Great summer vacations start with planning. Where are we going to go? Where are we going to stay? For my kids one of their all time favorite trips was a road trip through South Dakota.
Our first trip to South Dakota was going to be a quick drive through on our way to somewhere else. Fortunately, we [ ... ]
It's always refreshing to see a new choice of hotel property near the San Francisco Airport and recently the options have gotten even better.Just a half mile from the airport, this hip and ultra modern new property is a great choice for a comfortable stay before or after flying or when visiting the [ ... ]
Although summer vacation in Massachusetts will start later than usual due to many snow days, it's time to start planning those summer family vacations in Massachusetts! For a small state, Massachusetts boasts some fabulous summer vacation spots - here are a few of the best, along with some insider t [ ... ]
The thought of driving an electric car always seemed a little intimidating to me. Is there a learning curve? What happens when you are in the middle of the highway and the battery runs out? When it comes to the technology of electric cars I am a bit of an auto-techno peasant but I recently had a cha [ ... ]
Christians travel for reasons that are almost as varied as the denominations that exist. Here are a few reasons I love, and need, to travel, along with some ideas for where to go:
For fans of natural history museums, New York's American Museum of Natural History, DC’s ithsonian National Museum of History, and London’s tural Museum of History draw the masses when it comes to tourists and locals alike. But just past Boston’s Harvard Yard sits a hidden gem of a museum [ ... ]
The History Colorado Center is one of the newest museums in Downtown Denver. Since its opening last year, the History Colorado Center has been teaching visitors about Colorado in a fun and interactive way. The brightly colored displays draw visitors in and the hands-on activities will ke [ ... ]
While Valentine’s Day clearly marks February as the designated month of romance, escaping for a few days alone with your sweetheart any time of year is always a good reason to nurture and celebrate your relationship. Just ask Traveling Mom Kim-Marie Evans, who recently rekindled her 15-year marriage on an ultra-romantic getaway to Costa Rica (see below).
From beach towns and snowy cities to lighthouses and ships, Traveling Moms share their favorite places to snuggle with their partners away from the kids for a few days. Here you’’ll find some Valentine’s Day specials as well as year-round romantic destinations.
Fifteen years and four children later, Luxury TravelingMom (Kim-Marie Evans) and her husband took afternoon naps, frolicked on the beach and engaged in deep conversations during their three-night romance getaway at the Four Seasons in Costa Rica. “We haven't acted this gooby in love in years. Nothing says sexy time like sleeping with the windows open to the chirping birds, no children in the bed and no reason to get up other than to make your paddle boarding date,” she says.
Amie O’Shaughnessy of CiaoBambino.com says that when she and hubby get a chance to go on a romantic outing, they seek special experiences, such as sleeping in a geodesic tent (pod) perched on the side of a mountain in the Alps. Whitepod, an eco-luxury getaway in Switzerland, features a wood stove, a cozy bed, and a real bathroom. “I loved my hubby even more than usual after he stoked our fire all night long,” says O’Shaughnessy.
New York City, there’s a new ship in town. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Breakaway is making its home in New York City.
Home to the Shakespearan Festival of Oregon and several cozy Bed & Breakfasts, Ashland, Oregon is a favorite retreat for this TMOM.
Who would think of a jail (OK, a former jail facility) as a romantic destination? Check out the surprising honeymoon site for this Traveling Mom. She says it was incredible!
Park City is a great destination that offers a variety of romance and activity for the couple that wants the perfect combination of both.
For some, Baltimore makes the heart sing with its combination of historic and trendy, romantic and fun characteristics.
With its year-round mild climate and gorgeous beaches, California is an ideal romantic getaway any time of year.
This TMOM shares her tips for a romantic getaway to Denver.
The kids might be jealous but spending a night in a lighthouse can be a cozy retreat for a couple looking to get away from it all.
There’s more to New Orleans than Mardi Gras. An adventurous cuisine and romantic carriage rides make this a romantic city any time of year.
Aruba, One Happy Island, will come to life on a heated, pop-up beach in Times Square, where couples and individuals alike can enjoy hourly trip giveaways to the destination, photo opportunities, warmth and relaxation from noon to 5:30 p.m.
Married couples can re-tie the knot during a romantic vow renewal ceremony at 6 p.m. on the iconic Red Steps, followed by a reception on the pop-up beach. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the American Eagle Times Square Digital Billboard and webcast live at TimesSquareNYC.org. One lucky couple who pre-registers to renew their vows will be entered to win a second honeymoon to Aruba.
Los Angeles TravelingMom, Mimi Slawoff, writes a monthly family travel column in L.A. Parent magazine. Follow more of her travel adventures at www.writemimi.com and on Twitter @mimitravelz.