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Our guest authors come from a wide variety of backgrounds, but each has something unique to contribute for the traveling mom.


5 Things to do in Fredericksburg, Texas with Kids

Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg makes an easy day trip using San Antonio or Austin base camp, but this San Antonio mom recommends spending two days exploring what she calls “the most charming region of Texas.” This gem of a town  might be best known for its many boutique wineries but there are also plenty of family-friendly things to do in Fredericksburg, Texas with kids. I never turn down the opportunity for a day trip to Fredericksburg, Texas, but for the full enchilada experience, I recommend you spend at least two days exploring and soaking in the...

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Need a Reason to Visit Santa Fe with Kids? Meow Wolf Is it!

A visit to Santa Fe with kids is a magical experience. It delights all of the senses from the sight of enchanting vistas to the smells and tastes of the chilis and chocolates of New Mexican cuisine. Now a new multi-dimensional, multi-sensory place of discovery and imagination that was born of art gives families all the excuse they need to visit Santa Fe, New Mexico. Part amusement park and part art experience, Meow Wolf will enchant your entire family. Stepping into a refrigerator with my mom and sliding through the clothes dryer with my four-year-old son upped the unique-experiences...

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6 Things to Know about Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster at SeaWorld San Antonio

At SeaWorld, one San Antonio family discovers more family adventure and education than travelers could possibly squeeze into one day, so they go often. Marine life plus thrills and excitement suits them. Newest? Wave Breaker: The Rescue Center. Here are six things to know about the family-friendly coaster.   My family loves the latest technology. So when SeaWorld San Antonio announced their latest coaster, the Wave Breaker, we just had to know all about it! And the more we learned about it, the more we knew we would enjoy it. And bonus – so would those who don’t appreciate...

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Spend a Weekend in Puerto Rico With Kids – Successfully

Looking to take an exciting weekend getaway with kids to a beautiful island? Get a chance to enjoy warm weather, beautiful beaches, eat delicious foods, explore, learn and more. A weekend in Puerto Rico with kids is a family-friendly vacation destination with things to see and do for all ages. We have discovered that Puerto Rico is a place that we can easily escape to – even with kids. The flight from the East Coast is about 4 hours, with no passports needed. My family and I first discovered Puerto Rico a few years ago when our kids were 3 and 9 years old....

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Feeling “Royal” at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Phoenix, Arizona, is a hot spot for vacationers. But in the summer, it’s literally a hot spot as temps can get upwards of 120 degrees. That is is why even high-end resorts and hotels like Fairmont Scottsdale Princess lure people in with amazing deals. And that’s a win-win for Phoenician staycationers like me! On a whim, my (almost) 4-year-old son, Mateo, and our dog Jeter (yes, it’s dog friendly—more on that later) checked in at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. I can only describe it as magic. It’s a AAA Five Diamond resort so I don’t have to tell you...

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9 Ways to Spend a Weekend in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne isn’t always the first place that pops into your mind when you think about planning a weekend getaway in the Midwest.  But it should be. A hidden gem known mostly to devoted Vera Bradley fans, a weekend in Fort Wayne, Indiana, offers a wide variety of family-friendly activities amidst the charm and friendliness you expect from the Midwest. For Midwesterners, it can often feel like a big hassle to get away for a weekend.  While one of the beautiful things about the Midwest is its wide-open spaces, that can also limit the options for someone looking for...

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Destination: Hollywood. Experience the Hollywood Bowl and BLVD Hotel

Love music and history? Next time you purchase tickets to a legendary concert at the Hollywood Bowl, make it a vacation and enjoy some of the magic that Hollywood, CA has to offer. From dining to cozy lounges to chic lodging options, there’s plenty to see, do, and eat at and around Hollywood Bowl! Los Angeles (LA) will always have my heart. As a native Angeleno transplanted to Northern California, I tend to get homesick often. I’ve officially been away for twenty years now, and it doesn’t get easier. I miss the traffic (crazy, right?!), hustle and bustle, and countless...

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5 Tips for Exploring the Redwoods With Toddlers

The Redwoods may not seem like a toddler friendly destination, but with a little planning it can be an amazing trip for even the smallest visitors. These five tips for exploring the Redwoods with toddlers will make your trip a giant success. 5 Tips for Exploring the Redwoods With Toddlers When you think of toddler friendly vacations, the Redwoods may not be the first, or the fifth place, that pops into your mind. After all, the Redwoods usually involve a lot of driving and a lot of walking. But with a little planning and some tools, a trip to...

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Order Up! Tips For Managing Large Groups At Restaurants

As the parents of a daughter in travel sports, we often find ourselves participating in out-of-state tournament play. When on these sports trips, there are two undeniable facts…the players need to rest and they need to eat. Often getting together for a meal can be a team-building event, however organizing it is no easy feat. As a team manager, or mom, I’m sharing my   tips on how to put together a successful team dinner and managing large groups at restaurants. Order Up! Tips For Managing Large Groups At Restaurants There are a lot of factors to consider when...

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Conservation Lessons for Families at the Houston Zoo

A trip to the Houston Zoo drives home the importance on recycling and conservation. Learn why animals become endangered and what a zoo and YOU can do to help. Find out how you and your kids can help protect animals and their environment in the wild. Conservation at the Houston Zoo There is a famous poem I read recently about how a soul isn’t truly awakened until someone experiences the love of an animal. Of course we can all read books to our kids about all the animals that exist in the world. Lions, tigers, bears – you know all the...

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