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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.


The Disney Difference: A Family Vacation Tour of Arizona & Utah

An Adventures by Disney tour of Arizona and Utah left this Traveling Mom teary-eyed. Why? She calls it the “Disney difference.” Find out why this family vacation tour brought her family closer together and created memories they could not have gotten any other way. Adventures by Disney Family Vacation Tour On the last night of our Arizona/Utah Adventures by Disney, they hosted a farewell dinner. As my family and I were walking to the dinner, I picked up my camera to start vlogging our experience. As I started talking about our week long Adventures by Disney trip, I started...

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24+ Hours of Fun in Downtown Denver with Kids

Whether you live near or far, Denver can make for a sensationally fun family getaway. Hear from a Colorado-based family why they like to visit Downtown Denver with kids, their favorite things to do, and the best places to stay. The Mile-High City has much more to offer than just spectacular mountain views and access to world-class ski resorts. Living in the mountains of Colorado, we occasionally feel an unrelenting pull to visit downtown Denver with kids to enjoy the many fun family attractions. It is actually possible to squeeze two full days of family fun in downtown Denver...

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5 Weird Things to See in Cleveland that Won’t Cost you a Penny

Cleveland has given us Superman, Pierogis, and Rock and Roll. But, there’s much more to this lakeside Midwestern city to discover. A new book, Secret Cleveland: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure, points readers to some of the lessor known attractions and shares some of Cleveland’s hidden secrets, including some located in plain sight! If you’re looking for weird things to see in Cleveland, look no further. 5 Weird and Free Things to Do in Cleveland When you think of Cleveland, I doubt weird is a word that you would use to describe this city full of art,...

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4 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Vail, Colorado in Summer

The best thing about visiting Vail, Colorado, is you are almost forced to spend your time outdoors as it is so beautiful. The options of outdoor activities in Vail in the summer and fall are endless. The mountain environment offers maximum outdoor fun for families of all ages – from soaring up or down the mountain to exploring it on horseback or foot. Here are four things to do with kids in Vail, Colorado, in summer. While Vail, Colorado may be best known for its epic ski slopes, the area has even more to offer during summer and fall. With...

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5 Amazing Things To Do in Boise, Idaho

Idaho is more than farms and potatoes. In fact, Idaho is full of amazing things to do and Boise, Idaho, the state capital, is no exception. Whether you are visiting for a weekend or a week, during the summer or the winter, there are plenty of things to do in Boise with kids. Some of our favorites will make you want to start planning your next trip immediately. Here’s five amazing things to do in Boise, Idaho. 5 Amazing Things To Do in Boise, Idaho I love my home state. When most people think of Idaho, they probably think...

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13 Fun Things To Do With Toddlers in The Palm Beaches, FL

Pleasant surprises can benefit traveling families and a big toddler-friendly one happened in The Palm Beaches of Florida. TravelingMom’s new Guest Author expected mostly arts, culture and fine food, but also found abundant delights for her toddlers too. She shares 13 fun things to do with toddlers in the Palm Beaches, FL. When I first heard the Palm Beaches, Florida, a vacation with my toddler was not the first thought that came to mind. If you are like me you think of the Palm Beaches as a great Florida destination for experiencing arts and culture with some beautiful beach time....

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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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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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