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.


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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Vacation Deals: Leap Into Spring Travel Deals

Save this spring on vacation deals with this exclusive Leap into Spring Sale at Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. Starting on Leap Day, Monday, February 29 through Thursday, March 31, 2016, choose from dozens of historic hotels that are providing discounts of up to 65% off during this special spring sale. Get Ready, Set, Leap into Spring Travel Deals Get ready to leap into spring with these special hotel rates at Historic Hotels of America and historic Hotels Worldwide. These hotel rates at HistoricHotels.org/springsale start at just $59 per night for your next vacation deal in locations...

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Not a Skier? Try Fly Fishing in the Winter

Are you the one family member who doesn’t ski? Or perhaps after 1-2 days on the slope, you’re ready for a new adventure. Try fly fishing in the winter? Didn’t know that was possible? Follow along with our Gone Fishing Colorado guided fly fishing adventure with tips to entice you to take the whole family. Who knew? Fly Fishing in the Winter! Winter in Colorado is pretty awesome, with so many outdoors things to do including skiing and snowboarding. It’s not that I don’t LIKE to ski — I have gotten my ski mojo in the past at Granby Ranch....

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Valentines Day Ideas — Scoop Up a Sweet Travel Deal

We love traveling with our kids, but sometimes we opt for a vacation without the kids. Valentine’s Day is one of those special holidays when Moms want some romantic time out with their husband, partner or special someone. From an adventurous VIP ice fishing package in Minneapolis followed by wine pairing dinner to an Italian Tuscan Wine & Culinary Experience near Florence, these Valentines Day ideas will give you some sweet travel memories at a great price. Valentine’s Day Ideas for Travel Sweet Travel Packages on Valentine’s Day  Family vacations are memories worth making, but busy Moms also need time with...

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Take Your Kids to These Must-See Vacation Spots in 2016

From the wonders of theme parks to the wonders of Mother Nature to the wonders of urban adventures, Traveling Moms know the best places to vacation with kids. This list will have your family biking, walking, swimming, sunning, thrill riding and eating your way around the world in 2016. Get the insight and the insider tips you need to make the most of these great family vacation spots. Best Vacation Spots for 2016 Silver Valley (Kellogg), Idaho Little children, grandparents and non-outdoorsy travelers should pedal the not-to-miss Route of the Hiawatha, a 15-mile ride on a slight downhill decline. Silver Valley,...

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Family Travel Around the World — Best Places to Take Your Kids in 2016

Traveling Moms know the secret to finding the best family travel spots around the world. Here we share some of our favorites for visiting with kids in 2016. From the Caribbean to Eastern Europe to sunny Central America to warm and inviting Mexico, these are a few of our favorite spots for vacationing with kids. Best Places for Family Travel Around the Globe Turks & Caicos   Family friendly and easy to get to, once you arrive with your family at the Caribbean island of Turks & Caicos, you’ll not want to leave. Turks & Caicos has the most beautiful...

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TravelingMom Approved: Best Places to Travel in 2016

Whether you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway close to home with the family or planning your once-in-a-lifetime travel bucket list trip, we polled our travel-savvy TravelingMoms and asked them to share their best places to travel in 2016 — and personal been-there-done-that tips to help you make the most of their favorite destinations. Best Places to Travel in 2016 From Prague to Portland, Walt Disney World to Detroit and many places in between, we’ve got 35 TravelingMom approved destinations from all over the world for your next vacation. We’ve been there. We were inspired to pack up the whole family, escape...

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Tips for Putting Your Kids in Ski School

When winter is in full swing, families start thinking about a ski or snowboarding vacation and signing their kids up for lessons. But how do you know which ski resort is the best for your kids? Who is your perfect ski instructor? How does ski school work? Are your kids safe when you leave them?  These questions and more go through a parent’s mind. TravelingMom asked Colorado ski instructor Trish O’Connell to weigh in and offer 16 tips for putting your kids in ski school. Whether a first time skier or a seasoned pro, planning a ski or snowboarding vacation with the kids can...

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