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.


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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Chow Down: Favorite Charleston Restaurants

  Fine dining in Charleston, South Carolina is bountiful, so the trick may be deciding WHERE to eat in Charleston among all the amazing options. “Obstinate” and “ordinary” may lead diners to wonder about restaurants with those words in the name. Wonder no more because they are the buzzwords for hitting the dining jackpot in Charleston restaurants. Prepare to eat well and enjoy the fresh tastes, fun atmosphere, and fabulous service.   Two Favorite Charleston Restaurants Charleston, SC, is a charmer in every way: history, culture, attractions, and, oh yeah, the FOOD. From the beach locale of The Obstinate...

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8 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 barbeque. 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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Disney Upgrade at Disney’s Bay Lake Tower Grand Villa

Have you ever wished on the second star to the right that your Fairy Godmother would grant you a magical Disney upgrade while vacationing at Walt Disney World? Yeah, me too. Keep on dreaming because as Cinderella says, “The dream that you wish will come true.” It came true for us when we were “pixie dusted” with an upgrade to the Grand Villa at Bay Lake Tower. Come along as we share this amazing space and some pointers on how to score a magical upgrade. Walt Disney World already has its fair share of magic. But what happens when...

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Make the Most of One Day in Magic Kingdom: A 13-Step Touring Plan

  Ahh, Magic Kingdom. The crown jewel of Walt Disney World. Get ready to tackle this park known as the “Most Magical Place on Earth” with these magically practical tips. Maybe I should call them your Mousekatools? From FastPass+ to making dining reservations, we’ve got you covered with a 13 step touring plan so you can make the most of one day in Magic Kingdom. Disney World bound? Well then, my guess is that at least one day at Magic Kingdom is on your itinerary. But what if you’ve only got one day? Can it be done? Absolutely! Put...

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Marvel at Disney Cruise Line’s Marvel Day at Sea

My Spidey sense is tingling today with the news that Disney Cruise Line is adding several Marvel Day at Sea itineraries on the Disney Magic from Miami for 2018. A Disney cruise is a MARVEL-ous idea, but especially so with a Marvel Day at Sea. Combining these 2018 voyages with the New York sailings in 2017 is like the superheroes joining forces in The Avengers! Find out what to expect during Marvel Day at Sea sailings. Disney Cruise Line Marvel Day at Sea Voyages Marvel fans, rejoice! Disney Cruise Line is expanding the Marvel Day at Sea into 2018. Marvel...

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5 Insider Tips for Planning a Destination Wedding

Love is in the air. Yes, I’m talking about wedding bells. Shocker, this travel loving mama once had a destination wedding. Best decision ever! I cannot recommend a destination wedding more strongly. Your friends and family will thank you. Heck, YOU will thank you. If I had to boil it down to a few points, here are the top five Insider Tips to Planning a Destination Wedding.   5 Insider Tips for Planning a Destination Wedding “Get me to the church on time” may be a thing of the past with destination weddings. You’re already at the wedding locale! With...

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The Complete, Essential Disney World Packing List

Heading to Walt Disney World? Happy dance time! Getting ready for a Disney trip is more than making dining reservations and deciding where to stay. The trick comes when packing for the Disney vacation. I go on autopilot when packing for a Disney trip, so I thought I’d share my Disney packing list. Here are my essential items for traveling to the House of Mouse. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and buy, TravelingMom will get a commission. Thanks for helping support TravelingMom. My Labor of Love: A Disney Packing List “M-I-C. See that...

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8 Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Here’s a riddle: Where can you travel to a lakeside resort that features the stormiest pool, the biggest dessert, and be in close proximity to 13 countries? Any guesses? Hint: it’s located in Orlando, will that help? Time’s up…it’s Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Here are 8 reasons why Melodious TravelingMom and her family placed this nautical stunner on the top of their Disney resort list. Why You Should Book Disney’s Beach Club Resort When it comes to location, pool, and dining options, Disney’s Beach Club Resort is one of the most outstanding and popular Disney deluxe resorts. It’s on...

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