I invited travelers to share some of their favorite unique holiday-themed adventures and destinations. Their recommendations will definitely inspire you to add a lot of these holiday destinations to your list.…
A big part of vacation success is making the most of the travel time. Long road trips or flights can be unpredictable with kids but it does help if you are prepared.
HOW you keep kids occupied on long car or plane rides can be a BIG factor.
With a little preparation, you can set up your travel time to be a fun and memorable part of the experience…instead of a miserable one.
Whether you are road tripping or flying, these electronic free products will make that travel experience more enjoyable for the kids AND the adults.
When you’re planning a vacation during Spring Break there are a lot of factors to consider.
I’m going to ask some of the tough questions that you need to think about to help you make the most out of your adventures…. and your budget.
I have several travel products that I’ve found to be essential to pack for every trip. These travel essentials continue to prove their worth over and over again when I visit a destination and I think that you will want to start adding them to your travels too.
During our visit to Lexington, KY we took a Unique Horse Farm Tour with tour guide extraordinaire, Shaun Washington.
He shared with us that we needed to come back to see a race at Keeneland. We didn’t know what to expect for our first race and I wanted to share useful tips before your visit.
You don’t have to be a huge fan of bourbon to enjoy a distillery tour in Kentucky. You can still learn a lot about the history and gain a new appreciation for the art of making bourbon.
Have you heard of Charlottesville, Va before?
I’ll admit that this destination wasn’t really on my radar until two of my travel writing friends shared with me how much they LOVED their visit there.
It’s always a good time for a road trip in my world. I’ve found several products from Thirty-One Gifts that make travel even easier.
I am one of those people who LOVE to travel but LOATHE to pack for it. You would think that I would be better at it by now but I still struggle with overpacking. I have found that there are several items that are essential each time that I travel and I think that you will find useful too.
InStyler TULIP Auto Curler – Seriously, this is the one item responsible for my good hair days. It can curl my thick, long, hair in only 15 minutes. ( I know because I timed it) You can read my review here. Seriously, worth every penny!
Waterproof Camera – An underwater camera is essential for getting great pics by the water without the worry of messing up your phone.
I received my GoPro Camera as a Christmas gift and I, unfortunately, lost it on the beach in Daytona a few months later.
I did not want to pay the big price again so I purchased the SJCAM SJ4000 WiFi Action Camera FHD 1080P 12MP a few months later. I loved the price, viewing screen on the back, app, and picture quality.
Here is a picture that I took with the SJCAM SJ4000 underwater camera. You can’t beat the price at under $90!
Secret Scarf by Tammi– Secret Scarf by Tammi was one of our recent Travel Workshop sponsors. The scarves are super cute and also have a secret pocket that allows you to store your passport and money without detection. A great gift at under $25.
JORD Wood Watch – This watch is a combination of art and accessory. Every time I wear this watch it gets noticed and complimented. It’s a great gift for someone who wants something more unique and appreciates a custom gift.
BANDI Wear – Large Pocketed Belt – This is perfect for when you want handsfree options but also want your phone close by. I’ve worn my BANDI when I wanted to take pictures with my phone on the beach but I didn’t have pockets, when I go hiking and also when I’ve gone ziplining. The large pocket belt fits my Iphone 6+ securely along with any credit/ID cards.
Sweatybands Athletic Headbands– I use these headbands to work out in but I also use them for everyday wear as well. The best part is that they don’t slip. I personally like patterned headbands because they can go with a lot of clothing combinations. Use this link for a discount.
Columbia Montlake Backpack – This backpack has been a lifesaver. It has saved me fees for luggage that weighs too much because of all of its compartments and pockets. It also has a special compartment for laptops.
The zipper at the top makes it easy to store items that you need to get to often as a carryon. You can even use compress the bag to store under the seat in front of you on an airplane making it your “personal item.” This bag is with me whenever I fly.
I hope you’ve found these travel essentials useful. They are what I use often when I travel which is why I can recommend them without hesitation. They have been tried and tested and passed the test.
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