Lisa O'Driscoll, Do It All TravelingMom

Lisa O'Driscoll, Do It All TravelingMom

Lisa O’Driscoll is a former kindergarten teacher turned blogger living in Sarasota, Florida with her hubby and two daughters. She’s backpacked several times through Europe (well, she had a carry-on but that doesn’t have quite the same ring to it), studied Portuguese in Brazil, and loves vacationing in the Caribbean. When it comes to travel, she wants to do it all and her ultimate travel dream is to be on The Amazing Race! You’ll find Lisa writing about parenting, food, travel and more at Fun Money Mom.


7 Amazing Things You’ll See On The Harry Potter Studios Tour In London

Planning a trip to London? The Harry Potter Studios Tour might not be the first attraction that comes to mind, but it’s definitely one that you should consider adding to your must-see list. From actual movie sets and props to the magic of special effects, there’s no shortage of amazing things to see. And you don’t even have to be a Harry Potter fan to enjoy them. Visiting the Harry Potter Studios Tour in London When I booked a trip to London, I made plans to revisit traditional attractions like Big Ben and The Tower Of London. I also planned to see...

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Top 5 Reasons To Experience Disney’s Animal Kingdom At Night

Don’t forget to include Animal Kingdom at night when you’re planning your next Disney World itinerary. It used to be that a visit to the Disney theme parks included a trip to Animal Kingdom during the day, then it was off to the other parks for the fireworks and other popular nighttime attractions. Find out why this is no longer the case and the top 5 reasons that a visit to Animal Kingdom at night should be high on your to-do list!   It used to be that whenever we visited the Disney theme parks, we’d do Animal Kingdom during...

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7 Of The Best Reasons To Take A Kid Free Vacation on a Walt Disney Cruise

Ready to take a kid free vacation? You might think that a Walt Disney Cruise is just for families but you’d be surprised at how much fun it can be for adults. From wine tastings to relaxing on the adults only beach at Castaway Cay, there are some compelling arguments for hopping aboard a Walt Disney Cruise without the kids. 7 Of The Best Reasons To Take A Kid Free Vacation on a Walt Disney Cruise Think a Walt Disney Cruise is just for kids? That’s what I thought until I grabbed a friend and climbed aboard the Disney Wonder for...

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9 Fun Things To Do With Kids At The New Disney Springs Florida

Taking a family vacation to Orlando, Florida? Do it All TravelingMom shares why Disney Springs Florida is the perfect way to spend an afternoon when you’re taking a break from the theme parks. Get lost inside the enormous World Of Disney Store or build a personalized light saber at the Star Wars Galactic Outpost. And there’s the chance to catch a glimpse of the world’s most famous sea monster! Think your kids would like a sweet treat from a walk-up cupcake ATM? How about watching a classic car splash into the water and transform into a boat before their eyes? These are just...

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Family Friendly Restaurants in Jacksonville, Florida

Heading to Jacksonville, Florida for a family vacation?  You’re going to need to eat!  Do It All TravelingMom shares her favorite family friendly restaurants in Jacksonville, Florida From fresh seafood at the edge of Jacksonville Beach to Popsicle Mimosas downtown, Jacksonville restaurants offer a variety of tempting food and drink.  Find out which spots you can’t miss and which ones might not be the best choice for picky eaters.   The fun in exploring a new vacation spot is scoping out delicious new places to eat, and that’s exactly my family did in Jacksonville, Florida.  We had plenty to choose from, starting with old...

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5 Best Family Friendly Things To Do In Jacksonville, Florida

Taking the kids to Jacksonville, Florida? Do it All TravelingMom Lisa O’Driscoll gives you the lowdown on the city’s 5 best family-friendly attractions. Although known for its world-class beach, Jacksonville has other family friendly things to do. Pet a stingray. Practice your golf swing. Make yummy sweet treats. Read on for insider tips and, if you’ve got limited time, the things you won’t want to miss during your visit. Who’s afraid of stingrays?  Not my 4-year old!  While my older daughter Ashling approached the Stingray Bay exhibit at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens with caution, sister Keira greeted the predators as...

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How To Get Cheap London Theater Tickets To The Most Popular Shows

All the sights in London can fill a holiday, but sometimes all a traveling girl has her eye on is the theater. This TravelingMom shares tips for snagging tickets to the shows you want. Sometimes the key is persistence. Don’t look here for stage photos: photography not allowed in theaters. Do peak at ticket stubs to dream about your trip to the West End. When I travel overseas, I always have an agenda.  If I’m going to Paris, the Eiffel Tower’s at the top if the list.  If it’s Rome, I’m going to the Colosseum.  When I bought tickets...

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5 Easy Ways To Get Around London

If you’re planning a trip to London, there will be plenty of sights you want to see. That means you’ll need to know how to understand London transport and know how to get around once you’re there.  Luckily, there are quite a few London travel options from which to choose. Here are five easy ways to get around London. I’m a big city girl at heart so when I took a recent trip to London, I was in heaven.  It had been years since I’d visited and I wanted to see every landmark and every show in town.  I just...

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Three Great Family Friendly Attractions To Visit In Sarasota, Florida

Since moving to Sarasota, Florida two years ago, we’ve found it to be one of the most family friendly vacation destinations in Florida.  Not only are the beaches consistently ranked among the most beautiful in the world, you’ll find attractions that both the adults and the pickiest of children will love.  Are you looking for adventure?  Culture?  Beauty?  You’ll find all of that and more in Sarasota. When we found out in the summer of 2014 that my husband’s company was opening a location in Sarasota, Florida, we jumped at the chance to move.  Now that we’re here, we...

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