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The Emerald City sparkles during the holiday season. Tips on celebrating the holidays in Seattle with taste, style and fun for all ages. | thetravellingmom.ca

Things to do for Christmas in Seattle

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Seattle sparkles during the holiday season. Whether you’re up for an action-packed day trip or a longer weekend in the Emerald City, there’s so many things to do for Christmas in Seattle, Washington, with kids or without offers some serious west coast holiday fun. Seattle is just a 2+ hour drive from Vancouver, British Columbia, and a 3+ hour drive from Portland, Oregon. Seattle has great hotels, restaurants, spas, and let’s not forget those shopping opportunities (Hello Nordstrom! HELLO Nordstrom Rack!)….

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How to Find the Best Outdoor Patios in Tempe AZ

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Is there anything better than scoring a sweet spot on a sunny outdoor patio at your favorite restaurant? I didn’t think so. The college town of Tempe, Arizona, has no shortage of incredible outdoor patios serving great food in a relaxed setting. As in many sunny southwest destinations, the key to a great patio dining experience is a pretty space, lots of plantings to help cool the air, shade from the hot sun, and this being Tempe, Arizona, misters in…

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13 Amazing Reasons to Travel to Tempe, Arizona

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The American southwest is like a sun magnet for those of us living north of the 49th parallel. This is particularly true of Arizona, where the warm dry days, plentiful sunshine, cool nights and desert topography are completely appealing to Canadians and well, anyone who loves a change of scenery and time in the sun. It had been a while since I’d visited the Grand Canyon State, and after some rainy winter months this year, I was more than ready…

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From world-class museums and attractions to amazing shopping and restaurants, how to enjoy the best things to do in Chicago with teens. #chicago #familytravel #teentravel #travelwithteens #choosechicago #traveltips #usatravel

The Best Things to do in Chicago with Teens

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As a travelling mom with teens, I can vouch for the fact that it’s a world apart from travelling with kids of the pre-teen variety. One of the keys to success in traveling with teens is to find destinations with enough attractions and ‘cool stuff’ to keep them happily engaged. Cities like New York, Houston, Los Angeles and Chicago have all the ingredients needed for a great family getaway with teens in tow. In our lowdown of the best things…

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The new MoSA street art bowery graffiti museum in New York City is a must-see for anyone who loves creative expression and incredible graffiti done by pros.

MoSA Street Art Bowery Museum, New York

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When was the last time you discovered something totally new and cool? And in a hotel staircase no less?! On our latest visit to New York City, we stumbled upon one of the coolest museums in town, in one of the newest hotels in the oldest parts of the city. It’s called MoSA Street Art Bowery – the Museum of Street Art (MoSA) in the Bowery district of the Lower East Side. If you’re a street art or graffiti lover,…

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