Family Travel Tips & Resources

We understand how intimidating it can be to start traveling with kids.  Or to keep traveling with kids as your family grows and changes through the years. 

We learned to travel as a family with our daughter, and had to re-learn in many ways when our son arrived. But that learning process is all part of the journey, and one we’re determined to continue. 

But sometimes when you’re a busy parent, it feels like you don’t have enough time for coffee, let alone think about leaving town with your kids.  

You can do it too! Keep it up! And we’re here to help.  Our mission at Mango Tree is to make travel easier for you. 

If you’ve just arrived on our site, and are wondering what we’re all about, here’s the short version:

We launched in 2022, setting out to make family travel easier.  We built a curated collection of kid-friendly hotels across the Caribbean, and designed search filters to help parents like you find the best hotels for your families.  (We’re quite proud of them, so check them out!)  We also offer bespoke Caribbean travel planning services.  And we also built this travel blog to share our best ideas with you. 

Many of our ideas center on Caribbean travel, so be sure to check out our Caribbean destination guides for family travel 

But during our travels, we’ve also learned so many great tips for traveling with kids more generally, discovered excellent resources for family travel, and found our favorite travel products. We’ll collect them on this page so you can find them all in one place.

We hope this collection gets you amped up and ready to plan that next getaway!  

Not sure what you want to ready today? Simply browse our latest posts

Why We Travel With Our Kids

We’re all about encouraging family travel here at Mango Tree. These articles are intended to help you reflect on why to prioritize travel with kids – even when it’s hard. 

The Importance of Family Vacations

We all know our kids benefit from travel. But the importance of family vacations for parents are often overlooked? Keep traveling when you have kids — it’s worthwhile for them, and has tremendous benefits for you.

Read More

Let’s get traveling – and bring the kids.

Hi, I’m Lee, the founder (and for the moment, everything else) of Mango Tree Travel. I loved to travel before I had kids and have made it a priority to keep traveling with them. Mango Tree Travel is here to inspire and to help other busy parents also get excited

Read More

Tips for Hotel Travel With Kids 

Sometimes it’s easier to book apartment or self-catering vacation rentals with kids.  But just because you’re a parent, doesn’t mean you have to stop staying at unique and awesome hotels.

To the contrary, our ultimate goal here to help you find the right hotels the whole family will love!  Wondering how to make hotels work for you?  Check out these articles. 

Family Staycation

5 Easy Kids Staycation Ideas

We can create the same separation from our daily routine without going out of town. A staycation with kids — meaning a deliberate and intentional effort to enjoy the place you live as though you were on vacation — can leave us feeling as refreshed as a mini-vacation.

Read More

Tips for Beach Travel 

You know we love the Caribbean.  During our travels, we’ve learned some great tips for family beach vacations that can help you enjoy the islands and more.  

Tips for Travel With Babies

baby in suitcase; tips for maximizing baby sleep when traveling

Baby Sleep When Traveling: An Expert’s Advice

For the first few months with a new baby, one topic dominates our thoughts: Sleep. When someone suggests a family vacation, our first feeling may be anxiety rather than enthusiasm. Get tips from an expert for minimizing anxiety and conquering baby sleep when traveling.

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Parents often joke that we take “trips” with little kids, not “vacations.”

Not with Mango Tree. Everyone's on vacation with us.

Follow along for tips and tricks on family travel that’s actually fun for everyone.