Family Travel Guide to Tampa Bay

Family Travel Guide to Tampa Bay

I really didn't expect to like Tampa Bay as much as I did. Not that I was expecting to dislike it. But sometimes coastal cities in Florida can all start to feel alike. 

There's something about Tampa Bay, though. It's cultured, yet relaxed, and I noticed that while the city seemed to draw young professionals, you could still find cute young families and well-dressed retirees all coexisting. 

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where to stay in Tampa Bay: Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park Hotel review

where to stay in Tampa Bay: Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park Hotel review

When I traveled the world as a young adult, I didn't care where I slept. It could be a hostel, the floor of a friend's bedroom, or a couch. Now that I'm a 30-year-old with three little kids, I'm much more aware of our accommodations when we travel. We need somewhere quiet, with a spot for the baby to sleep peacefully where the 2- and 5-year-old won't wake him up. It also has to be kid-friendly and a great location. On our recent trip to Tampa Bay, the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park was the perfect choice for serenity and calm after a crazy day of travel and exploration.

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how to make road trip binders for your kids

how to make road trip binders for your kids

The first time I took a really long road trip with a toddler I was 9 months pregnant with my second and moving across the country. I basically let her watch as many movies as she wanted because I didn't have the mental space to think of other activities nor the physical agility to turn and help her out in the back seat. 

Now that I'm a mom of three, and I have taken countless road trips ranging from 1 hour to 20 hours with my little ones, I am determined not to get out of the car ready to pull my hair out or have my kids be movie zombies. 

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things to do in sarasota with kids

things to do in sarasota with kids

My family lives on the east coast of Florida, so we are no stranger to beaches, palm trees, and warm weather. But driving across the state to visit Sarasota felt like the perfect tropical getaway with my two youngest. My boys are 2 and 13 months, so I'm always on the lookout for kid-friendly locations whenever I travel, and Sarasota was bursting at the seams!

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