Dhani Jones and Shannon Hurst Lane at Bing Travel event in NYC

We all need a bit of travel inspiration at times, even a traveling mama such as myself. Bing Travel invited me to New York City to chat about travel experiences with Dhani Jones, NFL player and former Travel Channel star of “Dhani Tackles the Globe”. I was looking forward to hanging out with a few [...]

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One of the many ways to save money on a family vacation is to enter all the travel and attraction pass giveaways you can. You might not be planning a vacation to a specific destination, but if you can find cheap airfare, discount hotel rates, and even discount coupons on theme park tickets, then you’ve [...]

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Private Island in the Florida Keys - Little Palm Island

I’m a dreamer and can sometimes be found scouring the web and luxury magazines for unbelievable places to visit. Let’s face it, vacations are about getting away from everyday life, and what a better way to take a break during a monotonous day at work than by dreaming of the amazing.When one thinks of a [...]

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Cheesy family vacation photo - Silverton, CO

In a recent survey released by Bing, American travelers are basing their vacation destinations on the best deals and discounts to be found. I don’t know about you, but I’m always searching for travel deals and discounts before booking any hotel, airfare, or purchasing attraction tickets. I want to get the best value for my [...]

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Steve, Abby, and I took a family road trip last week while Zoe was away at Space Camp.  Along the way, we hit Hanover, PA; Gettysburg, PA; Charlottesville, VA; and Hershey, PA.  After visiting a bunch of cute towns, we decided to head out into the countryside and kick back to relax.  Our choice?  Roxbury, [...]

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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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Camp

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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