Meagan Wristen

Meagan Wristen

Meagan Wristen is a freelance writer and mom to three kids, Noah 15, Eden 13, and Jonah 9. Newly divorced and embracing life as a single mom, Meagan continues to travel solo and with her kids. She believes that just because your single doesn't mean you can't take your kids around the world. Meagan can also be found blogging about family travel and more at

What You Need to Know Before a Luxury Family Vacation at Aulani

If you’ve never been to Aulani, the luxury family resort operated by Disney on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, it can be difficult to know what to expect. Save yourself hassle and money with these insights into what you need to know about vacationing at Aulani before you go. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and buy, TravelingMom will get a commission. Thank for helping support TravelingMom. A trip to Aulani a luxury Disney resort and spa can easily be the trip of a lifetime. To make sure you get the most out of...

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7 Not To Be Missed Free Things to Do with Kids at Aulani, Disney’s Resort in Oahu, Hawaii

Are you planning a family vacation to Aulani, the Disney resort in Hawaii? One of the best parts of staying at Aulani with kids is all the activities included in the price of your stay. Our Single TravelingMom recommends These 7 free things to do with kids at Aulani. A trip to Disney’s Aulani is not cheap, but there are a lot of free things to do at Aulani that come with your stay. You’ve paid to be able to participate in these, but which ones should you make sure to do? These seven are the ones re are...

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Bowling Green, Kentucky with Kids

In the Bowling Green area, discover family activities like caverns, farms, amusement parks, and more. After just one visit, you’ll see why it is the fastest growing city, and why Single TravelingMom says Bowling Green, Kentucky with kids is the perfect family vacation!. Plan a Family Vacation to Bowling Green, Kentucky with Kids Families will have a great time together when they visit Bowling Green, Kentucky.  Around Bowling Green, discover caves everywhere that kids will love exploring. Visit farms for a unique educational activity or the kids head to the local amusement park to ride the rides. Families won’t...

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Novotel Phuket Karon Beach in Thailand

  Novotel Karon Beach hotel on the island of Phuket in Thailand is an awesome family resort. Novotel Karon Beach is a kids paradise complete with a kids’ club, toys in the rooms, and special activities just for kids. Plus there are a variety of food options to make sure families stayed fueled all vacation long. Novotel Phuket Karon Beach One of the resorts we stayed at while on the island of Phuket in Thailand was Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort. In this one resort, families will find everything they need for a relaxing Thailand vacation. At the resort...

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Shangri-La Chiang Mai, Thailand – Hotel Review

Shangri-La Chiang Mai is a safe, family friendly luxury hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Find out why you and your family will love staying here when you visit this vibrant city. With amenities like the largest hotel in Chiang Mai and a never-ending breakfast buffet, kids will be in heaven. Parents will too, as they are pampered in the on-site spa or when they are having a cocktail by the pool. Shangri-la Chiang Mai There are so many reasons families will enjoy staying at Shangri-La Chiang Mai, a luxury hotel in the center of the city near the famous...

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Fairmont Singapore a Family-Friendly Hotel Perfect for Overcoming Jet Lag

When you are flying somewhere internationally like Singapore, the first hotel you stay in becomes more important because you will need quality sleep to help you overcome jet lag. Fairmont Singapore luxury hotel is an ideal place to stay when first arriving in the country. This upscale hotel will offer you the rest you need. From the quiet surroundings to the delicious food, they have just what you need to get acclimated to the new time zone. For the first time ever, the kids and I went to Asia and our first stop was Singapore. By the time we landed...

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Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort in Thailand

Taking your kids to Phuket, Thailand is truly a trip of a lifetime. In order to make sure you have the best trip possible, stay at a family-friendly hotel. Kids and parents alike will enjoy staying at Novotel Phuket Surin Beach resort. Over spring break, the kids and I visited Phuket, Thailand. I was a little uneasy taking my kids to Asia by myself, but when I got there I realized it was a non issue. I stuck to affordable family-friendly hotels and vetted tours. Novotel Phuket Surin Beach The first hotel we stayed at was Novotel Phuket Surin Beach...

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10 Things to do in Salem, Oregon with Kids

Salem, Oregon is fairly overlooked since it is just outside of Portland, but it too is a family friendly destination. There are lots of fun and educational things to do in Salem, Oregon with the kids. Find out what to do with kids, where the family friendly restaurants are, and where to stay in Salem, Oregon. 10 Things to do in Salem, Oregon with Kids Salem, Oregon may not be a go to destination for families, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of things to do with kids here. In fact, there are lots of things to do in...

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Set Yourself Free with a Girlfriends Getaway in Vegas

Did you just get divorced and become a single mom? Find out why you need a girlfriends getaway to Las Vegas. Take a vacation from stress and depression and head to Vegas to celebrate your new life. Just because things did not go your way previously does not mean that’s the way things will be forever. Embrace the new and kick it off with bang.             A Girlfriends Getway Kicks Off a New Life For the last 7 years I have written as the Military TravelingMom, but I am no longer a military wife...

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Secrets to a Budget-Friendly Family Vacation in Orlando

Want to head to Orlando, but your budget isn’t cooperating? With a little strategic planning and some best practices, you can find yourself enjoying the country’s number one vacation spot sooner than you think. Read on to learn one TMOM’s secrets to a budget-friendly family vacation in Orlando. Then start planning!     Secrets to a Budget-Friendly Family Vacation in Orlando I put together this handy guide for a budget-friendly family vacation in Orlando. It features almost everything you need to know about pinching those pennies as much as possible. It IS possible to cut down on costs in...

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