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Mara Gorman
Works at The Mother of all Trips
Attended Middlebury College
Lived in Newark, Delaware
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Fried green beans. I will pretend these are healthy.
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Think of it as a gateway vegetable!
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Do you like hotels? Me too. That's why I'm excited to chat about them with +TripIt on Twitter today, 4/17, at 5 ET.  This photo is from the Hotel Monaco in Philly, one of my faves! #TripItChat  
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What are you up to this week? How about starting if off right by sharing photos and entering to win a vacation? I can feel the sand between my toes... (Scroll down the page for the entry form.) 
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I'm not what you would call a "gear-head" when it comes to ski equipment, but it was love at first ski when I tried these babies.
I feel like I should start this review with a disclaimer, which is to say that I am not a gear expert. Growing up in a family of hardcore, no-whining, East Coast skiers who also happened to be fruga
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Super-fun post about the joy of family ski vacations. #familytravel
Family ski vacations are always a lot of fun. Young kids can go to ski school, families can hire private instructors for the day, or everyone can run off and do their own thing with friends.
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Happy Easter! This was waiting for us at Grandma's house.
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I had a lot of fun writing this recap of our winter travel - lots of family #skiing !
Even though spring break and summer vacations are upon us, it's fun to remember winter family travel, especially some great family ski vacations.
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When I heard that +Family Rambling Travel Media was publishing posts on travel "firsts" I knew I had to write about fun in the First State. #Delaware  represent! #familytravel  
As the first state to ratify the Constitution, Delaware has bragging rights in spite of its small size. Rich history, has gorgeous beaches and state parks.
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Need some #familytravel  inspiration? You'll find it here - and get a chance to win my book.
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Great idea! Would love to connect!
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I don't know about you, but I'd love to take a cruise on the Amazon with my kids - especially in this boat. Via +Amie O'Shaughnessy  #familytravel   #familyadventuretravel
Aqua Expeditions offers a luxury riverboat, the Aria, with every possible creature comfort including but not limited too: phenomenal gourmet food ...
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Author of the Family Traveler's Handbook; Founder and publisher The Mother of All Trips
  • The Mother of all Trips
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Newark, Delaware - State College, Pennsylvania - Paris, France - Florence, Italy - Middlebury, Vermont - Amherst, Massachusetts - Scarboro, Maine
family travel expert, blogger, freelance writer, foodie
Going places with my kids and writing about it! You might also know me as The Mother of All Trips.
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The Mother of All Trips was named one of's Top 25 Travel Blogs for Families; Traveled for 13 months with a one-year-old; Owned only one car until my younger son was five; Spend 8 weeks each year traveling even though both boys are now in school.
  • Middlebury College
    International Major: Political Science and French, 1988 - 1992
  • Pennsylvania State University
    Nonfiction Creative Writing, 1993 - 1997
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Family vacation planning tips and travel guide to the best kid-friendly hotels and resorts.

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