Diana Rowe, Traveling Grandmom

Diana Rowe, Traveling Grandmom

Diana Rowe Denver-based freelance writer Diana Rowe is enjoying her 'after 50" life with her blended family of 5 adult children, 7 grandchildren (ages 18 months to 14 years), a dog -- and a very patient husband. For more than 20 years, she’s etched a living as a freelance writer, publishing hundreds of articles (online and print) ranging from family travel to girlfriend getaways to golf and hotel reviews. Diana specializes in multigenerational family travel and writes for numerous print and online publications. She also blogs about her various travel adventures with (and without) her family at http://travelinginheels.com.


5 Best Disney World Resort Pools

If your kids are like ours, a hotel swimming pool is one of the must-haves on their vacation. In the mugginess and sweltering heat of Florida summers, a pool ranks high on the list as families can pretty much swim year-round.  From budget friendly to luxury, Traveling Grandmom (with help from her Traveling Mom friends) brings you the 5 best Disney World Resort pools. 5 Best Disney World Resort Pools 1. It’s All About the Pools at Disney’s Coronado Springs 2. Lava Pool at Disney’s Polynesian Resort 3. Aye, Matie! Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort pool 4. Get “Under the Sea” at...

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Tips on How to Plan Your Multigenerational Family Vacation at Disney World

Disney family vacations are priceless, but planning your multigenerational family vacation to Disney? Not so much fun.  Yet bring along grandma and grandpa, and we’re talking a trip worth its weight in gold. Yet once you add more family members to your group, vacation logistics can become crazy!  Take it from Traveling Grandmom, it’s still worth the time and energy, so she’s bringing you these 6 tips on how to plan your multigenerational family vacation at Disney World. Just Do it! Plan your Multigenerational Family Vacation to Walt Disney World If you’re cringing at just the thought of how...

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Colorado Camping: Snow Mountain Ranch Yurts

Camping is bonding family time, but what if you’re really not that into pitching a tent and the work involved in setting up a campground?  Say hello to Colorado camping in a yurt, a modern day option with “glamping” perks, like an already set up roof over your head, a real bed, picnic tables, grill, and even a fire pit.  Traveling Grandmom has the scoop on why it doesn’t get any better than Colorado camping at Snow Mountain Ranch Yurts — and the price tag couldn’t be more budget-friendly. Colorado Camping: Glamping in a Yurt What the heck is...

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Colorado Train Travel: Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

All aboard for 1880’s! Steam trains are like time machines.  Sit back and enjoy the historic ride and scenery of Colorado train travel, as quintessential Old West as cowboys — and steeped in history. What better destination than Durango, Southwest Colorado’s largest city, to experience train travel? Get ready to fall in love with this family-friendly, all ages Colorado train travel experience on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Durango and Colorado Train Travel I’ve ridden the rails of the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNGRR) several times, and it never gets boring.  Combine the Colorado train travel...

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Family Friendly Colorado Ski Resort: Copper Mountain

Looking for a family friendly Colorado ski resort? Traveling Grandmom says kid-friendly Copper Mountain Ski Resort is perfect for families of all ages. From its convenient location to affordable accommodations, kids school, and, of course, great snow conditions, read on for all the reasons why families love Colorado’s kid-friendly Copper Mountain Ski Resort. Family Friendly Colorado Ski Resort: Copper Mountain Looking for a family friendly Colorado ski resort that is perfect for all ages and skill levels? Families love the kid-friendly Copper Mountain Ski Resort. And even better, my family has loved Copper since my now adult children were...

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Disneyland’s Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT! Ride Opens May 27

In 2016, Disneyland theme park fans bid a fond farewell to Tower of Terror to be replaced with a new theme! And now it’s official! Disneyland’s Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT! opens May 27. Read on for the new ride details featuring legendary Super Heroes and all-new experiences during the “Summer of Heroes.” Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT! Raise your hand if you were heartbroken (like me) when Disneyland announced last year that Tower of Terror would be replaced.  Yeah, it was a tough moment for me. But when chatting with Disney representatives, I was assured that the new...

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TravelingMom Approved: Best Places to Travel in 2017

Cheers to 2017 and a New Year to check more must-travel places off your list. From quick weekend getaways with the family to fulfilling travel bucket lists in the United States, our travel-savvy Traveling Moms are back, sharing their best places to travel in 2017. We’ve also included personal been-there-done-that tips to help make the most of our favorite destinations. Best Places to Travel in 2017 Last year, we shared our 2016 best places to travel. Traveling Moms are ready to help you explore in 2017 with another round up of best places to travel in 2017. We’ve been there, and...

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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Denver

With its stunning mountain views and downtown skyline, Denver, the capital city of Colorado, is a great place to take the family. But forget about what you thought you knew about the Mile High City. Local resident and Traveling Grandmom brings you the top 10 things you didn’t know about Denver. Skyline from DMNS Evan Semon and VISIT DENVER when using this photo. Busting the Mile High Myths: Top 10 Things you Didn’t Know About Denver As a long-time transplanted Denver resident (over 30 years), before I moved here, I had preset ideas about the Mile High City. I was...

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Kid-Friendly Denver Museums

Kids love to explore and traveling gives them every opportunity to do just. This is especially true with a visit to Denver museums. Give kids a little information and their busy little minds can be quite innovative. Denver is home to a thriving museum scene. Check them out –  from Colorado history museums to fine arts including these kid friendly Denver museums. 5 Kid-Friendly Denver Museums Denver loves its art and culture scene, and the Mile High City also embraces its little residents with kid friendly Denver museums. The following are a selection of Denver’s family friendly, intriguing and...

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Eat Pray Love Empowers Women to Solo Travel

Do you travel solo?  As a woman, sometimes we limit our own travel adventures because of our obligations to family (you know, those littles that live in our home) and friends. Traveling Grandmom challenges women to step out of their comfort zone and explore with solo travel adventures. Why Solo Travel? A CNN article, a few years back, says it all: “Women find world, selves with solo travel.” I couldn’t agree more. I believe the movie and the book “Eat Pray Love” empowered women to explore the world by themselves and outside their comfortable back yard. Even though that movie came...

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