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Tampa, Florida, United States

About Me & My Family
I'm a mother
4 Kids 2-10 years old boys and girls

My name is Marisa Langford. We are a big family that loves to explore! We have 4 kids and are always on the hunt for our next adventure! My kids are so eager to try new things, see new places and I love to share what I have learned with others. Having 4 kids makes me think about so many details before, during and after our travels. I am a seasoned traveler and hope that my travel genes get passed along to my children!
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, relaxed, simple, energetic, spontaneous, easy_going, social_butterfly
We Just Got Back From
New York City
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Anywhere on the beach in Florida
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Favorite Vacation Memory
We traveled to Rosemary Beach with our ENTIRE family! It was relaxing, fun, beautiful and it was because we made the most of being together. I think that making the most of being where you are with good people make for the best memories!
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
We were headed to Disney with our kids and it was a first time for one of the little ones. She was so excited to see Mickey that she jumped up in excitement yelled and Mickey came over to say "hi". I went to snap the picture and my camera died. I had the same picture with everyone else and I missed it. I have it in memory, but learned my lesson about extra batteries!
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124 Reviews

April 10 2015
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Glazer Children's Museum | kids travel, kids activities
Glazer Children's Museum
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park,
Ashley Drive,
Florida 33602
"Best Exploring Museum for Toddlers!"
Let your kids get lost in learning through hands on exploring through imaginative play. So much to do for crawlers, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school kids. Bigger elementary school kids might say it's for "babies" but they will have fun playing too. Inside so you can escape the heat on a hit summer day. There is a Subway downstairs and a HUGE park right outside for a picnic. Bring your bathing suits as there is also a splash area!

Art classes during morning times and special activities too- check the calendar.
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April 05 2015
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Channelside Bay Plaza
615 Channelside Dr # 117,
"Getting better every year..."
The Channelside area of Tampa is growing each year as a new businesses continue to make a home here and new restaurants continue to open. The loss of the movie theatre was a blow to the area, but Splitsville, Cold Stone Creamery and Hooters continue to bring people that are "cruise bound" into the district while they wait to board their cruise. Channelside is also situated next to the Port of Tampa where all the national cruise ships arrive and depart. Plenty of parking all over (long term too). A short walk from Channelside to the Florida Aquarium and also Amalie Arena (formerly the St.Pete Times Forum).

It's fun to walk around and enjoy a quick lunch, but not too much to see there unless you are just passing through.

Plans to revitalize are in the works, so it should be getting better soon.
February 17 2015
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Fodder and Shine
Florida 33604
"Hidden in Seminole Heights...A Foddies Dream"
A very unique menu, that caters to the farm to table and foodies who enjoy the art of unique menu items from the "Florida Cracker" heritage and the dishes straight from the backwoods of Florida.

Menu items can change as locally sourced meats and cuts are only available when available to the restaurant.

The cornmeal fried chicken is the best I have ever had. And not too bad of a price at $14 for a quarter front with two sides. Homemade mashed potatoes and collard greens were a perfect compliment.

Mullet, rabbit and frog legs also make this menu unique. Children are welcome but do not expect to be catered to. The food is wonderful but does not cater to children. Here, they eat "real food" like the adults.

Located about 10 minutes north of the city in the neighborhood of Seminole Heights and very easy to find, Next stop would be to Bo's Ice Cream for dessert.
February 17 2015
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Hill Country Chicken
1123 Broadway,
New York (Manhattan),
New York 10010
"Stop Your Sightseeing for THIS food! (Kids will love it!)"
If you love fried chicken and are looking for a quick place to stop on your way, hit the corner of Broadway and 25th, Flatiron District, where you can pop in and dine on an amazing comfort food. We know kids love friend chicken and fries, so you'll definitely please everyone with this stop.
February 17 2015
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515 Madison Ave.,
New York (Manhattan),
New York 10022
"BEST place for fast healthy food on the go in NYC."
Fast Slow Food. Best place I've stumbled upon in NYC. Don't get me wrong, I love the amazing food I get to experience while in the city, but it can get expensive. While the locals know where to "pop into" places and get some great food "on the go" this is THE place I would want to know about when traveling with kids into the city. Essen is in the Flatiron district and is just a block away from Madison Park. It's more like a gourmet convenience store, but with everything healthy you'd wish that more of them offered. From sushi, soups to smoothies, a juice bar, salad bar, sandwich bar, a la carte items, coffee and more, you can the kids can buy "cafeteria style" and eat there (not too many tables) or even take it to the park and eat. It's a great place to just grab and go or stock up on things for your hotel room so your trip won't break the bank.

Multiple locations too:

60 Madison Ave NYC, 10010