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.


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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DisneyBounding: What is It and Why is it so Much Fun?

What is Disneybounding? Why should Disney fans do it? Many times these questions keep fans from giving this easy, fun activity a try, but I’m here to put your mind at ease. It’s a lot simpler than it looks, and Disneybounding is a fun way to share your fandom without breaking the bank or wearing a costume all day. Find out my best tips for making Disneybounding part of your Disney vacation wardrobe. What to Wear at Disney World Dressing for a Disney Parks vacation is unlike any other vacation experience. Comfort is key, especially in the unpredictable climate...

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11 Best Rides at Magic Kingdom for Toddlers Under 48 inches

With a little research and planning, Walt Disney World vacations can be incredible family adventures. If taking young children for the first time, parents can easily become overwhelmed with all of the choices that have to be made. Our Traveling Mom family recently returned from a visit to the Happiest Place on Earth. We scoped out the 11 best rides at Magic Kingdom for toddlers under 48 inches that are sure to put a smile on the face of everyone it the family. The Magic Kingdom is Walt Disney World’s most iconic park. From opening day in 1971 to...

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6 Reasons to Take a Carnival Cruise Vacation

With so many cruise lines to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming to pick just one for your next family vacation. Sarah, our Twins Traveling Mom, recently returned from a 5 night Carnival Cruise out of Mobile, Alabama. She took her entire family with her (yes, grandparents included!), and it was a wonderful vacation. Find out why she thinks your family will love Carnival Cruise Lines too. Carnival Cruise Vacation With 25 ships in their current fleet and number 26 on the way, Carnival Cruise Lines is the largest cruise fleet currently sailing. A Carnival cruise vacation can...

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March Madness: Traveling for Your Team

The NCAA College Basketball Tournament is a month long love affair with basketball. Teams compete for the ultimate prize of tournament champion, and fans get to enjoy the camaraderie and excitement of watching their favorite teams play all over the U.S. tapping her adventures following her favorite college sports team around the country, Twins TravelingMom shares her best tips for experiencing March Madness no matter where your travels take you. What is March Madness? March Madness, or the “Big Dance,” is the term most commonly used to describe the almost month-long NCAA basketball tournament. This tournament takes place each year...

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Why You Should Visit Mobile, Alabama for Mardi Gras

Mobile Alabama considers itself the birthplace of the American Mardi Gras celebration. With a history of celebration reaching as far back as the 1830s, Mobile certainly has the right to claim a piece of Mardi Gras history. Family friendly fun abounds in the coastal city, and it’s easy to find a parade or two just about every weekend of the month leading up to Fat Tuesday. Find out why Twins Traveling Mom, Sarah, prefers the Mobile, Alabama Mardi Gras to any other celebration. Mobile, Alabama Mardi Gras My first experience with Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama came when I...

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Best Children’s Museums Southeast

Unlike other areas of the US, the southeast isn’t “known” for its museums, especially not for children. However, Sarah, our Twins Traveling Mom, has discovered just how great these southeastern children’s museums can be. If you want to experience friendly, educational atmospheres for yourself and your children, then you need to make plans to head south this year. Although not as famous as their northern counterparts, the south boasts some excellent, educational museums. Sarah has got our roundup of some of the best children’s museums southeast. Best Children’s Museums Southeast Most folks don’t travel to the southern US specifically for...

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Why You Should Stay at Disney’s Contemporary Hotel

So many choices when planning a Disney vacation, so little time. Price is generally a deciding factor in many decisions during the planning process. Our Twins TravelingMom and her family recently stayed at Disney’s Contemporary Hotel while on Disney property for a conference. Because of frequent visits, deluxe hotels had not previously been on her radar while planning a Walt Disney World vacation. See why her family may rethink their accommodation strategy after upgrading their lodging. Why You Should Stay at Disney’s Contemporary Hotel My family recently stayed a few night’s at Disney’s Contemporary Hotel. On a typical family vacation, this...

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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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