Every December, amid all of the holiday busyness, I love to sit down and reflect on our year. And, naturally I love to share a little bit about it too. So…here’s a 2019 year in review of Mom With A Map travel: 6 new-to-us states: Nevada, California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana (bringing our grand…

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A few months ago our family booked plane tickets to fly across the country and explore a new-to-us city, Seattle. Admittedly, we were checking a box. It was a large city, in a state that we’d never visited. The opportunity arose and I said “sign me up.” But honestly, I didn’t plan on falling in…

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If you keep up with our family on social media, you likely know that we just returned home from a 10-day trip to the Pacific Northwest. One of my favorite things to do after we return home from a trip is answer all the great questions I’ve gotten. Before I dig into all of the…

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Camping For The First Time Post from a Mom With A Map Staff Writer  Going camping with your family is not something that every household will do regularly, but it’s certainly worth trying once in order to give your children a new experience. Here are some tips for using when going camping for the first…

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It would be fair to assume I’m completely biased to North Carolina because I live here. And to some degree, you’re probably correct. However, I can assure you that the state has ALWAYS had a special piece of my heart. The activities on my North Carolina bucket list are crazy diverse! The state has so…

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I love EVERYTHING about the Christmas season…except adding more stuff to our house. Sound familiar? If so, check out this complete gift guide for kids who don’t need more! *My TOP family present at the end of this gift guide for kids!* Experience Gift These gifts can be given as a family membership or a…

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Post From Mom With A Map Staff Writer  Travel creates memories that last a lifetime. You’ve probably heard that phrase before. And it couldn’t be more true. However, it’s always a good idea to do a few things to preserve those unforgettable experiences. Not only is it good for the average traveler, it’s especially important…

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I’ve written this before, but it’s worth saying again- our family tends to be creatures of habit when it comes to beach vacations. We select our favorite beaches, eating establishments, and activities and stick to them. Lately we’re working hard to break out of our comfort zone and try some new spots. Also, we recently…

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Almost 100 years ago, Route 66 established itself as one of the most famous roads in America. And then- let’s be honest- the Disney movie, Cars, completely reestablished the famous road for a whole new generation! Back in its glory days, travelers enjoyed the sights and accommodations of the iconic road. Its 2,448 miles of open…

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