Escape to a Sizzling Tropical Destination in Less Than Four Hours From NYC!

Friday, July 8, 2016
Heather

Turks and Caicos is located south of the Bahamas and is easily accessible from all major airports in the tri-state area. American, US Airways, Delta, and JetBlue all have direct flight options allowing one to be basking in the sun on Grace Bay, while sipping a Pina Colada in under four hours. The official currency is the US Dollar and English is the official language.

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CityPASS - Your All-Access Pass to So Cal Family Fun!

Monday, July 4, 2016
Heather

When planning a trip to Disneyland, the first monumental task for families is usually making sure it doesn’t break the bank. Some families will spend the whole year saving up, while others will divert funds from other places or scour the internet for tricky ways to make their trip cheaper. When talking with friends about upcoming trips to Disneyland and other theme parks, I always hear about how they have spent hours online searching for some sort of discount.

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Taking a Chance on Colombia - Our Families First International Trip

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Heather

When I first started planning our trip to Colombia, I would tell people about it and the reaction was generally the same from everyone - a look of confusion followed by, “Colombia, really?”. The responses I received even made me question this trip and whether or not it was a good idea. It can be challenging for travelers to think outside of the box and even begin to contemplate visiting a developing country like Colombia. Even though my husband and I had already traveled to other countries this would be the first international trip with the kids and I was starting to think I was in over my head.

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Five Reasons Idaho Should be on Your Family's Travel Bucket List!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Heather

When looking for the perfect family destination, most families usually start with theme park vacations thinking it will be a blast and have plenty of fun moments for every member of the family. The reality, though, is usually very different from what you expect. Instead of feeling rested and recharged, everyone comes home completely drained (both physically and monetarily) and you almost need a vacation from your vacation. While theme parks have their place, they aren’t what ultimate family vacations are made of. If you are looking for a vacation that will not only recharge your family, but also strengthen relationships and bring you closer together this summer, you need to head to Idaho!  The great outdoors are calling this summer, and you won’t find more beauty and adventure than what Idaho holds for you. There are a lot of amazing family summer destinations, but none quite like Idaho. Here are my five reasons Idaho should be added to your family’s travel bucket list this summer!

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Five Hard Lessons I Learned While Living In Japan

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Heather

I’ve been in Japan for a little bit now and while I didn’t feel any sort of what you would call technical “culture shock,” I was and continue to be dealing with some hard lessons that I find myself struggling with almost every day. There are many things I noticed right away that I loved about Japan and some ingenuity that left me wondering, “Why haven’t we thought about this?”, but that’s another article for another day. Here are the five hard lessons I have learned about being here and how I am coping with them.

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About Mamas Spot

We are a family of four that left it all behind to go travel the world. No, literally we left it all. We sold all of our possessions, packed what we could into four suitcases and said goodbye to suburban life. All we own is now pulled behind us as we travel to new and exciting destinations showing our kids the world and teaching them about new cultures, food and ways of life.

We love watching them learn, and learning along side them. Together we have now explored many new countries, visited family on the other side of the world for the first time and made memories that will last a lifetime.