Jenn Mitchell, Fitness TravelingMom

Jenn Mitchell, Fitness TravelingMom

Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her personal fitness journey was published in Prevention Magazine. She’s also been featured in Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, and Fitness magazines. Jenn blogs at Comeback Momma, where her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

Hotel Review: The Omni Mount Washington Resort

Nestled beneath the mountain range known as “The Presidents” sits one of the last grand hotel resorts in New Hampshire. The historic Omni Mount Washington Resort is known as a favorite New England retreat for presidents and celebrities. In winter, the resort boasts award-winning Alpine and Nordic ski centers, decadent dining and luxurious guest rooms. It’s also the perfect location for the holidays, with spectacular decorations and activities for the entire family. Hotel Review: The Omni Mount Washington Resort My daughter and I had the pleasure of visiting the historic Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire,...

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Fun Family Activities in Central Massachusetts

Massachusetts is best known for a city steeped in American History and beautiful Cape Cod beaches. About 45 minutes west of Boston, Central Massachusetts offers a plethora of activities for families with kids of all ages. Places to explore include farms, sculpture parks, butterfly gardens and more. Central Massachusetts: A Day Trip from Boston On a lovely spring weekend, my family had the opportunity to explore some of the best activities that central Massachusetts has to offer. Many of these sites are an easy day trip from Boston and we highly recommend that you check them out. Massachusetts Audubon Drumlin Farm...

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Want to Bring Fido or Fluffy Along? Tips for Traveling with Pets

Bringing your pet along when you travel can add fun to your trip and minimize the worry of not knowing how your pet is doing while you are away. That said, traveling with your pet can be a special bonding experience or a disaster. You need to do your homework to make decisions about what is best for your family and your pet. If you decide that bringing your pet along is right for you, proper planning and preparation is a must. After a recent trip to New York for a pet-related conference, I interviewed pet owners about traveling with their...

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6 Tips for Visiting Ice Castles in Lincoln, New Hampshire

Our family loves visiting New Hampshire. Since we don’t ski, we often visit the White Mountains in the summer months for hiking and camping. Last winter, we had the pleasure of checking out the Ice Castles in Lincoln, which is near both the Loon Mountain and Waterville Valley ski resorts. Here are our 6 tips for making your visit to the Ice Castles as spectacular as ours. The idea for the Ice Castles was born in the front yard of Brent Christensen in Alpine, Utah while building an ice cave for his daughter. Since then, his Ice Castles company has...

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Niagara Falls Hotel: DoubleTree Fallsview Resort and Spa by Hilton

About a 10 minute walk to the outstanding work of nature that is Niagara Falls, you’ll find the DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton. Our Fitness Traveling Mom recently visited and stayed for two nights with her family of four at the hotel. Situated away from the busy tourist streets, this Niagara Falls hotel provides a quiet place to relax. It has an upscale design, excellent dining options and spacious rooms making it a great choice for families. Looking for a Niagara Falls Hotel in Canada? Check out the DoubleTree Fallsview Resort and Spa by Hilton. This was my first...

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Year Round Fun at Attitash Mountain Resort in New Hampshire

Set in the beautiful White Mountains, Attitash Mountain Resort in Bartlett, New Hampshire is a delight for families to visit and make memories that will last a lifetime. The views from the mountain tops are spectacular. The air is crisp and clean. Whether you want to relax or take a thrilling zip tour, Attitash has it all.   Last month, my family had the pleasure of visiting Attitash Mountain Resort in Bartlett, New Hampshire. Their summer season is packed with a wide variety of activities for all ages. With activities in fall and spring, and of course a great ski season, Attitash...

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Make Your Visit to Niagara Falls the Best it can be!

Formed more than 12,000 years ago, Niagara Falls is actually comprised of three waterfalls: American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls. The region is a popular destination for tourists, honeymooners, and some infamous daredevils as well. Visitors come to view the awe inspiring beauty and power of this natural wonder. Recently, our family had the pleasure of visiting Niagara Falls. The area has so much to see and do that it can be a dizzying prospect to select activities. After a bit of research, we came up with an itinerary to best enjoy our two days in the area. Here are...

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Practice Mindfulness on Your Next Family Vacation

At the heart of family travel is encouraging family bonding and creating lasting memories. One of the best ways to make a lasting connection as a family is to practice mindfulness while you travel. It’s so easy to become distracted while traveling. Put that impulse in check with a goal to live in the moment. Mindful travel takes practice. It’s challenging to give your full attention to the moment. It also takes commitment to live in the present and accept what cannot be changed. Try these tips on your next trip and let us know how it goes. Tips for practicing...

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Fun Things to Do in Philadelphia with Kids

Philadelphia, PA, the city of brotherly love, is a wonderful place to explore with kids. In addition to the famous historic sites like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, there are many sites to see, neighborhoods to explore, and foods to eat in areas less traveled by the tourist crowds. Fun Things to Do in Philadelphia with Kids A trip to Philadelphia, the largest city in Pennsylvania, can seem overwhelming. There are so many activities to choose from. If you are visiting with kids, another challenge is picking activities that they will enjoy. Here are some kid-friendly places we explored on our last trip....

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Hotel Review: Comfort Suites Paradise Island, Bahamas

When traveling as a family, one of the things we always consider is budget. We found the Comfort Suites Paradise Island to be a great family friendly and budget friendly hotel.  Surrounded by palm trees and tropical breezes, this hotel provides more affordable accommodations than the neighboring Atlantis resort. The best part is that Comfort Suites guests get to enjoy all of the amenities of the larger resort while having a quieter place to stay. Last month, my family checked out the Comfort Suites Paradise Island in Nassau, the Bahamas. It was a welcome retreat away from the busy life we lead during...

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