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.


7 Best Family Friendly Things to do in Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is more than a party beach. There are tons of family friendly things to do in Daytona Beach — perfect for family vacations any time of the year. From playing in the Atlantic Ocean to feeding stingrays, there is something fun for every member of the family. This Traveling Mom recently took her kids and siblings on a trip to Daytona Beach to check out some of the best family friendly activities. Check out 7 of her top favorites! 7 of the Best Family Friendly things to do in Daytona Beach 1. Take in the Beauty of the...

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5 Budget and Family Friendly Things to Do in California

Pick your adventure from the beach, mountains, theme parks, museums, aquariums and much more — and you’ll discover family friendly things to do in California. Best of all your vacation doesn’t have to break your budget. Check out these 5 Traveling Mom Approved, budget AND family friendly things to do in California.   Some of the greatest family vacation spots can be found in the Golden State, from camping in Yosemite to exploring Tinseltown. What I love about California is that a family vacation here doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money to take advantage of all...

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Hotel Review: Fountain Beach Resort- Daytona Beach, FL

  Planning a family beach vacation? Daytona Beach has a lot to offer for families. A stay at the Fountain Beach Resort can make your visit even more enjoyable. With kitchenettes, low prices, and direct access to the beach, this is one hotel that won’t disappoint the family. It’s conveniently located in walking distance to the Boardwalk and driving distance to many other family friendly activities.   Hotel Review: Fountain Beach Resort- Daytona Beach, FL The Fountain Beach Resort in Daytona Beach has an old school beach hotel vibe. It reminded me of the beach vacations I would take with my...

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Safari Wilderness: an Exciting Adventure in Central Florida

Think Florida is all about theme parks and beaches? Safari Wilderness, located only 45 minutes away from Disney World, will change your mind! It’s an exciting safari adventure where you can feed the animals and even hang out with lemurs. Next time you head into Orlando, make sure to stop by and experience the animals for yourself. Check out these tips from the Fabulously Frugal TravelingMom to get the most out of your Safari Wilderness adventure. A Wildlife Adventure Less than an Hour from Disney The last time we went to Disney World we stopped by Safari Wilderness on...

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Hotel Review: Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples Florida

With a variety of activities for kids, and plenty of relaxing options for parents, Naples Grande Beach Resort 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 hotel is on the Gulf coast in Southwest Florida, only a few miles from the Everglades and an hour and a half west of Miami. Hotel Review:  Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida The feel of this hotel is luxury meets authentic...

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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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