Meagan Wristen, Military TravelingMom

Meagan Wristen, Military TravelingMom

Meagan Shamy is a freelance writer and mom to three kids, Noah 15, Eden 12, and Jonah 9. She has been an Air Force military wife for 15.5 years now, which has taken her from West Texas to Mississippi, Oregon, Idaho, Alabama, Florida, Honduras, Scotland, Nevada, and finally back to Oregon. Although she hates moving, she loves to travel and embraces the opportunity. With each move, her goal is to make the most of their new area, time, and budget to explore all the new fun stuff around them. Meagan can also be found blogging at www.MommyTravels.net.


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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Parents Weekend Getaway to Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio is an excellent city for a weekend getaway. It’s within driving distance of many other cities, so it’s easy to get to. Once you arrive you are greeted with many activities indoor and outdoor. Plus, the restaurant and bar scene is killer. Read on to find out where to stay, where to eat, and what to do in Cincinnati on a parents weekend getaway with out kids. Parents Weekend Getaway to Cincinnati Need a getaway, but do not want to have to go too far from the kids? If you are anywhere near Cincinnati, you should pack...

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7 Free Family Activities in Palm Springs

Palm Springs, California has long been an excellent destination for families to visit. With so many things to do it’s easy to fill up everyday, but this doesn’t mean you have to spend a bunch of  money. Here you will find an abundance of free things to do in Palm Springs and throughout the greater Palm Springs area. Here are 7 free family activities in Palm Springs for you and your family to enjoy. When your family vacations in Palm Springs, there is so much to do and see including many free things to do. I visited Palm Springs earlier this...

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18 Best Free Things to Do in Portland, Oregon with Kids

Oh Portland, Oregon, oh how I love thee. Let me count the ways: 18. Eighteen ways to have fun for free in Portland. From museums to crazy over-the-top play places to some of the best hiking in the Pacific Northwest, here are the 18 best free things to do in Portland with kids. Fun Free Things to Do in Portland Playdate PDX offers free admission every last Wednesday of the month to anyone who brings two cans of food for the Oregon Food Bank. Here your kids can climb, slide, and play for hours. While you enjoy wifi and a beer. Punch...

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Free Things to Do with Kids in Panama City Beach FL

Panama City Beach Fl., not to be confused with Panama City, the next town over, is in northwestern Florida. It offers a welcoming mix of Southern charm and sugar white sand, with plenty of fresh seafood befitting its location on the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you are here for a family getaway or with a group of friends, you will find plenty of fun free things to do in Panama City Beach. Fun Free Things to Do in Panama City Beach Fl Long known for its emerald-green waters and sugar white sandy shores, Panama City Beach is a year-round warm-weather...

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Blue Star Museums 2016 – Free Admission for Military Members

Every summer since 2002, Blue Star Museums offers free admission to the nation’s service members, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  This year, more than 2,000 museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa are taking part in the program. This year’s Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, nature centers, and dozens of children’s museums. If you are a military member you should check out their website anytime you are traveling and hit a museum or two!...

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RiverPlace Hotel a Family Friendly Place to Stay in Portland, Oregon

RiverPlace Hotel, a Kimpton hotel,  is one of the best hotels in downtown Portland, Oregon. Tucked away along the Willamette River at the south end of Tom McCall Waterfront park, RiverPlace Hotel is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of downtown Portland without actually leaving the downtown area. See why RiverPlace is the perfect place to stay with your family the next time you visit Portland, Oregon. The RiverPlace Hotel is a beautiful hotel tucked way right along on the Willamette river in downtown Portland, Oregon. This hotel is an ideal place to stay anytime you are in...

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Salmon Fishing the Ultimate Oregon Experience

Oregon is well known for its salmon and there is nothing more exciting to do on your vacation to Oregon than to go salmon fishing on the Columbia river. You and your kids will love getting to reel in the big one. Plus, while you fish you get to enjoy pristine views of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, and the Columbia gorge area. Recently I took my boys salmon fishing on the Columbia river in Portland, Oregon and I was blown away by what a great experience it was and how beautiful the scenery was. Oregon is known for its beauty...

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McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell, Washington

Towards the end of last year, McMenamins opened their much anticipated entertainment complex in Bothell, Washington and it was worth the wait. Just north of Seattle, the revitalized Anderson School five acre property now features a 72 room hotel, three restaurants, three bars, a brewery, movie theater, and a massive pool.   McMenamins has once again created an entertainment complex out of an old school. This time it’s at the Anderson School property in Bothell, Washington, just 20 minutes from downtown Seattle. The Anderson School was originally built in 1931 and gained historic status in 2013. This property features a 72 room...

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Trump Las Vegas Hotel

Where were you when Donald Trump announced that he was running for President of the United States back in June of 2015? I know where I was! I happened to be staying at the Trump Las Vegas hotel with my youngest son. We were eating an amazing breakfast in the hotel restaurant when Donald Trump announced his campaign. And I remember thinking that if he could run the country as well as the Trump Las Vegas hotel is run I would consider voting for him. Now that may be a crazy thing to think, but the Trump Las Vegas...

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