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6 Airline Hacks For Flying With Kids

Flying with children can simultaneously be one of the best and worst experiences of a parent's life. On one hand- it's stressful. Not everyone finds toddlers adorable. And the law of probability states that you will likely end up on the plane next to or in front of...

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Where NOT To Go For Spring Break

Typically I'm a glass half full, positive person. My motto usually is something like "even your worst day traveling is better than a day not traveling." And, I suppose, it is still my motto for spring break. However, I have pretty clear guidelines on where I want to...

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The Best Donut Shops In Every State

Donuts. Quite possibly one of my very favorite topics. When I was growing up we had a Sunday tradition of getting breakfast after church. Each week a different member of our family got to select the breakfast spot. Without fail, when it was my turn to pick I choose...

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Trapped In A Motel Room

I know. The title of this post is a little out there. But, if you've been following our site long enough you know- if some sort of unusual or freak incident can occur while our family is traveling- IT WILL. So yes, we got trapped in a motel room. Here's how it all...

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Guest Post Opportunities In 2018

The start of every year brings new ideas, and new goals. At Mom With A Map we are constantly striving to publish the very best and most interesting travel information. In an effort to bring our readers even more great content in 2018, we are offering some exciting new...

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Suitcases and Airports: 5 Things To Know

If you don't have a story about suitcases and airports, than you've either never traveled or you're extremely lucky. Almost everyone I know has some sort of experience where the two didn't mix. And, of course, we are no exception. Though I have several stories to...

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2018 TRAVEL Resolutions

It's hard to believe we're kicking off the year 2018 (I mean, weren't we JUST debating whether the start of Y2K would wipe out all the computer grids or something crazy like that?) Anyway, I could not be more excited to start a new year and set some exciting travel...

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A Look Back At 2017

First of all- HAPPY NEW YEAR! As always, I'm incredibly excited to start a new year. However, I can't quite close the door on 2017 without taking one last look back. As I mentioned in my last post, the year exceeded all of my expectations. We were blessed with...

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Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone the Merriest Christmas and a very happy New Year! Like last year, Mom With A Map (and family) will be taking the next 10 days off to celebrate and savor time with friends and family. We sincerely want to thank you for following our website. 2017...

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Airport Delays: Where, When and Why?

During one of the busiest travel seasons of the year, it's always fun to talk about flight delays (kidding!) But, since it was such a hot topic a few days ago with Atlanta's Heartsfield-Jackson Airport shutting down for 11 hours due to a fire (if you missed news of...

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5 Tips For Traveling During The Winter

Although we are still a week away from the official start of winter, the weather across much of the country has been in winter-mode for at least a week. Traveling during the winter can be so much fun. However, there are some extra things you should keep in mind. Here...

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Packing For Winter Trips

Travel comes with challenges. And one of my biggest challenges is always packing for winter trips. Coats are so bulky, boots are huge and weather seems even more unpredictable than in the warmer months. Winter packing requires strategy and careful attention to detail....

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National Cookie Day

Today is officially National Cookie Day! Now if that isn't a reason to celebrate, I don't know what is! Who doesn't love a fresh baked cookie? Here are some fun cookie facts from around the US: According to Nestle Toll House, when asked to describe their state’s...

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Our Christmas Season Bucket List

There is nothing I love more than a great list. With only 25 days to cram in all the Christmas excitement possible, I've taken to making a bucket list to make sure we prioritize and cross off everything! A lot of the items are done at home, some require local travel,...

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Christmas Gift Ideas For Travelers

Christmas is 4 weeks from today. 4 WEEKS! If you're like me (and most other people) you've still got some shopping to do. I'm always looking for outside-the-box Christmas gift ideas. I love gifts that serve a purpose- rather than just adding "stuff" to already...

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Thanksgiving In Hawaii

This past weekend The Ghost of Thanksgivings Past paid us a little visit. It happened on a cold Saturday morning as we loaded a million groceries into the car in preparation of the big day. My husband looked at me- freezing and overwhelmed- and said "remember when we...

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