Diana Rowe, Traveling Grandmom

Diane Rowe After Denver-based freelance writer Diana Rowe raised her two daughters (now ages 30 and 28) as a single mom, she met the man of her dreams and inherited two stepdaughters, ages 26 and 18. However, as any Grandmom will agree, her pride and joys is her blended family of six grandchildren, ages 3 months to 11 years. . For more than 16 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 rides her own Harley, edits a local motorcycle newspaper, writes for numerous leisure, travel & business publicatoins. She also blogs about her various travel adventures with (and without) her family and her HOG at www.TravelinginHeels.com and www.dianarowe.com/blog.


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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Winter Travel Deals: Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts

Ditch the snow boots and grab the sunscreen with these winter travel deals at Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts. Book now through December 31, 2016, with warm-weather destinations with thiese “You are Here” promotions, with savings up to $400. Winter Travel Deals Already over the snow this winter? Marriott to the rescue! Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts invites you to take advantage of these great winter travel deals. Go ahead and take a look at these 15 beachfront resorts in warm-weather destinations across the Caribbean and Latin America. Known for stunning beachfront locations and premium amenities, the 15 participating...

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Black Friday Cyber Monday Travel Deals: Hotels, Vacations and More

It’s back!! TravelingMom.com’s popular round up of travel deals during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Get ready, set, now take advantage of dozens of Black Friday travel deals. Many booking windows extend through Cyber Monday. But remember to check back often (daily!) as we will update as more deals are travel received!! **UPDATED and added MORE travel deals on 11/21/16** Cyber Monday Travel Deals in the United States From sea to shining sea, we’ve done all the work for you by gathering this collection of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals in the United States. We are all about traveling....

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Travel Deal & Reviews: Hilton Hotels

Who doesn’t love surprise savings on travel?! Just announced – Hilton Hotels November Flash Sale, just in time to book holiday travel, a 48 hours only sale between November 7-9!  Not sure which Hilton to stay? We’ve made booking your next family vacation simpler and included Traveling Mom reviews of Hilton Hotels. Travel Savings on Hilton Hotels For 48 hours only, Monday-Wednesday November 7-9, Hilton guests can save 15% on Best Available Rates for stays between November 18-29, 2016 and December 18, 2016 through January 2, 2017. And, Hilton HHonors members are eligible to save an additional 5% when booking...

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Creepy Colorado Haunts: Hotels, Festivals & Tours

Abandoned prison cells. Haunted halls of historic hotels. Spooky graveyard night tours. Ghostly coffin races. Confusing corn mazes. Whatever your preferred haunts, get into the spirit of Halloween with Colorado haunts: hotels, festivals, and tours. As we creep up to Halloween and the witching hour, I like to explore my own backyard and try Colorado haunts hotels, festivals, and tours.  From Denver to Trinidad, take a look at this selection of creepy Colorado haunts – if you dare. Colorado Haunts: Haunted Hotels Psychics and paranormal experts will tell you that Halloween releases a special spirited energy in the air, enticing...

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Why A Condo is Key to a Successful Family Ski Vacation

Although I live in Colorado, I’m really not a big winter person. But when you live in the Rocky Mountains, playing in the snow becomes a part of your DNA. As a single mom, I always pointed my SUV west for a family ski vacation. Now that our clan has grown to include grandchildren, our multigenerational winter tradition is hitting the ski slopes. With so many different ages and multiple families, a condo is key to our successful family ski vacation. Read on for reasons why! Families That Vacation Together Stay Together I’m a believer. Family vacations are memory makers...

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7 Reasons Why Vail Epic Discovery is Awesome

With the addition of its expanded adventure park, Vail Epic Discovery at Vail Mountain gives you more reasons to visit Colorado in the summer and fall with its one pass, unlimited all-day adventures. Zip, fly, hike, bike, tube and more. Read on for 7 reasons why Vail Epic Discovery is awesome, and your family will love it! Why Vail Epic Discovery? At Vail Epic Discovery, your summer and fall Colorado adventure will only be limited by time, open from summer to fall (with weekends only September to October). Take the gondola to the top of Vail Mountain. Breathe in...

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