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..


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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No! 3 Surprising Things You Miss When the Internet Goes Out

Did you know that 87% of the United States uses the internet daily? What happens when there’s an internet outage? When the internet goes out, there are several things you might miss. Our Long Weekend TravelingMom shares three surprising ones we take for granted and ways to get around them until the services are back. If you were lucky, you might have missed the Internet outage that slowed tons of sites earlier this week. People weren’t able to access certain webpages. Others were moving really slow. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one wondering, “What does it mean when...

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Who Should Visit The New Smithsonian African American Museum?

Find out why the new National Museum of African American History and Culture should be on your family’s must-visit list. Our Long Weekend TravelingMom says her family still is talking about the newest Smithsonian Institution museum. Here’s why it should be on every family’s MUST DO list for Washington DC visits. And, she says, bring the grandparents along to enrich the experience for your kids. Why Everyone Should Visit the African American Museum My husband and I recently took a trip to Washington DC with our two young sons. We wanted to see the National Museum of African American History...

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The Inside Scoop: Four Things You Should Know About Atlanta

Atlanta is often in the news, for a variety of reasons. This year, the Atlanta Falcons are Super Bowl contenders! But what do you really know about Atlanta? Whether you just changed planes at our airport or considered it for a family vacation, Atlanta is worth knowing. Here are four things to know about Atlanta that Long Weekend TravelingMom wants to share about her hometown. Atlanta is home to the world’s busiest airport, so you may have changed a plane here once or twice. But if you haven’t gone beyond the airport, there are plenty of reasons you should! Here are four things you...

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How to be a Pro in Handling Flight Delays

Flight delays don’t have to be the deal breaker in your perfect vacation planning. Even though most airline travelers can recount at least one travel nightmare in their time flying the friendly skies, there are ways to recover from a flight delay without breaking a sweat. Just use these tips from Long Weekend Traveling Mom on how to minimize the stress and get back on track for the trip of your dreams. Managing Flight Delays While I travel a good amount, I’m an average traveler and get caught in flight delays like most people. My plane trips aren’t weekly...

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