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.


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 GiveDisneyVacations.com. 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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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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