Mamas on the Move

Summer Spa Safari – The Loews Ventana Canyon Lakeside Spa

by PhillyMama

Summer’s here!  At the beginning of the summer, I’m always feeling like I want my body and skin to look their best.  My strategy this year?  I’m taking a summer spa safari, sampling spas around the country and trying out local specialties and treatments (yes, I know, I have a hard job). I started my safari in [...]

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Carnival Magic Cruise Waterworks

by CajunMama
Carnival Waterworks as seen from the Lido Deck of the Carnival Magic Cruise Ship

If there’s one thing Carnival Cruise Lines has down, it’s fun on a cruise ship. They don’t call their fleet the “Fun Ships” lightly. They take fun seriously, not just for kids, but for all ages. While on the Carnival Magic inaugural cruise, I took some time away from touring, eating, and exploring the ship [...]

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Carnival Magic Cruise – Cloud 9 Spa

by CajunMama
Couples on a romantic cruise can relax in the Cloud 9 Spa Couples Treatment Room on Carnival Magi

Carnival Cruise Lines Cloud 9 Spa is a floating spa resort found on select Carnival Cruise Lines Ships. Cloud 9 Spa offers more than just a fitness center and spa treatments, but also special spa staterooms and an expansive two level area found on the forward decks of the ships. I can’t pass up a spa [...]

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Carnival Cruise Lines introduces Red Frog Pub on the Carnival Magic

by CajunMama
Red Frog Pub bar area on Carnival Magic | image (c) Shannon Hurst Lane TravelingMamas.com

One area I can always find on a cruise ship is the pub. Most cruise lines offer a traditional English pub complete with pub fare and plenty of pints. Carnival Cruise Lines has taken the pub theme to a new level by introducing the Red Frog Pub, a fun and funky pub with a Caribbean [...]

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Carnival Magic Naming Ceremony #CarnivalMagic

by CajunMama
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Carnival Cruise Lines naming ceremony was amazing. The ceremony began with a magic show with President and CEO Gerry Cahill arriving on stage in a helicopter and ended with Godmother Lindsey Wilkerson officially naming the ship the Carnival Magic. Lindsey is a St. Jude ambassador and survivor of childhood cancer. Pictured below, is Lindsey, who [...]

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Harry’s Bar in Venice – Where the Bellini was invented

by CajunMama
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After an expensive, yet fun and touristy Venetian activity of a gondola ride, my parents and I ended our day at Harry’s Bar. Harry’s is located near Saint Marc’s Square at the water bus station and is the place where the Bellini cocktail was invented. We stepped through the narrow doors of this famous cocktail [...]

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Easter Brunch near Walt Disney World – Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

by CajunMama
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If you’re in search of Easter Brunch while on vacation in Orlando at Walt Disney World, you can’t go wrong at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek’s Harvest Bistro. Located on the ground level of this Hilton resort, guests are greeted by the Easter Bunny before being seated. Easter Brunch is until 2pm and offers the regular [...]

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Stuckey’s – the classic American road trip stop #roadtripmama

by CajunMama
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When I was a kid, we’d sometimes stop at a roadside Stuckey’s for pecan logs and bathroom breaks. I was fascinated by the cheesy mugs, walls of candy, and mini glass unicorns. As a traveling mama, I feel an inherent need to pass along this family road trip tradition. My little family stopped at a [...]

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Härth at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner #hilton #lobby

by CajunMama
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This morning I found myself at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner for lunch at Härth. It’s a fabulous space making its way to Hilton Hotels and Resorts around the globe.Here are some photos I took earlier today of the lunch, including flatbreads, an Arnold Palmer, and a Blue Crab mac n cheese. See the full gallery [...]

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Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park, NC

by CarolinaMama

Are you in the midst of Conference Season?  Travel Season?  Whatever it is for you – you know, that time when you find yourself traveling and needing the comforts of home!  Recently, I found myself at a MomHeart Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. North Carolina is lovely indeed.  The Hilton HotelRaleigh-Durham Airport @ Research Triangle Park, [...]

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