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.


Southeast: Fun Free Things to Do

Ready to travel the Southeast without breaking the bank? Well then, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got a list of several FREE activities you can find that will be easy on the wallet and fabulous for your family. We’re talking the Southeastern US states of South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, and Tennessee. So buckle your seat belts and let’s get going! Southeast Fun Free Things to Do South Carolina: I’m starting with my home state, whose motto is “smiling faces, beautiful places.” Hopefully you’ll say the state lives up to its reputation once you...

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7 Tips for Your Disney Cruise with Teens and Tweens

A Disney cruise is something you’ve saved for and dreamed of for months or even years. (Just ask the irate mom in the viral video who almost missed her Disney cruise!) A family cruise with teens and tweens can be smooth sailing or troubled waters – it all depends on how you prepare. Here are some important tips to ensure you can make the most of your Disney cruise with the teen and tween set. 7 Tips for a Disney Cruise with Teens and Tweens Disney Cruise Line gets top marks from families for its exceptional service and offerings....

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Hotel Review: Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is a destination resort that embraces its locale on the Gila River Indian Community and incorporates its Native American roots into every aspect of the resort. You can count on terrific theming, top of the line dining, and stellar service. Adults and kids alike will love vacationing or staycationing at this stunner south of Phoenix in Chandler, Arizona. Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass: An Overview What drew me to this exceptional resort in Chandler Arizona was the story of the resort. Nestled on the Gila River Indian Community, the Sheraton Grand at Wild...

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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Sounds (and Looks) Amazing

Remember the movie August Rush? It has one of my favorite quotes: “Music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.” This becomes reality at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World. From laughing children to runners’ feet hitting the running trail to the beautiful strains of music in the multistory lobby, the Grand Floridian is a sensory symphony. Sounds beckon you to listen and stay a while. Let’s take a listening stroll together around the Grand Floridian to give you a sense of all that this Disney deluxe resort has to offer....

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Arizona Adventures Mix Tape: Phoenix Edition

I’m an 80’s girl, so that means I grew up on a good mix tape. My Arizona adventures wrote their own soundtrack for fun while in Phoenix and Scottsdale. I’ve complied a Melodious Mix Tape that tracks the three activities I loved best while exploring in “The Grand Canyon State”: ballooning, Jeep touring, and spa-ing. (Even if the last one isn’t a real word.) Phoenix, Arizona, has so many opportunities for experiences and excursions, you may have a hard time choosing. A few of them jumped at me when planning my recent visit. How could I resist hot air...

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

Hot off the press: Disney After Hours will be the newest ticketed event at Walt Disney World. The Magic Kingdom will be open to Guests for this three hour experience as a separately ticketed event on select nights in April and May. During this exclusive event, Mouseketeers can explore and enjoy the park’s attractions and character interactions. Let’s unpack the newest news hitting the Disney universe. Just the Facts Walt Disney World introduces Disney After Hours, a nighttime after hours experience at the Magic Kingdom on select nights in April and May. Disney promises guests an opportunity to “enjoy Magic Kingdom...

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Top 5 Spring Break Destinations

Spring Break is just around the corner. Got plans? Never fear…TravelingMom.com is here. (That sounded like Superman). Anyway, I’ve complied a list of my Top 5 Spring Break Destinations. Maybe one of these amazing locales will have you packing your bags and making your reservations. One of David Letterman’s most popular bits was his Top 10 List. I won’t be so ambitious, so I’ll just go with a Top 5. Five can be plenty, especially when it comes to honing down a list of Top 5 Spring Break Destinations. Cue dramatic music! (Think Mission Impossible or better yet, Jeopardy!) Sure,...

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Alluring Lake Lure, North Carolina

  Lake Lure, North Carolina gained fame as one of the spots where the movie Dirty Dancing was filmed. You’ll see why Hollywood was lured to film here when you consider all the area has to offer. From panoramic views atop Chimney Rock to cruising the lake on a pontoon boat, there’s plenty to keep you and your family busy. At the end of your vacation to this alluring spot, you’ll be saying, “I had the time of my life!” Lake Lure. Its name should be your first clue that this lake will be a charmer with its lure of...

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Renew Your Passports Before the Perfect Storm Hits

  How do you spell travel? Well, if it’s out of the country, then it’s P-A-S-S-P-O-R-T. If you or your family don’t have passports or need to renew them in 2016, a perfect storm is brewing of many factors that may slow down the process of getting this vital travel identification. Factor this in to your travel plans and you are golden. Forget it and you may find yourself out in the cold. Why Passport Process May Be Entering the Perfect Storm The perfect storm is converging in the world of passports. On the one hand, the State Department...

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Swim with Dolphins in the Dominican Republic

Winter 2016 WON’T have us singing, “The cold never bothered me anyway.” So here’s an idea to beat the winter blues: start travel planning. Bye bye, Elsa, and hello Dominican Republic! What makes the Dominican Republic rise to the top of exotic Caribbean destinations is its range of adventurous activities. And nothing says tropical excitement like swimming with dolphins! Dolphin Explorer is the perfect opportunity to “dive in” and experience dolphins up close in the Dominican Republic. Swim with Dolphins  Our trip to the Dominican Republic for Spring Break was one of the most action-packed vacations we’ve ever had, thanks...

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