Michelle Rae Uy

Articles by Michelle Rae Uy

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Best Things to Do in Ottawa with Kids

There are fantastic attractions families would want to add to their list of things to do in Ottawa with kids.

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Kid-Friendly Koh Samui: Best Things to Do for Families

There are many unforgettable things to do in Koh Samui with kids.

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Fall for Families: Top Harvest Festivals Out West

Here are the best harvest festivals to visit with kids in the Western US.

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How to Stay Exceptionally Connected While Traveling

This family-friendly, pocket WiFi service that gives travelers top-notch Internet access at a great price.

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Epicurean Adventures in Mexico City: Best Things to Do for Families

Looking for some of the best things to do for families in Mexico City? Here are some ideas.

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Hotel Review: Casa del Mar Golf Resort & Spa

Casa del Mar has all the makings of a world-class family-friendly resort and boasts the wonderful elements of a boutique hotel.

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Kid-Friendly Things to Do in the British Virgin Islands

Vacation in paradise with these five cool things to do in BVI with kids.

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Best Things to Do on Catalina Island for Every Type of Family

Here are some of the best things to do on Catalina Island for every type of family.

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Best Things to Do with Kids and Teens in San Francisco

These five fun yet educational attractions are among the best things to do with kids when visiting San Francisco.

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Hotel Review: Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

We spent a few days at the Jamaican resort to vet its family-friendliness and here’s our verdict.

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The Travel Kit: Essential Gear for Travel Photography Enthusiasts

Your bag of travel gear should include everything from spare batteries and a tripod to the more non-obvious equipment.

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Merry Things to Do at Disneyland This Holiday Season

Here are the most festive things to do at Disneyland with the kids this holiday season.

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Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall: Kid-Friendly Amenities That Kids Love & Parents Appreciate

Kid-friendly amenities at Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall that are geared towards giving kids an amazing vacation.

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A Family's Guide to London

For families visiting London for the first time, here's a quick guide to the beautiful city.

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A Perfect Weekend in Pasadena with Kids

Pasadena is home to a slew of family-friendly attractions that could easily fill your entire week.

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Family-Friendly Things to See in San Miguel de Allende

Along with its beautiful Baroque and Neo Classical architecture are museums, eccentric oddities, and other wonderful sights that families with kids will truly appreciate.

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Mexico's Prettiest Towns For Family Travelers

Here are a handful of must-see picture perfect towns in Mexico for families to visit.

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Spas We Love at Family-Friendly Resorts

We’ve been to a number of spas at some of the most family-friendly resorts, but some we love more than others. These five are perhaps our favorites.

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Must See Family-Friendly Attractions in Edinburgh

Edinburgh makes for a great family destination this summer.

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A Harry Potter Tour of London

The city is simply crammed full of kid-friendly spots, landmarks and attractions that the average Harry Potter fan will relish visiting.

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The Real California: 5 Must Visit Places in the Golden State with the Kids

From thriving desert cities to spectacular coasts and majestic peaks, there is so much more to explore in the Golden State.

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7 Last Minute Summer Travel Ideas for Families This Year

Here's a list of a few family-friendly trip ideas you can take with what’s left of your summer break.

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Marvelous Marrakesh Magnets for Families

Revel in Marrakesh's lively culture and these five unforgettable family-friendly attractions.

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Exploring One of London's Oldest Neighborhoods with Kids

Here are some of the best kid-friendly attractions in the City of London that families can visit and explore in one day.

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10 Reasons to Visit Samana with the Kids

The beautiful destination is teeming with many fantastic reasons that make it an ideal family-friendly vacation spot.

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Five Family-Friendly Things to Do in San Juan

Whether you are a family of history buffs, foodies or aesthetes, there’s something for you in Puerto Rico’s capital and most beautiful city.

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Unforgettable Kids-Free Getaway Ideas for Moms and Dads

Here are just a few appealing ideas for a family vacation sans the kids, all of which we have tried and tested for you.

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Best Family-Friendly Things to Do in Samana

There are so many family-friendly sights in Samana. Here are five of the best.

