Bucket List Outdoor Trips
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by Heather
10M ago
This summer get outside. The warmer weather is on its way and with it thoughts of summer vacation and more time outdoors. But even if you don’t consider yourself “outdoorsy,”  these experiences offer you the kind of bucket list outdoor trips that will change your tune. A Multi-Stop African Adventure. About a month ago I set out on an incredible trip with CroisiEurope – they are a French owned cruising company with a twist. This nine – day bucket list outdoors trip takes you through four African countries and offers both land and river safari options. Just a few highlights: *We flew into ..read more
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Luggage Tips for Cruises
Globetrotting Mama
by Bronwyn Snell
1y ago
If you have a cruise planned in the near future, you may be excited to break out your hard-shelled luggage and start packing. Before you do, I have some luggage tips for cruises and yachts that include the benefits of bringing a softer bag for your voyage at sea!   The Wheeled Option There is no fun in arriving at your destination with a sore back. You want a bad boy you can pull! This makes maneuvering around the airport and the ship much easier and can serve as a resting place for your secondary carry-on bag. Something else to consider if your trip includes inter-island travel via smal ..read more
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Keeping Easter Fun on the Road
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by Bronwyn Snell
1y ago
Do your Easter plans require a road trip? This can often seem daunting when there are little ones involved. Avoid those tantrums and refrains of “Are we there yet?” with these travel friendly ideas for keeping Easter fun on the road! Arts and Crafts to Go Keeping the kiddos busy is key on a car trip. Consider packing some Easter-themed arts and crafts. Keep it simple with  a springtime coloring book. Or consider bigger projects for car break stop or while visiting relatives: Gather some pastel construction paper, crayons, scissors, and a cotton ball or two and you can create some memorab ..read more
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Gorgeous Spring Travel Destinations
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by Bronwyn Snell
1y ago
Spring has (almost) sprung! And there’s no time like the present to start your spring travel planning. We’ve compiled a list of four very different, yet equally gorgeous spring travel destinations that offer fun, relaxation and a full slate of adventure. They might even offer you a bit of an education as you immerse yourself in the region’s history and culture. For recommendations on other destinations that can spark your spring travel planning, explore some of our other GTM blog posts like this one on travelling to Ireland.   An Outdoor View You Can’t Miss – Yellowstone National Park, US ..read more
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Spring Break 2023: Educational Edition
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by Bronwyn Snell
1y ago
How to incorporate fun and education into your Spring Break Plans Spring Break is fast approaching and though beach destinations or theme parks are usually hot-ticket items, you might want to consider slipping in a bit of education into that travel itinerary. I like to refer to this as “Educational Broccoli.” Just as I might try to hide some vegetables in my kids’ spaghetti sauce, it doesn’t hurt to add a bit of learning to the vacation plans. Here are a few locations to consider that bring the fun AND the education to Spring Break 2023.   Indigenous Communities Thankfully we are enterin ..read more
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Travel: Black History Month 2023
Globetrotting Mama Blog
by Bronwyn Snell
1y ago
Sharing more Destinations for Black History Month 2023 If you missed our first compilation of destinations to visit for Black History Month, you can check out our GTM blog here. Looking for more suggestions? We share four more spots that can teach you about Black history, immerse you in the culture and empower Black-owned businesses. North Carolina Parks The parks of North Carolina are steeped in history. The Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington has a new park commemorating the Battle of Forks Road and the US Colored Troops, who were pivotal in the Nation’s success over the Confederate Army.  ..read more
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Black History Month 2023
Globetrotting Mama Blog
by Bronwyn Snell
1y ago
Celebrating Black History Month A few years ago, my son Cameron gave a speech about the importance of social justice in our communities. In his speech, he noted that change was a simple process: Listen. Learn. Act. (He even had t-shirts made to remind people.) This February, I’m encouraging us all to take a page out of his book. Celebrating Black History Month can be as simple as choosing where and how you spend your vacation time and money. The places below all offer opportunities to listen, learn and act. Macon, Georgia Macon, Georgia honours Black History year-round with 21 African America ..read more
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Carry-On Only Life : THE LUGGAGE EDITION
Globetrotting Mama Blog
by Heather
1y ago
The Carry-On Only Life When packing for trips, are you one of those people who creates a medieval scroll of a packing list and MUST bring clothing for every possible scenario (including a last minute yacht invitation) JUST IN CASE?  I know you. I was you. So, trust me when I say that you too can live the Carry-On Only Life. I know it seems like a stretch, but hear me out while I share some of the benefits of the carry-on only lifestyle in any travel situation.   No More Over-Packing We’ve all done it…it’s the night before a trip and we’re sitting on our suitcases willing them to clo ..read more
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National Plan for Vacation Day
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by Globetrotting Mama Staff
1y ago
5 Reasons Why Vacation is Good for Your Health Picture it! It’s the final Tuesday in January and you’ve decided to take advantage of National Plan for Vacation Day. You’ve opened your calendar for the year (perhaps several calendars to align all of those school breaks), and now it’s finally time to plan. But, you’re starting to doubt whether you really have time for a vacation. Never fear, GlobetrottingMama is here with five reasons why scheduling that PTO today is a great idea.   Plan a Vacation to Reduce Stress… We live in a “hustle culture” that is all about work, work, work. It’s onl ..read more
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Family Travel Resolutions
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by Globetrotting Mama Staff
1y ago
4 Things You Can Do in 2023 To Make Your Family Travel Better With the New Year on the horizon, a lot of people are thinking about the changes (resolutions) they want to make. While we aren’t big on resolutions over here (See our recent newsletter on this very thing here,  we recognize that setting goals as a family can be a great way to think through your family values.  In 2023, why not consider family travel resolutions that hold the possibility of making your family travels even better next year.   Let the Kids Pack Themselves Instead of trying to do all of the things, make ..read more
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