Thursday, June 4, 2015

Travel Time Tips Plus a Giveaway!

Hi neighbors!

Since we are focusing on travel this month, we thought we would include a fun giveaway.  We are giving away a $10 GC to ?  It will be a surprise!  We will give some hints later.  There will only be one way to enter, but you can enter once each day.  All you need to do is leave a comment here with a travel tip.  If you enter more than once, it must be a different travel tip.  Please do not spam.  Ok,  there are two ways to enter, because we would LOVE for you to Tweet and share this giveaway.

The contest will run for 2 weeks, at which time we will choose a winner.  Take time to share your best travel tips.  Anything from traveling with children to traveling with pets.  Maybe you have packing tips or tips for preparing your vehicle or even purchasing tickets.  Let your creative juices flow.  We will write a post later this month including some of the tips!

Thank for stopping in!  See you soon!


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37 comments:

latanya t said...

know where the local hospitals or emergency care places are in case of an emergency

Connie Sowards said...

My tip is to pack several of an often overlooked item. It seems we always need some plastic grocery bags for a multitude of reasons....wet clothes, trash, keeping special items separate, etc.

Wendy ArtsyChaos said...

I've had so many suitcases ruined during travel, so my favorite tip is to use one of those big luggage straps around your suitcase so all your stuff doesn't fall out when the airline/cruise line breaks your zippers!

Linda Szymoniak said...

Always allow more time than you think you'll need - especially when driving to a destination. We've blown out a tire and on other occasions had flats or other car problems. If you think it's going to take 10 hours to get to where you're going, add at least 50% time - 15 hours - so you also have plenty of time to take breaks - to potty, stretch legs, smell the roses.

Tj and Amy said...

bring lots of extra snacks, drinks, outfits and toys if you can. I love to go to the dollar store and by cheap new toys.

A Learning Journey said...

When traveling in a car, I like to pack activities and games to keep my daughter occupied. We play verbal math games too. I have a tray in the backseat that provides her a firm foundation to work on. There is usually a bag or box full of books to read as well.

Tj and Amy said...

Have lots of patience!

Tammy Woodall said...

Pack well in advance for your trip and then reevaluate, and take out what you don't really need.

D Johnson said...

Research hotels before choosing one to stay at during your trip.

Tj and Amy said...

Make sure you bring extra clothes.

Connie Sowards said...

Intend a smooth and happy trip....it usually works!

Tammy Woodall said...

One travel tip is to research the area your going to before arriving there.

Jackie said...

When we travel by car, we pack our own water. We save lots of money of tricks this way.

Tammy Woodall said...

Instead of packing an outfit for everyday, try to pack clothes that you can mix and match to make different outfits - this will save a lot of room in your suitcase.

Connie Sowards said...

Make sure you pack a set of warm clothes even if you don't think you'll need them because it's warm weather. This one tip has saved me money because I didn't need to buy some warmer clothes when the weather unexpectedly turned chilly. Also, it made me and my family much more comfortable so we could enjoy our trip.

Tammy Woodall said...

Before you reach your destination, stop and get snacks and drinks so that once you unpack you can rest before going out again right away.

Linda said...

Download maps for your destination before you leave, so that if you don't have Internet access during your trip, you will still have access to map information. Nokia lets you do that, and so does Google maps.

Jackie said...

Keep a list of your card card numbers and phone numbers with you in case the cards get stolen or lost.

Lisa T said...

Bring snacks and water with you so you don't have to make stops and waste money and time.

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Tammy Woodall said...

Before leaving on your trip, call and double-check all of your reservations and make sure everything is in order.

Connie Sowards said...

When taking a road trip with children always have plenty of things for the children to occupy their time...books, games, etc.

Jackie said...

pack an extra pair of comfortable shoes in case it rains and your shoes get wet. Nothing worse than wearing wet shoes!

Rebecca Orr said...

My travel tip is to carry a cooler with ice and water bottles in it. You never know when everyone is going to get thirsty. Especially if you have kids.

Connie Sowards said...

Pack wet wipes!

Tammy Woodall said...

My travel tip is don't forget your medication. Also, its a good idea to pack a mini first-aid kit, like band-aids and cortizone.

Connie Sowards said...

Pack a mini sewing kit and safety pins. The safety pins are for immediate,temporary clothing fixes and the sewing kit is for when you have more time to devote to sewing the clothing.

Tammy Woodall said...

Another tip is to bring your favorite snacks with you if you are traveling by car. It will save you money as well as time on the road.

Tammy Woodall said...

Another travel tip is to make sure you have Jumper Cables, Water, and everything to change a tire (if needed) in case your car has problems while traveling.

Jackie said...

I like to print directions in case we hit an area where the gps does not work

andrea v said...

Plenty of research on the places to stay in the area. Also if driving plan your route and know where to stop for gas when needed. I pack plenty of snacks for the kids so we don't have to stop.

Tammy Woodall said...

Another tip is to bring games and puzzles to help keep the kids entertained while traveling - don't always let it be about electronics.

Tammy Woodall said...

Another tip is to be patient, and don't rush. Take your time in getting to your destination.

Tammy Woodall said...

When traveling by car, be sure and take as many breaks as needed to go to restrooms but also stretch your legs.

Lauren said...

My tip is to bring plenty of snacks to save money.

Tammy Woodall said...

It may help to bring an Atlas or regular map. Sometimes the GPS or other electronic devices may not work for whatever reason, and you have to get directions the old fashioned way.

Jackie said...

Pack little bags for each child with new coloring books, crayons, small toys and a few snacks.

DeniseL said...

We like to pack lots of snacks, but nothing too salty. Salty = thirsty = drink lots of water = too many stops!