Sarah Gilliland, Twins TravelingMom

Sarah Gilliland, Twins TravelingMom

Sarah Gilliland is a mom to fraternal twin girls, lover of road trips big and small, and a passionate SEC football fan (War Eagle!). Although her father’s military service took her all over the world as a child, Sarah's family now calls Birmingham, Alabama home. Sarah happily shares the ups and downs of her parenting journey at Sarah in the Suburbs, and she co-authors a Disney fan blog with two wonderful friends called The Mouse and the Monorail. When she’s not writing or traveling, Sarah is digging deep into a good book, binging on Netflix, or planning other people's vacations.

Things to Do in Charleston, South Carolina with Family

Charleston, South Carolina is known for its incredible history and food scene, but did you know that it’s family friendly too? Sarah, our Twins Traveling Mom, recently traveled to the coastal southern city and found out just how much there is for families to do. Check out what she did during her week long stay and see what you might want to do the next time you plan a visit. Things to Do in Charleston, South Carolina with Family Charleston, South Carolina prides itself on being one of the oldest cities in America. There is so much history to explore,...

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Best Disney World Rides for Kids Under 5

“Hooray, we’re going to Disney World!” This phrase brings about great joy for many families, and great anxiety for others. Sarah, our Twins Traveling Mom, is eager to share some insight with you on that topic as she is all too familiar with taking small children to the place where dreams come true. Keep reading to find out the Best Disney World Rides for Kids Under 5. It’s All in the Preparation Gone are the days of just “winging it” when planning a trip to Walt Disney World. With the ability to make dining reservations up to 180 days in advance and...

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Disney Lost and Found: Tips for Getting Your Items Back

No one wants to experience frustration and regret on their Disney vacation, but that is exactly what happened to our Twins TravelingMom on her most recent trip. She wished she had known then what she knows now, and, thankfully, her story had a happy ending. Now she want so share what she learned with you. These are her best tips for retrieving items for Disney lost and found. Disney Lost and Found A Disney vacation is a magical vacation. Whether you’re surprising your kids with their first trip or heading back for another stay this year, a Disney vacation never seems...

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What You Need to Know About Disney Cruise Line Character Meets

Earlier this year, my family cruised on the Disney Magic for the first time. It was our first ever Disney Cruise Line Vacation, and my girls first cruise. From the moment we stepped foot inside the terminal in Port Canaveral, Florida, I knew we were in for a special vacation. Frequenting Walt Disney World as much as my family does, I didn’t think we’d want to take time to meet Disney Cruise Line character meets on this trip, but boy was I wrong. Meeting characters only adds to the magic you and your family can experience on a cruise. Tips...

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Planning Your Visit to Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia

Recently, I was invited to attend opening night of Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia. I have not attended a Fright Fest event since I was in high school, so it’s been over 10 years since I’ve seen what they’ve been up to. While scary events are not typically my thing, I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun I had on my recent visit. If you love to experience Halloween-style thrills and chills, Fright Fest is definitely the event for you. Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia Whether you’ve visited before or it’s your first time attending, Fright Fest...

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6 Places to Experience Autumn in the South

While “experience autumn in the south” may sound like an oxymoron, I am a witness to the fact that our seasons do indeed change. They may not follow the traditional seasonal calendar,  but if you are headed our way this fall, you’ll be in for a real treat. Our trees change color ever so slowly, the humidity lowers to a manageable range, and we have an extended playtime in the fallen leaves before winter winds sweep them away (I use the word “winter” lightly there). Just because the south isn’t “known” for our fall atmosphere doesn’t mean we don’t have any. 6 Places to...

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How to Enjoy Epcot International Food & Wine Festival with Family

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is back for its 21st year! Adding 9 more days to this year’s 2016 run, the festival begins on September 14 and ends November 14. New musical acts, new culinary experiences, and some returning favorites make this special event a “must-do” if you are planning a Walt Disney World vacation this fall. While it may not seem like a “family friendly” event, my family experienced the festival together last year and found out just how wrong we were. With a bit of planning and preparation, you too can make this event a...

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5 Family Fun Spots in Memphis, Tennessee

My husband and I have visited Memphis, Tennessee as teenagers and adults, but we never really considered it a family destination. We were recently invited as a family to visit the city best known for blues, brews, and barbecue. We left with a new perspective on the town. My family is proof that you shouldn’t judge a book, or in this case a city, by its cover. Memphis, Tennessee is about a 4 and a half hour drive from my hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. Like my beloved Birmingham, Memphis is a city continually working toward improving its community for the...

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Family Friendly Activities in Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham is my hometown, so sharing my love of this city is near and dear to my heart. Birmingham is the largest city in the state of Alabama, and for good reason. We have a great food scene, fun nightlife, and, most importantly to me, lots of great family fun to be had. With a mix of free and paid activities, there is sure to be something to fit every vacation budget. Family Friendly Activities in Birmingham, Alabama When you live in a city not often thought of as a tourist destination, when friend or family come to town,...

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5 Reasons to Choose Disney Cruise Line

Even if you aren’t a “die hard” Disney fan, you’ll want to consider Disney Cruise Line as an option for your next cruise vacation. Disney has a lot to offer different types of cruisers from seniors to honeymooners to families with little ones. Consider all your options for cruise travel when planning your next adventure. My family members and I are huge fans of all things Disney. From the animated films to the parks and resorts, our love for Disney encompasses a huge part of who we are. Our twins have been to Walt Disney World six times in...

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