Karyn Locke, Road Trip TravelingMom

Karyn Locke, Road Trip TravelingMom

Karyn Locke is a travel writer and blogger from small town Ohio who was bitten by the travel bug at an early age compliments her military brat background. Happy to call the tri-state area her home, she adores traveling to large cities, as well as small town U.S.A., and everywhere in between. She loves the fact that her family digs road tripping just as much as she does and they plan to conquer America one city at a time. Karyn writes her own lifestyle & travel blog and may be found at Sand and Snow...and everywhere in between! , or on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Google+ as Karyn Locke.


5 Ways for Teens to Have Fun at Walt Disney World Beyond the Thrill Rides

Taking a teen to Walt Disney World can be a crap shoot. With a 15-year old daughter, we’ve found plenty of fun inside the parks beyond the thrill rides to keep her engaged and entertained. From interactive games to testing bravery with soda samples, here are our top five ways for teens to have fun at Walt Disney World beyond the thrill rides. Five Ways for Teens to Have Fun at Walt Disney World If there’s one place that teens don’t have to be cool it’s Walt Disney World. The rides and attractions, the parades and shows, and the all-over...

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How to Learn and Save with Disney YES Program

Disney lovers know that there’s so much more to the theme parks than just rides and attractions. There’s great dining, shows, character meet and greets- and even educational opportunities. As a family that road trips bi-annually to Walt Disney World, I’m always looking for ways to incorporate learning while on the road into my teen daughter’s trips to the parks, and the Disney YES Program has the perfect melding of education and pixie dust- and it’s a great way to save on your next vacation! What is Disney Y.E.S. Individual Enrollment? Disney Youth Education Series (or Y.E.S. Program) is...

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The Ultimate Pittsburgh Family Travel Bucket List

For those of us lucky enough to live in or around Pittsburgh, we know how many amazing activities there are for kids and families. It’s these same fun things to do that keep us heading back to the city for family fun no matter what time of year. From educational activities to ways to burn off extra energy, here’s my Pittsburgh family travel bucket list. Visiting Pittsburgh, PA, is always fun any time of the year. There are the outdoor water sports and events from spring through fall, the gardens and parks to trek through when the weather is mild, and all...

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10 Life-Saving Winter Road Trip Tips for Holiday Travel

No one wants to find themselves stranded in sub-zero temperatures in the middle of nowhere – especially when driving home for the holidays.  While this type of road trip disaster has probably happened to you at least once, there are ways to avoid the worst: by knowing what to expect when the unexpected happens and preparing for it ahead of time. Need to brush up on your winter weather safety tips for this season? Here are 10 life-saving winter road trip tips to keep you safe and in the know. As Road Trip TravelingMom, I’ve traveled the U.S. and Canada in...

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Seven Important Lessons Learned from a Walt Disney World Road Trip

Yep, we’ve flown to Walt Disney World. Sure, flying is fast and efficient, but there’s just something about packing up the car and hitting the highway for 1,000+ miles at a time. Our Road Trip TravelingMom learns new lessons with each new road tripping experience – and the important ones from my family’s road trips to Walt Disney World will stick with me forever.   Seven Important Lessons from a Walt Disney World Road Trip There’s a feeling that I love about road tripping to WDW. If you’re road warriors like we are, you know it, too. It’s that giddy, exuberant, all...

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How Travel Brands Give Back: Hilton’s Military Operation: Opportunity

As a former military brat, I love hearing about the ways companies give back to its military, both retired and active, on Veterans Day. There’s free meals, parades, and all of the graciousness that surrounds the holiday. This year, join Hilton as it celebrates America’s troops in a major way with Operation: Opportunity. It’s a special Hilton career program for military members. Operation: Opportunity Truth: within the next five years an estimated 1 million members of our military are expected to “draw down.” In celebration of Veterans Day 2016, the Hilton hotel brand will be giving back to our troops in a major...

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Secret to Saving Money at Disney : Knowing What’s Free!

How can you save a bundle on your next Disney vacation? By knowing how to get stuff for FREE at Walt Disney World! For example, you could buy the Memory Maker Photo Package. Or you can take home the same great shots taken by the same great professional photographers for free. That’s just a couple of the absolutely free things you can do or get at WDW- keep reading for more. Glasses of Water and Ice If I were to give only one freebie in this list it would be this: There’s no need to spend upwards of $4 for a bottle of...

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12 No-Brainer Reasons to Choose Chase Sapphire Reserve as Your Travel Credit Card

Weighing the pros and cons of any credit card before signing up is right up my alley. I want to know about the most value for me and my family and the best benefits BEFORE my husband or I sign our names on the dotted line. I also love to know which credit card perks work for us and just how much value we’re getting out of it. We delved into the benefits of the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card and are loving them. Want the scoop on why it’s my family’s go-to travel credit card? Here’s my 12...

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14 Must Do Winter Holiday Experiences at Walt Disney World + a Giveaway!

Any day at Walt Disney World is special, but when it’s a holi-day (sorry, couldn’t help myself), the theme parks really up the amount of proverbial pixie dust that covers the parks. From parades to themed shows, and don’t even get me started on the Christmas party, here’s 14 must do winter holiday experiences at Walt Disney World that will have you excited for the holiday season! If it’s your first time visiting Walt Disney World or your 151st time, there’s always magic in the air. Then add a holiday into the mix and the magic is amped up...

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Have You Heard the Shocking Disney News?

If you’re a massive Disney fan like I am, you’ll be shocked to hear that Walt Disney World is ending the run of a classic nighttime parade in Magic Kingdom. One of my favorite parades of all time, it’s filled with hundreds of thousands of lights, classic characters, and cool midi music. Know what parade I’m talking about? Main Street Electrical Parade, of course! Here’s the scoop on what’s happening to it, where it’s going next, and the last day to catch it in the park. 1972 was a great year for Disney- it was the year that Main...

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