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Planning Your Trip – Tips

Planning Your Trip – Tips

1. Before You Travel, Do Research Before you leave for your destination know what your can and can’t do. You don’t want to be stuck at customs explaining why you didn’t bring the right identification or why you decided to bring a piece of salami back. Follow these tips before leaving. Learn as much as you can about your destination. Type of weather the area has so you can plan accordingly. Some research about the costs of local items so you…

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Camping Lesson Number One: Preparation is Key

Camping Lesson Number One: Preparation is Key

(ARA) – Camping is your chance to get away from your daily duties and spend a little time relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. For most, it takes a little preparation to get there, but the rewards outweigh the work. The following tips from camping experts Kampgrounds of America will ensure that you’ll be spending more time unwinding than hunting down forgotten items. Before you hit the road remember to do a full check on your vehicle. Take a minute to…

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Travel Tips : 10 Vacation and Traveling Tips Part 1

Travel Tips : 10 Vacation and Traveling Tips Part 1

Vacation and Traveling Tips As many of you know we are actually on a vacation of sorts right now. Alamo and Twittermoms have teamed up and want to know your top ten tips for a distraction-free family vacation check it out! Do you think it is possible? I am here to tell you that it is. Being a military family and living away from family and friends we have become a traveling family. Here are my top ten tips: Put…

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Travel Tips : 10 Tips To Create A Fun, Distraction-free Family Vacation

Travel Tips : 10 Tips To Create A Fun, Distraction-free Family Vacation

Al of the snow in the DC area has started me dreaming of spring and Spring Break. We are, ironically enough, going to WI in April. Where you going for Spring Break? Whether it is a cold or sunny spot, learn from our most recent trip driving from Virginia to Florida (18 hours total drive time spread out over 2 days) Pack a ton of toddler/child friendly snacks. This means juiceboxes, milk cartons, goldfish crackers, a case of water for…

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Top 10 Tips To Fun, Distract Free Family Vacation Part 4

Top 10 Tips To Fun, Distract Free Family Vacation Part 4

Going on a family vacation should be a fun and stress free time, not one where we’re upset and as parents trying to keep the peace.  Although we have flown a number of times, most of our trips are done in the car. We have a DVD player, comfy seats and lots of space to relax. When our daughter was just an infant, we began traveling and it was so easy. She slept, we drove. She was in her stroller,…

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Top 10 Tips To Fun, Distract Free Family Vacation Part 3

Top 10 Tips To Fun, Distract Free Family Vacation Part 3

It is hard these days to plan a true distraction-free family vacation, with all the technology out there for us to stay up to date on everything. You can do to plan a fun vacation that does not include distractions. 1) Don’t let the kids take their portable games. If they have their games in hand they are going to want to play and may not be as involved with the family activities as you would like. If they are…

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Top 10 Tips To Fun, Distract Free Family Vacation Part 2

Top 10 Tips To Fun, Distract Free Family Vacation Part 2

10 tips that help create wonderful distract free vacations. I believe that having a great trip starts before you go, continues while getting there and does not end until you get home where the memories can still stay conversation. Here are my top 10 tips: Before the Vacation Family discussion is a major tool here. Has it already been decided where the family will be going to? Who decided? Why did you decide to go there? If the decision has…

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Fly to Europe… On the Cheap!

Fly to Europe… On the Cheap!

You’ve been saving those pennies for that dream vacation to London or Paris but the steps in planning the trip seem daunting. Your first hurdle: buy tickets. After that everything will fall into place. But though the penny jar is full, can you afford the trip? #1: Use Those Frequent Flyer Miles With new credit card incentives, it’s easy to accrue miles for a free ticket. Start by signing up for a credit card that has a low or no…

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Beyond the Barf Bag

Beyond the Barf Bag

We had just completed a week-long vacation at beautiful Club Med Ixtapa, where mom and dad learned to pilot a catamaran while the kids — 3-year-old Fellow and toddler Tiny Girl — survived the resort’s daycare hut. We all boarded the plane to Mexico City for the first leg of our journey home, expecting a relaxing ride. Then, about 15 minutes from touchdown in Mexico City, Fellow cried out, “My belly hurts,” and threw up a week’s worth of breakfast…

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Airport Checkpoints With Kids

Airport Checkpoints With Kids

For some reason or another, you’re going to find yourself flying in this time of heightened security and travel restrictions. And you may be worried about negotiating the dreaded security line with your little ones in tow. But there’s actually nothing to fear. Though business travelers sometimes roll their eyes at my family when they see me in front of them in the security line, my four kids are so good at getting through quickly and efficiently that we never…

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Travel Tips : 10 Fun Family Vacation Driving Tips

Travel Tips : 10 Fun Family Vacation Driving Tips

Make your drive time on the road to your vacation spot (and back home again) with the kiddos go smoother with these recommendations… Pack a Cooler. The kids can’t verbally fight (as much) with food in their mouth. Plus it’ll save a ton money by packing your own soda and snacks instead of buying them at a convenience store. Movies. If you have a built-in or handheld DVD player, a new movie can keep them quiet for quite awhile!  You…

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