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Hotel Review: Bahia Principe El Portillo

Find out why this family-friendly all-inclusive resort in Samana is a favorite among travelers.

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Best Things to Do in Belize with the Kids

Here are five of Belize's top attractions for families.

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Best Things to Do With Kids in Aruba

Aruba has a trove of kid-friendly sights, attractions that not only welcome adults but also show kids a fun-tastic time.

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Hotel Review: Gran Caribe Cancun

Family-friendly amenities and other flourishes at Gran Caribe Cancun also help make it a great family base for a Cancun vacation.

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Insider Guide: Los Cabos

This quick guide to such a dynamic destination will get you on your way to a spectacular Cabo vacation.

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Kendra Thornton’s Quick Guide to London for Families

Here's a quick guide for families looking to visit London with the kids.

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Best Things to Do in Cabo with Kids

Cabo boasts a myriad of attractions that attract travelers, including families with kids, from all over the globe.

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Affordable Hotels with Complimentary Amenities Expensive Hotels Lack

These fantastic yet super affordable hotels offer a myriad of amenities at no extra cost.

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Tips for Traveling in the Riviera Maya with Kids

Here are some travel tips you must heed when vacationing in the Riviera Maya with the kids.

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Hotel Review: South Seas Island Resort

This old key lime pie plantation turned resort is a great base for families vacationing in the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel.

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Riviera Maya’s Best Attractions for Families with Kids

This picture-perfect Caribbean destination in Mexico’s famed Yucatan Peninsula offers a cornucopia of attractions that are exciting, unforgettable and very family-friendly.

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Best Things to Do in Sanibel, Florida, for Families with Kids

Add these must dos to your trip itinerary, and make most of your shellcation in the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel.

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10 Ways to Recover From a Vacation Hangover

Here are our top 10 tips to recover and overcome those post vacation blues!

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Secrets to Taking Better Photos During Your Family Vacation

You may not have the innate aptitude for taking photos, but there are a few simple ways to take better vacation photos. Start with these five.

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Kid-Friendly Trip Ideas in Ventura, California for Outdoorsy Families

Only an hour North of Los Angeles, Ventura County is a wonderland for family travel.

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A Family's Guide to an Ideal Vacation in Mexico

This guide might just help you pick the perfect destination in Mexico for your next family vacation.

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NINJAGO World: Where Kids Can Train Like Ninjas and Beat Bad Guys

Here are a few fun things you and your kids can expect at LEGOLAND California’s new exciting land.

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Unforgettable Adventures for Families in the Sea of Cortez

Discover the world-famous Vermilion Sea and its many wonders with some of these breathtaking kid-friendly activities.

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Great Getaways to Spoil Mom This Mother’s Day

This year, let’s treat our moms to a relaxing spa vacation, an unforgettable adventure, a bucket list experience or even an amazing culinary trip.

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Best Things to Do in Yountville for Families

Here are some of Yountville's myriad of attractions that appeal to adults and kids.

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Eco-Friendly Trip Ideas for Eco-Conscious Families

Here are some eco-friendly trip ideas for families looking to help make an impact on this planet we live in.

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Along Napa’s Culinary Road: Best Places to Eat in Yountville

Here are five restaurant recommendations in Yountville that offer families an incredible culinary experience.

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First Peek: Must See Things at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

Here are some things you must not miss during your visit.

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Hotel Review: Great Wolf Lodge SoCal

The resort is truly a wonderful family vacation destination in and of itself.

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A Little Piece of Paradise in Puerto Vallarta

One of Puerto Vallarta's best family-friendly attractions is the little piece of tropical paradise fittingly named Las Caletas.

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New Kid-Friendly Offerings at Universal Studios Hollywood This 2016

Here are a few awesome things families must check out at Universal Studios Hollywood this year.

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Exploring Anza Borrego State Park with the Kids

This desert state park located about two hours from San Diego, California, affords plenty of things to do for families.

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Hotel Review: CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta is a kid-friendly hotel that blends that trusted Marriott service and brand with the local sights, tastes and sounds of Puerto Vallarta.

