Sherry Boswell, Melodious TravelingMom

Sherry Boswell, Melodious TravelingMom

Sherry is a South Carolina born and bred mom who is the “conductor” of her family orchestra, including a teenage daughter, a tween son, and her Prince Charming of 20 years. From the moment she picked up her violin in the fifth grade, a lifelong musician was born. What helps this attorney “whistle while she works” are chai tea lattes, Walt Disney World, and macarons. Travel “high notes” 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. You can get "in tune" with her on her blog at SherryBoswell.com.


Best Disney Cruise Line Secret: The Rainforest at Senses Spa

Awaken the senses in a Rainforest…on a cruise ship! It’s no riddle, but rather the best kept secret on Disney Cruise Line’s fleet of ships. Book a Rainforest pass at the Senses Spa either for a day or the length of cruise and prepare to be pampered with aromatherapy showers, saunas, steam room, and heated stone loungers. Not only is it my favorite guilty pleasure on a Disney cruise, it is also a really big hack because I dare say most cruisers are not aware of this gem in the Senses Spa and Salon. My guilty pleasure on a...

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9 Tips for Your Yellowstone Vacation

Planning a Yellowstone vacation? Good on ya! What a fabulous national park for animal adventures, geyser gazing, and hot spring hopping. There’s so much to see and do in this 2.2 million acre gem that the challenge becomes how to see as much as possible in the allotted time. Here are nine tips to make the most of your Yellowstone experience. Yellowstone National Park hit over 4.2 million annual visitors in 2016, with peak season during June, July and August. So it pays to pre-plan as much as possible for trekking to this behemoth national park. After traveling to...

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

Disney After Hours is BACK for 2018! The Magic Kingdom will be open for this three hour experience as a separately ticketed event on select nights in January, February and March. 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? Disney After Hours Special Event Billed as a unique...

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6 Tips for Touring Biltmore Estate Like a Vanderbilt

Biltmore Estate is on any must do list when visiting Asheville. Not only the largest private home in America, this treasured tourist destination welcomes over 1 million visitors a year. Registered as a National Historic Landmark, this North Carolina landmark earns the title of #1 North Carolina visitor attraction in its category (museums, historic buildings and zoos). Melodious TravelingMom offers 6 tips on how to do Biltmore Estate like a Vanderbilt to maximize your Biltmore experience. Showing off the best of Asheville to our California friends, it was a no brainer: we had to take them to Biltmore. After all,...

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Wanna try glamping in a covered wagon? Go with Goosewing Ranch

Ever been glamping before? Melodious Traveling Mom and her family hadn’t either. Now that these “City Slickers” stayed at the glamping site at Goosewing Ranch in Wyoming, the Boswell family is spoiled for life to this adventurous, outdoor-centric experience. Dude ranch meets Laura Ingalls Wilder, the dude ranch glamping experience is sleeping in covered wagons, having a private chef for campfire meals, and riding with a real life cowboy. Glamping is a new word coined to show the merger of glamour and camping. The two combine like a marshmallow and chocolate on top of a graham cracker for s’mores....

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7 Essential Tips for Planning an Alaska Cruise

Planning on sailing to explore the great state of Alaska? Good call! An Alaska cruise is a phenomenal way to soak in the natural splendor. Scenery is knock-your-socks-off gorgeous. From blue hued glaciers to bald eagles to breaching humpback whales, prepare to be in awe of everything. Alaska may be the 49th state, but it’s tops for most inspirational and scenic destinations to visit. And cruising is a popular means of navigating this massive and diverse place. Melodious TravelingMom learned a few tips in planning her family’s adventures. Here are her Top 7 list of essential tips when planning...

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11 FREE Things to do in Asheville

Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, North Carolina is known for its natural beauty, particularly in autumn when fall foliage is at its peak.  Regardless of the season, these 11 free family friendly things to do will help you have an affordable family vacation there. And they’re all free in Asheville, NC! Asheville, North Carolina, is regarded as an artsy, environmentally-friendly city with uniquely happy residents. It is also a vegetarian-friendly community. Its weather resembles much of the rest of the southeastern United States, although temperatures are a bit cooler due to higher altitudes.  Winter temps...

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Free Fun and Freedom at Disney Springs

Disney Springs should be one of your vacation stops while you’re visiting Orlando. This destination, formerly known as Downtown Disney, has blossomed with new shops and restaurants which has more than doubled the size of Disney Springs. Springing forth with diverse food, entertainment, and shopping options, it simply can’t be beat! Let’s break down the free fun and freedom you’ll experience at Disney Springs. Free Fun and Freedom at Disney Springs Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) offers shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues for everyone in your family. Seriously. The beauty of Disney Springs is you get a dose of...

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The Essential Disney World Dictionary

Do you speak Disney? Yes, this is a real thing. Walt Disney World has a language all its own. Is an “Extra Magic Hour” something Cinderella wished for after the ball? Does “rope drop” mean doing something to Aladdin’s magic carpet?  The terms can be bewildering. Let’s break them down together in this Essential Disney World Dictionary. Rope drop, FastPass, MagicBands, oh my! Guests practically need a dictionary to figure out all the Disney World lingo. Everything you need to know about Walt Disney World before you go starts with WHAT these words really mean. So let’s talk Disney...

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Where to Eat and Sleep in Asheville

Asheville has something for everyone: vibrant arts scene, bustling entertainment venues, and tons of outdoor activities. And that doesn’t even touch on what may be the most important decisions – where to stay and eat! With so many restaurants and hotels, it’s hard to choose between all Asheville has to offer. So here are some favorites that earn one TravelingMom’s Blue Ribbon for “Best Rooms and Restaurants” at this Blue Ridge Mountain city in North Carolina. Ah, food and shelter: two primary needs in life. This is true especially when traveling. Food and shelter can make or break a vacation. When we...

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