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.


Which Disney Water Park Is Right for Your Family?

  Planning a trip to one (or both!) of the Walt Disney World water parks? If you’re headed to Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon and need all the quick tips, Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman has you covered, after visiting both with her family of five. Find out which is best for your family, tips for navigating them with kids, and more! In addition to its four theme parks, Disney Springs shopping area, Boardwalk entertainment district, two mini golf courses (and multiple “real golf” courses), and dozens of resort hotels, Walt Disney World also has two incredible water parks. Each...

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How to Enjoy a Transatlantic Cruise with Kids

Transatlantic Cruises might seem out of reach for families. They require a lot of time away from work and school, and seem likely to cost a fortune. Plus, they require families to voluntarily spend a couple of weeks in tight quarters! Wayfinding TravelingMom and cruise veteran Jennifer Kaufman shares why she and her husband love cruising with kids, and why they were truly excited to take their three young children on a 2-week trip across the ocean on a ship. Taking a Transatlantic Cruise with Kids Transatlantic Cruises – sometimes referred to as Repositioning Cruises – are exactly as...

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Taking a Midwest Road Trip? 26 Fun Family Destinations to Consider

 Driving across the country along Route 66, up or down the Pacific Coast Highway, or the along the Road to Hana may be  some of the most popular road trip itineraries, but don’t underestimate the options the rest of the country has to offer. Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman is offering some of the best suggestions for Midwest road trip destinations. Having lived in the Midwest my entire life, it’s sometimes entertaining to hear what other people think about the region. Heck, I get it. I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and still legitimately thought for much of my young...

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Disney Cruise Family Packing List

  A Disney Cruise is a vacation unlike any other! If you’ve never cruised, you may not even know where to begin; even if you are a veteran cruiser, there are plenty of things that make a vacation with Disney Cruise Line unique. Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman has sailed on nearly a dozen DCL itineraries, and has gathered plenty of tips. Check out this Disney Cruise Packing list before you get started – or double check it if you’re about to set sail! Traveling Mom uses affiliate links that may pay us if you purchase through them. Thank you...

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18 Best Staycation Ideas in Cincinnati

TravelingMoms love to travel – anywhere in the world, any time. Sometimes though, we find ourselves in need of a staycation! Whether you are just looking for day trips around the tri-state area or the best things to do in Cincinnati, Wayfinding TravelingMom Jennifer Kaufman has you covered. Here is a list of the best Cincinnati Staycation Ideas for 2018! If you’ve read much on TravelingMom, you probably, well, like to travel. We love travel so much that for a long time in my life, I really struggled with the times I had to stay home. I found myself...

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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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