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15 Reasons Why Great Wolf Lodge is California’s New Favorite Vacation Spot

The famous indoor water park and hotel brand fits perfectly with California’s kid-friendly offerings.

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Hotel Review: Palm Canyon Hotel & RV Resort

It’s the perfect base for a family camping trip in the desert with a glamorous twist.

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The Perfect Vacation in Carlsbad, California with Kids

Spectacular coastal cliffs, glistening beaches, an adorable commercial strip, and family favorite theme parks are what draw families to Carlsbad, California.

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Hotel Review: Paradise Point Resort & Spa

While San Diego has many fantastic hotels to choose from, there are only a number of properties that meet all these criteria. Paradise Point Resort & Spa is among the few.

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Spring Break Ideas in the Caribbean and Mexico

Here are a few traveler-tested ideas to give you and your kids the perfect spring getaway you need.

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Secret Things to Do When Visiting San Diego with the Kids

When vacationing in San Diego with the kids, don’t miss out on these less obvious activities.

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Albany’s Best Attractions for Outdoorsy Families

There are all sorts of lovely spots waiting for you in and around Albany.

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Hotel Review: West Inn & Suites

This very affordable Carlsbad hotel has earned at top spot in our jet-setting hearts!

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Hotel Review: Park Shore Waikiki

This oceanfront hotel makes for a great hotel choice for your family vacation in Oahu.

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Three Hotels in Oahu That Parents Love and Kids Approve

Picking the right hotel in Oahu matters, especially when you’re traveling with the kids in tow.

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Five Caribbean Islands to Visit with the Family in 2016

This 2016, skip your favorite Caribbean destination and choose one of these family friendly islands for your next family vacation instead.

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Historical Attractions in Upstate New York to Visit with the Kids

Here are some of the spots you absolutely need to visit with the kids for lessons in history the kids won’t soon forget.

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A Perfect Weekend with the Kids in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Explore San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a weekend with this family-friendly itinerary.

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Hotel Review: Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Curious about Disney's award-winning resort in Hawaii? Here's everything you need to know.

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Romantic Ideas for Family Valentine’s Day Getaways

Here are five family-friendly Valentine’s Day getaways to consider this year.

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Sunny Destinations to Visit If You Love Disney World

Here are five sunny destinations you should consider if you love Disney World but are ready to spend your family vacation elsewhere.

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Outdoor Adventures We’re Obsessed With in Puerto Rico

When vacationing in Puerto Rico with the family, these outdoor adventures are definite must-adds to your itinerary.

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Hotel Review: Hotel Irvine

Hotel Irvine is not just a place to rest for the night. It’s a place to unwind and maybe play a little while still enjoying the comforts of home.

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Perfect Weekend with Kids in Nassau, Bahamas

Whether you’re on a cruise with the kids or spending your entire vacation in the Bahamas, this Bahamian capital is worth exploring with the kids for the weekend.

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Reasons We Can’t Get Enough of Grinchmas at Universal Studios

Whimsy, wonder and the Whos await kids (and grown-ups) in Whoville as Grinchmas ushers in the holidays.

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Why You Should Celebrate the Holidays at Disneyland

Five fantastic reasons why you should visit Disneyland with the kids this holiday season.

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Hotel Review: Velas Vallarta

Velas Vallarta’s terrific all-inclusive offerings are what make that ideal family getaway you’ve been dreaming of all year a reality.

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Perfect Weekend in Puerto Vallarta with Kids

Spend an incredible three-day weekend in this charming part of Mexico’s Pacific side.

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How to Celebrate the Holidays in Southern California

Locals and visitors alike will be happy to know there are plenty of merry offerings in SoCal to make your Christmas as festive as ever.

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16 Under the Radar Spots for Families in Mexico for 2016

Here are our 16 top picks of under the radar spots in Mexico that families must consider visiting in 2016.

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Black Friday Family Travel Steals You Shouldn’t Miss

This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, skip the long lines at your local electronic store and plan your next Christmas or Spring getaway instead.

