Mary Yohannan

Mary Yohannan lives in the Baldwin-Whitehall area of Pittsburgh. She moved to Pittsburgh over 2 years ago with her husband and 2 beautiful children. Mary owns her own travel agency Life is Better Traveling™, LLC which has helped hundreds of families take amazing vacations to Disney®, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Alaska, and all over Europe. She is also the founder of the Travel Agent School Supporting Learning and Education™ or T.A.S.S.L.E, which has the How to Become a SUCCESSFUL Travel Agent program™, a one-stop, all-inclusive program for someone who wants to become a Successful Travel Agent. Mary earned the distinguished honor of the Certified Travel Associate (CTA) through the Travel Institute in 2016, and has several other travel and tourism certifications. Mary has traveled to over 20 countries on 3 continents, but it wasn’t until she had children did she learn that traveling with little ones is a completely different, and sometimes challenging, traveling experience. Mary’s authentic passion for travel and traveling with her children has given her extensive knowledge on the best tips, tricks, and hacks to keep kids calm, entertained, and well-behaved while traveling. She posts a variety of travel tips and tricks on her highly coveted, High Content Life is Better Traveling website, but she has a lot of great advice on traveling with kids that she can’t wait to share with all those amazing Pittsburgh Moms.
WHO Protecting yourself

Can you get coronavirus from drinking Corona?

Every couple of years some new virus is introduced to the world and until the world knows more about how to combat it, unfortunately too many pay the price.  The newest virus that is...

Is the drink package on a cruise worth the money?

As a travel agent who sells a lot of cruises, I know there are so many components to a cruise that you have to make decisions about.  Do you want a balcony, what activities...

Solo female travelers are on the rise but how do they stay safe?

The amount of solo female travelers taking vacations has increased dramatically in the last five years.  We are now in a world where as women we want to experience new things, and nothing will...

Cruise Mistakes Your Family Can Avoid on Your Next Cruise

Cruising is a great way to your family telling you, this is awesome!  But one of the best parts for you mom, is you unpack once.  That is right, you have a floating hotel...
Building Confidence

Can you learn to ride a bicycle in 3 hours? You will be...

If I told you that your child could learn to ride their bicycle without training wheels in three 1-hour sessions, you would probably roll your eyes at me or snicker in disbelief.  Trust me,...

Why use a travel agent to plan your vacation?

Why use a travel agent to plan your vacation? If you love to travel you know how easy it is to book your trip online.  After the kids go sleep you get on the computer,...
Be your own advocate

Be Your Own Advocate for Your Health

Be your own advocate for your health because only you can be! Recently I have had several conversations with some of my mom friends about medical issues we are experiencing.  All of us have said...

How does REAL ID affect you in 2019?

REAL – ID Act:  How will affect you as a Pennsylvania resident? In the past few weeks you may have seen an advertisement on your television regarding REAL ID.  The advertisement talks about getting a...

How we teach our kids about intolerance…

There are many forms of intolerance.  Intolerance for adults can be different than intolerance for kids.  It is just the form that it comes in that makes it different.  Regardless, definition of intolerance is...
Heart Candles

Losing a loved one, how do you want to be remembered?

Losing a loved one is something that causes such an emotional pain that you feel it may never subside.  I say subside because it truly never goes away.  You live with the pain for...