Delacorte Theater in Central Park.  Photo credit: Joseph Moran

  One of the greatest theater towns in the world is New York City.  Visit during the summer and you can see free productions in the parks.  From the world renowned Shakespeare in the Park plays at Delacorte Theater in Central Park to Little Red’s Hood in Queen’s Highland Park, theater lovers can enjoy classic [...]



“Damn the torpedoes!”  is the often quoted phrase shouted by Rear Admiral David Farragut shortly after dawn on Aug. 5, 1864.  The Admiral led 18 Union warships through the mouth of Mobile Bay and into the Civil War’s largest naval battle. This year  marks the 150th anniversary of Alabama’s Battle of Mobile Bay and the [...]


Qatar Airways Hang Your Hat Contest

Right now my new husband and I are on our #EpicHoneymoon adventure on Qatar Airways. You can follow along via social media on Instagram and Twitter to see just where we end up and the romantic things we discover along the way. Also, to celebrate the new Qatar Airways route from Dallas to Doha, Qatar [...]



We recently visited the beautiful town of Mystic, Connecticut. It was my first time there. We were set out on an adventure to learn as much as we could about the Mystic Aquarium and surrounding attractions but a girl has got to eat. Here are my top 3 Mystic picks for places to eat. Abbotts [...]



Don’t you wish someone else would put the perfect kid-friendly vacation together?  Wouldn’t it be great to go somewhere that’s fun for the whole family and won’t break the bank?  The San Antonio Kidcation Week is August 8-17.  It’s one week of restaurants, hotels, and attractions giving special offers and holding summertime events designed for [...]



In recent months, we have been sharing what’s new on board several Carnival cruises.  We showed you around the beautifully redesigned Sunshine, with its awesome restaurants, updated décor, and unbelievably cool SportSquare, SkyCourse, and WaterWorks areas for kids and teens.  We also took you to a concert with us on the Ecstasy to experience CarnivalLIVE, [...]


Scripps Pier Photo: Bob Yarbrough

    It’s summertime.  Shut the TV off, ditch the computers, and mute the cell phones.  Take the kids outside and spend a day, or maybe a night, exploring the great outdoors. San Diego, California Walk the Pier The seaside neighborhood of La Jolla conducts a  free tour of  the Scripps Institute of Oceanography twice [...]

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Warped Tour 2014 Dallas

by Lauren Lane Vans Warped Tour is an on-going music festival that i’ve been DYING (figuratively, not literally) to go to for the past few years. Unfourtunately, I was never able to meet my wants; which isn’t a bad thing… I just had needs that needed to be met. We all are thinking the same [...]

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Kimpton Hotel George

  Book before July 7th to snag a great deal in and near the nation’s capital.  With Kimpton’s Red White and Boom Sale, you can save 10% off one night, 15% off two nights, and 20% off a three night stay at one of a dozen hotels in Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD;  or Alexandria, VA.  [...]

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Here on Traveling Mamas we usually love to tell you about fabulous places to visit, fun family attractions, all the best spas, and some great Frugal Friday travel deals. While my own mama raised me with the school of thought “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all,” well sometimes you just [...]


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