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Cruise Review: Disney Dream and its New Enhancements

As the Disney fleet’s third ship, Disney Dream is not only bigger than its predecessors; it also boasts a few enhancements exclusive only to its decks.

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Warm Up with These Sunny Thanksgiving Getaway Ideas

Consider one of these five warm destinations for this year’s Thanksgiving with the kids.

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10 Things Kids (and Parents) Love to Do Aboard the Disney Dream

A Disney cruise is one of the best ways for families to spend a magical vacation together.

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5 Best Resorts in the US for Teens

We’ve got the lowdown on the top US teen-friendly resorts for the ultimate family break that everyone.

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Hotel Review: Hotel Coral and Marina

At the family-friendly Hotel Coral and Marina, spacious suites, private balconies and refreshing pools are just the beginning.

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Christmas at Sea: Family-Friendly Cruises for the Holidays

Here are some family-friendly cruise ship offerings that you should consider for your winter getaway.

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The Perfect Long Weekend in Ensenada with Kids

Here’s a perfect way to spend a weekend in Ensenada, Mexico with the kids.

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Kid-Friendly Wildlife Adventures from North to South America

Here are six, unforgettable animal adventures from Central to South America that both you and your kids will adore.

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Nicaragua with Kids: 10 Exciting Things to Do for Families

From scenic Spanish towns full of history to crater lakes and hiking spots, here are our favorite Nicaraguan treasures to visit and experience with the kids.

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48 Hours in Las Vegas with Kids

Here are some of the city’s kid-friendly offerings for a weekend visit, approved by families just like you.

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Family-Friendly Halloween Festivities in Mexico and the Caribbean

Visiting exotic destination with a more adventurous Halloween will make the kids’ spook-filled celebration even more unforgettable.

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Hotel Review: Hyatt Palm Springs

Hyatt Palm Springs is the ideal base for families looking to explore and experience one of Southern California’s favorite playgrounds.

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Five Reasons Why Your Teens Will Love Knott's Scary Farm

Here are five of the things we love about Knott’s Scary Farm that the bigger kids will really enjoy.

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Things We Love Most About Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland

Dive in to see the things we love most about the original park’s kid-favorite Halloween spectacular.

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Great Wolf Lodge is Coming to Southern California

If the idea of a year-round waterpark appeals to your family, get ready to experience the first-ever indoor water park in California.

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Hotel Review: Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas’ Rio is designed to make a family’s stay as comfortable as home.

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5 Best Hotels in Palm Springs for Families

Our top picks of hotels for that sizzling family vacation in the “Playground of the Stars”

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Breathtaking Resorts in Nicaragua to Add to Your Bucket List

Six family-friendly accommodations in Nicaragua that are so breathtakingly beautiful you’ll never want to leave.

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Spooky Halloween at Southern California’s Best Theme Parks

Theme parks join in on all the spooky fun with these awesome Halloween events.

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Hotel Review: The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

Spanish Moorish-inspired Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa is year-round retreat to complete any Southern California family getaway.

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Best Southern California Resorts to Visit This Fall

Consider these five family-friendly Southern California resorts for your fall getaway with the kids.

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Wonderful Outdoor Adventures in Puerto Vallarta for Kids

The resort town provides a quintessential destination for dauntless families seeking outdoor exploits.

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Desert Getaway: Exploring Palm Springs with the Kids

Tucked away from the constantly hectic streets of LA lies La La Land’s little sister, Palm Springs, and it celebrates a family getaway like no other.

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Fabulous Family-Friendly Resorts in Jamaica for Every Need

Consider one of these kid-friendly resorts, whatever your needs.

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Visiting Japan with the Kids

Making plans to visit Japan? Here are some things to help you plan your vacation.

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Hotel Review: St. Regis Monarch Beach

Experience the elegance of quintessential California in this Dana Point resort.

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10 Irresistible Packages for a Family Getaway This Labor Day Weekend

Celebrate the last days of summer and the long Labor Day Weekend with these vacation packages.

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Summer Savings for Last-Minute Family Getaways

Many family-friendly hotels and resorts are giving away amazingly huge savings for last-minute travelers.

