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.


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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5 Top Reasons You Should Explore the Central Coast of California

Hanging out along California’s Central Coast, it’s easy to see what inspired the song, California Dreaming by the Mamas and Papas. With sunny beaches, farm-to-table goodness, a bounty of natural attractions and laid-back seaside towns, it really is dreamy. Recently our Globetrotting Grandmom explored this particularly dreamy part of California. She shares with us 5 of the best things to do along the Central Coast of California. Central Coast: Just one more reason to love California It’s hard not to fall in love with California. There is so much natural beauty from the beaches to the rocky coastal landscapes. Then...

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Eat Your Way to a Cultural Experience With an Eating Europe Food Tour

  Getting to know the culture of a destination is the best part of travel. We all know food is the center of many traditions, customs and celebrations around the world. Taking a local food tour will introduce you to those traditions and customs. You’ll satisfy your cultural craving and your hunger at the same time. On a recent visit to Amsterdam, our Globetrotting Grandmom went on an Eating Europe Food Tour that focused on the vibrant Jordaan neighborhood of the city. She loved every bite of it and shares her experience with us here. An Eating Europe Food...

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Bring Robin Hood to Life with a Visit to Nottinghamshire, England

Was Robin Hood real?  No one really knows for sure, but the legend lives on, especially in Nottinghamshire, England. St. Mary’s Church in Nottingham where Robin Hood sought refuge from the Sheriff of Nottingham. The church in Edwinstowe where he married Maid Marion. The Sherwood Forest with its gnarly knotted oak trees. This is Robin’s world and there are many ways to immerse yourself in the legendary stories. Hanging Out With Robin Hood in Nottingham I first met Robin Hood when he joined me for tea at Thea Caffea, a traditional English tea room in the heart of Nottingham....

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5 Reasons You Should Experience A Scenic River Cruise

There are people who live for cruising. People who love mega ships with thousands of passengers, massive casinos and enough space to ensure you never see the same people twice. Globetrotting Traveling Grandmom, however, is not one of them. It’s not that she has an issue with cruising. She just prefers a more refined, intimate experience. That’s why she fell in love with river cruising after traveling with Scenic along the Rhine River in Germany. Seriously, in love. And these are 5 reasons you should experience a Scenic River Cruise. If you haven’t been a huge fan of cruising, a...

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For the Grown-Ups: Romantic Spots for Chocolate and Kisses Around the World

If I really want to gross out my grandkids (especially my grandsons) I’ll just kiss their Grandpa Greg in front of them. Works every time. Grandmoms aren’t supposed to be kissing. It’s icky, right? Sorry kids, this Globetrotting Grandmom still likes her kisses. But I’m not all about romance. There also has to be chocolate…especially with Valentine’s Day approaching. Fortunately, I’ve found some special places that deliver both: tasty chocolates and ideal spots for kissing. Chocolate and romance have been linked for centuries More than 1500 years ago, the Aztec ruler, Montezuma, believed chocolate was an aphrodisiac. Allegedly he...

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Best Florida Beaches for Families

What’s your favorite place to escape? When Globetrotting TravelingGrandmom needs a little down time, sitting on a Florida beach with her toes in the sand is one of her favorite things to do. When her kids were growing up in Florida, the family often escaped to the beach for a day or two. And with over 1,350 miles of coastline, there were plenty of options. From top to bottom Florida is chock full of family beaches. Read on for the Best Florida Beaches for Families. Need a Family Escape? These Florida Beaches Deliver With its abundance of theme parks,...

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5 Unique Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in New York City

With department store windows dressed up for the holidays, larger than life light displays and that big ball that drops to bring in the new year at the world’s largest New Year’s Eve party, experiencing New York City during the holidays is a bucket list item for millions. If you’ve never been, you’ll want to do it all—which means you’ll be fighting the crowds. But don’t worry, I know some alternative sites to get you out of the mob. If Spending the Holidays in New York City is on your Bucket List, These Sites Will Save Your Sanity For...

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