Happy 2nd Birthday, Tips for Family Trips!

Posted By Allison on Apr 14, 2014

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Tips for Family Trips turned 2 years old on April 13, 2014. Like any parents of a toddler, we are excited about all the big milestones TFFT has seen in its 2nd year. Here are our top achievements and popular posts from the past twelve months.

#1 Katie joined Tips for Family Trips in May 2013. 

Katie has a passion for travel, as well as plenty of tips for large families and a local’s perspective on the U.S. east coast. In addition to her contributions to our Top 10 (below), here are a few of Katie’s top tips:

#2 We launched our new look.

Thank you to Ken Law for designing our new look and logo, which were launched in March 2014.

#3 We added six new states to our Destinations page.

#4 We added three new categories

And now, my favorite part of looking back on the past twelve months. These are our most popular posts, chosen by you, our readers. Drum roll, please.

Top Posts from our 2nd Year

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

#10 Go Wild at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

This large and unique zoo in Escondido, California is part of the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Here, visitors can take a tour of the African savanna and see a cheetah run at top speed.

Ogden Dinosaur Park

#9 The Ogden Dinosaur Park is a Dinosaur Lover’s Dream

Utah has many great dinosaur destinations, and this is one of the best for families. Part museum, part park, the Ogden Dinosaur Park is a lot of fun.

Night Sky - Milky Way - Carl Zeiss DT1680ZA

#8 Five Great Places to go Stargazing in Utah

Utah is one of the best places in the United States to see the Milky Way because of its national parks are both far away from city lights but still accessible to visitors.

Give Kids the World

#7 Tips for Give Kids the World Village

My family visited this special place as part of my son’s wish to visit Walt Disney World after he beat cancer. Children with life-threatening illnesses and their families get to stay here, and anyone can volunteer.

Disney World Make-a-Wish

#6 Tips for Visiting Walt Disney World through Make-A-Wish

Disney World is one of the most popular wishes at Make-A-Wish. In this post, I share everything we wanted to know before our trip.

tent camping tips

#5 4 Tent Camping Tips for Beginners

My family learned a lot from our first real camping trip and I passed on what worked and what didn’t in this popular post. We have been camping since, so lessons we learned the hard way did not go to waste.

Flying with a toddler

#4 Tips for Flying with a Toddler or Baby

Taking a toddler on an airplane is not for the faint of heart. As the mom of five, Katie has been doing it for years. She shared her top tips in this post, which became an instant hit on Pinterest.

Can You Swim in the Great Salt Lake

#3 Can You Swim in the Great Salt Lake?

It turns out that “Can You Swim in the Great Salt Lake” is Googled nearly every day. Want to know the answer to that question? We have it.

Groupon travel deals

#2 5 Tips for Getting the Most from Groupon Getaways

Groupon Getaways can be a great resource for deal hunters. This post got a big boost when it was featured on ABC’s The Lookout and the Huffington Post.

LEGOLAND tips, Carlsbad, California

#1 10 Tips for Visiting LEGOLAND California Resort

We visited LEGOLAND twice in 2013 and these tips for other families have been popular on Google and social media ever since.

Thank you to all of our readers! We are looking forward to another great year with you.


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Hi there! I am the founder of Tips for Family Trips. I am a married mom of two children, ages 10 and 12, living near Salt Lake City, Utah. We took our first child on a two-week road trip when she was four weeks old and we have been traveling as a family ever since. We love to get out of the house to see and do fun things, both far away and in our own neighborhood.


  1. Fun post! Happy Birthday!

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! (And thank you so much for sharing that photo of the most darling baby elephant I’ve ever seen).

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    • We got a number of cool animal shots at the Safari Park, but that baby elephant is the winner, hands down. Thanks, Liv!

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  3. Just found your site while doing a search for vacations with babies. I have a 2 month old right now and we are hoping to something (small) this summer with him. So excited to look back through your archives and also continue reading your up and coming posts.

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    • Thank you! Traveling with babies can be challenging, but we have some great travel memories from when our kids were tiny. I hope you make some wonderful memories this summer and beyond with your little one!

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