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New Things to Look Forward to at Universal Orlando Resort

Your favorite family theme park has a few things up its sleeve.

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Be Among the First to Experience Grand Lucayan's All-Inclusive Lighthouse Pointe

Family-friendly Grand Lucayan Bahamas is set to open a brand new all-inclusive tower.

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Six Reasons to Consider Acapulco for Your Next Family Vacation

Consider these family-approved reasons to visit this little piece of paradise with the kids this year.

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Hotel Review: Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Go back in time and find out what it was like living in the 60s at the family-friendly Cabana Bay Beach Resort.

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Family-Friendly Must-Dos in Newport Beach This Summer

Step out into the sunshine and step into family-friendly Newport Beach.

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Hotels That Give Families the Star Treatment

Looking for a luxurious vacation with that star treatment? Consider these hotels and their celeb-worthy amenities.

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Late Summer and Fall Cruise Deals for Families

If you and the kids are yearning for a different type of holiday, a cruise might be what you’re looking for.

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Get Fast and Get Furious at Universal Studios Hollywood

LA’s favorite theme park takes Fast & Furious from the big screen into its world-famous Studio Tour.

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Hard to Resist Family Deals in Sunny Places

With about two months of summer left this year, there’s plenty of time for you to reward the kids with an unforgettable experience in a gorgeous destination.

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8 Reasons to Spend Your Family Vacation at Boca Raton Resort & Club

Eight wonderful reasons why you should spend your next vacation with the whole family in this Gold Coast resort.

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Nighttime Studio Tour Hits Universal Studios Hollywood This Summer

See and explore movie-making magic after dark with this cool, new family-friendly attraction at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.

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First Look: Universal Orlando's Caribbean-Inspired Loews Sapphire Falls

Loews Sapphire Falls is joining the ranks of Universal Orlando’s themed onsite resorts in the Summer of 2016.

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Fictional Springfield Comes Alive at Universal Studios Hollywood

Join America’s favorite animated family and cause mayhem in the streets of Springfield.

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Insider Guide: Universal Orlando Resort

The family-friendly theme park resort gives visitors unique opportunities to relive their favorite movies and TV shows. Here is our ultimate insider guide to the beloved destination.

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Hotel Review: Club Med Punta Cana

With an ideal setting, a plethora of family-friendly activities and a fantastic staff, Club Med Punta Cana is an all-inclusive experience like no other.

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Summer to Remember: Beach Vacation Deals to Book Now

Whether you're itching to take the family on a summer vacation to remember or already making travel plans for the holidays, these resort deals might just be what you're looking for.

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Hotel Review: Boca Raton Resort & Club

While a picture of Southern sophistication, the Boca Raton resort is also a place for families to getaway and have fun.

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Fun Things to Do in Punta Cana for Families

At Punta Cana, the possibilities for an unforgettable Caribbean family vacation are endless.

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HURRY! The Best Caribbean Deals for Families Won’t Last Long

Book one of these amazing family packages to ensure a Caribbean family vacation that’s both memorable and a money-saver!

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"Fast & Furious - Supercharged" Sets Universal Studios Hollywood Ablaze

Your favorite, family-friendly Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood welcomes its new, epic conclusion, based on the successful Fast & Furious movie franchise.

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Four Reasons to Take the Kids to Disneyland This Summer

The Happiest Place on Earth just got happier.

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The Travel Kit: Turn Family Vacation Snaps Into Beautiful Photographs with instaLens

These lenses are perfect for traveling families who prefer the convenience of their camera phones.

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The Travel Kit: KiwiBop Inspires Wanderlust and Learning with Their Cool Postcards

A super affordable subscription service to bring forth your kids inner travel bugs

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Cool Road Trip Must Haves for the Kids

Going on a road trip with the kids? Grab these awesome accessories before you go!

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The Countdown Begins: Hogwarts is Coming to Southern California

It’s official! “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” is coming to Universal Orlando Hollywood.

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The Travel Kit: Play Without Discrimination with Woozy Moo

Make playtime fun and life-changing for the kids, whether you’re at home or traveling the world.

