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Museum Fun Guide

There are lots of things to see in a museum.  Take this checklist with you so you are sure not to miss anything – like the ugliest artifact!  Share your finds and your own checklist on TMOM.  MUSEUM FUN CHECKLIST 1) Find the ugliest artifact and Instagram it 2) Find the most beautiful artifact and Pin it 3) Find the oldest artifact and Pin it 4) Find the newest artifact and Pin it 5) Find an artist whose initial starts with P 6) Choose an artifact and tell us about it – what was the artist thinking when they created it?  Make it...

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America’s Largest Home

It’s that time of the year, when TV-lovers here in the states may find themselves curled up on the couch, hit with a case of “Downton Abbey” fever—and the need to see how the .001% lived. But who knew that you have the ability to see some historic upstairs/downstairs action first-hand with a visit to the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina? Billed as “America’s largest home,” the Biltmore House is a home and estate built as a collaborative effort between owner George Vanderbilt, architect Richard Morris Hunt and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. (You may have heard of...

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May the Best Man….. Zin!

Dropping Daughter off to College:  The whole reason why this Traveling Dad adventure happened was because of my daughter. This fall was the beginning of her freshman year at UC Davis. This prestigious college is located just outside the city of Sacramento, which is the state capital of California. Davis is a long ways away from our hometown of San Diego and it was my Dad Duty to transfer my daughter’s belongings to her new dorm room. So before I started my 9 – hour drive north, I talked my girlfriend into sharing the long road trip with me....

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Twitter Recap: Electronics on Vacation

Electronics can make your vacation awesome by finding great restaurants, good deals, and ensure you’re never lost. But electronics can also be distracting with constant texting, Facebook updates, and work. How far would you go to make your kids not text? Money? New boots? We chatted all about using electronics on vacation at out January 23 #TMOM Monday Twitter Party. We debated if we’d survive a disconnected resort and if kids and parents should have the same electronic rules. Our tweeters also shared their policy on electronics, admitted they would bribe their kids to stop texting, and gave their...

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Meet TravelingDad.com

We have launched our affiliate site, TravelingDad.com, and invite you to stop by and look around. Kick the tires, check under the hood, and come along for the...

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Twitter Party Recap: Vacation Mishaps

Overbooked flights and hotels, high prices, trying to manage chaotic schedules and unexpected moments are all a part of holiday travel. But it’s also a time for spending reuniting and celebrating with friends and family and making new, cherished memories. We chatted about holiday travel at our TMOM Monday Twitter Party on Dec. 5. Did you ever encounter a hurricane or a naked stranger during holiday travel? If you did, you’ll fit right in. What’s your most unexpected moment during a holiday vacay experience? @jacqgrif: It was probably when I the Crown Plaza gave me an occupied room and I walk in on...

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Holiday Travel Double Take Giveaway Courtesy of Venture

There are two types of family holiday vacations that are unforgettable: the ones in which everything went right and the trip seemed perfectly magical and the ones in which everything went horribly wrong. Those perfect holiday vacations deserve a second act and those perfectly awful ones deserve a do-over. Which kind has your family had?  Between November 28 and December 10, Traveling Mom is offering its readers the chance to re-do a memorable holiday travel experience with a free family holiday vacation, courtesy of Capital One Venture. Share your stories with us and you could win a family vacation...

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Dream Big: Win a $10,000 Aspen Ski Vacation at Snowmass

Schussing down the slopes, mushing behind the sled dogs and relaxing around the fireplace are all key parts of a dream snow vacation. And they’re all things you can do during the 5-night, $10,000 ski vacation we’re giving away in conjunction with Family Travel Forum, Taking the Kids, ski.com and Snowmass. The winning family of four will stay at the beautiful Capital Peak Lodge, get ski lessons, lift tickets, a dog sled ride and more (for full details, read our ski giveaway prize package story). As always on TravelingMom.com, there are lots of ways to enter. Details are below....

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Holiday Travel Double Take Offical Rules

OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 1. ELIGIBILITY: TravelingMom “Holiday Travel Double Take” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States, including the District of Columbia, who have reached the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence at time of entry (“Entrants”). Employees of “Prize Provider” Capital One, N.A., and their advertising or promotion agencies, including Porter Novelli Inc., those involved in the production, development, implementation or handling of Sweepstakes, any agents acting for, or on behalf of the above entities, their respective parent companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, service providers, prize suppliers any other person or entity associated with Sweepstakes (collectively “Sweepstakes Entities”) and/or the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members (whether related or not) of each such employee, are not eligible. Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. 2. SPONSOR: Traveling mom located at LLC 51 Orchard Place Greenwich, CT 06830. shall be collectively referred herein as “Sponsor”. 3. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. 4. ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 8:00...

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