Kimberly Tate, Active TravelingMom

Kimberly Tate, Active TravelingMom

Kimberly Tate resides in the Emerald City of Seattle, Washington by way of the yellow brick road from Kansas. She’s the owner and writer at Stuffed Suitcase, a travel and family lifestyle site. Her knowledge of family travel has come via her own experiences exploring the globe with her two daughters and husband. During free time she enjoys running, reading, and spending time online. She also enjoys sipping coffee and wine, but never at the same time.


Nickelodeon Hotel Review – New Resort in Punta Cana Dominican Republic

There’s a new all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean that is a perfect getaway for families. The new Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic has a lot of features that make it great for traveling families. From gorgeous rooms to amazing activities, it’s a destination resort that will entertain the entire family.     Nickelodeon Hotel Review – New Resort in Punta Cana Dominican Republic A recent trip led me to checking out the new all-inclusive Nickelodeon Hotel. My 10-year-old daughter and I were flying solo for a mother-daughter vacation. We spent 5 days exploring the resort in Punta...

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Look and Fall in Love with the Lowcountry of South Carolina

Moss covered trees and alligators, shrimp ‘n grits and dolphins – all iconic images found in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Do you know where to stay to see the classic southern architecture? Or what to do to get a glimpse of local wildlife? These southern snapshots will help you in planning your own trip down south to the Lowcountry. Look and Fall in Love with the Lowcountry of South Carolina How many of you have seen the movie, The Notebook? I recall watching the film and dreaming about seeing the Lowcountry in real life. A recent trip to South...

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Marriott Partners with TED Talks to Inspire New Perspectives for Guests

Today marks the launch of a new partnership between Marriott Hotels and TED talks. Both of these brands have strong interests in innovation and inspiration, but what does this partnership mean for guests? Marriott and TED talks Partnership for Guests Marriott hotels are a well-branded chain that speaks to the business traveler, and one of their brand focuses is to expand the mind of their traveling guests. Today they’re embarking on a partnership with TED to help inspire their guests to find new perspectives during their travels. This is a multi-year, exclusive partnership that is driven behind the concept...

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10 Big Sky Adventures To Discover in Beautiful Montana

Known as Big Sky Country, Montana is one undervalued state that will knock your socks off. From horses to ghosts, from forests to rivers, there are plenty of outdoor adventures waiting for you. So grab your boots and trusty steed, and get ready to let the great state of Montana amaze and delight your traveling family. 10 Awesome Family Adventures in Montana Recently our family took a one week vacation to southwest Montana, and what we discovered blew our minds. We live in the Pacific Northwest, so we know natural beauty, but the adventures and breathtaking scenery we found...

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TSA PreCheck or Global Entry – What’s Right for Your Family?

Traveling as a family does require a bit more planning and time than solo jaunts. And flying can add quite a bit of stress to a family’s travels. Let’s look at two of the major government programs that can help you expedite your family’s travels, TSA PreCheck and Global Entry. Do you know the difference? TSA PreCheck or Global Entry – Which is Right for Your Family? When you’re ready to fly with your family, arriving at the airport can be overwhelming and stressful. Waiting in lines to check bags, then waiting in line again at security, and finally...

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How Heigh-Ho Do Disney Costs Go? How much does it cost for a Disney World vacation?

There’s a reason there are so many websites, books, and podcasts about all things Disney. It’s one of the most popular vacation destination for families! But if you’re dreaming of booking your next family vacation to visit the Mouse, there’s something you should know: it costs money. Just how much does it cost for a Disney World vacation? We’ve detailed all the areas you need to budget for when planning your Disney vacation, plus we’re including a free printable Disney vacation cost worksheet. Thanks to Allianz for sponsoring this post, providing travel coverage for the unexpected. What Does it Cost for a...

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7 Things You Need to Know for Cactus League Spring Training

Every year thousands of baseball fans come out for an early peek at their favorite team and players. This sneak peek can be one of the best secrets of baseball, and offers a great opportunity for families to let their kids get up close to the players. But before you plan your trip, be sure to read these tips to make the most out of your trip to Arizona for Cactus League spring training. 7 Things You Need to Know for Cactus League Spring Training April is approaching, which means it’s time for our favorite players to take to...

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5 Unparalleled Explorations on San Juan Island

  When you’re ready to enjoy whales, water, and walking, the small haven of San Juan Island is ready to welcome you. Starting off with arriving via ferry, and finding the perfect spot for stocking up for a picnic, San Juan Island is the perfect getaway for outdoor-loving families. Kids might even spot a whale, and the Lime Kiln State Park lighthouse and coastline is the perfect backdrop for your next family photo.   San Juan Island There is a reason Washington is known as the evergreen state. Its wet winters and mild summers give birth to an abundance of...

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What Hot Gift the Airlines Won’t Let You Carry On this Season

‘Tis the season for giving gifts and for travel, but the two don’t always mix. As families prepare to travel to and fro for the upcoming holidays, there is one big no-no that airlines are telling them to leave at home. Find out what you cannot bring through security this holiday season. Bah Humbug. The Carry On No-No Hoverboards. That’s right. Hoverboards are the carry on no-no this holiday season. Surely you remember those days watching Back to the Future II and III. Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) zooms around the year 2015 on the levitating skateboard. Well that future...

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Family Fun Holiday Attractions in the Pacific Northwest

Looking for a fun adventure this holiday season in the Pacific Northwest? Here’s a look at some of the most popular Christmas and holiday attractions in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and just across the border in British Columbia. Bundle up and get ready to visit charming German markets, see dazzling light displays, skim along an outdoor skating pond, smell the sweet scent of gingerbread, and take a train ride with Santa. Holiday Attractions in the Pacific Northwest Planning to be in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, or British Columbia this holiday season? This list of holiday attractions in the Pacific Northwest will give...

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