Welcome to Travel Stories. Come here to laugh, cry or live vicariously through fellow traveling moms and celebrities. Learn about their adventures traveling with family (and stock up on ideas for traveling with kids) and their momentary bursts of freedom during a romantic weekend or girls’ getaway. Hey, it can’t all be about family vacation travel!
Such was the case on a recent visit to San Antonio, Texas, which was celebrating (big-time) its annual Fiesta, a multi-day event with music, food and souvenir pins (much like Disney pins). Festivities took place on the streets and at area attractions, such as the San Antonio Botanical Garden.
Traveling with your brood is hard work. When you make a mistake, like driving to the wrong airport, it can feel like a real disaster.
Here at Traveling Mom, we aim to make you feel better.
We’ve asked travel writers from all over the web to tell us their biggest travel mistakes.
So the next time you’re kicking yourself for forgetting sippy cups, refer to this article and realize what a rock star you really are!
The year was 2009. My twin boys were going on four, and that meant time to think about kindergarten. I visited Indianapolis’ international school as I wanted them to get foreign language immersion. It all looked good until we started talking about cost. I balked at what would have been minimum $1,000 a month – and that’s assuming very generous financial aid.
Fast forward several months. My parents announced they were moving to Texas, much harder to get to than Ohio. My husband and I looked at each other and realized we could move too – back to China. We had moved back to the US to have our children and be near family. But they knew little Chinese, their father’s native tongue. They needed immersion, for the culture as well. We thought about it and realized moving to China was cheaper than an international school education.
Wildflowers are popping up everywhere but with snow still blanketing the slopes of Big Bear Lake spring skiing is in high gear. Just two hours from Los Angeles, Big Bear is a magnet for skiers and riders who enjoy carving up the slopes under a cloudless blue sky in spring. My son, his friend and I drove up on a Friday night, leaving behind city lights for starlit nights in the San Bernardino Forest. We stopped by Resort Town Rentals in Big Bear to pick up a key and map to our cabin in the Moonridge neighborhood, closest to Bear Mountain and Snow Summit resorts.