Jennifer Kaufman, Wayfinding TravelingMom

Jennifer Kaufman, Wayfinding TravelingMom

Jennifer Kaufman is a stay-at-home mom of three travel-crazy kids: 10-year-old twin girls, and their 5-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.


Overnight at the Zoo: Camping with Giraffes at the Cincinnati Zoo

  Did you know you can camp with the giraffes at the Cincinnati Zoo? The Twiga Family Overnight is one of many unique experiences the zoo offers. From a campout at the foot of a giant manatee aquarium to an adventure-filled overnight quest, there are so many cool behind-the-scenes opportunities for visitors that are easy to overlook. Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman shares her experience with the newest overnight at the zoo! Why We Love the Cincinnati Zoo There are many things to do in Cincinnati, but one of the most popular attractions is definitely the zoo. The Cincinnati Zoo...

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11 Best Snacks at Epcot – Sweet, Salty, and Everything In Between

Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman is on a mission to share the best Disney World snacks at each of the four parks (and beyond). She previously shared her top picks for the Magic Kingdom, and is back to talk about the best snacks at Epcot – specifically those you can find year-round. Jennifer and her family have enjoyed snacking in the Disney Parks for well over a decade, so this list has been well-researched. She even offers some tips for maximizing snack options if you’re utilizing one of the Disney Dining Plans. Epcot is one of the best places to...

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The Surprising Reason You’ll Love Disney Toy Story Land

In 2015, theme park fans found out that Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World would be getting a brand new land. Disney announced Toy Story Land at the D23 Expo, and guests have been anxiously awaiting its opening since. Now, with an official opening date of June 30, 2018, the countdown is truly on. Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman is really excited, but not just for the new attractions. Find out what she’s most looking forward to! In August of 2015, my husband and I went to our first D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. We actually scored two coveted...

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Ultimate First-Timers Guide to Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge has more than a dozen waterpark hotel locations around the US and Canada. If you’ve ever considered staying at one you’ve likely seen that, in addition to the indoor waterpark that made them famous, there are a number of other attractions and activities available during your stay. There is so much to see and do, it can be overwhelming to plan your first visit. Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman has all of the Great Wolf Lodge tips you need – including what to see, eat, and do – for your first stay. Accomodations at Great Wolf Lodge  We’ve...

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“Off the Beaten Path” Spring Break Destinations | TravelingMom

As often as possible, Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman and her family of five travel during non-peak times to avoid crowds. Sometimes though, like during popular spring break weeks, they take advantage of being out of school and hit the road. They don’t always have a lot of time to travel during those popular weeks, so she’s made it a point to take that time of year to hit the off-the-beaten-path, less crowded family Spring Break destinations. Here’s how you can do the same!   Most people like to travel – but want to avoid crowds. In fact, I was...

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What to Expect When You Visit Great Wolf Lodge

Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman is fortunate enough to live less than three miles from the Great Wolf Lodge in Cincinnati. It has become one of her family’s favorite destinations for a long weekend or staycation. They have accumulated many valuable experiences along the way, having spent several nights there at different times of year. Find out what to expect at Great Wolf Lodge, and how to know whether it’s worth it for your family. When my twins were just a few years old, we had a friend who worked at the local Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio, just...

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Top 10 Magic Kingdom Snacks

Our Wayfinding TravelingMom and her family of five have been eating their way through Disney Parks for well over a decade. They’ve taken many trips utilizing one of the Disney Dining Plans – and even more trips without one – giving them plenty of opportunity to determine their favorite snacks in each park. Today she is sharing ten Magic Kingdom snacks you’ll definitely want to try on your next trip! Traveling Mom uses affiliate links and may be compensated if you purchase through our links. Thanks for your support. Today I’m tackling the list of my family’s favorite snacks...

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How to Celebrate the Holidays at Disney World

Walt Disney World is never short on pixie dust, but there is perhaps no more magical time to visit than around the winter holidays. If you are a Disney fan who also happens to be a fan of Christmas or other holiday festivities, you’ll really love all of the ways you can celebrate the holidays at Disney World! Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman is taking a look at how Disney celebrates the holidays at their Florida parks. Christmas and Other Holiday Celebrations at Walt Disney World If you’ve watched the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade on Christmas morning, you have likely noticed that holiday...

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9 Best Travel Accessories for Traveling with School-Age Kids

Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman remembers so clearly the first flight during which all of her children entertained themselves. She read, she did word puzzles, she may have even napped. Yes, a whole new (wonderful) world opens up when the squirmy toddlers that parents try to keep from diving into the aisle are old enough to read, work electronics on their own, and even carry their own stuff. But where to start with kid-friendly travel accessories? TravelingMom uses affiliate links that may pay us if you purchase through them. Thanks for your support. Best Travel Accessories for Traveling with School-age...

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8 Rides That Will Make You Want to Visit Shanghai Disneyland Today

Shanghai Disneyland, opened June 16, 2016, is by far the most unique theme park that Disney has ever built. During an Adventures by Disney trip to China this fall, Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman got to experience several days there. She is sharing 8 incredible rides and attractions that just can’t be missed if you find yourself in Shanghai Disneyland. On our first Adventures by Disney trip, we traveled to China. We spent time in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai, with lots of time in the two Chinese Disney parks. Both Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland are great, but the...

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