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Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa | Galena, Illinois

Midwest family getaway: Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena, Illinois

I’m known to tout the Midwest whenever I get the chance. So many travelers – foreigners and even my fellow Americans – view it solely as “flyover country”. Such a shame as there is a wealth of recreational and cultural opportunities in the region. There are also gems: delightful little hamlets that can make you feel […]

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Heber Valley, Utah

How to Combat Nature Deficit Disorder in Heber Valley, Utah

Did you know there’s such a thing as Nature Deficit Disorder? While not a medical condition, it is a very real problem that is plaguing modern families. Children especially are not developing meaningful relationships with nature and the environment. It is leading to behavioral problems and indifference, and its main cause is distraction presented by […]

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What not to do in Yellowstone National Park

Don’t be a touron: What NOT to do in Yellowstone National Park

Recent stories of pure stupidity and ignorance coming out of my beloved Yellowstone National Park have me seething. Perhaps you’ve seen these reports on social media or in the news. While what’s happening at Yellowstone is nothing new, nowadays we’re hearing about it way too often. A bit of backstory: I lived and worked in Yellowstone […]

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A Storybook Inn | Versailles, Kentucky

A Storybook Inn: Comfortable luxury in Central Kentucky

My husband and I rarely have the chance to travel anywhere together, just the two of us. So when an opportunity to spend a long weekend in Kentucky presented itself, we didn’t have to think twice about it. The focus of our trip was A Storybook Inn, a Select Registry property, in Versailles, Kentucky. We were […]

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The Working Mom's Travels 5th anniversary

Anniversary Giveaway #2: All About Chicago!

When I hosted the 5-year anniversary giveaway in January to thank my readers and supporters, I hinted that there would be a part 2. I’m happy to say that it’s finally here! Thanks to wonderful partners and fantastic friends, I have not one, but TWO more incredible prize packs to give away. Both prize packs in […]

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The Guesthouse Hotel Chicago

The Guesthouse Hotel: Boutique accommodations in Chicago for families

Since I have lived in Chicago my entire life and know the city quite well, I’m often asked for my suggestions on where to go, where to eat, and where to stay in the city. My standard answer is, “If you want to experience REAL Chicago, you need to get into the neighborhoods.” One neighborhood […]

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5 spring break destinations for families in the Midwest

5 Family Spring Break Destinations in the Midwest

With the holidays behind us, it’s time to start thinking about travel plans for the next school recess — spring break! It’s tempting, especially for us Midwesterners, to plan escapes to warmer climes. But there is a wealth of history, fun, and diversity right here in Middle America — for locals and visitors alike. To […]

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The Working Mom's Travels 5th anniversary

The Working Mom’s Travels turns 5 + a family trip giveaway!

“Your traveling days are over.” Do you know how many times I heard that, or something similar, from people when they learned I was pregnant with my first child almost a decade ago? Family members, friends of friends, anyone who knew of my traveling ways, felt the need to chime in to let me know […]

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Philadelphia City Hall

3 Philadelphia architectural sites not to be missed

On November 6, 2015, the city of Philadelphia was awarded the distinction of being the first World Heritage City in the United States. Democracy was born in Philadelphia and it’s where the Declaration of Independence was signed – two important enough reasons to justify adding Philadelphia to the list of World Heritage Cities, right alongside critical cultural centers like Rome […]

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Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport | Joy of Travel

Experiencing the #JoyofTravel at Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport

I bring you this post as a member of the Holiday Inn Influencer Program. I received a two-night complimentary stay at Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport. As always, all opinions are my own. You know how there are those places you hear about all the time that sound really awesome and you think, “I should go there. […]

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