‘Tis the season for travel… oh wait, I mean gift giving! Since we are a traveling family, I always think to get practical gifts for my kids that they can use on our many adventures. I always ask for travel related items as well. Of course, I value experiences over things and somehow plane tickets ALWAYS end up in my stocking! Since we are well-versed in travel and I love sharing the best travel stuff, I’m so excited to share my best gifts for traveling families.
The Best Gifts for Traveling Families
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!
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
Since starting this site in October 2016, I have not taken on any product reviews. Nothing has come across my path that I would normally purchase, or a product pitch that would really fit with my travel lifestyle. That is until personalizedcart.com approached me for a review of one of their products. They offer something that I have had my eye on for sometime – a personalized Yeti tumbler! I am so excited to share my review of what I can say is the BEST travel mug and a great site to purchase from!
I received a personalized yeti tumbler from personalizedcart.com to review. As always, all opinions are my own.
Where to buy your Personalized Yeti Tumbler
I am a beach girl. I can sit in the sand literally all day. My kids love the beach too, but we also spend a lot of summer days at the pool. Honestly, managing elementary age kids in a pool is often easier than keeping them safe on a large beach and in the ocean.
When we head to the beach, I have the packing down. If you missed it, read my beach essentials post – everything you need to bring to the beach and great packing tips too! Today, I am going to share with you our must-haves for your day out at the local pool, keep reading for what to pack in your pool bag!
What to Pack in Your Pool Bag
I’m pretty reserved, and normally wouldn’t brag about being an expert in anything but one thing I can say I have down pat!
I am definitely an expert in getting a family ready for the beach and on to the sand!
Little man has a March birthday, and I started taking him to the beach his very first summer. When he was 5 months old, we spent a week at the Outer Banks with #thegirlfriends. We are so lucky to travel often to Atlantic City, NJ and Naples, FL; and to have spent last August in Hawaii. But we are even luckier that we live a 10-minute drive from an Atlantic Ocean beach!
We love hitting the beach as a family, and here are our Beach Vacation must haves for any family beach trip!
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Beach Vacation Must Haves
Let’s face it, a long flight with a young one is not anyone’s favorite part of a trip. A means to an end, yes, but I know that my kids are a total crapshoot when it comes to enjoying a long flight. Sometimes they will hunker down with their headphones, giving you hours to relax. But when the boredom (or hunger) sets in, it is best to be prepared! I’ve flown a ton with my kids, starting when little man was 4 months old, so I am excited to share my best long flight survival tips for families!
Long Flight Survival Tips for Families