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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.


August 1 #TMOM Twitter Party – Using Points for Travel

We all want to see the world – but who can pay for all that? Well, if you save your miles and use your points wisely, you can earn rewards that can help you travel all over. Not sure how? Talk to the experts at the next #TMOM and #TDADPoints Twitter party on August 1 at 9 p.m. ET to find out more!   One of the easiest ways to routinely travel at a bargain is by racking up and using points and miles from airlines, hotels, and credit cards. Did you know that after getting two credit cards you...

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How to Make the Most of Your First Family Cruise

We wanted to take our family of four on a vacation and picked a family cruise to the Bahamas. At first it sounds a little scary hearing that you are going to be confined to a Royal Caribbean ship for 5 days and 4 nights with kids ages 4 and 2. What are we to do? How will we keep them occupied? How are we going to do the excursions off of the ship? Turns out there was no reason to worry. We decided to take a Royal Caribbean family cruise to the Bahamas. It sounds daunting and maybe...

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SUMMER FUN AT SMUGGLERS’ NOTCH RESORT IN VERMONT!

Smugglers’ Notch is well known as a family friendly ski resort in Vermont. But it’s also a great spot for summer fun. This single mom found plenty to keep her teens and tween (and herself) happy. In fact, she thinks the resort is better for older kids than little ones. Smugglers’ Notch in the Summer I’ve read a lot about great child-friendly vacations, but now that my kids are a bit older (15, 13 and 9), I wanted to find the perfect place for their ages (and for me, a single mom) where we could all be happy. So I...

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Free Things to Do with Kids in Omaha

TravelingMoms and their Guest Author colleagues explore hometowns and home states as well as travel the globe. Take a look at Omaha, Nebraska, through the eyes of a local mom who knows free stuff to do with the kids. Free fun Things to Do in Omaha Omaha has more to offer than a world-class zoo to attract travelers – and a lot of it is free. From theater and concerts to a world-class art museum with an area just for kids, there are plenty of fun things to do that don’t cost a thing. Here are a few of...

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Beaches & Boats — 7 Fun Free Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Known as The Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is home to many golf courses, wide miles-long beaches and plenty of family friendly and free things to do. This affordable family vacation spots is one of the premier resort communities in the country. The weather is mild and much of the beachfront entertainment is free, making summer the best time to take advantage of these free activities. The Beach The area’s biggest attraction is the ocean, and of course it is a free and public space. Visitors should bring beach towels, blankets, and chairs to avoid the cost of rentals. Murrells Inlet...

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Eureka – A Great Northern California Getaway

Eureka, California is a historic port town on the Northern California coast.  Its attractions include towering redwood forests, abundant wildlife, and hearty food.  A trip to the “Lost Coast” is a perfect multigenerational getaway. Eureka, California, is a great central spot to base a tour of California’s north coast.  This 19th century seaport town was built by farmers, miners, fishermen, and loggers.  Today, Eureka lures visitors with a mix of dining, shopping, and outdoor diversions. This vibrant Northern California seaport is famous for teeming fisheries and towering redwood forests.  Families can experience a Victorian-styled Old Town, water sports on...

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Our Tween Daughters’ Emotional, Life-Changing Vist to Ethiopia

When my husband and I adopted our two daughters from Ethiopia over a decade ago, we made a promise that we would return. It was important to us that the girls establish a relationship with their birth families and forge a personal connection with their heritage. This spring, we made the journey with our three children, ages 10, 11 and 12. Thoughtful planning and research helped us prepare for the trip, and the generous, joyous spirit of the Ethiopian people made it a life-changing experience for the whole family. Here are some tips that helped us make the most of traveling internationally with our three children as well as...

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Visit the Amazing Hidden Gems of Australia

The land Down Under is a true traveler’s heaven with a number of iconic representational sites, known all around the world, even among people who have never been and have no plans to go to Australia. We have all heard about Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, Uluru Rocks, etc., but the truth is that this continent has so much more to offer. Australia is so big that even people who live there have not yet experienced all of it. Due to that fact, the country still hides plenty of undiscovered by tourists and unexplored by the locals, sites,...

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Things We Found to Do For Free in Prague – Day Two

Free Prague activities and attractions will give you an opportunity to see the best parts of the city without spending a dime. Prague has an abundance of free act ivies that appeal to all generations.  If you’re visiting on a budget, let this Multigenerational TMOM help you explore the free side of Prague. One of my favorite trips to Prague was with my sister and her son’s family.  The boys were ages 4, 7, and 8 at the time.  Prague is the perfect place for boys this age.  We didn’t want to break the budget so we were over-the-moon...

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Things We Found to Do for Free in Prague – Day One

Free Prague activities and attractions will give you an opportunity to see the best parts of the city without spending a dime. If you’re on a budget, let this Multigenerational TMOM help you explore the free side of Prague.   The Eastern European capitol of Prague in the Czech Republic is one of Europe’s most affordable tourist destinations.  One thing that makes it affordable is the abundance of free things for families to do. One of my favorite trips to Prague was with my sister and her son’s family.  The boys were ages 4, 7, and 8 at the...

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