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.


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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Best Fall Activities for Families in the US

Fall is almost upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about travel plans for the upcoming holidays. Most families will have kids in school, so weekend jaunts are more likely than long excursions away from home. Where should your family go on your weekend getaways? Twins TravelingMom has the scoop on what’s going on near you! If you’re looking for some of the best fall activities for families in the US, we’ve got a great list to get you started! Best Fall Activities for Families in the US Fall is a fantastic time of year for travel. The...

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The Chattanoogan Hotel Review in Chattanooga, TN

Family vacations don’t always have to be expensive affairs to far flung destinations. Chattanooga, Tennessee is a short drive from many major southeastern cities, and it is full of potential fun for families. Where should you stay while you’re in town? Twins Traveling Mom Sarah has just the place. Spacious rooms, a relaxing spa, and a Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas can all be found at The Chattanoogan Hotel. Find out why else Traveling Mom thinks this centrally located hotel can’t be beat. The Chattanoogan Hotel Review The first thing I do when planning our family trips is determine...

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Family Friendly Activities in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga, Tennessee is a city teeming with potential family fun. Just over 2 hours away from several big, southern cities like Birmingham and Atlanta, Chattanooga is a perfect weekend getaway destination for families. Best of all, many of the activities for families are cost effective! As with any vacation, big or small, research is key. Keep reading to see what family friendly activities in Chattanooga, Tennessee are recommended by Traveling Mom. Family Friendly Activities in Chattanooga, Tennessee When planning a family vacation, what factors do you consider? Cost? Travel time? Activities at the destination in question? All of those...

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7 Best Things to Do in Disney Springs for Families

Disney vacations are all about the rides and character meets, right? Not so fast, my friends! Far too often, fun extras like tours, water parks, and other outside the parks adventures fall to the wayside in favor of riding all. the. things. Disney Springs should not be one of those overlooked outside the parks adventures. There is so much for families to do and see, guests can easily spend an entire day there and feel completely satisfied with how they spent their time. Best Things to Do in Disney Springs for Families No trip to Walt Disney World would...

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