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, 8 grandchildren (ages newborn to 15 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.


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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Vacation Deals: Summer to Fall Travel Deals

As summer draws to a close, if you’re like us, you’re not ready to close the books on vacation. We’ve pulled together these vacations deals for last minute summer to fall travel deals to save money on your next family vacation. JUST UPDATED: Adding even more summer to fall travel deals 8/17/16. Scroll to the end for recently added Fall Travel Deals in the United States, Mexico and more! Are you ready for another vacation?  We at TravelingMom.com are always ready to pack our bags and hit the road or the skies for our next opportunity to explore the world....

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Free Fun Things to Do in Orlando with Kids

Year-round sunshine makes Orlando a top spot for family vacations and business travelers. But did you know that Orlando offers many free and family friendly events and venues? Read on to learn the best free fun things to do in Orlando with kids. Free Things to Do in Orlando Chances are Orlando is on the radar as your top pick for your next family vacation. One of Orlando’s biggest attraction is its year-round mild weather. And, of course, it is home to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, and other family-friendly attractions.  What you might not know is that your...

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Best Free Fun Things to Do in the Western US

Settle in for an Old West experience. From outdoor adventures to unique festivals, Traveling Mom is here to make your family adventure easier on the budget with these best free fun things to do in the Western U.S. Free Fun Things to Do in the Western US Travel to Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah, and enjoy these free fun things to do in the Western U.S. Free Fun Things to Do in Colorado Start your Colorado adventure in Denver by standing 5,280 feet high (one mile!) on the steps of the gold-domed Capitol Building....

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Summer Travel Deals

  Ready to book your summer vacation?  TravelingMom to the rescue, bringing you a collection of summer travel deals from all over the world. Take your pick of destinations in more than 102 countries at Hilton Hotels. Head on over to New York City with deals on the 5 New York City  in the Affinia Hotel Collection. We’ve got all this and more. Planning your summer vacation? Tap into these summer travel deals to save while you splurge on your favorite destinations and activities. Hilton Hotels Summer Sale The Hilton World Sale offers Hilton HHonors members great value with up to 25...

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Our Picks for the Best Lake Towns Across America

When you and your family need a beachfront getaway and the oceans are a plane ride away, consider these great American spots, some of the best lake towns and best lake beaches in the United States. From Nebraska to Connecticut,  these six TravelingMoms tell you why their favorite lakefront beaches are a road trip away. When you think of beaches, most travelers look toward the ocean and its sandy beaches, but America is overflowing with lovely lakes with sandy beaches and lake towns, perfectly suited for your next family adventure.  The lake culture is fun and relaxing and perfect for families....

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Set Sail on Disney Cruise Line in Summer 2017

Get ready to set sail on Disney Cruise Line in 2017 — and pack your bags to experience new destinations from Alaska to Europe, and seasonal favorites including the Caribbean and Norway. In mid-April, the Disney Cruise Line announced their Summer 2017 ports with destinations to make your magical Disney cruise even more epic. There’s never been a better time to book your family friendly, Disney-themed cruise. Disney Cruise Line 2017: New Destinations and Return to Favorites Mention a Disney cruise to your family, and chances are the whole crew is ready to set sail tomorrow. The Disney Cruise...

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A Family Adventure at Lake McConaughy, Nebraska

  Most of Nebraska’s scenery is prairie, with acres and acres, miles upon miles of farmland, dotted with small towns, elevation rising as you continue west toward Colorado and Wyoming. But white sand beaches? Yes! Locals have been flocking to the white sand beaches of Lake McConaughy for generations, but “Lake Mac” is also outdoor adventures, scenic diversity, and a whole lot of family adventures. Discover Lake McConaughy, Nebraska Nearly everything about Lake McConaughy is big.  With 35,700 surface acres and over 100 miles of shoreline, and yes, “Lake Mac” features amazing white sand beaches! The largest lake in...

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