Jennifer Kaufman, Wayfinding TravelingMom

Jennifer Kaufman, Wayfinding TravelingMom

Jennifer Kaufman is a stay-at-home mom of three travel-crazy kids: 8-year-old twin girls, and their 4-year-old little brother. Commonly known as “that Disney family”, she and her husband have discovered that the very things that draw them to Disney destinations – the story, the attention to detail, and the “little things” – can often be found anywhere they look. She has always had an insurmountable case of wanderlust, daydreaming of what it would be like to pick up the family and move to Europe for a few years, or perhaps live off of a boat for a while. As she waits for such a grand adventure, she has dedicated herself to exploring the stories and details wherever she travels, and finding the joy in the everyday moments at home. Jennifer and her family can be found in articles, videos, and podcast episodes at The Delightful Life.


Cheap Things to Do in Cincinnati (and Beyond) to Beat the Heat without Breaking the Bank

I’m sure you’ve seen it in stores near you: back-to-school season is in full swing. Yet for many school districts around the country, families are just now at the halfway point between running out of the classroom after the final bell of one school year, and taking the inevitable “First Day of School” photos for the next. If your family is anything like Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman’s, you’ve begun to hear a chorus of “I’m bored” from any number of your children. Here’s how to beat the boredom (and the heat!) in Cincinnati – or wherever you are –...

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Must-see Places to take Photos Outside of the Disney Parks

Walt Disney World is one of the most photographed places in the world, and for a number of years Cinderella Castle topped the list of most photographed structures anywhere. It’s a given that visitors to WDW will take a picture (or 17) in front of the castle; Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman has some suggestions of other places you and your family should go for some stunning family portraits or fun candid photos at Disney World – outside the parks. It’s well known that there are countless opportunities to take magical photographs in each of the four Walt Disney World...

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6 Reasons You Have to Visit the Disney Hotel on Hilton Head

Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman and her family like beach vacations well enough, but she and her three kids are usually looking for something more to do after a couple of days as beach bums. Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort has fit the bill for years. Now she shares why it’s a must visit for Disney fans… and anyone looking for an awesome east coast getaway! Why We love Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort The Backstory Excellent Theming & Details   Activities & Amenities Cast Member Interactions Location, Location, Location If you’ve been to Hilton Head, you may already be...

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How to Pass the Time and Get Excited for Your next Disney Trip

Sometimes it feels like forever between vacations, especially for families with young kids. Wayfinding Traveling Mom Jennifer Kaufman shares her favorite way to pass the time in between trips, and to get everyone excited about an upcoming visit to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. Fair warning, though: not only will the time seem to go faster, you might find yourself making fun family memories as you wait! Disney Family Days: The Inspiration When my twins were three, my husband and I decided it would be fun to introduce them to our favorite Disney animated feature films with intentional and fun family...

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One Tip that will Make Your Disney Vacation Astoundingly Easier

  As a Disney Vacation Club member who has spent a few hundred days in the parks, it’s not surprising that Wayfinding Traveling Mom Jennifer Kaufman is often asked for tips when families take their Disney Parks vacation. Her advice includes a lineup of the usual suspects: stay on property, take naps, plan a little but be flexible, etc, as well as one constant for families taking a Disney trip with young children. The Most Important Thing to Know Before Visiting a Disney Park with Kids In the early 2000s, there was a campaign touting the Disney Vacation Club as Disney’s...

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7 of the Most Entertaining Road Trip Games for Families

  If you’ve ever driven any distance with multiple kids in one vehicle, you may be familiar with the apparent law of the universe that says fighting must increase exponentially for every minute a family is on the road. Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman has found that having a bevy of road trip games in her arsenal not only keeps the children entertained, it also passes the time for the grown-ups riding with them. Check out seven of her family’s favorites before you hit the road again! Why brush up on road trip games? My friends and family know we almost never drive...

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What You Need to Know to Do Disney Springs on a Budget

In the past few years, Walt Disney World has transformed its former Downtown Disney shopping district into the new Disney Springs – a beautiful destination in its own right. But should you visit if you didn’t budget a lot of extra money for shopping? Wayfinding Traveling Mom Jennifer Kaufman has some tips for experiencing Disney Springs on a budget. Find out where to shop, and what to buy there for the best deals! The recent transformation of Downtown Disney into the new Disney Springs has truly made it into a destination my entire family enjoys – and we aren’t alone. Live...

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The Most Delightful Disney World Entertainment District You Need to Visit

In some regards “hidden” behind Epcot’s World Showcase, you’ll find one of Wayfinding Traveling Mom Jennifer Kaufman’s favorite places to hang out on Walt Disney World property. If you follow a path between the France and United Kingdom pavilions, you’ll find the “International Gateway” entrance to the park. Just beyond the gateway is Disney’s Boardwalk – a charming entertainment district with nighttime fun for adults and families alike. Guests at the Yacht and Beach Club resorts and Disney’s Boardwalk Inn and Villas are familiar with the International Gateway, because those resorts are located within walking distance of both Epcot and...

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4 Big Reasons You Need To Eat At Palo On Your Disney Cruise

If you’re planning a Disney Cruise, you may be overwhelmed by what activities are worth an additional cost, or how you should spend your time aboard the ship. Wayfinding Traveling Mom Jennifer Kaufman has four compelling reasons that making a reservation at Palo, the adults-only restaurant onboard each of the four Disney ships, should be a no-brainer on your trip. Whether you choose brunch or dinner, you need to eat at Palo on your next Disney Cruise. 4 Big Reasons You Need To Eat At Palo On Your Disney Cruise When my husband and I took our first cruise...

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Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium: Is it worth the high cost?

A new aquarium opened in the Cincinnati area in 1999, with much fanfare. Wayfinding TravelingMom was underwhelmed with it at first, but has since had the chance to compare it with other aquariums around the US. When planning a trip to Chicago, you may be wondering, “Is a visit to the Shedd Aquarium worth it?” The answer may depend on where you’re from, and your experience will likely be affected by your expectations. Let us try to help break down a visit to Shedd Aquarium. Is a visit to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago worth it? My husband and I have had...

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