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.


12 Fun Things to Do in Cleveland with Kids

    If you’ve been to Cleveland, Ohio, you know there’s far more to the city than just its ability to rock. Ok, yes, it definitely does rock, but what else is there to do in Cleveland besides checking out its music scene? It turns out there’s plenty. From free museum admission to moseying around a historic market, here are 12 fun things to do in Cleveland with kids. Living 90 minutes away from Cleveland, Ohio, makes me a lucky lady. It’s super easy to pack the family in the car and road trip north a few times a...

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The REAL Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood – 4 Fun Places to Visit in Pittsburgh

With the announcement of Tom Hanks playing the lead role in a Fred Rogers’ biopic, “You Are My Friend,” grown-ups that grew up watching the PBS show are in heaven. But, did you know that Mr. Rogers was from Pittsburgh and is a hometown hero? From where to find show artifacts to how to meet his sidekick, Mr. McFeely, here’s an insider’s guide on the fun places to visit in Pittsburgh for Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. The REAL Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood – 4 Fun Places to Visit in Pittsburgh True story: Mr. Fred Rogers was my hero growing up. I...

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How to Score Free Stuff at Disney World to Save Money!

How can you save a bundle on your next Disney vacation? By knowing how to get free stuff at 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. Water and Ice Club Cool Coca-Cola Samples Fastpass+ Selections Transportation and Collector’s Cards Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Game Duffy the Bear Cutout Medical Supplies Autographs Professional Photos Celebration Buttons and Stickers...

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Traveling Overseas? Don’t Make a $15,000 Mistake

Thinking about a medical emergency while traveling with your family is probably one of the last things you want to think about. But sadly, they do happen more frequently than we’d like to admit. To ease the financial (and mental) burden for overseas travel, MedEvac Plans have come to the proverbial rescue. Think you don’t need a MedEvac Plan? Here’s four reasons you may want to consider purchasing one of these affordable plans–especially because one medical evacuation transport can cost $15,000. Or more. Avoid Costly Emergencies with MedEvac Insurance When my daughter was two years old, we began taking...

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Planning for a Medical Emergency while Traveling: 7 Simple Steps

Picture this: You’re on a dream vacation with your family and it’s perfect. You planned out well in advance the resort, the meals, the itinerary. And then something throws a wrench into your perfect vacation. No one ever wants to think that it can happen, but it does. Whether it’s a stomach bug or a broken bone, emergencies happen, and the steps you take to prepare for them are just as important as planning the vacation. Here’s hoping you’ll never need these seven simple steps for planning for a medical emergency while traveling. Planning for a Medical Emergency while...

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The Best Indoor Pittsburgh Activities with Kids

Pittsburgh, PA, offers four-season fun, there’s no doubt. We’ve got outdoor water sports and events from spring through fall, and the gardens and parks to trek through when the weather is mild. But when the temps start falling, it’s time to begin thinking of indoor fun! From museums to give you and your family creative inspiration to places to get your jump on, here are the best indoor Pittsburgh activities with kids. Check them out to escape the cold – and have lots of fun. Trust me when I say that Pittsburgh, PA, is beautiful any time of year. At this point, my...

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Why Snowshoe Mountain with Family Makes for a Great Ski Vacation – Even If You Don’t Ski!

When you think of skiing, you want to naturally think of heading out west to the big ski resorts, right? But did you know that there are some spectacular places to ski in the South? Yep! Not only can you learn the basics, you don’t even need to ski to be able to enjoy a visit. Ready to strap on those skis and get the scoop on one of our favorite resorts in West Virginia? Here’s why Snowshoe Mountain with family makes for a great ski vacation – skiing or not. My first visit to Snowshoe Mountain in Snowshoe,...

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How to Decorate Your Disney Resort Room for Halloween: Easy DIYs

Once you hit those Walt Disney World gates, you’re submerged in that Disney bubble, decorations and all! And, while the beauty each of the resorts is lovely, decorating your resort room for Halloween can make your family’s vacation space extra special. Here’s six easy (and inexpensive!) tips on how to decorate your Disney resort room for Halloween! Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and buy, TravelingMom will get a commission. Thanks for helping support TravelingMom. Decorate Your Disney Resort Room for Halloween With a family whose favorite holiday is Halloween, I can tell you spending...

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Is a Gateway Clipper Cruise Fun for Teens?

Think Pittsburgh river cruises are only for older folks and wee ones? Think again. Setting sail for a two-hour Gateway Clipper Cruise was just what this Pittsburgh-loving family need this summer. From good food to good music, there’s plenty of reasons why teens will love a Gateway Clipper Fleet cruise -and here’s five of the best ones to keep your teen entertained and happy. No eye-rolling involved! Taking my daughter on the Gateway Clipper Fleet in Pittsburgh, PA is something we’ve always done – especially for its kid-friendly Lollipop Cruises. It was fun to take a cruise for an...

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Become a Walt Disney World Expert in 10 Super Easy Steps

So, you’re headed to Walt Disney World for the first time. Now what? There’s logistics to consider, dining reservations, resort choices – gah! To help you wade through the countless and endless barrage of information, we’ve narrowed it down to make you a Walt Disney World expert with these 10 super easy steps. Ready? Set? Let’s Mouse! Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and buy, TravelingMom will get a commission. Thanks for helping support TravelingMom. I remember my first visit to Walt Disney World. Scratch that, I remember the stress of planning my first...

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