Travels With Baby

GuidebookWhether it’s your first road trip with your baby or you’re looking for ideas on how to entertain your very active toddler for a long flight, you’ll find a wealth of valuable information on Shelly Rivoli’s website, Travels with Baby.

With two award-winning family travel guidebooks, as well as an award-winning family travel blog, you can find a myriad of tips and advice about products and gear, kid-friendly destinations, travel planning, a worldwide directory of vacation babysitting services and a wonderfully comprehensive worldwide directory of baby gear rentals.

NAPPASilver_with_yrShelly and I have been in contact since she visited San Diego with her family and wrote a blog featuring Toddler’s Travels in 2008.   I am filled with admiration for Shelly who has managed to create a life where traveling and adventures with her family is intermeshed with her work.  Shelly has traveled to Thailand, Tunisia, Manhattan, Yosemite, Paris, Chichen Itza, Hawaii, Pompeii, Barcelona, Jamaica, London, Costa Rica and elsewhere with her own children under five- so she is quite the expert on how to travel with babies, toddlers and young children.

Now that Shelly and her husband’s children aren’t toddlers anymore she has started a new website, Family Travel 411, for all kinds of useful information about travel with school-age children.  My new go-to resource!

Awards and Honors
2014 Lowell Thomas Award Bronze Award in Guidebooks from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation Gold and Silver Award recipient in the
National Parenting Publications Awards
2013 Silver and 2012 Bronze Award in Travel Blogs North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Finalist for THREE ForeWord Magazine
Book of the Year Awards
2013 & 2012 Red Tricycle
Totally Awesome Awards Finalist
Best Family Travel Sites
Rising Star Award from
National Parenting Publications Awards
“99 of the Best Travel Blogs”
picks by
Top 10 Winner in Tripbase 2009 & 2011
Best Family Travel Blogs
2011 and 2012 Winner in’s
25 Best Travel Blogs for Families
#2 in Insider Tips & Tricks

Shelly lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. Visit her website and blogs at and the new

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