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.


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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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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