Hannah Rinaldi, Fabulously Frugal TravelingMom

Hannah Rinaldi, Fabulously Frugal TravelingMom

Hannah Rinaldi is a fabulously frugal traveler who loves to experience the finer things in life on a shoestring budget. She lives in Naples, FL with her husband and two young sons. Originally from Alabama, she has a great appreciation for Southern cities with great cuisine such as New Orleans, Charleston, and Savannah. She's always looking to take advantage of, as well as share, the best travel deals to make the most out of fine living on a shoestring budget. You can follow all of her adventures in frugal living at Eat, Drink, and Save Money.


Hotel Review: The Naples Grande in Naples Florida

With a variety of activities for kids, and plenty of relaxing options for parents, The Naples Grande in Naples Florida offers an upscale resort vacation experience the entire family can enjoy. If you follow tips from the Fabulously Frugal TravelingMom and book at the right time, you can even get a steal of a deal! This Naples Florida hotel is on Gulf coast in Southwest Florida, only a few miles from the Everglades and an hour and a half west of Miami. Hotel Review: The Naples Grande in Naples Florida The feel of this hotel is luxury meets authentic Florida. The versatility...

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How to Plan Affordable Group Disney Vacations

Overwhelmed by the cost of taking a big group to Disney? Don’t be! There are plenty of ways to save money when traveling with a group to Disney World or Disneyland. Whether you are planning a family reunion or an educational trip with kids, these tips can save you a fortune. This Traveling Mom has planned large group trips to the happiest place on Earth and still maintained her sanity, and a positive bank balance. Found out how!

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How to plan a successful overnight field trip for kids

If you plan it right, an overnight field trip with a group of kids can be very rewarding. If you don’t plan it right, an overnight field trip can be overwhelming. That’s why this Traveling Mom is sharing her tips for planning a successful overnight field trip. Make your chaperone experience relaxing and easy with these 11 tips. Tips for a Successful Overnight Field Trip If you’ve ever been a chaperone, you know how stressful it is to be responsible for a large group of kids. You can also appreciate the rewards that come with it. As a former teacher, camp counselor, and...

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Hotel Review: Buena Vista Suites, Orlando, FL

Are you looking for a family friendly hotel in Orlando that is central to Disney World and Sea World? Buena Vista Suites is conveniently located close to both parks, sleeps up to 6, and provides amenities such as free breakfast and a family friendly pool, all at a reasonable price! When you travel with kids who go to sleep before you do, it make sense to spend more money on a suite instead of a standard hotel room. The only problem is that suites in Orlando are usually outrageously expensive. Buena Vista Suites is by far the best deal...

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Recreate a Charleston, SC Favorite: Chicken Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

What could possibly be better than biscuits with sausage gravy? Fried chicken biscuits with sausage gravy. Check out this chicken biscuits and gravy recipe from Hominy Grill in Charleston, SC. This is one recipe that won’t disappoint, and it will bring back fond memories of traveling to Charleston. Delicious Chicken Biscuits and Gravy Recipe One of the best parts about traveling is getting the opportunity to try new things, especially new foods. When we travel, we always try to eat like a local. I’m constantly researching restaurants that have more than just a good review, I want to eat at...

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Tips for Sticking to Baby’s Routine on Vacation

Vacations are usually a time where you can let loose and escape from the everyday routine. While this may work for parents and some kids, it doesn’t work for everyone, especially babies. Should you stick to the baby’s routine on vacation? Here are the reasons why this TMOM thinks you should. Before having kids I had no idea about the importance of a routine. Even as a teacher who preached the importance of a routine in the classroom, I didn’t understand how important it was to babies. Once I established a good routine with my first child, I still didn’t understand the...

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Essential Tips for Enjoying Your Beach Vacation With Baby

Traveling out of the house with a baby is never easy because babies require so much stuff! A beach vacation is no exception. However, you may need less stuff than you actually think. A beach vacation with baby doesn’t have to be a hassle – if you follow these essential tips. Essential Tips for Enjoying Your Beach Vacation With Baby Is there anything cuter than a little baby crawling around the beach? I think not. They are too adorable in oversized floppy hats and sunglasses. I can’t resist a tiny little beach bum. All that cuteness is needed because taking...

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3 Reasons to Get a Babysitter and Relax when Visiting Naples, FL

Naples, Florida is a picture perfect beach resort town. The family friendly atmosphere makes it’s an ideal place to vacation with the kids. It’s a family favorite because it’s not a party town like many of the beach towns in Florida. Don’t let the family friendly atmosphere fool you though. It doesn’t mean you can’t find something fun to do without the kids! 

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Three Budget Friendly Things to Do in Charleston, SC with Toddlers

Looking for toddler friendly activities in Charleston, SC that won’t break your budget? Look no further because I’ve got you covered. These three easy activities will keep the kids entertained between all your southern gastronomic adventures. Give the kids a break from exploring the city’s delicious food and let them have fun with these three budget-friendly toddler activities. Charleston, SC is known as a beautiful walking city with amazing restaurants. Unfortunately, toddlers are not known for their willingness to sit down and act perfect for three sit down meals a day. They also tend to get a bit restless...

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How to Visit Zoos, Aquariums, and Children’s Museums for Less While Traveling

Educational activities offer wonderful opportunities for family travel entertainment. From hands on activities such as music and art experiences at children’s museums to exotic animal encounters at zoos and aquariums, you can find something to make the entire family happy. But how can you do all this on a budget? It is possible with careful planning and by following a few smart budget travel tips. Here’s a mom-approved guide to visiting zoos, aquariums, and children’s museums for less while traveling. Family travel isn’t cheap. Entertaining kids while traveling can be even more expensive. Many of the activities geared towardschildren cost...

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