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.


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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Not Just a Pretty Place, Switzerland Is A Place For Families

Famous for producing some of the best cheese and chocolate in the world, Switzerland is a country filled with lush green landscapes crowned with snow-capped mountains, bell wearing cows, and wooden chalets adorned with window boxes filled with bright red, orange and yellow flowers. I always knew I would love Switzerland. Who wouldn’t? It’s arguably one of the prettiest countries in the world. But Switzerland is not just a pretty place, it’s an ideal destination for families. Switzerland, It’s Not Just a Pretty Place There’s no debate, Switzerland is one of the most beautiful countries you’ll ever visit. But...

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Best Theme Parks in Orlando That Aren’t Disney

Everyone knows the Disney theme parks in Orlando are fabulous, but there are plenty of other theme parks to be discovered. Stroll through the miniature cities of LEGOLAND. Marvel at the aquatic creatures of SeaWorld. Watch the movies come to life at Universal Studios. Or try a little alligator wrestling at Gatorland. Your family entertainment options are endless.   Best Theme Parks in Orlando That Aren’t Disney When Disney World came to Central Florida back in the 1970s, it quickly became the number one tourist attraction of Florida. But Disney isn’t the only theme park in town. There’s plenty...

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Trunk-Or-Treat: Getting Halloween Candy From Your Car

Who doesn’t love Halloween? You get to play pretend by dressing up in a costume—princess anyone? Or are you more the devil type? And you get candy…lots of candy. Things like candy corn, Hershey’s Kisses, Butterfingers, Smarties…oh yes, bring it on. But it’s not all about candy, ghosts, princesses, pumpkins and scary politicians. It’s also about traditions. I grew up with door to door trick-or-treating. My kids grew up with a combination of that and fall festivals. But now there’s a new tradition, Trunk-or-Treat. Halloween in the Good Old Days – Taking it to the Streets Back in the...

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Have To Choose Just One National Park? Why I Choose Big Bend

Located in the far southwest corner of Texas, Big Bend is remote and wild. This is a land where roadrunners chase rabbits across the road,  and you’ll find yourself searching for Wylie Coyote. Take a row boat to Mexico, meet a beer-drinking goat currently serving as mayor, and celebrate Day of the Dead in the ghost town of Terlingua. And if sunsets are your thing, well, these will take your breath away. Big Bend is Remote, but Definitely Worth the Journey I love every national park I’ve ever visited. And there’s no better time to visit these beauties than...

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Getting to Know the Treasures of Quito

With the volcanic Galapagos Islands teeming with strange and fascinating wildlife, impressive Andean peaks, and the lush Amazon rainforest, Ecuador is perhaps best known for its natural wonders.  But my first experience in Ecuador was in its capital city, Quito. In 1978, Quito was declared as the first UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site for its extensive historic center. With an astounding variety of art, culturally rich traditions, monumental architectural gems, and exceptional cuisine, Quito is a treasure. Introducing the Treasures of Quito Surrounded by volcanoes and straddling the center of the earth, Ecuador’s capital city is a place where...

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Is Antarctica on Your Bucket List? Here’s What You Should Know Before You Go

Antarctica is one of those bucket list destinations that many dream about but few ever experience.  For one thing, it’s expensive and getting there takes a commitment of time, a spirit of adventure, and a willingness to endure seasickness should the dreaded Drake Passage behave badly during your journey.  Is it worth it?  For me, yes.  Penguins make me happy and spending hours watching them waddle around in their permanent tuxedos was worth the trouble of getting there. Antarctica, the lure of the White Continent The White Continent is home to albatross, whales, seals, and those adorable penguins who...

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Tips for Planning an Orlando Multi-Generational Getaway

Planning a multi-generational getaway that will keep everyone in your family happy can be challenging. In my family we have four generations and we plan a getaway together at least once every year. Our group ranges in age from 5 to 77 so there’s a lot to consider. The first step is choosing the right destination and then the right lodging.  With theme parks and numerous resorts, Orlando is always a good option. Survey the family and choose wisely The key to planning a successful multi-generational getaway is to take an honest look at everyone’s interests, abilities and income. ...

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Wyndham Disney Springs: It’s All About The People

Recently I had the opportunity to visit 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.  My assignment was to meet the chef and talk about the Wyndham breakfast – and maybe score a recipe.  I met the chef, and a few other Wyndham representatives and what I 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...

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