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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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135 Reviews

January 13 2016
1 family found this helpful
Daily Eats | kids travel, kids activities
Daily Eats
901 S. Howard Ave.,
Florida 33606
"Best sweet potato fries! Super cute (and healthy diner) that has pretty much anything you will desire! Packed on Sundays for brunch. "
A very cute diner with the feel of nostalgia as you sit at the counter. Healthy options are plenty and all of their food was amazing. Tater tots are a speciality. Very busy for all meals of the day. Waling distance from the Epicurean Hotel. I would definitely recommend this diner for anyone in town looking for a good meal.
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January 13 2016
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Mojo BBQ
5 Cordova Street,
Saint Augustine,
Florida 32084
"Located close to the Castillo De San Marcos, this hidden gem is the perfect place to stop in and have lunch. Family friendly and SUPER awesome food!"
Loved this place! We actually decided to take our food to go and eat it at our hotel (within walking distance) because it was someone's nap time. They had indoor and out door seating. Coloring things for the kids and every plate on the kids menu was $6 and served with ice cream! The BBQ was amazing!!! They also had many "southern plates" to choose from lie catfish, fried chicken, and my favorite, bourbon-maple glazed salmon. Definitely a must stop when in St.Augustine when you want BBQ!
January 11 2016
1 family found this helpful
Vertical Ventures | Tampa | kids travel, kids activities
Vertical Ventures | Tampa
5402 Pioneer Park Boulevard,
Florida 33634
"Go on Saturday from 6pm-10pm for BOGO! All ages welcome."
Great indoor activity that will get kids off the couch! Even your youngest toddlers will love climbing up the walls. No experience necessary. They have all the things you need to learn how to rock climb. Your whole family will love to learn to climb!
November 06 2015
1 family found this helpful
Oystercatcher's | kids travel, kids activities
2900 Bayport Dr ,
Florida 33607
"Lovely views on the water with amazing food!"
Food is Grand in Tampa at Oystercatchers

Elegant Family Dining in Tampa

Are you looking for the dinner with a view? Tampa Bay is full of many places to dine with the entire family that will be an experience you will never forget!

I love to dine at places that my kids will remember and Oystercatchers at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa is one of these places. But you might opt to leave the kids with a sitter and have an amazing night out.

This is an upscale dining experience but has dishes your kids will love, however it's the perfect place for a romantic dinner for two or a girls night out.

Located right on Tampa Bay's intercostal waters, the views are stunning and relaxing, showcasing the beauty that is Tampa. Locals frequent here for lunch, dinners and it has an amazing brunch reputation.

The Grand Hyatt Casitas are located right next door and there is a place to walk on the beach and cozy up to a camp fire with your toes in the sand.

Fresh seafood, fresh vegetables and fresh items will have you enjoying anything you order on the menu. Items in season are my favorite to order. Stone crab claws with a delicious mustard sauce or lobster risotto will be among your favorites. A delicious antipasto plate will satisfy everyone as you sit down to begin. Ask for a table by the water or opt to sit outside and listen to the calming waves. It's as close to dinner on the beach in a most romantic setting.

Oystercatchers has a sister restaurant on the 14th floor of the main Grand Hyatt Tampa, Armani's. Another restaurant that you'll want to visit if your in town too.

These places are fabulous options if you have guests coming in town because the food will always be amazing and the views, spectacular.

Definitely one of my favorite places to dine in Tampa Bay. I do like to take my kids at off hours because we like to try new places but that's just us!

Travel and dining was complimentary thanks to Oystercatchers and The Grand Hyatt Tampa as a guest on behalf of Trekaroo. All opinions are my own.
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October 19 2015
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Ponte Vedra Inn & Club | kids travel, kids activities
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
200 Ponte Vedra Blvd,
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
"Hidden Beach + Paradise in Florida Found"
The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club sits on Florida's Historic Coast in the northern part of the state, just north of St. Augustine. This jewel on the northest shore of Florida is where families should be flocking to relax, soak up the sun and enjoy the good life.

The resort has been a regional landmark since opening in 1928. With the Atlantic Ocean as dramatic backdrop, the resort features 250 rooms and suites, the surf, beach, pools, two golf courses, 15 tennis courts, fitness center, a luxury spa, dining and shopping.

Traveling with kids to a beach property means that the kids want to hit the beach first thing in the morning. The suites of this resort are all primarily ocean view suites, that open up to the most beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic ocean. Enjoy your morning walking on the beach or on your patio while you watch over the kids playing in the sand. Pure relaxation for everyone.

This resort is also perfect for that active family who wants to do more than just lounge (which is also very much available as well.) Choose from oceanside golf (and Ponte Vedra is know as one of the golf capital's on the east coast), tennis, surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, bicycling, a state-of-the art fitness center and an amazing kids club with engaging activities and programs, you'll find much more to do here than just sit on a beach.

And if you do desire to just sit on the beach, you'll LOVE the feel of having an almost private beach to do just that. Have the kids hunt for sharks teeth and shells, or bring out the boogie boards to enjoy the waves of the Atlantic. Umbrellas and chairs available for all guests and are placed all along the beach houses in the most perfect row. The only thing missing is you.

The rooms were extremely spacious. I loved having the space in the room and also on the patio. If you are traveling with kids, choose an first floor room that literally walks out on the beach. The Ocean House would be my first choice for a suite because of the proximity to the pool with the kids slide and the Surf Club. So many types of rooms are available, suites, oceanfront suites, deluxe oceanfront suites. Choose the room style that best fits your family. Kitchenettes are available, but inquire before you book. There is a grocery store about 5 miles away and most rooms do come with a wet bar and a fridge.

For breakfast, walk down the the Inn Dining Room and enjoy a most perfect buffet breakfast. Omelet station, pancakes, cereal and more, you'll be most satisfied with your morning dining option before heading out to enjoy the rest of your day. Of course, the Gourmet Shop, or coffee shop, also has muffins and Starbucks coffee if you want to grab and go too.

Lunch on the Surf Club Patio is where I would visit in my swimsuit with kids in tow. Enjoy a delicious and fresh lunch while soaking up the sun and enjoying the breeze.

For dinner, you'll want to dine at the Seahorse Grill at least one of the nights you stay. The fish is fresh and the food is amazing. Bring the kids. Enjoy a wonderful evening while on vacation. Or visit on Sunday for brunch when brunch is half price for kids (4-10) or free for kids 4 and under.

The seaside village of Ponte Vedra beach is only 20 minutes south of Jacksonville and 30 minutes north of St.Augustine. Take a day trip into "the city" and explore, but come back to the most relaxing resort you've ever visited. The feel and ambiance of the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club will have you wanting to return as soon as you've left. Pure paradise hidden in the northeast corner. Shhhhh...Don't tell too many people you've found paradise or it won't stay hidden for long.
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