Rachelle Byrne. I thought this CD might be a good choice for a Traveling Mama (hello, me) whoRead More →

Yesterday I was browsing website designer portfolios when I came across Hungry Suitcase. Sammy the Suitcase helps you plan your trip by what you place inside of him. He even has sarcastic or humorous comments to make, depending upon your item selection. I didn’t even realize what company it was for until the end, when my vacation choice was determined. Whoever came up with this marketing site for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines should be commended. They certaining were reeling me in!Read More →

The Bucket List, a movie starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, opens in theaters nationwide today. The premise of the movie got me to thinking about MY Bucket List. When I was in high school, I made a list of all the places I wanted to see and all the things I wanted to do. I wrote that I would NEVER have children (ha!), I would be a musician performing on stage (was halfway there), and I would be rich enough to see the world (yeah,right). X, X, and X on those items. However, being a travel expert may not make me wealthy in liquidRead More →

One of my favorite online stores, FredaLA.com, is conducting its unique “Success Is in the Bag” handbag recycling program — which collects ‘gently owned’ handbags from across the country, donating them to women in sponsored upward mobility programs. So far, FredaLa.com has donated more than 1,000 handbags. I think I’ll go through my closet and do a bit of spring cleaning to send a few bags their way and then order some new travel items with the merchandise-credit for donating. Woohoo! I already have some of their crazy-cool luggage tags hanging on my suitcase (Thanks, Freda!) Maybe I’ll get one of those weekender bags thatRead More →