Judy Antell, Vegetarian TravelingMom

Judy Antell, Vegetarian TravelingMom

Judy Antell is the Free in 50 States editor of TravelingMom. Judy lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and three daughters. The vegetarian family loves to visit the farmer’s market for local, organic produce. They have bicycled in Europe, skied downhill and cross country across the US, and hit the beaches all over the Caribbean. They visit cities and small towns around the country, always seeking vegetarian food – and chocolate. Read her blog, http://wheelsandeats.blogspot.com


Best Free Things to Do In Buena Park, California

Southern California is justifiably one of the most popular family destinations, with near perfect weather year round, pristine beaches and clean water. Buena Park, 20 miles from Los Angeles and five miles from Disneyland, is a charming historical town. You can find a variety of free things to do in Buena Park and then save your vacation budget for the expensive theme park trips. Buena Park, California, is not only home to attractions for thrill seekers but it’s also a great destination for those on a budget. If you need things to do in Orange County California with kids you are...

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Bloomington, MN Bursts with Free Family Fun

Bloomington, Minnesota is a dynamic mix of first-class attractions, vibrant restaurants and kid-friendly hotels. Whether you’re interested in an exhilarating walk in a wildlife refuge or an energizing day filled with attraction hopping, Bloomington has you covered! Bloomington is home to the shopping mecca Mall of America. It is adjacent to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. You can find plenty of free family fun in Bloomington MN as well. If Minneapolis and St. Paul are the Twin Cities, Bloomington, MN, can be considered the bonus sibling. This city, home to  the...

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12 Tips for First Time Skiers

For both parents and children, going skiing for the first time on a family holiday can seem daunting. Ski resorts want you to be happy. In fact, Smugglers’ Notch guarantees it at Snow Sport University, the instruction program. Of course they want you to have fun – they want you to come back. Here are some tips for first time skiers to make that initial ski trip easier. Planning to go on your first ski trip? Or taking your family skiing for the first time? These tips will help first time skiers feel more comfortable on the slopes. Before...

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5 Photo Tips and Tricks: How to Take the Best Pictures of Your Kids

Your kids are adorable, right, so you want to take lots of great photos of them. But the lighting doesn’t always cooperate, or you don’t know the best angle to get the shot. Luckily for you, Vegetarian TravelingMom Judy Antell went to a Techlicious Lunch and Learn where she gleaned photo tips and tricks. She shares her advice, so you can click away and take the best photos of your children. Smile and Say Cheese With a smartphone in hands, almost anyone can take high quality photos of their children. And who doesn’t want to capture family vacations? At a recent Techlicious...

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Texas Road Trip From Houston to San Antonio

Worried about fitting in when in Texas? Vegetarian TravelingMom Judy Antell thought she’d feel out of place, but a pickup truck made her feel like a native, with a bonus that she could borrow bicycles in Houston. On her Texas road trip, she toured the Toyota Truck Factory near San Antonio for free. When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in August, so much of the city was under water that the Houston Grand Opera had to relocate its entire season and parts of the Buffalo Bayou park were closed indefinitely. My husband and I had planned to visit his brother in Houston....

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2 Day Itinerary in New York: How to See the Best of the City in 48 Hours

A two day trip to New York City gives you a little breathing room. You can see highlights of the city from downtown on up in this NYC 2 day trip. A lifelong New Yorker shows you how to see the Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 Memorial, walk along the High Line, and explore a couple of museums all in two days in NYC. NYC 2 Day Itinerary With two days in New York City, you can take a bigger bite of the Big Apple. Instead of rushing from the 9/11 Memorial to the Empire State Building, you can...

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Free in NYC: Green-Wood Cemetery

Are you the type of person who is afraid of her own shadow? Then Green-Wood Cemetery is for you. Vegetarian TravelingMom Judy Antell is terrified of horror movies but she loves the tranquil and lush cemetery. The park-like setting is one of the most magnificent spots in Brooklyn and should top a list of the best free in NYC attractions. We bet you’re dying to see it. If you had to guess, would you be able to name the number two tourist attraction in the United States in the early 1800s? Hint: the Statue of Liberty and Metropolitan Museum weren’t...

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25 Best Tech Gift Ideas for Family Travelers

We TravelingMoms love having the latest technology to support our travel. The writers and editors put their heads together to create this list of the 25 best tech gift ideas for family travelers. These are our go-to tech gadgets, products and accessories. We wouldn’t travel without them and we don’t think you should either. Best tech gifts for under $50 Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and buy, TravelingMom will get a commission. Thanks for helping support TravelingMom. 1. LilGadgets Headphones The $49.95  LilGadgets wireless headphones limit volume so kids’ ears are safe. 2. CaliCase Extra...

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Best Spots for Vegetarians at Pike Place Market, Seattle

Whether you are on your first or 50th visit to Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, there is always something new to eat. Vegetarian TravelingMom Judy Antell thought she knew where to eat at Pike Place Market. Then she learned even more at the Early Access VIP Tour with Savor Seattle. On every trip to Seattle, I stop by Pike Place Market. You can go here for a sit down meal, or to pick up some flowers. You can also scout out free samples and get quite full on an eclectic mix of cuisines. But to learn more about...

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1 Day Itinerary in New York – How to See the Best of the City in Less Than 24 Hours

From an upscale food court for breakfast to the 9/11 Memorial, a walk along the High Line, the view from the Empire State Building…. to dinner in Soho. Can you do it all in one day? Yes! If you follow this 1 day itinerary from lifelong New Yorker Judy Antell, Vegetarian TravelingMom. But no lollygagging in bed if you’re going to see the best of NYC in one day! 1 Day Itinerary for New York City Breakfast at Hudson Eats Walk on the High Line Empire State Building Lunch at Meatball Shop Bryant Park Soho for Dinner and a Show...

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