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.


Hotel Review: Stay In A LEGO House At The New LEGOLAND Beach Retreat

Ever wonder what it would be like to stay in a LEGO house? Now when you visit the new LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, you can do just that. With colorful decor, hideaway rooms, and plenty of places to play, find out why this is the place you’ll want to stay when you take your next LEGOLAND vacation (and why you may need to bring a penny for a coin toss). Hotel Review: Stay In A LEGO House At The New LEGOLAND Beach Retreat My girls and I were very excited to visit the new LEGOLAND Beach Retreat in Orlando, Florida. We’d seen...

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How To Have The Best Family Vacation In Pasco County Florida

Are you looking for a Florida vacation destination where you can avoid the crowds but still have plenty of fun activities to enjoy? Pasco County, Florida may not be the first place that comes to mind, but with great waterfront dining, plenty of fun, family activities and great places to stay, this destination just north of Tampa is one of Florida’s best kept secrets. When we were planning a last minute spring break getaway, we wanted a spot that had lots to do but wouldn’t be overrun with the spring break crowds. I’d met someone from Pasco County, Florida, a few months earlier who...

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11 Things You’ll Love About A Visit To Gatorland Orlando

If you think you know Gatorland Orlando, think again. One of the first theme parks in Orlando, it was once nothing more than a roadside attraction where tourists could stop and snap a few alligator pictures to bring home and show their friends. However, over the years, it’s grown into so much more. Yes, gator wrestling is still one of the highlights, but a walk through the alligator breeding marsh is just as exciting. Find out why you should add Gatorland Orlando to the itinerary when planning your next Florida vacation.   11 Things You’ll Love About A Visit To Gatorland...

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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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