Andrea Traynor, Indulgent TravelingMom

Andrea Traynor, Indulgent TravelingMom

Andrea Traynor is mom to The K Man (8) and Miss Q (closing in on 6), and a wife to Big B—but also married to her blog and online community. After spending her 20s travelling solo, she’s not letting motherhood get in the way of world exploration. Andrea, a.k.a. Mommy Gearest, spends every spare dime on family jaunts, girlfriend getaways and pushing her physical limits—like that time she went to Ibiza at 41 years old. Indulgence is Andrea’s middle name and she never shies away from splurges or fabulous adventures that help amp up any travel experience.


6 Things to Try at Club Med Sandpiper Bay

Hands up, baby, hands up! If that familiar jingle doesn’t get you thinking about Club Med for your next family vacation, Indulgent TravelingMom Andrea Traynor’s post about six things to try at Club Med Sandpiper Bay sure will. If you’re a sports nut or a foodie, it’s worth a closer look. 6 Things to Try at Club Med Sandpiper Bay White chocolate bread The sports academies Flyboarding The White Party Flying trapeze L’Occitane Spa Read on for details! Have you ever wanted to join a pick-up game of beach volleyball but knew you’d make a fool of yourself the...

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6 Ways to Enjoy the Cancun Riviera

Whether you’re looking for a romantic escapade, family fun in the sun or a girlfriend getaway, the Cancun Riviera offers beautiful beaches, authentic Mexican food and activities to last a few hours or your entire stay. Here, Indulgent TravelingMom Andrea Traynor gives you 6 ways to enjoy the Cancun Riviera. 6 ways to enjoy the Cancun Riviera Stay somewhere fun. Walk the Hotel Zone beach. Go snorkeling. Do a tequila tasting in Puerto Morelos. Visit the village for tacos. Eat churros. Read on for more info! Why the Cancun Riviera? More properly called Riviera Cancun, and not to be...

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7 Things to do at Smuggler’s Notch in Winter

  The trouble with many ski resorts is that there’s little else to do for families who don’t want to ski all day. And then there’s the à la carte pricing, which can become cost-prohibitive for other on- and off-mountain activities. Both new and veteran ski families will delight in Smuggler’s Notch. This Vermont ski resort has a more inclusive pricing structure and offers something for everyone. Here, Indulgent TravelingMom Andrea Traynor highlights 7 things to do at Smuggler’s Notch in winter. 7 Things to Do at Smuggler’s Notch in Winter Take a ski or snowboard lesson. Use the kid-friendly...

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8 Best Things to do in Park City, Utah

Powder hounds who appreciate luxury accommodations, gastro-centricity, adventurous thrill-rides, and five-star resort service will love Park City, Utah. From bobsledding down an Olympic track with a professional driver to a ski-in whiskey saloon — not to mention the best snow for your skiing and boarding needs — Indulgent TravelingMom gives you the low-down on the 8 best things to do in Park City. 8 best things to do in Park City Ski and snowboard in champagne powder Eat at Tupelo, Vessel Kitchen + Deer Valley’s Seafood Buffet Bobsled at Olympic Park Go snowmobiling Visit High West Distillery Take the...

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Fun things to do at Holiday Valley

Ellicottville in New York state is, simply, quaint. It’s one of those towns that surely must be the backdrop to one of your favourite family movies. It’s home to lovely little shops, family-friendly restaurants and a ski resort called Holiday Valley — which should be a duty-free zone. After all, it caters to as many Canadians as it does Americans! Indulgent TMOM Andrea Traynor’s family visited recently to bring you the inside scoop. There’s something especially charming about Ellicottville, NY,  and its allure extends to the local ski hill, Holiday Valley. It’s not the biggest hill we’ve skied, nor the...

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6 Favorite Things to Do this Winter in Ottawa Canada

Wintering in Canada’s capital city — especially during the country’s year-long 150th birthday celebrations — offers fun for the whole family. There’s skating on one of the world’s biggest outdoor rinks. An indoor roller coaster. And noshing on BeaverTails. Let Indulgent TravelingMom Andrea Traynor help you plan a family friendly visit to try her 6 favorite things to do this winter in Ottawa. 6 THINGS TO DO THIS WINTER IN OTTAWA Most of us have to work five days a week, leaving us with a mere two days to explore this big world of ours — one weekend at...

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Panorama Mountain Resort

Panorama Mountain Resort is that brilliant combination of perfect snow and terrain for everyone – from never-ever beginners to Olympic-level experts. And it has more activities and restaurants than you could possibly try in a single visit. For the ultimate Western Canada road trip, Indulgent TravelingMom Andrea Traynor suggests flying into Calgary and boarding the Panorama shuttle to find a little piece of winter happiness in the mountains.   Panorama Mountain Resort Nestled into the Purcell Mountains of the B.C. interior, a range much older than the Rockies, is Panorama Mountain Resort. And although it’s definitely in British Columbia, the...

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Mont-Tremblant Pedestrian Village Restaurant Guide

If there’s one thing you have to do while visiting Québec’s Mont-Tremblant village, it’s eat. Indulgently. The pedestrian village is a cornucopia of foodie pleasures that will appeal to every palate. But not all restaurant adventures are created equally, so let us help you put your taste buds front and centre and avoid trial and error. Mont-Tremblant Village One of the best things about staying in the Mont-Tremblant village in Québec, Canada, is flying in or parking your vehicle at the hotel and walking everywhere. But the last thing you want to do with a hungry family in tow...

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Tremblant Winter Activity Guide

“There’s so much more to Tremblant than skiing,” according to Indulgent TravelingMom. So even if you make it all the way there and decide that speeding down a hill on two sticks simply isn’t your thing, you’re in luck. Because there are plenty of other options when it comes to Mont-Tremblant’s winter activities — some of which are even free. Tremblant Winter Activity Guide Beautiful Mont-Tremblant is awash in winter activities that suit just about every age range. But considering there’s everything from the predictable (snowboarding) to the unique (horse-sledding), you’ll need a Tremblant winter activity guide to help plan...

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Plan a long weekend in Madrid (for Mom)

Traveling with girlfriends is a great way to reconnect. To relive your youth and enjoy a much-needed break from the demands of work and family life. And although all-inclusive Caribbean vacations are wonderful, there’s something special about jetting off to Europe and immersing yourself in all that culture and history. Indulgent TMOM Andrea Traynor helps you plan a long weekend in Madrid — without the kids. I visited Spain’s capital city this past autumn. And although I can tell you that I probably won’t be bringing my six and eight year olds there anytime soon, I would return in a...

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