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.

2018 Best Travel Apps

In 2018, applications or “apps” are part of our daily lives. Which ones are the best? Which ones will save you time and money? With so many choices out there, it’s hard to decide which apps deserve data space on your device. Thanks to our Traveling Mom experts, you don’t have to decide alone! We’ve tried out many of the travel apps out there, and we are ready to share which ones are the best. Read on for our list of the 2018 best travel apps. 2018 Best Travel Apps Gone are the days of physical maps and handwritten...

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7 Best Places to Eat at Universal City Walk

Not all dining experience are created equal. Universal Orlando City Walk is an expansive destination with a plethora of choices for dining and entertainment. How do you determine the best restaurant for you? Twins Traveling Mom rounded up the best eats at Universal City Walk as voted on by friends, family, and Traveling Moms alike! Keep reading to discover the 7 best places to eat at Universal City Walk! 7 Best Places to Eat at Universal City Walk 1. Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food 2. Vivo Italian Kitchen 3. Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen 4. Cowfish Sushi Burger...

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Essential Guide to Epcot Flower and Garden Festival for Families

Epcot is becoming Walt Disney World’s premiere park for festivals. One of the most magical is the spring Flower and Garden Festival. From scrumptious outdoor kitchens to beautifully manicured topiaries to that wonderful Disney magic we’ve all come to know and expect, this year’s festival is sure to be an incredible one. We’ve got a great roundup of what the festival is, what to expect when you visit, and why families will love visiting Epcot together. Essential Guide to Epcot Flower and Garden Festival for Families Celebrating its 25th year, Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival is one of my...

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17 Best Things to Do Outside Disney World Parks

Floating cars, hula lessons, sing-a-longs, classes for budding artists, and even golf with Santa. There is just as much to see and do outside of Disney World parks as there is inside. Take a break from the ride lines and discover Disney beyond the Magic Kingdom. Here are 17 of our favorite things to do outside of Disney World parks. 17 Things to Do Outside Disney World Parks 1. Ride in a Floating Car. While enjoying an excellent meal at the Boathouse at Disney Springs, I looked out the floor-to-ceiling windows and did a double take. Was that really a...

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Top 10 Family Spring Break Vacations

The holidays are over, and it’s time to plan your family spring break vacations! How do you decide where to travel? Let our TravelingMom experts lend a helping hand! We’ve been there, done that, so our recommendations are solid. We’ve got the best advice for the top spring break vacations for families, and some of the entries might just surprise you! Top Family Spring Break Vacations for Families 1. Denver, Colorado 2. Traverse City, Michigan 3. Panama City Beach, Florida 4. San Diego, California 5. Santa Claus, Indiana 6. Daytona Beach, Florida 7. The Gulf Coast of Alabama 8....

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What to Expect on Celebrity’s Newest Ship Reflection

Considering a cruise vacation? Read this post first! With so many cruise lines to choose from, it may be difficult to pick just one. Are you looking for a party at sea? What about a quiet retreat? Maybe a little of both? Our Twins Traveling Mom experienced a rare getaway, sans kids, and was blown away by her first experience on a Celebrity Cruise. Learn what to expect on Celebrity Reflection, the cruise line’s newest ship. What to Expect on Celebrity Reflection Celebrity Cruises is a premium cruise line brand that began its life in the late 1980s. In...

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8 Essential Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tips

Christmastime at Walt Disney World is an exciting, festive experience. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a special event that can be busy and overwhelming without a plan. Twins Traveling Mom, Sarah, recently attended the season’s first party, and she had a great time! Make the most out of your time at Disney’s wildly popular Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party with our mom-tested tips. Essential Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tips Holidays at Disney are a magical time of year. One of the most exciting events is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. This special event happens just a few...

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25 Best Travel Gifts for Kids from Toddlers to Teens

Giving gifts to kids from toddlers to teens can be a challenge. What do they really need? We asked our expert TravelingMoms to tell us what their well-traveled kids never travel without. What entertains, engages, and excites them? Here they are: the best travel gifts for kids this year! Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and buy, TravelingMom will get a small commission.   Best Travel Gifts for Kids Finding the perfect gift for kids can be tough. With the holiday season fast approaching, we gathered our TravelingMoms together to determine which travel gifts for...

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How to Spend 1 Day at Universal Studios, Florida

Is it really worth your time and energy to spend 1 day at Universal Studios? Twins Traveling Mom, thinks so! In fact, she spent 1 day at Universal Studios without kids and had a blast. Adults can have fun in theme parks too, as long as they plan ahead and know what to ride and what to skip. Keep reading for the best tips for seeing Universal in 1 day. How to Spend 1 Day at Universal Studios, Florida Spending one day at any theme parks seems like a stretch. Most visitors plan a week or more to see...

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What to Expect on the Disney Magic Cruise Ship, the Oldest, Smallest Ship

Disney Cruise Line vacations are as close as you can get to an all-inclusive Disney vacation. So how do you know which itinerary to choose? What about the ship? Disney Cruise Line’s first ship, the Disney Magic, is the oldest and smallest. Find out why this TravelingMom and her family specifically chose to sail onboard the Magic. What to Expect on the Disney Magic Cruise Ship Disney Cruise Line currently operates four cruise ships: the Fantasy, Wonder, Dream, and Magic. Three new ships will be added, one each in 2021, 2022, and 2023. The Disney Magic is the fleet’s...

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