Kendra Pierson, Long Weekend TravelingMom

Kendra Pierson, Long Weekend TravelingMom

Kendra Pierson has been the family-designated travel researcher since she was 16 and now shares that title with her husband and two boys, ages 5 and 9. As a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), she used to spend 50% of her time planning meetings for clients around the US and was lucky enough to bring her boys along for most of that ride. She is a pro at maximizing travel to include business and personal, most often including a long weekend. When she’s not traveling, she;s homeschooling her sons as they explore the Atlanta area and can be found blogging at KendraPierson - Love. Learn.Travel..


Five Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve as a Family

Our Long Weekend Traveling Mom shares five ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve as a family and more than 25 different places you can go. From Noon Year Eve parties to First Night celebrations, read on for ideas of places you can go near or far for a family New Year’s Eve party. Family New Year’s Eve Party might seem like an oxymoron but it really can be done! It’s certainly going to be a different experience from how I spent New Year’s Eve in past years. Since my children are getting older (5 & 9), I’m looking for...

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Drive the Red Carpet: Girl’s Night Out at the LA Auto Show

Join the top LA influencers and bloggers for Girls Night Out at the LA Auto Show for a Hollywood-worthy red-carpet affair. Don’t miss the champagne toasts, surprising premieres and award shows. The LA Auto Show has so much to see and do that you might need to make more than one visit! Disclosure: This post is sponsored by She Buys Cars, a TravelingMom partner company. Why Women Should Attend the LA Auto Show Looking for the best car to take on your road trips or just drive around town? Get ready with a special She Buys Cars event: the...

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Best Places to See The Nutcracker Ballet Around the USA

While most families travel during the holidays, traveling before the holidays can be even be easier for families. Our Long Weekend Traveling Mom is looking forward to creating Christmas traditions with her family by taking a long weekend away centered on the Nutcracker ballet. If you’re searching for where to see the Nutcracker, consider our list of these unique Nutcracker shows around the USA. Last year, my family considered creating new Christmas traditions by taking a long weekend holiday trip to see ICE! at the Gaylord National Harbor. It was a great way to focus on the magic of...

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TravelingMom Approved 25 Best Travel Gifts for Women

Are you on the search of the perfect travel gifts for women, or better yet the best travel gifts for mom? Honestly, we are too. Finding just the perfect gift for the women in your life can get hard. One awesome benefit of asking the TravelingMoms is that everyone has their personal favorite items she would love to have gifted to her. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and buy, TravelingMom will get a commission. Thanks for helping support TravelingMom. Best Travel Gifts for Women As busy travelers and adventurers, we get the opportunity...

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5 Reasons Every Mom Needs a Girlfriend Getaway

Do you feel guilty when you leave the kids at home and actually go on a vacation? Don’t! Leave the kids and have an epic girlfriend getaway. Long Weekend TravelingMom shares five reasons why every mom needs to have a girlfriend getaway. She also shares five places that make the perfect location for a girlfriend getaway! In my BK (Before Kids) life, there were plenty of times when I enjoyed a girlfriend getaway. It was simple to grab a few friends and hit to road for a concert, party or weekend away.  I remember driving three hours from DC...

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Travel Tips for College Football Weekends

College move-ins, back to school open houses and crisp air mean that it’s time for college football weekends. College visits aren’t far behind so pack up for a roadtrip and create a weekend with something to remember for the whole family. Long Weekend TravelingMom shares the best travel tips for college football weekends that families will want to make an annual tradition long after they have alumni. Travel Tips for College Football Weekends While fall means back to school, college football season is one of the things my family is most looking forward to! Whether you have a regular...

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7 Free Things to Do in Raleigh, NC

Long Weekend Traveling Mom was amazed by the number of free things to do in Raleigh, NC.  From arts to history and science, she thinks it’s worth a visit longer than a weekend. Check out what her favorites were when she took a trip with her tween son. Raleigh, North Carolina isn’t on the top of most cities for families to visit and I think that’s a huge mistake for several reasons. Top of the list is that it’s easy to get to and an affordable place to visit. Part of what makes it so affordable is the large...

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Unexpected Opportunities: Family Friendly Things to Do in Raleigh

LongWeekend Traveling Mom shares what unexpected opportunities she found for things to do in Raleigh, NC when she spent a weekend there with her 8 year old son.  From the character of the city to the free attractions, she shares the family friendly things to do that she found in Raleigh and what makes it a treasure for families to explore without spending a fortune. Let me start with the bottom line. Raleigh, NC is city with plenty of unexpected opportunities for family vacations or a long weekend. I discovered so many family-friendly things to do in Raleigh over a long weekend with my...

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The Best Souvenirs to Bring the Disney Magic Home

Long Weekend Traveling Mom Kendra Pierson shares her list of the best Disney souvenirs for your family to bring home to help your preschooler remember their first trip to Disney. She also includes ways to make sure to feature these souvenirs in your house so they aren’t forgotten once settle back into your post-vacation routines. If you ask me one of the best times to visit Walt Disney World is when your children are preschoolers but you’ll need to bring home Disney souvenirs to help them remember the experience. As preschoolers, they have their own personality and character preferences...

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Traveling Moms Mother’s Day Gift List: Inspiration and Ideas for You

Most moms look forward to Mother’s Day but honestly, not all the gifts that come with it. Instead of the usual perfume, flowers and candy, how about making a Mother’s Day gift list and sending it over to your family? Long Weekend TravelingMom asked “What’s on your Mother’s Day Gift List?” and the TravelingMom network gave her a list as diverse as they are. Need a little “Mom” inspiration? Read on to see what real TravelingMoms place on their Mother’s Day gift list. What’s on your Mother’s Day Gift List? When you ask the Traveling Moms what is on...

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