When planning out your summer road trip don't overlook Devil's Tower, Wyoming. It is one of my favorite side trips and possibly one of the most overlooked National Parks.
The first time I drove through Wyoming was in the summer of 1981 on a road trip with my my Mom. Somehow, in a pre-Internet [ ... ]
You could visit South Florida without paying homage to the Everglades, but why would you want to? And paying proper homage to the Florida Everglades requires an airboat ride.
Your passport is gone and you are in another county. What are you going to do? Misplacing your passport is enough to strike terror in the hearts of any traveler but imagine you are 15, traveling with your aunt to Paris on your first-ever international trip, and you set down your airplane ticket and [ ... ]
One of the best ways to experience new places is to eat the local favorite. Each country, state, region and even city has a dish that allows you to have a unique culinary experience while visiting. It tells me about the destination and the people who call it home.
Unfortunately, I can’t travel all [ ... ]
Heading to Las Vegas with the family this summer? Not to worry, here's a quick list of my Top 5 picks to keep all ages satisfied: Wet-N-Wild Las Vegas is the place to be this summer. Nevada's premier water park will offer over 25 slides and attractions. Several of the attractions are named after fa [ ... ]
Train travel is often associated with romance and air travel (at least nowadays) with hassle. Similarly, hotel airports have a seedy reputation, while a hotel in a train station sounds elegant.
My kids and I have stayed at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station, with rooms in an actual [ ... ]
Playing in the mud, getting splashed with paint, lighting up the night or getting chased by zombies all add a little excitement to the typical 5K race. Fun runs are all the rage and a great way to get newbies involved in running; or to give veteran runners a change of pace. Most fun runs remove the [ ... ]
A Twitter party is the best kind of party--one you can attend wearing your robe and slippers. That's because it's a virtual party conducted via Twitter from the comfort of your home.
A Twitter party is really just a group discussion on Twitter, with the chance to win a great prize just because you showed up.
So, if you're a Twitter newbie, what do you do?
Step 1: Create a Twitter account. Go to www.twitter.com and follow the easy sign up rules. Choose a Twitter name (known as a handle in Twitter circles) and sign up. Choose a short name. Remember, there are only 140 characters per post (or tweet).
Step 2: On your Twitter home page, type #tmom into the search box. That will bring up a Twitter feed of all tweets that carry the hashtag #tmom. A hashtag is the # sign. Put it in front of any word you want people to be able to easily find. We always use #tmom for our TravelingMom Monday Twitter parties. Try it now--you'll see the tweets from the most recent party.
Step 3: Mark your calendar for Monday at 9 pm ET each week and join the conversation. We host a different travel topic every week - some are sponsored and some are not - but they are all fun and offer useful information. We'll post questions every 5 or 10 minutes and you post answers (remember to end every tweet with the hashtag #tmom so it shows up as part of the party feed). It's fun and a great way to get in the Twitter swing of things.
Step. 4: Follow the people (or tweeple) whose tweets you find interesting at the party. Chances are they'll follow you back. (Start by following @travelingmoms.) It's the Twitter version of exchanging business cards at a networking meeting.TravelingMom Monday Twitter parties draw lots of participants and move fast. Don't miss the fun, the prizes, or the chance to find lots of great new tweeps to follow.