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 MamaliciousMaria.com. 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.


25 Best Travel Gifts for Men

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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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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22 Things to Know About Beaches Turks and Caicos

Beaches Turks and Caicos is a spectacular family Caribbean resort. Like all Beaches Resorts, it is an ultra all-inclusive in a posh yet unpretentious setting that is the perfect family vacation spot. It’s also a fantastic getaway for couples or groups of friends. Even if you have been researching this resort or have stayed there in the past, I bet there are some secrets you may still not know. Here are 22 things to know about Beaches Turks and Caicos. I have visited Beaches Turks and Caicos twice when I was attending the Social Media on the Sand conferences....

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4 Best Halloween Orlando Events You’ll Be Scared to Miss

Looking for Halloween Orlando 2017 events for the whole family? We’ve got you covered. Halloween at Orlando theme parks can sometimes be spooky, and sometimes just silly, but they are always fun. Looking for things to do in Orlando in October? Want to know which one to attend? Or get tips for making the most out of your time there? TravelingMom experts are here to help! The best Halloween Orlando 2017 events don’t just happen on October 31. They started in September and will last until the beginning of November. Forget the holidays, it’s Halloween season! With the price...

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8 Reasons This Lake Vacation Spot is one of the Best in the Midwest

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin is a lake vacation destination about an hour outside Milwaukee. With history everywhere, it is steeped in culture, good food, and lake life. While known as a summer destination, Elkhart Lake is a jewel to visit year round. I recently had a chance to visit Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin as a guest of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau. Being a Wisconsin-native (transplanted to Atlanta) I jumped at the chance to go “home.” And everything about this lake vacation spot reminds you of home, even if you’ve never been here before. Where is Elkhart Lake? Elkhart Lake,...

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3 things You Need to Know About Your Post Hurricane Caribbean Vacation

Do you have plans for a post Hurricane Caribbean vacation? With Hurricane Irma barrelling through in early September and Hurricane Maria scheduled to hit the Caribbean this month too, you may be wondering about your Caribbean vacation plans for later this year, or even next year. Anyone who has booked a trip to the Caribbean in the next year needs to be asking whether they will actually be able to take that trip. Many parts of the beautiful Caribbean islands were hit extremely hard by the hurricanes. Some islands and resorts have minor damage, some were not hit at...

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9 Water Park Tips that Will Make You Actually Want to Go to One

Stop. Before you put on your swimsuit you need to read these water park tips. If you are dreading the wave pool, trying to wiggle out of water slides, and not even looking forward to riding the lazy river, you need this post. Moms who don’t get excited about spending the day in their swim suit, these water park tips are for you! It’s true! You can have fun while navigating water parks with kids! For all those moms who have begrudgingly obliged your children with a ‘splashtastic’ good time, begrudge no more! These water park tips are what...

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3 Fantastic Luxury Florida Hotels for Families

For those who want the best, there are some luxury Florida hotels for families just waiting for you. Whether you are visiting the north, central or south parts of the state, families can stay in an upscale hotel. From the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic Ocean to Walt Disney World’s backyard, luxurious accommodations along with the fun in the sun await. Check out three of my favorite luxury Florida hotels! Luxury Florida hotels for families have several things in common. These hotels all have outstanding rooms that fit everyone, exceptional activities for the whole family, and fantastic extras that make...

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5 Reasons this Palm Beach Resort is Perfect for Big Families

The Palm Beach resort, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort, is one of the most family-friendly luxury resorts in Florida. It offers two-bedroom suites with full kitchens, living rooms, balconies, and lots of extras. Many luxurious resorts don’t cater to families, but in this case, “luxury” and “family friendly” are synonymous! Five Reasons to Love this Palm Beach Resort 1. Space Instead of cramming into one or two rooms and trying to find a way to make everyone fit, our family had plenty of space to stretch out in the Palm Beach Marriott. The six of us stayed in a...

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How to Make Sure Your Kids are Napping at Disney

Napping at Disney is something most parents with young kids think about, or they should. It is not typically possible to stay on the same rest schedule you have at home. However, don’t throw in the towel. There are ways to find rest on your Disney vacation. If you are worried about napping at Disney resorts with your young child, my most important advice is to stop worrying. Just stop. This doesn’t mean your three-year-old should go from 7 a.m. to 12 midnight without any problems though. Just loosen up your definition of napping and you (and your child)...

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