Amy Albers, Inquisitive TravelingMom

Amy Albers, Inquisitive TravelingMom

Amy is an Atlanta runner mom of three behaviorally spunky boys - two ADHD teens and a gradeschooler. As a preschool teacher, she applies her skills with two year olds to traveling with teens and employs patience, humor and lots of distractions. She loves to expose her kids to learning and new experiences while satisfying a family divided over beach or mountain destinations. Fortunately, both are plentiful in the South! She is known for having a slight Disney obsession and prefers superheroes to princesses. You can catch up on her running, parenting and family travel adventures at Mom's Magical Miles.


Be A Kid Again – Tree House Rooms at Historic Banning Mills

What’s better than staying in a well-appointed hotel on vacation?  Sleeping in the treetops!  Our Inquisitive TravelingMom Amy channeled her inner 9 year old and delighted in the tree house rooms at Historic Banning Mills in west Georgia.  The grown up mom in her, though, appreciated the amenities and home-like touches.  Whether or not you decide to sail through the trees on the Guinness-certified world’s longest zip line canopy tour, you can still appreciate the view when you stay in a Georgia treehouse hotel room. As much fun as it is to have to entire family together, I sometimes try to have one-on-one...

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Andersonville National Historic Site and POW Museum

Living in the South, our Inquisitive TravelingMom has a lot of Civil War history surrounding her.  Just a few hours from Atlanta is one of the most infamous Civil War prisons, Andersonville.  Andersonville National Historic Site just outside of Columbus, Georgia houses not only the Confederate prison site but a POW museum.  Why would she take her kids there?  When it’s the site where her children’s 3rd great grandfather was held and almost died, history hits a lot closer to home. Andersonville National Historic Site and POW Museum I was raised in the South but I’ve got a secret, y’all –...

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The TravelingMom Guide To Finding The Best Beer in Epcot

  On the recent TravelingMom retreat at Walt Disney World, each of our TravelingMoms and Dads were given an assignment. Amy, our Inquisitive TravelingMom, hit upon a quest she could pursue with enthusiasm – finding the best beer in Epcot World Showcase.  The World Showcase is known for its many delectable cocktails.  But what if you’re a beer girl in a cocktail world? Amy put her inquisitiveness to work to see if she could find the best beers that Walt Disney World’s Epcot World Showcase had to offer. The TravelingMom Guide To Finding The Best Beer in Epcot When my...

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The Diverse Beaches of Georgia’s Jekyll Island

A beach is a beach, right?  You’ve been to them a million times. Sand, surf, sun. They’re all the same. Not at Jekyll Island on the Georgia coast. This barrier island offers visitors several different beach environments, each of them perfect in their own way. Georgia beaches are known for their environmental diversity and resulting beauty. Our Inquisitive TravelingMom ventured away from the most touristy beach and found that all beaches are not created equal. The Diverse Beaches of Georgia’s Jekyll Island Laid-back Jekyll Island is a favorite destination for my family. We were lucky enough to stay at the...

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The Ultimate National Parks Guide

National Parks Week is April 15-23, 2017.  Now is the perfect time for exploring “America’s Best Idea.”  Our National Parks have been in the news a lot lately regarding their social media accounts.  But have you looked past that?  When was the last time you set foot onto a National Park Service property?  Our Inquisitive TravelingMom has compiled your guide to exploring this true national treasure.  It’s almost too easy to find your park! National Park sites are budget-friendly destinations since the admission fees (if any) are so reasonable.  When you think of a National Park, do you think of the...

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Hiking History at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Our national parks offer more than just great views and doses of nature.  Many of them are the champions and protectors of our nation’s history, the good and the bad.  A trip to one of these parks can exercise both body and mind, offering a little something for everyone.  Our Inquisitive TravelingMom set out for Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to get her kids off the screens on a gorgeous day.  She ended up exposing them to important local Civil War history. Spring has sprung here in Georgia!  The sunshine calls me to come out of my self-imposed hibernation....

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Food and Fun – Are Theme Park Dining Passes Right For You?

Theme park tickets for a family can often be a costly prospect.  We all know that cranky, hungry children can ruin any family adventure.  When you consider that many parks no longer allow you to bring in your own food, a fun family outing can turn into a budget buster.  In response, many theme parks are now offering various dining passes in addition to season passes. Our Inquisitive TravelingMom has the scoop. Food and Fun – Are Theme Park Dining Passes Right For You? Last summer, I decided that, with two teens and a 3rd grader, we were finally...

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7 Reasons Kids Will Love Cumberland Island National Seashore

Heading to “the beach” is a traditional family vacation. Cumberland Island National Seashore, however, is anything but a typical beach.  The largest of Georgia’s barrier islands, it has been home to Native Americans, enslaved African Americans and wealthy industrialist Thomas Carnegie.  Designated as a National Seashore in 1972, the National Park Service has managed and protected the wild beauty found here.  Our Inquisitive TravelingMom knew this was a must stop on a recent family road trip to the Georgia coast. 7 Reasons Kids Will Love Cumberland Island National Seashore I’ve been close to Cumberland Island in Georgia on many a family vacation and...

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5 Ways To Get Off Screens and Get Outdoors on Georgia’s St. Simons Island

If you have kids, you know that just taking them somewhere awesome is no guarantee that they will put down the phone, gaming device or whatever their current obsession is.  It’s a struggle that more and more families with teenagers and older kids are experiencing.  Our Inquisitive TravelingMom found herself constantly pointing out sweeping vistas, cool roadside attractions and more to oblivious children on her recent road trip.  Determined to have her family experience more, she found outings on St. Simons Island that her kids just couldn’t ignore.   My family loves the Georgia Coast, but we found ourselves...

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Disney’s Tom Sawyer Island Four Reasons Not To Skip It

If you’ve been to Walt Disney World repeatedly, you may consider yourself something of an expert.  You know how to navigate the parks with the skills of a ninja.  You know which attractions to hit early, which ones can be saved for later and which can be skipped completely.  That’s what our Inquisitive TravelingMom thought, too.  It took trips with her equally inquisitive children to change her point of view on the oft-ignored Tom Sawyer Island. Y’all, in my mind Tom Sawyer Island was just a bunch of trees taking up space between Liberty Square and Frontierland.  I would see people...

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