March 23, 2017

PreferredFamily.com: Helping Families Plan Travel Adventures (Review + $100 Giveaway)

** This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! School is nearly out, so let the summer vacation planning commence. Well, maybe not commence, since I already feel like I’ve been planning our family travels for months already. To make my life easier, I’m always on the hunt for the latest and greatest planning resources, so finding a […]

Giveaway: Two National Geographic Kids Books

** This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! I love any and all books from National Geographic Kids. Last year, I picked up National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas and National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.. My kids loved paging through the colorful books and reading the fun facts. So, I was excited to […]

Giveaway: 100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life

** This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! I love books that help me identify great travel experiences for my kids, whether pondering great works of art at the Louvre in Paris or exploring the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. A couple of my favorite books are 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow […]

Giveaway: Alamo Prize Pack ($50 Gift Card + More!)

** This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! I’ve been posting a lot recently about Spring Break ideas for families, and for our adventure to Florida in March we’ll be both flying and driving, so a rental car is already on my mind. And, since I’m always looking to save a few bucks here and there while […]

2012 Passports with Purpose Fundraiser: Win a One-Night Stay at Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria

I just wrote about my fabulous Hotel George giveaway as part of the annual Passports with Purpose travel blog fundraiser to raise money for a select international charity program. Well, guess what. I have a second hotel stay to give away too as part of this fundraiser, so read on. But first, a bit about Passports with Purpose. These folks raised […]

2012 Passports with Purpose Fundraiser: Win a One-Night Stay at Hotel George in Washington, DC

It’s that time of year again, time for the annual Passports with Purpose travel blog fundraiser to raise money for a select international charity program. Last year, Passports with Purpose raised $90,000 to build two libraries in Zambia through a partnership with Room to Read. Amazing. This is the fifth year of the Passports with Purpose fundraiser, and my first […]

Giveaway: 4 Tickets to ICE! at Gaylord National Resort

It’s official. The holidays are here. My kids and I checked out ICE! yesterday at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD as part of the annual Christmas on the Potomac celebration. We took in plenty of holiday decorations, gingerbread and good cheer. We even saw snow inside the atrium following the tree lighting. The holidays are definitely on. […]

Giveaway: Lonely Planet “Not for Parents” Travel Guidebooks

** This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! My husband and I have been huge fans of the Lonely Planet guidebooks and website for a long time. In fact, I can’t remember a trip abroad without one of their guides in our pack. So when I learned about the “Not for Parents” series of guidebooks just for kids, […]

Giveaway: Two-Night Stay at Country Inns & Suites (+ Free Nights!)

** This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! I can’t believe that it’s November, and I really can’t believe that Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away. Do you plan to travel to visit family and friends over the holidays? Or better, do you have plans to escape from the holidays for a few days? Either way, […]

Giveaway: Alamo Prize Pack ($100 Gift Card + More!)

** This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is less than four weeks away. Then Hanukkah and Christmas follow barely a few weeks later. Are you all set with your holiday travel bookings? Got your airline tickets? How about your rental car reservation? I rent a car fairly frequently, most recently […]