Tots Travel: America


Travel Guides with Tots100

It’s that time of the month again where we dream of distant places and warmer climes. Spring appeared for a day and then promptly went back into hiding, and as I stare out of my window it is cold and foggy in my part of the world this morning. Which makes me want to be anywhere but where I currently am.

This month we are dreaming of a trip to the good old US of A. Obviously being such a large country, there are so many places to visit and things to do but here is a round up from some of our well travelled Tots100 bloggers. Find out what they have got up to Stateside and you never know, you could be inspired to plan a trip of your own.


It’s just a hop, skip and a jump over the Atlantic to get to America, and there are direct flights to all the major destinations in the US. Mummy Travels talks about flying to NYC with her little girl. Not quite so relaxing as the “before child” days!

Helen from Actually Mummy gives us some great tips on travelling to the US with children from her dream trip to Orlando with her family.


Flying to the US from Heathrow? Then this really informative post from Jetlag and Mayhem is sure to help. Is it just me that gets really excited by being at the airport?


Our USA travel post wouldn’t be complete without the incredible city that is New York. Ever since watching Carrie Bradshaw and friends strut their stuff around the city, I have been a little obsessed with NYC and am lucky enough to have been twice.  I haven’t been since having my children but Alice from An Essex Wife went recently and wrote a brilliant post all about what to do in NYC with kids. On a similar note, Jen from GoBaby has written a post all about negotiating the subway with a buggy.

If you weren’t sold on the idea of NYC, you will be after seeing these beautiful photos of New York from Lucy at Capture by Lucy whose brother lives over there. What a fantastic family trip!

New Jersey

And if you are lucky enough to go minus children, take inspiration from Alice over at More than Toast who went to NYC on a girls’ trip.  Looks heavenly!


Who doesn’t dream of going to Orlando in Florida? For the kids obviously. Ahem. Home to Disneyland, Universal Studios and Sea World to name but a few, it’s a non-stop action-packed destination for the whole family. Some of our Tots100 members have been lucky enough to have amazing trips to see Mickey and Co.

First up is Helen from Actually Mummy again. She gives some great advice on what makes a good theme park which is so useful as a successful trip does need some strategic planning.

Sally from Who’s the Mummy also gives us some fantastic tips on how to make the most of your time in Orlando after some adventures there with her daughter Flea.

Gretta from Mums Do Travel went to Florida and gives us some great insight into her trip to Sea World Orlando, as well as tips on visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Kirstie from the Family Adventure Project went to Gatorland– eek those alligators look peckish! And Carly from Adventure Mummy was lucky enough to visit the Kennedy Space Center.

Next we have Emma from Mummy Mummy Mum who took her three children back to a place where she used to holiday as a child. Wilderness Lodge looks amazing and Emma definitely seems to recommend it.

other places in the US.

It’s not just NYC and Florida that are the obvious choices for trips to the US, there are lots of other places just waiting to be explored. We can’t highlight them all but here are a few other destinations loved by some of our Tots100 members.

First up Globalmouse Travels went to San Diego and gives her top tips on how to make the most from your trip. It looks beautiful.

Lindy from Squidgyboo, an American expat no less, had a fantastic summer holiday in Cape Cod. It looks like something out of a film. Can anyone say “jealous”?

And finally – are the portion sizes really that big over there? Will we all come home ten stone heavier? The lovely family over at ‘It’s a Small World after All’ talk about their experience with a rather large stack of pancakes.


Have you ever visited America? Where would you recommend as a holiday destination in the USA? 


[Photo credits: Actually Mummy, Capture By Lucy]

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Discussion8 Comments

  1. Thanks for including my posts Katie. Our trip to Florida was great but there’s so much to do there that I think we’ll have to go back another time.

  2. Ooh thank you so much for including my posts.

    GG is hankering after a trip to New York so I need to go check out Alice’s post. Anyone know where I can get return flights for 4 for under £500?? 😉

  3. Ah I love this post and thank you for sharing our adventures in NYC, really missing my brother tonight! But we are counting down to July when we are all heading to Spain together – hooray! xx

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