During the course of the next few weeks Sheryl will be breaking down some of the Tuesday Travel Tips into smaller bites. A few of the posts she will be doing is a step by step tutorial for the Family Vacation Travel Binder, giving you some great ideas, a few how-to's and lots of links for savings and coupons for your Travel Binder. She will be demonstrating some packing methods which have worked for her when traveling with a large family, packing my favorite Duffel and overnight bags, as examples. For packing basics, please visit here.
She will also be sharing ideas, helpful how-to and keep'em busy links, important numbers, coupons, and maybe even some freebies for helping you pack a healthy and helpful Mom's Bag and a Family Friendly First Aid Kit.
Here are a few spectacularly helpful sites to assist you in planning your family vacation,
She was looking through my tweets last night and came across a message from PicPocketBooks for MomswithApps. MomswithApps share so many great ideas to make your summer travel easier with a simple touch of a button! One of them is MomMaps. She went to their blog and they did an AMAZING post on Summer Travel.
She "met" the owner of PicPocketBooks on CafeMom one day. In fact she was kind enough to let her have a downloadable book to have and do a review on (look for that coming up very soon!) PicPocketBooks has bunches of books for the kiddies to enjoy during the road trip. These also come in very handy while you are waiting in a line anywhere! The Line at Its a Small World at Disney miles long? Never fear! PicPocketBooks is here!
Mom Maps finds playgrounds, parks, restaurants, museums, indoor play areas, and more. Mom Maps supports over 18,000 family fun parks and activities in over 18 metro areas through out the U.S. They are not in Atlanta [yet - they are adding places daily], here is their current city listing:
San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Orange County,
San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Hawaii
Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Boise, Cincinnati,
Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee
Philadelphia, New York City
Dallas, New Orleans, Raleigh, Jacksonville, Charlotte
To help you make the most of your vacation, no matter where your family adventure is taking you, they created a family travel forum where you can find advise on travel destinations as well as some travel deals. Visit their site to find out more. You can download their app for free onto your iPhone :-)
Pit Stops for Kids has an amazing listing of kid friendly attractions along most major highways. They have real parent reviews on all the road-side attractions, restaurants, motels, parks, and airport play spaces you’ll need along the way during your family vacation.
Travel Mamas. WOW! This site is packed full of packing ideas, travel tips, blog and trip reports, trip planning, and so so much more.
visit Kids Travel Happy!
Smarter Travel is a fantastic resource to assist in your plans as well. Their recent post on Got Bedbugs might give you the heebee jeebies, but it is an important and helpful one to read. They also did a post on the World's Worst Tourist Traps which could save you a bundle of money and aggravation, AND if you decide to go ahead and take that Gondola ride in Venice at least you will know how much to budget out for it. They also have loads of travel guides and such to help you out too!
As you know since "you are here" :-) the City Mommy Network has over 15 Mommy's blogging about the best deals, events, freebies, and more for their city. Just click on the "Find Your City" tab to find the cities you can currently find our mommies as well as a huge array of the best family friendly deals in town!
TravelingMom has a fantastic link to help save you money while traveling called Free in 50 States. You just click on the states you will be traveling to and you will find some great freebies for different cities. Click here to see map.
Another way to save is to use Kids Meal Deals.
Please feel free to share any ideas and tips. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Travels!
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