If you have recently had a baby or are new to traveling with the kiddos than you have to read Colleen Lanin’s new book: The Travel Mamas’ Guide. Colleen sent me a book to check out and one for my readers! Check out some of her awesome tips and enter to win a copy.
The Travel Mamas’ Guide is packed with helpful tips and practical advice to help you stay sane on your adventures with the kiddos. A night away with the hubby sans baby is always pretty fun but there is always a part of me that wishes she could be with us as we explore new places. Colleen’s book shares how you can have a great adult trip and enjoy having the babes along for the ride. My favorite tips are:
Print a Packing List
Colleen makes it really easy by including various types of packing lists on her website. The packing list is essential in staying organized and making sure you do not forget necessary items.
Eat Breakfast In
Colleen suggests packing breakfast foods that you can eat in your room before heading out for the day. I love this tip because it saves money, allows for more time to adventure and fills the belly up before the grumpies come out 🙂 “Fruit, peanut butter or almond butter, whole-grain bagels, yogurt, and juice are just some examples of affordable and easy options.”
Make a Soundtrack for Road Trips
I personally love this tip because my little lady loves music. Whenever she starts to get cranky in the car I put on a CD from her music class and she calms right down. I like the idea of creating a soundtrack that the whole family can enjoy.
Book a Room with a Balcony or Patio
Genius! I love how simple and smart this tip is! It is so hard to try and stay quiet and have alone time while sharing a room with the kids. Having a patio is an ideal spot to stay close and have the private time you need with your special someone.
We really haven’t had the chance to travel far with our little one but we often take weekend trips to visit with family and The Travel Mamas’ Guide has really helped out. Our most recent adventure was to visit family in Big Bear. We had so much fun. (More to come on Big Bear trips soon)
Interested in reading more? Buy a copy today or enter to win one right here!
Tell us which destination your next adventure will take you in the comments below. Tweet the giveaway for an extra chance to win. A winner will be randomly drawn 7/15/13 and will receive one copy of The Travel Mamas’ Guide.
I received one book to review and one to giveaway. All opinions are my own.