Best Travel Destinations From Movies

A guest post from Rebecca Pittore of AllTheRooms : Planning a unique vacation you and the family will all enjoy? Why not jump right into your favorite movie! Not every movie was filmed in a studio lot. Across the world, various sites were used in some of the most...

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Travel Rewards Credit Cards And Why You Need One

Years ago, a wise colleague recommended to my husband that he begin using travel rewards credit cards. At the time, Brent traveled occasionally for work. And we took what we now affectionately refer to as "DINK Trips" (Dual Income, No Kids.) In other words, totally...

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5 Unique Family Trips For Spring

Vacations- of any kind- are my favorite way to spend time together as a family. And while the tried and true destinations (such as a familiar beach, favorite big city or, of course, Disney) are fantastic, there's nothing like trying something new and unique together....

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Life On The Waters: Hello Indonesia!

A Guest Post From Richard Hale: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? That’s the question I asked myself over 5 years ago when I was trying to figure out where I’d be traveling for my first vacation abroad. Before this trip, I had traveled to...

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All About Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Each year when the Super Bowl rolls around I love to do a few posts featuring the host city and the areas where the two teams come from. This year the Philadelphia Eagles will face off against the New England Patriots. Unfortunately for pretty much everyone, New...

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Beach Stereotypes (From Dude Perfect)

Over the weekend we stumbled on this Beach Stereotypes Video from Dude Perfect. My whole family could not stop laughing (and calling each other out on which stereotype we fit!) Laughing at these guys was definitely a good way to bust our winter blues. Dreaming of our...

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All About The Home of Super Bowl LII: Minneapolis, MN

On Sunday February 4th the New England Patriots will play the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52. This year's match-up will take place in the chilly city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Fortunately, they have a brand new, state-of-the-art dome!) Thousands of people will...

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5 Unique Theme Parks To Visit With Kids

Every theme park offers families the opportunity to make memories. Some of these places are known for being magical and others thrilling. There's no doubt the days spent at parks like Disney, Universal, Legoland, 6 Flags and similar places will be among the best....

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The Most Interesting Place I’ve Ever Been

Let's be honest, traveling ANYWHERE with kids makes things interesting. Of course, there's the good interesting, the bad interesting, and the weird interesting. Actually, you could substitute any descriptive word in front of interesting and probably come up with a...

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Where To Go For Spring Break

On Monday I shared a list of 5 places NOT to go for Spring Break. So- as not to ever discourage travel- today I want to share a list of where TO go for Spring Break. It's no coincidence that as I type this post I sit staring out at the snow and dreaming of somewhere...

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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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10 Things You Have To Do In Chicago At Christmas

*Chicago At Christmas is a Sponsored Post* I made a very long and ambitious list of Travel Goals for 2017 (read them all here.) I can honestly say that when I made the list I only had 1 trip planned. We already had plane tickets booked to Ireland which fulfilled the...

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Ice Skating In Millennium Park

*Sponsored Post* If I were going to set the scene for a perfect Christmas movie, I’m not sure you could get much better than the ice skating rink at Millinium Park. Just behind the city’s enormous Christmas tree- and with a backdrop of skyscrapers in every direction-...

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Chicago at Christmas: Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic

*Sponsored Post* As part of a Christmas trip to Chicago our family visited Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic. Going into our visit I had extremely high expectations as this came up in my research time and time again as the #1 thing to do in Chicago with kids at Christmas....

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