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Book Now! Luxurious Disney Package with St. Regis Monarch Beach

Dana Point’s luxurious beach resort partners with the “Happiest Place on Earth” for a lavish Disney experience.

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Exclusive Sneak Peek: “Paint the Night” Parade and “Disneyland Forever” Fireworks

Can't wait to see what's in store for Disneyland's 24-Hour Diamond Celebration? Here's a MiniTime Exclusive Sneak Peek!

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Soarin’ Over California and More Coming Back to Disneyland This May

Three Disneyland family favorite attractions are reopening this May and they are sporting fresh upgrades!

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First Look: Disneyland's New World of Colors - Celebrate!

Excited about Disneyland's Diamond Celebrations? Here’s part one of the MiniTime sneak peek of the event.

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The Travel Kit: Taste the Flavors of the World with Try the World

Expand your kids’ taste palette with Try the World subscription boxes.

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Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort Opens to Families This Summer

See what's coming to Hollywood Beach, Florida this summer.

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Disneyland Kicks Off Diamond Celebration with a Dazzling 24-Hour Event

What's going on at Disneyland in Anaheim this May? Only a spectacular 24-hour event to launch its Diamond Celebration!

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The Travel Kit: Inspire Mini Adventurers with Little Passports

Inspire and raise passionate travel bugs in your household with this wonderful subscription box.

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Irresistible Reasons to Visit Jamaica This Summer

When it comes to the Caribbean islands, Jamaica is a must on every family’s vacation list. Here are four terrific reasons why.

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Special Fall Offer at Aulani, Disney Resort & Spa

Save and have the time of your life at Disney's wonderful Aulani Resort.

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Fun Facts About The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

With its one-year anniversary approaching, let's take a look at some fun facts about this magical world.

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Sunny Offers for Endless Days of Summer

Relive your summer childhood days with the kids with these sunny destination deals.

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How to Make the Most of Your Disneyland Getaway

Spending one day at Disneyland is not enough to see the whole park, but there are ways to make the most of your visit.

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Cruising Off the Beaten Path with Adventures by Disney & AmaWaterways

AmaWaterways and Adventures by Disney are collaborating to offer families with kids a cultural and historical immersion in Europe like no other.

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Last Chance: Caribbean Deals You Absolutely Have to Book Now!

We understand how expensive family vacations can be, so we rounded up some more deals for you!

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ENDS SOON! 5 Beach Resort Deals You Must Book Soon

Sea, sand and sun await at these paradise getaways that offer up to 50% discounts for families in serious need of r&r.

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Headed to Disneyland this Spring? Grab These Deals Before You Go!

The Happiest Place on Earth just got better!

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Spring into Action: Last Minute Spring Deal Ideas for Families

Spring has come, but it’s not too late to book your spring vacation with the kids.

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Disney Spring Special: Save up to 30% at Aulani

Enjoy a tropical paradise with a touch of Disney magic.

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Amazing WINTER DEAL at Disney’s Aulani Resort

Save big on your Hawaiian family getaway with this incredible offer.

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Wonderful Winter Sun Deals for Families with Kids

Great winter deals for some fun under the sun!

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10 Best Comic Book Stores in the US

Stop by and treat the kids to some adventures in spandex.

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5 Best Milkshakes in America’s Big Cities

Treat the kids for milkshake at the country's best spots.

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Best Ice Cream Sandwich Parlors in the US

There's no reason not to celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!

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8 Best Bookstores for Kids in the US

Take your little bookworms to celebrate Book Lovers’ Day.

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20 Free Attractions in Vegas for the Whole Family

An awesome guide to all things free in the Live Entertainment Capital of the World.

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Travel Itinerary: Things to Do in New York City

Vacationing in the City? Here are some things you can do in NYC with the kids.

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Great Tips for an Awesome Family Vacation with Kids

Tips for a successful family trip that both you and your kids will enjoy.

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Travel Itinerary: Things to Do with Kids in San Francisco

Make your City by the Bay vacation a hit with the kids.

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Insider Guide: Dallas

The best kid-friendly attractions in Dallas are better than ever.