Stuff I Love, Travel

In these crazy quarantine times, I’ve been watching a ton of movies! I mean what else to do since I’m not traveling? Since the news is so heavy, and life at home can be hard, we have been leaning towards comedic, lighthearted, fun movies to escape the weight of our everyday quarantine lives. So, I decided to share with you all a list of my favorite comedy movies that inspire travel.

Travel Comedy Movies

The 16 Best Comedy Movies to Inspire Travel

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I got my  first real grown-up luggage set for my  wedding back in 2007. And those suitcases have served us well for MANY years – but  the carry-on size suitcase busted a wheel and has been on the fritz for a while. The big one busted a zipper and I had to replace it on short notice. I had been in the market for a new carry on suitcase, but with SO MANY  options I was kind of stymied about making a new purchase! I was so excited to be introduced to Chester Travels, the ultimate brand in hardside luggage. Today I am so excited to share my review of the Chester Minima, a hardside carry on suitcase that I know you all are going to love!

The best hardside luggage, the best carry on suitcase from Chester Travels, the New Chester Minima #Travel #FamilyTravel

Momma To Go received a Chester Minima  Carry-On Spinner Suitcase for purpose of this review. As always, all opinions are my own.

Chester Travels : The Best Hardside Luggage

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Have you ever seen cute home décor at the store and thought – I wish I could make that?

Well now you can, right here on the South Shore of Long Island! I was so excited to recently check out the new AR Workshop in Bellmore, New York. At their preview night, dubbed the “Aqua Carpet,” I made an awesome rustic looking sign that now hangs in my office. The whole project took only about two hours and I love the piece I created.

AR Workshop Bellmore a DIY Home Decor Shop where you can attend classes, host events or drop in to make a beautiful home decor project #Bellmore #LongIsland #ARWorkshop #HomeDecor #DIY #DIYHomeDecor

Photo Credit: Mommy Poppins Long Island

Momma To Go would like to thank AR Workshop Bellmore for inviting me to their Aqua Carpet Preview night. I attended a complimentary class for purpose of this review.


AR Workshop Bellmore: DIY Home Decor

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The winter blah’s have hit full force here, as I’m sure is true for many of you. With plummeting temperatures, shorter days, and even school cancellations, entertaining my kids this time of year is always a challenge. That’s why I was so excited to have baby girl try out a new creative art immersion kit from locally based, Pint Size Painters!

Looking for a great paint kit for kids? An art set to do on a rainy day? Then try Pint Size Painters - everything you need to paint your little masterpieces #ArtSet #CraftKit #PaintKit #GiftsforKids


Momma To Go was gifted a Vincent van Gogh Sunflowers set from Pint Size Painters for purpose of this review. As always, all opinions are my own.


Paint Kit for Kids: Pint Size Painters Review

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I love giving gifts, I love finding unique things the recipient would love. Sometimes, it makes sense to do a basket of smaller things, as opposed to one big present. Of course those need to fit a theme, or have a common thread. Since I love Italy, and all things Italian, I thought I’d put together some fun ideas for creating Italian Gift Baskets for your friends and family! These would also make GREAT teacher gifts as well. Keep reading for the best Italian Gift Ideas!

The best gifts for people who love Italy. the best Italian gifts and the best Italian gift baskets that you can make yourself. Holiday gift guide for Italy lovers #Italy #HolidayGuide #Christmas #GiftGuide

Photo by Rodion Kutsaev on Unsplash

Italian Gift Ideas and The Best Italian Gift Baskets you can Create at Home

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We travel as a way to spend time as a family. We travel to see the world and know that there is more to life than our tiny slice of it. We love long trips, like our three weeks in Hawaii, short, local getaways like our night in Dutchess County, or annual trips to our favorite winter spot, Southwest Florida. No matter near or far, short or long, each trip is special to our family. As cheesy as it sounds, the memories we create on these trips will last a lifetime.

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This story was created in collaboration with Trvl, but as always, all opinions are my own. 

Get Paid to Travel, with TRVL

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I love sharing my destination guides and travel tips for taking kids around the world! But I also love introducing my readers to fun things they can do close to home. Unless you are a full-time travel family (and I have met many through blogging and social media) you are spending more time at home than traveling. For that reason, I like to have lots of activities in my back pocket to tuck away for a holiday or weekend day when we are just hanging on Long Island. Over the last year, we have been introduced to roller skating and it has quickly become my kids’ favorite indoor activity! So I am super excited to share with you some more info on the best place to go roller skating on Long Island and why I know you will love roller skating too!

Add roller skating to your list of favorite indoor activities. Check out the best place to roller skate on Long Island, United Skates in Seaford. Celebrate National Roller Skating month with special discounts! #RollerSkating #LongIsland #KidsActivities


I will be spending the next year as a United Skates Social Media ambassador. Our previous experiences at United Skates have been not sponsored. As always, opinions are all my own.


Best Place to go Roller Skating on Long Island

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Hi friends – this summer is flying by! I’ve been a little quiet here and on my social media because I have been working at camp all summer. I am a head counselor for a group of 4-year old boys! Needless to say, its kept me on my toes! Working at camp has also kept me super exhausted! Each day I spent an hour or so before camp working on a few new posts and engaging on social media. I’ve also been making a long to-do list to help me when I can get back to full time blogging in the fall!

Enter to win a $275 Target Giftcard! #Giveaway #Giveaways #EnterToWin


$275 Target Gift Card Giveaway (Closed) and Summer 2018 Travels

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When taking your next road trip, in addition to packing your luggage, there are certain items you MUST have for your car! Trust me, I know. This winter I drove 2,600 miles  from New York to Florida (on 1/2 of the trip I was the only parent) and just returned from a LONNNGGG ride up to Maine, and back. We even took this show on the international road, driving up to Montreal! Stocking your car with the essentials will keep the kids, and parents happy! So keep reading for my road trip packing list, and be sure to stock the car before you hit the road!

Road Trip Packing List. All the essentials you need to stock your car for your next road trip! #RoadTrip #Hippeas #FamilyTravel #Travel #SummerTravel

Road Trip Packing List

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I can’t believe its May already! Honestly one of my favorite months! This weekend is Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby (I’m a huge fan) AND Mother’s Day is the weekend after!

I hope my mom isn’t reading this because I am planning on gifting some of my new favorite rose, and something from the Rae Dunn collection!

You all still have some time to get shopping, but wouldn’t a $300 Target gift card make an awesome mother’s day gift?

For you or your mom, of course!

Well I have teamed up with some lovely ladies to offer this giveaway! Super easy to enter!

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