Maria Smith, TravelingMom of Many

Maria Smith, TravelingMom of Many

Maria Smith is a wife and on-the-go stay at home mom to four children ages 9 to 3. Maria lives in Atlanta and blogs at A former Oprah Winfrey Show producer, she is now a freelance writer and editor. When not writing, Maria can be found on the tennis courts, savoring a book, or traveling the world with her family.

Does Disney Toy Story Land Work for Older Kids? 

Are you wondering what makes Disney Toy Story Land work for teens and tweens? Or maybe if it really is meant for them after all? TravelingMom of Many wondered the same thing! All of her kids, ages 6 to 11, had a ball at Toy Story Land! Is Disney Toy Story Land for Teens and Tweens? 5 Ways It Totally is! 1. Lets everyone be a kid. 2. Appeals to a sense of creativity. 3. The food is fantastic! 4. Fuel competitiveness with Toy Story Mania. 5. Check out the Alien Swirling Saucers ride profiles. Toy Story Land is...

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25 Best Gifts for Men Who Love to Travel

This gift guide is for anyone buying gifts for men who love to travel. They are products the men can take with them. As well as products that stay at home and work well for someone who may not be there all the time. If you are wondering what in the world you will get the man in your life, check out 25 of the best travel gifts for men, all used and recommended by TravelingMoms and TravelingDads. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and buy, TravelingMom will get a small commission.   Best Travel...

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 3 Day Paris Itinerary for the Best Family Trip EVER

Are you looking for a family friendly Paris vacation? Yes, it’s possible! You can take kids to Paris! This 3 day Paris itinerary is what you need to make the trip fun for everyone. The most important thing you need for this trip is a plan! Though the City of Lights is most often associated with romance and l’amour, surprisingly you can make this a family friendly Paris vacation. The key to this Paris itinerary is that you don’t try to stuff too much stuff in one day. Also, you have to have at least a loose plan for...

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Going Overseas? Essential French Phrases You Need to Know (with Cheat Sheet) in French

Heading to a French-speaking country any time soon? Overwhelmed at the thought of  navigating the country when you don’t know the language? If so, there are some travel phrases in French you need to know. Don’t count on the idea that “everyone” speaks English! After taking my family to Paris France recently, I believe it is absolutely imperative that you know how to say some travel phrases in French. Often times, the French won’t let you know they speak English….until they see you are trying French! Luckily, this beautiful language is pretty easy to learn. And with a few...

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Prepare to Takeoff: 6 Tips for Visiting the US Space Center in Huntsville AL

Ready…set…blast off! There are many tips for visiting the US Space Center in Huntsville AL. But the biggest one is that YOU SHOULD GO. It is awesome. There is so much to do for families, including kids of all ages. You don’t have to be a NASA buff or a space nut to be excited about this place. Everyone can find something they will like to do. 6 Tips for Visiting the US Space Center in Huntsville AL 1. Take a sweater. 2. Bring the whole family. 3. Be prepared to split up if you have kids of different...

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13 Absolutely Essential Ski Items to Pack

Preparing for your family ski vacation can seem like a job — just because winter ski trips to the mountains require so much stuff, right? Yes, there are some essential ski items to pack when you are heading out for your next ski trip. Whether you are hitting the slopes for the first time ever or just the first time this year, it is hard to know what to pack for a family ski trip. I’ve made it easy for you! Traveling Mom uses affiliate links that may pay us if you purchase through them. Thanks for your support. 13...

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7 Family Friendly Black History Month Activities in Atlanta

Black History Month activities in Atlanta are plentiful. They are educational but entertaining and engaging as well.  You can bring the family and have fun together (and everyone might actually learn something new too)! From parades to historic homes to interactive museums, Atlanta is a great city to experience any month of the year, but especially in February! Check out seven of the best Black History Month activities in Atlanta in 2018. 7 Black History Month Activities in Atlanta 1. Center for Civil and Human Rights 2. The Atlanta History Center 3. The King Center and Martin Luther King...

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9 Best Indoor Activities in Atlanta

Looking for rainy day things to do in Atlanta? Indoor activities in Atlanta are thankfully plentiful. Sometimes you have to get away from the biting winter cold or the sweltering summer heat. Or maybe you just need some rainy day things to do in Atlanta. Having indoor Atlanta attractions for families has helped to entice visitors to one of the greatest cities in the South. From downtown to Buckhead to the suburbs, discover fantastic places families of any size can visit! These indoor activities in Atlanta can provide some very entertaining cover. 9 Rainy Day Things to Do in...

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3 Reasons to Love the New Way to Give the Gift of Disney

You can now give the gift of Disney in a simple, easy, straightforward way through the new website Disney even offers ways to personalize your gift or e-deliver it for all you last minute shoppers. I can’t think of a better gift than giving the gift of Disney! Get ready to put a little pixie dust in your family’s stocking this holiday season in the easiest and simplest way possible. It doesn’t matter if the gift recipient has a trip planned to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris or any other Disney Park…or if they don’t have any...

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7 LEGOLAND Florida Money Saving Secrets that Will Shock You

Anyone planning a family trip to an Orlando theme park needs to see these LEGOLAND Florida money saving secrets first! For any family with LEGO-lovers, especially if they are between the ages of 2 and 12, LEGOLAND Florida is the place to be. Going to a theme park can be expensive though. However, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is one of the few resorts where families can actually save money. A family trip can actually be affordable with these LEGOLAND Florida money saving secrets. LEGOLAND Florida Resort is a 150-acre interactive Orlando theme park dedicated to families. There more than 50 rides, shows,...

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