How many of you don’t pay attention to flight attendants during the in-flight safety briefing before your flight takes off? These briefings are for a reason – they provide important information should there be an emergency onboard the aircraft and offers tips to keep everyone safe during the flight. I’m sure the flights attendants want [...]

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Carnival Magic Completes Sea Trials image (c) Carnival Cruise Lines

Here’s the latest update on the Carnival Magic, the newest ship from Carnival Cruise Lines. TravelingMamas.com will be attending the inaugural cruise and launch celebration in Venice, Italy and we’ll continue to keep you updated on the ship’s progress and give you an inside look once we’re onboard the Carnival Magic.. The 130,000-ton Carnival Magic, [...]

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Gulf Coast beaches for a fun family beach vacation

Spring has definitely sprung here in the southern US and that means…Beach Time! Great deals can be had for family travelers this spring break due to last year’s BP oil spill. I said it last year and I’ll repeat it for those who didn’t catch it last go ’round – there’s more to do than [...]

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Have you ever wanted to experience weightlessness, similar to what astronauts experience? The ZERO-G Experience isn’t cheap, but it is unique. Starting at $4950 per person, you’ll board a specially modified Boeing 727 which provides a weightless experience through parabolic arcs. Passengers float, flip, and soar as if they were in space. The hefty price [...]

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DisneySmMoms

Afternoon tea at Disney’s Grand Floridan Resort and Spa Garden View Tea Room is a relaxing experience while on Disney property. It’s a fabulous experience for mothers and daughters, couples, or a group of girlfriends. During a stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, my mother, aunt, and myself wanted to enjoy afternoon tea. We [...]

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Magic Kingdom Fantasyland Dwarf Coaster image (C) 2011 The Walt Disney Company

The past few times I’ve been to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, I noticed large construction walls in areas around Fantasyland. These walls sport inspirational quotes from Walt Disney and have park guests curious as to what is going on behind those tall, colorful walls. This past weekend I was [...]

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Four Leaf Clover

A few years ago I had the amazing opportunity to tour Ireland with the Irish Tourism Board. It’s one of the favorite trips I’ve ever taken in my life. From the moment the plane began to descend over emerald green fields, to the moment I reluctantly boarded my return flight a week later, Ireland was [...]

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In my household, we have a family disaster kit always at the ready. We live in Hurricane Alley and have been through our fair share of natural (and man-made) disasters. But what if you are traveling? I keep thinking of Chris Elliott‘s post on being in Maui when the recent tsunami warnings came through and [...]

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DiaperBuds The Travel Diaper

When my children were younger, like most moms, I traveled with a bag filled with every item imaginable. An item that took up half the bag space were the diapers. Not only were they bulky, but if a bottle happened to leak in the bag or something spilled, the diaper would get wet and be [...]

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2011 Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet Road Trip Convertible | TravelingMamas.com

Finally there’s a convertible spacious enough for a family road trip. Nissan has introduced the world’s first AWD crossover convertible to the consumer market, and after spending an afternoon driving one around Dallas, Texas, I’m in love. The 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet transforms everyday tasks into exciting adventures. My first glimpse of the Murano CrossCabriolet [...]

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