Terri Marshall, Globetrotting TravelingGrandmom

Terri Marshall, Globetrotting TravelingGrandmom

Terri left her life in the South after her kids grew up, to move to New York City and start a new career as a travel writer. She is happiest when she’s globetrotting and loves bringing stories of her adventures to her readers. She is the mom of two amazing adults, and the proud Grandmom of three beautiful little ones – who believe she lives in the airport. You can learn more about Terri and her work at Tripping With Terri.


4 Girlfriend Getaway Ideas this Autumn

We all love our children and grandchildren—we really do. But now and then we need a girlfriend getaway. We need a break from our daily routines, a chance to reconnect with dear friends, time to giggle and a reminder of what life was like before we were responsible for everyone’s well-being. Our Globetrotting Grandmom might not have kids or grandkids at home these days, but she still appreciates a good girlfriend getaway—especially in autumn before the busy holiday season arrives. Here are four of her girlfriend getaway ideas. Celebrate the beauty of autumn with a girlfriend getaway Autumn brings...

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Why Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Makes an Ideal Multi-Generational Travel Destination

  As families grow and new generations are born, it’s important to keep the family ties strong. Traveling together can help. But planning a multi-generational getaway that will keep everyone in your family happy can be challenging. Our Globetrotting TravelingGrandmom has plenty of experience when it comes to planning multigenerational travel. Her family of 13 spans four generations, ranging in age from 6 to 78. They live all over the country from New York, to Chicago, to Chattanooga, to Orlando and have a variety of interests. Here’s why she chose Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for a multi-generational travel experience.  ...

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Why You Should Introduce Your Family to the Traditions of Germany’s Black Forest

Located in the southwest state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany’s Black Forest is a geographically blessed region chock full of traditions to share with your family. With vast expanses of valleys, waterfalls, rolling hills, gently rising mountains, rivers teeming with trout, and dark towering forests, its natural beauty is unquestionable. But it’s the traditions passed down through generations that intrigued our Globetrotting TravelingGrandmom. Here’s why she thinks you should introduce your family to the traditions of the Black Forest. Family Traditions of Germany’s Black Forest The Black Forest is a land of icons: pom pom hats, cuckoo clocks, hand crafted ornaments...

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Glamping at Westgate River Ranch: The Answer to Your Camping Complaints

Our Globetrotting Grandmom will tell you she likes camping. But what she really means is she likes the great outdoors and a night sky filled with twinkling stars. What she doesn’t like is sleeping on the hard ground as night critters roam freely around the campsite. On a recent adventure with her grandson to Westgate River Ranch, she found the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors without sacrificing creature comforts and without complaining—glamping! Glamping: The Solution for Outdoor Enthusiasts Who Prefer a Comfy Bed Camping always sounds like a good idea. Sleeping out under the open sky, watching...

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Wyndham Disney Springs: It’s All About The People

Recently our Globetrotting TravelingGrandmom visited Wyndham Disney Springs as part of our TravelingMom conference.  The plan was to have breakfast, tour the property and attend a few sessions with our group.  Her assignment was to meet the chef and talk about the Wyndham breakfast – and maybe score a recipe.  She met the chef, and several other Wyndham representatives. What she learned went far beyond the ingredients of a recipe. A Breakfast for Champions Going out to breakfast is always a treat. Who has time to make a big breakfast at home? When I get the chance to go...

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Art, Food and Sailing Adventures: Introduce Your Family to Maine’s Central Coast

 Lighthouses dot the rocky coastline, lobster roll stands line the roads and sailboats cruise through the waters offshore – this is Maine’s Central Coast. These iconic images are just part of the charm of this region. Our Globetrotting Grandmom recently spent time exploring this picturesque region of Maine along with the charming small town of Rockland. She sailed aboard a windjammer, discovered art at every turn in Rockland and says she had the best breakfast of her life. Here’s her story. Art, Food and Sailing Adventures: Introduce Your Family to Maine’s Central Coast Step back in time aboard the...

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Tasting Culture: A Guide to Dining at Epcot Restaurants

Looking for outstanding dining options at a Disney theme park? Look at Epcot. With restaurants representing 11 countries, dining at Epcot is as much anexperience as it is a theme park. And if you have the kids or grandkids along, even better. This is your opportunity to introduce them to foods from around the world in a place they already love—it’s a win-win for the whole family! From Food Stands to Fine Dining, Epcot has it All As a whole, theme parks aren’t known for a thriving culinary scene, but that’s not the case at Epcot. With an abundance...

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Travel Planning Tips for a Milestone Birthday Celebration

As our parents reach milestone birthdays, the celebrations become even more meaningful. Finding the perfect gift can often be a challenge because they probably already have most everything they need or want. Giving the gift of your time is likely to be the most treasured gift of all. One way to do that is through travel. If your parents love to travel, consider planning a trip to celebrate that milestone birthday. Our Globetrotting Grandmom offers travel planning tips on how to plan the best gift ever. Give the Best Gift Ever – Your Time As a parent of adult...

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Why You Should Explore the Magic of the Swedish Lapland

It’s difficult to define what makes the Swedish Lapland so magical. The mountains, the swiftly flowing rivers, the dense forests and the archipelago are a part of it, but it’s more than that. The Swedish Lapland is a place of traditions, a place where people live in harmony with nature. From the reindeer strolling the highways to the sauna culture to a slightly terrifying but oh-so-exhilarating off-roading experience, our Globetrotting Traveling Grandmom loved every minute of her time high above the Arctic Circle. Introducing a Special Little Piece of the Planet The Swedish Lapland is a place where traditions...

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Discover American Treasures, Zombies and Family Fun in the Philadelphia Suburbs

There’s no denying the Philadelphia area is chock full of intriguing historic sites, but sometimes you just need to do something a little different. How about fighting zombies? Or would you prefer speeding around in go-karts? Or how about checking out what is likely the world’s largest collection of Americana on the planet? Our Globetrotting Grandmom recently spent the weekend doing exactly that in the Philly suburbs. Here’s her story about some unusual family activities near Philadelphia. Head to the Suburbs of Philadelphia for Treasures, Zombies and All Kinds of Family Fun I’ve been to Philadelphia many times. I love...

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