Mommy Getaways

Seen on

Traveling While Pregnant, A Survival Guide

Traveling While Pregnant, A Survival Guide

  I'm a travel agent, so just deciding I wasn't going to travel for 9 months, once I learned I was pregnant, in addition to taking maternity leave after the baby was born, just wasn't going to work. I took 3 road trips while pregnant, ...

Glen Ivy Hot Springs: A Perfect L.A. Girl's Day Trip

Glen Ivy Hot Springs: A Perfect L.A. Girl's Day Trip

  Moms deserve a vacation. Pretty much always but especially in Los Angeles with its ceaseless hustle and bustle.    NO TIME TO READ NOW? PIN OR BOOKMARK FOR LATER!       Glen Ivy Hot Springs is ...

Holiday Family Shopping in Ohio's Amish Country

Holiday Family Shopping in Ohio's Amish Country

A shopping trip to Amish country is the perfect holiday and long weekend getaway! The pace of life is slower in Amish country. It offers a chance to finally enjoy the scenery and the time to do it. There aren't many highways, so you have no ...

Our 9 Favorite Family Friendly Things To Do in Charleston

Our 9 Favorite Family Friendly Things To Do in Charleston

Ahhhh Charleston.  The land of sweet tea, true southern charm, and humidity so thick it took my hair weeks to recover from our family trip.  No joke.  Walking around in Charleston feels almost akin to walking through a pool.  The humidity is ...

Lesser Known Chicago Restaurants for Foodies

Lesser Known Chicago Restaurants for Foodies

  Be honest - when you think of food in Chicago, you think deep-dish pizza, Chicago style hot dogs and maybe some Garrett's popcorn - if you really know your stuff.  But I'm here to tell you that the Windy City food scene is so much ...

Girl's Weekend In Temecula Wine Country

Girl's Weekend In Temecula Wine Country

  To be that wonderful mother and wife that everyone has come to expect, mommy sometimes needs a time out too. The whining, the dishes, the piles -  it can get to be too much. Mommy needs to ditch the kids and the hubby and spend a ...

Grand Velas Riviera Maya: An Luxury All-Inclusive for Families

Grand Velas Riviera Maya: An Luxury All-Inclusive for Families

  No, he wasn't a real genie but the way our personal concierge tried to anticipate our needs as he welcomed us into the Grand Velas Riviera Maya Resort in Playa del Carmen, made us feel like he was. The five-diamond, all-inclusive ...

Best Food in the North Carolina Mountains

Best Food in the North Carolina Mountains

The picturesque towns of Highlands & Cashiers, N.C. are at the top of our weekend getaway list! Check out this guide for the best food in the North Carolina mountains.

Solo Girl's Trip to New York City: Seeking Balance

Solo Girl's Trip to New York City: Seeking Balance

  I recently took a weekend girl's trip to New York City. (And no, that is not a misplaced apostrophe, because there was only one girl on this trip - me.) That's right, I did a New York solo girl's trip. I did visit and spend time with ...

Wine Tasting – Discovering Uncharted Vineyards

Wine Tasting – Discovering Uncharted Vineyards

There's nothing that can bring you deeper into the pages of a romantic fairy tale than gazing across an expansive field, jagged roots twisting along grape vines, the sun dangling over the horizon, as you savor and swirl a red, white or rose hue ...

The Most Fun You Can Have With Your Girlfriends in Nashville

The Most Fun You Can Have With Your Girlfriends in Nashville

Not a fan of country music? Don't worry - there's plenty for you to do with your girlfriends on a Nashville getaway weekend. And who knows? You just might be converted by the end of the trip. I recently spent seven days in Nashville - half ...

7 Tips for Traveling with Girlfriends

7 Tips for Traveling with Girlfriends

  I am an unusual traveler. I go where my soul tells me and to places that I want to explore.  The opportunity to discover a new city, area or nature within our world fills me up to the brim of my existence. l do my best to plan ...

Free Yoga in the Santa Monica Mountains

Free Yoga in the Santa Monica Mountains

  There's a miracle around every corner on the trails in the Santa Monica Mountains northwest of Los Angeles. In June, a hiker might have come across a group of colorfully dressed yogis of all ages and sizes stretching and posing under ...

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Stagecoach Music Festival Girl's Getaway Weekend

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Stagecoach Music Festival Girl's Getaway Weekend

The Stagecoach Music Festival is coming April 2/24-4/26 and it will be the perfect girl's getaway. Sure, you could take your husband or your kids, but why would you want to do that on a girl's weekend? The last five years I've attended ...

Finding Your Alternate Universe at Shakti Fest

Finding Your Alternate Universe at Shakti Fest

  I recently had the chance of sitting down with prolific yoga master, Shiva Rea, for a fireside chat. OK, maybe she was driving on the freeway and talking to me through her cell phone and I was sitting in my office, enduring the hot ...

Love of Flying

Love of Flying

When I was in college, I read an assigned book in my women's psychology class,  written by Erica Jong, called Fear of Flying. She used flying as a metaphor for the limitations we put on ourselves. I'm not saying I don't do that anymore ...

Shakti Fest: An Untypical Girl's Weekend

Shakti Fest: An Untypical Girl's Weekend

  I thought I was tough. I was sporty and strong in the unremarkable gym sort of way. When I took my first yoga class, it was a level 2/3 on a VHS tape. A measly level 1 beginner class didn't sit well with my self-image but I wanted to ...

Out Of This World: A UFO Convention

Out Of This World: A UFO Convention

Many wonder if there's life beyond our planet, alien beings who may visit our world or who have shaped our history in some way through past visitations. Others just scoff at the idea of aliens, saying if they haven't seen it, it must not ...

Giving Mothers the Gift of Peace: Shakti Fest Yoga

Giving Mothers the Gift of Peace: Shakti Fest Yoga

  As a young mother, Drorit Rudin said, she was always worried about specific things that might happen to her kids, things that were mostly beyond her control. Rudin had three kids within three years of each other. She tried to take care