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Tips for Flying with Kids

Travel with Kids Series | Tips for Flying with Kids | Life as MOM

Air travel with children can be stressful. Life as MOM contributor Janel has a few tips that can help you make the journey just a bit easier. In my nine years of motherhood, I’ve made several flights with my kids both nationally and internationally. Sometimes my husband has been along for the ride but for […]

The Beauty of the Internet in Travel Planning

The Beauty of the Internet in Travel Planning - The internet has not only transformed how we communicate, but also how we travel.

The internet has not only transformed how we communicate, but also how we travel. When I was planning my first French adventure, the internet was not widely available. My university certainly  didn’t have it until about four years later. I went to college in the age of the typewriter-operated word processor. Yes, I’m that old. […]

Booking It October Update: Travel Books You Should Know

Booking It October Update: Travel Books You Should Know | Life as MOM

Booking It is an online book club where we share the good reads we’ve found in the previous month. We’ve found that over the years we’ve discovered some great new books thanks to this monthly book share. Carrie and Anne are my fellow bookworms and help round out the selections. This post does include affiliate links. If you make […]

Keeping Your Stuff Safe with Pacsafe

Keeping Your Stuff Safe with Pacsafe - As technology has become more sophisticated, so have thieves, particularly when you travel. Pacsafe luggage has products specifically designed to deter bad guys.

As technology has become more sophisticated, so have thieves, particularly when you travel. Pacsafe luggage has products specifically designed to deter bad guys. Disclosure: I received complimentary review product from Pacsafe. All opinions are my own. Twenty years ago when I was a college kid in France, a safety pin was a pretty good deterrent for […]

4 Fun Ways to Save Money on Your Next Trip

4 Fun Ways to Save Money on Your Next Trip | Life as MOM

Setting a budget for your family trip doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Life as MOM contributor Prerna shares some tips on how you can save money on your next trip. We recently took a cross-country trip with our 6-year old daughter to visit some family and also, just unwind after a really busy month. […]

Ways to Organize Travel Plans

Ways to Track Your Travel Plans - People store and process information so differently. How do you organize your travel plans?

People store and process information so differently. How do you organize your travel plans? Once upon a time, a travel agent would plan your trip and hand you a packet with tickets and an itinerary. There are still travel agents, but most people I know do the booking and planning themselves. Having figured out the […]

Packing Suitcases with The Ziploc System

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Packing clothes for family travel can make a mom’s head spin. Life as MOM contributor Deanna has a great packing system to help make your family’s travel wardrobe more organized and streamlined. Disclosure: This post is not sponsored by Ziploc in any way. In the past I haven’t always had good success with traveling with […]

What to Pack for Road Trips

What to Pack for Road Trips - Ready to hit the highway? Be sure that you

Ready to hit the highway? Be sure that you’ve packed the basics for kid comfort with this road trip packing list. When our older kids were little we did a few airplane trips, but the most of our traveling has been done on the road. We load up the kids, their clothes, and the kitchen […]