Vacation Mavens is a family travel podcast offering destination inspiration and travel tips for traveling with kids. Co-hosted by Family Travel bloggers, friends, and moms Kimberly Tate from Stuffed Suitcase and Tamara Gruber from We3Travel. Each week we chat about our recent travels and interview fellow parents and family travel experts about destinations or travel tips to provide the info you need to jumpstart family vacation planning and tips to get you out the door.
Best Hotel Loyalty Programs for Families
You know how you always hear people talking about getting free stays at hotels or status perks? How do they do that? Find out! This week on the podcast we talk road warrior Ed Pizza from the Miles to Go podcast about the best hotel loyalty programs for families and ways to earn status and free hotel stays.
Crossing the Canadian Border & A Road Trip to Buffalo, NY
This week Kim and Tamara are catching up on their respective August travels. Kim shares what it is like to cross the land border between Canada and the USA right now, plus what you need to know before you go. Meanwhile, Tamara almost made it to the Canadian border on her Western New York road trip, but not quite. She tells us about her eating adventures along the Upstate Eats Trail in Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo, New York.
Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico (Beyond Cancun)
We all know Cancun, and maybe even the Riviera Maya, Tulum, or Playa del Carmen...but did you know there is so much more to the Yucatan Peninsula? This week we chat with Rossana Wyatt from Life is Full of Adventures to learn more about the Yucatan state of Mexico, Mérida, Mayan ruins, and other things to see on the Yucatan peninsula.
Kim's Trip to Disneyland and Irvine, California
Wondering what it is like to visit Disneyland now that California is reopened? Want to hear about a fun place to stay near Disneyland that makes a great family vacation? Tune in this week while Kim shares her family's experience in Disneyland and Irvine, California.
Tamara's Trip to Greece
Tamara is just back from a trip to Greece and she tells us all about this dream vacation. Find out what it is like to travel to Greece right now -- plus what to do and where to stay in Santorini and Naxos!
Summer Travel to Vail, Colorado and Seattle, Washington
Kim is back to traveling and this week she fills us in on her recent Seattle staycation and her mother-daughters trip to Vail, Colorado.
Fun listen during the pandemic
I just got into podcasts and I’m so glad I found this one. Working from home for almost a year now, I love daydreaming about where my family can go post-pandemic. I would love a future episode about New Orleans. NOLA is definitely in my top 5 domestic bucket list.
Enjoyed a few episodes but the constant mention on discomfort of being around people and distrust was a complete downer. I’m looking for informative travel information that is helpful to all families regardless of their comfort levels of the current situation.
Great tips and advice from women who travel
I love the tips and advice that Tamara and Kimberly offer. And the guests they bring in are such a complement to their own expertise. I get great travel information with each episode!