I am a genius. No, not really, but I do have my very rare, few and far between moments of brilliance. This Saturday was one of those. My almost-twelve-year-old, Zoe, wanted a birthday party with the works.  Sleepover.  Movies.  Pizza.  Popcorn.  “Yes, we can do that,” I said.  But it was when she threw in [...]

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When researching hotels for a family vacation, what do you look for? Most moms I talk to put price at the top if the list, but there are some “extras” in hotel stays that could be worth paying a higher price per room night. Here are five things you may want to look for: 1. [...]

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TravelingMamas.com is traveling along The City of New Orleans line on Amtrak to share a little bit of Louisiana at a few of the stops. The Southeast Louisiana Gumbo Express is currently in Jackson, MS meeting with area media and enjoying some of the culinary delights from the state. The City of New Orleans runs [...]

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If you read my last post, you know I’ve been on a mission:  a summer spa safari, that is.  Yes, by the end of this very harsh Philadelphia winter, my skin was scaly, my body was far from buff, and rest and relaxation?  Never heard of ‘em. I started out my spa safari at the [...]

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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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Ritz Crackerfuls Multigrain Sharp Cheddar

While grocery shopping the other day, I came across a new item on the snack aisle – Ritz Crackerfuls Multigrain Filled Crackers. I was in search of a healthy road trip snack for day trips or longer family road trips. I looked over the various flavors available and settled on a classic sharp cheddar. When [...]

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I had no idea what to expect when I was invited to experience the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino located on Condado Beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I had three things pop into my mind: cruise port, mojitos, and pina coladas. Puerto Rico hadn’t even been on my radar, but how could [...]

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Hilton new amenities from Peter Thomas Roth

I have a sordid secret – I’m one of those hotel bathroom amenity hoarders. Who doesn’t love swanky and upscale mini bathroom amenities when traveling? They’re so cute. And so collectible. When I travel, I do use the in-room amenities available onsite, but if there is a bar of soap or bottle of shampoo left [...]

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Cars 2 display at EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival

Later this month, the much anticipated release of Cars 2 will be here. I’ve been patiently waiting for my chance to not only see some of my favorite Cars characters, but also to watch a movie based on European destinations. I’m anxious to see what adventures Mater and friends have while racing around Italy, Tokyo, [...]

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Have you been on a family cruise and wished there were late night activities for the kids, so that the adults could enjoy a late night evening enjoying a comedy show, dancing, or just walking together under the stars? In the past, the only option for supervised activities during the late hours was to bring [...]

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