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About Jennifer Close, Travel Mamas Blogger

Jennifer Close loves to explore and take new adventures with her family down the street, across the country and around the world. She writes about her adventures on her family travel blog, TwoKidsAndAMap.com.

New Orleans on a Budget with Kids

When most people think of New Orleans, they picture beads tossed to a rowdy crowd drinking Hurricanes. Jennifer Close of Two Kids and a Map pictures her kids covered in powdered sugar from their beignets and the smiles on their faces as they dance to the calliope. Find out why Jennifer thinks New Orleans is the perfect destination for a fun, affordable getaway with kids in this Travel Mamas guest blog post.

Learning in Atlanta with Kids

Learning in Atlanta with kids may sound like a tall order, but that just means you haven’t looked hard enough. Look a little closer, and you will discover a wealth of  history, culture and fun! Introduce them to the author of an American masterpiece, walk the historic trail of the civil rights movement, and help […]

7 Things to Do at Gaylord Opryland with Kids

If you’ve seen one Gaylord Hotel property then you’ve seen them all, right? Wrong! After exploring Gaylord Palms in Orlando, I figured my visit to Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel would be much of the same. I was so wrong! Sure, there are similarities. Each is a biosphere made up of different areas full of blooming flowers, waterfalls […]

Holiday Fun at Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida

I knew beautiful holiday decorations awaited us at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida. I was surprised, however, by how many festive activities were available to guests. In addition to the DreamWorks Experience, here are some of the fun must-dos on a visit to this family-friendly resort during the Christmas season.

Christmas DreamWorks Experience at Gaylord Palms Resort

Is it possible to see snow and ice in 85 degree weather? It is if you are visiting the Gaylord Palms Resort in Florida! The Gaylord Hotels have created a Christmas experience full of ice, snow, gingerbread decorating, and DreamWorks characters. It was a perfect way for my family to get geared up for the […]