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.


The Truth about Taking Kids to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Each year, thousands of people flock to Epcot’s World Showcase for the International Food and Wine Festival. It’s an annual destination for many guests, and a favorite season for adults-only trips to the most magical place on Earth. With more than 35 booths offering exotic flavors from around the world and many seminars regarding wine and cocktails, many people wonder if it’s worth taking kids. Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman’s kids look forward to it every year. She thinks it’s absolutely worth a stop on a family vacation! If you find yourself at Epcot during the International Food and Wine...

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5 Exciting Attractions for Families in Hershey, Pennsylvania

No visit to Pennsylvania would be truly complete without a visit to Hershey – the town that truly, at times, smells like chocolate. Wayfinding TravelingMom took her three kids to check out all of the unique attractions in the area. Check out her overview of must-see  and exciting attractions for families in Hershey, Pennsylvania. You may want to have some chocolate on-hand. Attractions for Families in Hershey, Pennsylvania The name Hershey is synonymous with chocolate. I recently heard a story told by a US soldier serving in Europe during World War 2. Thanks to Hershey’s involvement providing ration bars to...

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Sure-fire Ways to Enjoy your Non-Park Days at Walt Disney World

There are so many things to do at Walt Disney World that you’ll never be able it do them all. Even still, Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman always encourages friends to have a day or two – or at least an afternoon – to check out all there is to do outside the parks. Today she shares six of her family’s favorite ways to maximize those non-park days. When my sister and brother-in-law recently visited Walt Disney World with me (for what was essentially his first visit), I couldn’t help but take a little pride in the parks as they...

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What are the Best Pools at Walt Disney World for kids?

Days at Walt Disney World can be long and hot. One of the best ways to cool off and get a change of scenery is a dip in your resort pool! You really can’t go wrong with any of the pools at Walt Disney World resort hotels, but of course some stand out above the rest. Wayfinding TravelingMom asked her kids (ages 9, 9, and 5) for some help narrowing down the best pools in Disney World for kids. Despite all of the magic within the four parks, some of our favorite Disney memories have been made away from the hustle and...

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How to Keep Kids Happy When Traveling: 7 Proven Tips!

Anyone who has traveled before – with or without children – knows that travel days can be extra hard. Missed meals, disrupted schedules, interrupted sleep, and missing the comforts of home can leave anyone feeling a little off. For kids, resilient though they are, travel days can sometimes make or break the start of a vacation. Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman shares her travel tips on what she and her husband have learned after dozens of trips with kids of all ages, about how to keep kids happy when traveling! Travel Tips: How to Keep Kids Happy When Traveling I...

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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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