I should start off this story by saying this:  It rained.  And it rained.  And it rained some more.  It got to the point where my best friend and I were feeling concerned: she has three cats, and I have three dogs, and (as we understood it) only two of each would be allowed on [...]

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Summer is here in full force and for many of us, the school summer break is coming to an end. There’s still time to take a family vacation or weekend getaway before classes begin again. Or, if you’re a mom like me who’s had the kids home all summer, you might be in the mood [...]

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New York - The Plaza Hotel - Photo taken with my iPhone

Celebrate summer in New York City’s Central Park!  Now and throughout the summer, The Plaza Hotel will rent Radio Flyer tricycles, bicycles and scooters. The landmark hotel is across the street from Central Park and Central Park Zoo. Kids of all ages can enjoy rolling through Central Park and exploring some of the city’s popular [...]


Dawn Skyline, Houston

Summer will be over before you know it.   Indulge in some special mother-daughter bonding at the oh so hip Hotel Derek in Houston, Texas. The hotel offers complimentary transportation to the Galleria–a shopping center with more than 350 stores, restaurants and yes, an ice  skating rink! The Back to School! Package includes: free manicure [...]


San Antonio TX - Riverwalk at Hyatt

We love sharing money saving travel tips on Traveling Mamas and we love it even more when we get a chance to give away a trip, especially to family vacation destinations like San Antonio. I’ve taken my family to San Antonio for a vacation and we loved every minute of our visit. We played hard [...]


Next week I’ll be traveling to New York City to meet former Travel Channel’s Dhani Jones and to learn more about how Bing Travel can save us time and money. Bing Travel also wants to give five (5) TravelingMamas.com readers and their guests a spot on the exclusive guest list of this fun evening. Enjoy cocktails and [...]


As a travel writer, I go lots of places, and I take my kids with me at least half of the time.  Yes, my two tween daughters are world travelers, but pretty much their favorite place on earth is only about a two hours’ drive from our house – it’s sweet, it’s fun, and it’s [...]

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Hotel bars {sigh}.When I travel to conferences, for business, on a romantic getaway, or just to meet friends, a hotel bar provides a fun, yet intimate setting for a cocktail or two. It’s a place to meetup before going out in a destination and it’s also the place people end up at the close of [...]


Train travel is a fun adventure with Amtrak

I haven’t taken the train for travel since I was a kid and on a recent Amtrak rail adventure, it was just as fun for me today as it was back then. I traveled on Amtrak’s City of New Orleans line, which starts in Chicago, Illinois and ends in New Orleans, Louisiana. There are numerous [...]


Hilton New York Fashion District Lobby (c) Hilton Hotels and Resorts

Grab a girlfriend and head to New York City. Hilton’s “Shop Til You Drop” package provides guests with a $50 Bloomingdale’s gift card, 15% savings certificate to Bloomingdale, 10% savings certificate to Macy’s, South Street Seaport savings packet (full of discounts to dine and shop at this historic attraction), complimentary champagne toast at Thalassa Restaurant, [...]


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