Mary Dixon Lebeau, Storyteller TravelingMom

Mary Dixon Lebeau, Storyteller TravelingMom

Mary Dixon Lebeau was forced into East Coast travel. A Jersey girl herself, Mary married a guy from New England who has a penchant for Florida, so she has become acquainted with - and loves - all the wonderful sites from Caribou, Maine to Key West, Florida. Mary is also adept at creating vacations that are "one size fits all." The mother of five (ranging from "Expedition Everest" to "Dumbo"), she has become skilled at planning for all ages, collecting kiddie swap passes and making sure everyone is happy (sometimes all at the same time). A former newspaper columnist, Mary is now a freelance writer whose work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Parents, Parenting, Pregnancy, Conceive and Family Circle (are you sensing a theme?). She was also the former travel editor at REAL Magazine (RIP). Her essays have appeared in such publications as the Christian Science Monitor, God Allows U Turns, and four different editions of Chicken Soup for the Soul.


Free at the Jersey Shore

A trip down the coast of New Jersey doesn’t have to sabotage your summer budget. In fact, there are plenty of things to do for free at the Jersey shore. So grab your flip flops and make your way down the Garden State Parkway, because our Storyteller TravelingMom is going to share with you six things you can do down the South Jersey shore for free. Free beach time, free zoo time, even free souvenirs – we got you covered! Free at the Jersey shore. Almost sounds like an oxymoron, right? I mean, even those of us who live...

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5 Most Important Questions to Ask Before Flying with a Pet in Cabin

A 10-month old French bulldog died after his owner was forced to place him in an overhead compartment during a United Airlines flight from Houston to New York. Traveling with pets can be lots of fun, but if proper safety procedures aren’t in place, the results can be tragic. These tips for flying with pets can help keep your dog, cat, guinea pig or other pet safe during a flight. Air Travel with Your Pet Vacations are often focused on family togetherness. And that includes the four legged members of the family. According to the United States Department of Transportation, more than 2 million pets and...

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