Sherry Boswell, TravelingMom with Teens

Sherry Boswell, TravelingMom with Teens

Sherry is a South Carolina native and mom to 2 teens. Along with her teen circus, she juggles roles as attorney, blogger, and social media manager. This ringmaster loves chai tea, adventure travel, Disney, cruising, and macarons. Best travel acrobatics include getting married on a beach in the Virgin Islands, playing an electric blue violin in European cathedrals, and watching her kids take their first steps in Paris and London. Find her lifestyle and travel tips at

What You Need to Know About “Disney After Hours” at Walt Disney World

Disney After Hours is BACK for 2018, with select dates in August and September! The Magic Kingdom will be open for this three hour experience as a separately ticketed event on just a few nights for a limited number of guests. Here we unpack the newest news hitting the Disney universe. Walt Disney World introduced Disney After Hours in 2017. This special ticketed after-hours experience at the Magic Kingdom on select nights promises an opportunity to “enjoy Magic Kingdom park in the dark at an after-hours special event featuring many of your favorite attractions and characters.” Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it?...

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Toy Story Land Tips for Beating the Lines

Hey Woody, Buzz! Have we got the roundup of tips to beat the lines at Disney’s Toy Story Land. From FastPasses to rope drop strategy to apps that will make line waiting a breeze, you’ve got a friend in TravelingMom as we dole out Toy Story Land tips that will even have Sarge saying, “Good job, recruit!”  While Buzz loves to say “to infinity and beyond”…the same cannot be said of our precious time in the Disney parks. Time is definitely finite at Disney parks, and families want to make the most of their time together. This is even...

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3 Reasons to Buy Travel Insurance for Your Family and My $300 Mistake | TravelingMom

You know the saying: bad things happen in threes. Having a travel-related emergency is definitely a bad thing! From lost luggage to emergency medical treatment, travel insurance can change those bad things into tolerable. Now GOOD things will happen in threes-starting with these 3 reasons to buy travel insurance for your family. Plus, my cautionary tale about a recent $300 mistake that had this Traveling Mom scurrying to purchase an annual policy with Allianz. Traveling Mom uses affiliate links that may pay us if you purchase through them. Thanks for your support. 3 Reasons to Buy Travel Insurance for...

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Southeast Trip Planner: Best Road Trip Ideas in the Southeast USA

Everyone, start your engines! No, not for racing, but for road tripping! Making a road trip in the Southeast is as quintessential as sweet tea and barbecue. From Virginia to Florida, our road trip ideas include our favorite destinations to be found in the southeast. Start your trip planner by checking out all these links to map out the most epic road trip in the Southeast you and your family will be talking about for years to come. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and buy, TravelingMom will get a commission. Thanks for helping...

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Why a Dude Ranch Vacation May Be the Best Family Vacation Ever (Featuring White Stallion Ranch)

Whether your family is filled with buckaroos or city slickers, a dude ranch vacation makes the most memorable family trip. From the outdoor adventures like horseback riding and hiking to the friendliness of fellow guests and staff, guest ranches are truly unique destinations that go far beyond a typical hotel or even booking a house. It’s that sense of camaraderie and shared experiences that have families coming back for more. And White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, Arizona is the quintessential dude ranch for family fun in the sun. Hayrides and hamburgers. Campfires and guitar music. Blueberry pancakes and horseback...

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Alaska Excursions Worth the Adventure

Alaska for many is a once in a lifetime destination, so it’s important to make it count! And key in that is choosing the right shore excursions while cruising Alaska. Insider tips for the Inside Passage are worth their weight in GOLD. Our family mined these Alaska excursions recommendations just for you of the most outstanding, rave-worthy excursions from Skagway to Juneau to Ketchikan. Alaska Excursions Worth the Adventure 1. Endicott Arm 2. Skagway 3. Juneau 4. Ketchikan Mention Alaska as a travel destination and people swoon. For good reason. Alaska’s natural beauty, diverse ecosystems, and unique finds like...

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Essential Disney Cruise Advice for First Time Cruisers

Ready to embark on a first time Disney Cruise? Happily we TravelingMoms have been on our fair share of cruises and feel a bit like Captain Jack with his trusty compass at home on the seven seas. Landlubbers cruisers for the very first time may feel like they don’t have their sea legs yet when it comes to planning and preparing. We love to share our travel tips and tricks, especially Disney cruise advice for first time cruisers. So here’s everything you need to know if you are new to Disney cruising. Essential Disney Cruise Advice for First Time...

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11 Free Things to Do in Greenville, SC

Free things to do in Greenville? The secret is out: Greenville, South Carolina is one hustling, bustling Southern city. National Geographic Traveler, Conde Nast, and Forbes all have named Greenville as a top notch destination with one of America’s best downtowns. Just as important as a thriving arts scene, fabulous restaurants and shopping, and special events is the concept of FREE. That’s right: free activities and events are vital for a city and gentle on the wallet. Greenville is home to many wonderful attractions that have this perfect price point. Check these 11 free in Greenville activities next time you visit...

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Holiday Fun at the Best Christmas Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina

Get your sleigh ready to climb up the mountains to Asheville, North Carolina for holiday fun. Looking for the best Christmas hotel in Asheville to celebrate the holidays? Then look no further than the historic Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. Take in the majesty of the holiday decorations and feast on the sumptuous Sunday brunch buffet, complete with champagne and mimosas. Cheers! Best Christmas Hotel in Asheville: the Omni Grove Park Inn Making an annual trip to the Omni Grove Park Inn is a holiday tradition for our family. Nestled in a residential community overlooking the...

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Holiday Travel Inspired by Movie Locations

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Everywhere You Go!” Yep, the song is right, it’s prime time to get in the holiday spirit. What better way than to plan holiday travel inspired by the movies? Some of my favorite holiday movies are set in the most inviting locales. From New York to Chicago, Melodious TravelingMom shares both hers and fellow TravelingMoms’ best holiday travel movie locations. 3 Best Holiday Travel Movie Locations 1. New York (Inspired by “Elf”) 2. Cleveland (Inspired by “A Christmas Story”) 3. Chicago (Inspired by “Home Alone”) What do these cities have in common? They are home...

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