Melody Pittman, Southern TravelingMom

Melody Pittman, Southern TravelingMom

Melody Pittman is a blogger and travel writer from Vero Beach, Florida who is on a quest to conquer all 50 states and visit as many countries as she is years old. To date, Melody has visited 38 states (12 to go) and 47 countries (1 to go). She and her daughter, Taylor Pittman Hardy, write about luxury travel, culture, and food on their blog, Wherever I May Roam. After years of traveling big cities both locally and abroad, Melody is now finding that her passion is exploring the Southern charms of small towns across the country. She loves exploring the local festivals, museums, bed and breakfasts, and the concept of buying and eating local.


2 Day Itinerary for Louisville With Kids (or Without)

The Horse Racing capital of the world held a treasure trove of fun for Southern TravelingMom her daughter. Louisville, Kentucky is much more than delicious food and thoroughbred horses, though they both just add more allure to the artsy city. Get ready to discover this and more with her 2 day itinerary for Louisville with kids (or without). 2 Day Itinerary for Louisville With Kids (or Without) It had been years since I visited the state of Kentucky. My daughter Taylor, and I were driving through the state and decided to take a little detour and see what fun...

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A Two-Day Itinerary to Orlando, Florida: More than a Theme Park

There’s more to Orlando than theme parks! In just two days, you can experience delectable dining, world-class shopping, family adventures, and lots of special memories! See what Southern TravelingMom suggests for two days of travel in Orlando, Florida, the No. 1 family vacation destination in the world! She has your fast-paced days planned out with fun for the entire family, rainy day activities, and hotel recommendations that won’t break the bank. A Two-Day Itinerary to Orlando, Florida Florida is a popular family travel destination. The biggest draw in the Sunshine State is Orlando. Not only is Orlando home to...

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A One-Day Itinerary for Visiting Orlando, Florida

A vacation to Orlando, Florida can be more than just an expensive theme park visit. In one day, Orlando-goers can enjoy shopping, tasty eats, adventure, relaxation, and family fun! Our Southern TravelingMom, a frequent visitor, offers her suggestions for a suitable one-day itinerary for visiting Orlando for families with children of all ages. She has your normal-paced day planned out with activities that will entertain the entire family (shopping, sightseeing, play, food) and hotel suggestions for where to lay your head. A One-Day Itinerary for Visiting Orlando Florida is a popular family travel destination. The biggest draw in the Sunshine...

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A Weekend Guide to Panama City, Panama

What happens when one couple semi-retires and decides to live as part-time expats in a foreign country? Southern TravelingMom Melody and her husband, Eddie, ventured to Central America to put roots down in the Republic of Panama. Find out their recommendations on where to stay, play, eat, and shop in this weekend guide to Panama City.  Weekend Guide to Panama City, Panama Having lived part-time as an expat in Boquete, Panama, my husband, Eddie, and I know the Republic of Panama’s capital city quite well. We often travel to Panama City, about six hours from our Boquete home. It’s...

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Florida Fun Bikes in Gainesville: A Fun Mother/Daughter Activity

  There are advantages to having to grown children. One of those is that they can participate in night time adventures, such as those that involve adult libations. Check out this fun mother/daughter activity that Southern TravelingMom and her daughter do while visiting one of Florida’s iconic college towns – Gainesville. Florida Fun Bikes: A Fun Mother/Daughter Activity Pedaling adventures are gaining popularity across the country, so it was only fitting that my adult daughter Taylor and I partake in one while visiting Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville’s pedaling adventure is with Florida Fun Bikes. We opted for the basic tour,...

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The Ultimate Schlitterbahn Experience in New Braunfels, TX

Voted the world’s best water park 19 years in a row, Schlitterbahn is a quintessential family fun summer destination. Southern TravelingMom Melody wondered if she would be too old to enjoy Schlitterbahn’s feisty water rides and uphill coasters when she was invited to experience the high-energy attraction. Find out how she fared as she ventures out of her comfort zone to test the waters at the original Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, Texas. The Ultimate Schlitterbahn Experience In 1979, the Henry family opened the first Schlitterbahn water park in New Braunfels, Texas. There are now five Schlitterbahn parks; four in...

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5 Awesome Places to Dine for Foodies in Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee is a Southern city that not only makes waves in country music and tourism, but also for their culinary scene. Nashville’s famous Hot Chicken is mentioned in magazines, TV shows, and now being copied on menus around the country. While it is a tasty dish, Nashville has more to eat than just hot chicken. See what Foodies in Nashville are eating and what this Southern TravelingMom is recommending as a frequent visitor to Music City USA. Places That Foodies in Nashville Will Love Nashville, Tennessee, known as Music City USA, has a tasty food scene with a wide variety of restaurants....

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7 Dining Spots With Amazing Food in Shreveport, Louisiana

If you thought Shreveport’s culinary scene was all cajun and creole foods, you are sorely mistaken. Check out this impressive list as Southern TravelingMom ventures out to eat her way through Shreveport, Louisiana. From iconic restaurants to new and now eateries, this list will surely please your palate with the delightful food in Shreveport. 7 Dining Spots with Amazing Food in Shreveport, Louisiana No matter how upscale and gourmet we claim our culinary palate is, it will always crave comfort foods. On a recent press trip to Shreveport, Louisiana, I found another fantastic Southern eating destination that was one of...

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21 Things to See and Do in Beautiful West Virginia

What do you know about wild, wonderful West Virginia? Have you witnessed her majestic beauty or taken part in her awesome outdoor activities? Let Southern TravelingMom Melody share her suggestions on what to see and do in the beloved mountain state that she was born and raised in. 21 Things to See and Do in Beautiful West Virginia West Virginia is full of scenic nature, friendly faces, and honest to goodness family fun for all ages. It often catches a bad rap; but having lived there for the majority of my life, I always felt blessed to reside in such a beautiful place with so...

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9 Things That Can’t Be Missed in Thomasville, Georgia

After traveling to big cities for 40 years, Southern TravelingMom, Melody, has found that nothing makes her happier than exploring small towns loaded with hospitality and character. One town that really knocked her socks off was Thomasville, Georgia, the City of Roses. Its rich history, decadent food, Victorian mansions, and Southern charm has caught her attention for years. She most recently visited with daughter, Taylor. They really sank their teeth into this delightful Georgia city. Southern Georgia is home to a city that fascinates me. Thomasville, steeped in Southern traditions and history, is worth visiting due to its impressive mansions, decadent dining options, charming shops, and friendly locals....

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