Top 25 Travel Blogs for Families, 2012
The ideal of family travel - fun and relaxation for all - and the reality - toddler meltdowns and hotel mishaps - don't always coincide. But never fear: Babble's Top 25 Travel Blogs for Families is back, and each of these sites is packed with information on what you can do to make your family's vacation truly enjoyable. We brought back favorites from last year's list and combed through your nominations to bring fresh voices to the conversation. So whether you need to know what to pack while flying to grandma's with a toddler, how to travel the world with your family on a budget, or where to arrange a private cooking lesson in Provence with a Michelin-starred chef, we've got you covered. It's time to stop worrying, start planning, and, most importantly, get moving! (And if we missed a blog you love, nominate it here!) - Paula Sadok
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Who: Jamie Pearson, mom of two, Palo Alto, CA
Why we love this site: Jamie Pearson and her network of bloggers rate hotels all over the world (with a heavy emphasis on hotels in the U.S.) and organize their reviews into fun categories, like “Hotels with Petting Zoos.” The blog’s “Sidetracked” series reviews detour daytrips that most people would never take without children, like the time Pearson took her kids dog-sledding in Colorado. Travel Savvy Mom also covers every aspect of flying with kids, including which carseat/ infant restraint system to use, what to do if you aren’t seated together, and how to handle a peanut allergy in the air.