Planning is half the fun

This is my family, and we are ready for some summer traveling. We’ve been cooped-up all winter and it’s definitely time to hit the road.

Planning a vacation is half the fun #AlamoDriveHappy

Of course, before said road can be hit, some planning needs to take place. Luckily, preparing for a summer journey is half the fun, especially when you have a box of goodies from Alamo to bring along. Keep reading to find out what I mean, and also, learn more about a fun Twitter Party coming up this week!

Planning a vacation is half the fun #AlamoDriveHappy

My fellow Alamo Chief Travel Moms and I were tasked to propose one item for a prize box that would exemplify the theme of preparing for a fun summer journey. I knew that I had chosen a nice item, but the other pieces in the box were a surprise to me until last week. I was so thrilled to see the awesome choices that my fellow Alamo Chief Travel Moms had made—just look at this amazing box!

Leatherology Red Leather Travel Wallet via yours truly.
A great family vacation is well-organized, and this leather travel wallet provides easy access to important travel documents and identification, allowing you to focus on having fun!

Joby Gorrillatorch Tripod Flashlight via Liz / A Nut in a Nutshell
Traveling with a quality flashlight ensures you’re prepared for anything, and frees you to relax and think about all the fun adventures ahead!

Juicebar Power Tube via Jennifer / The Rebel Chick
Everyone needs a backup battery charger for their smartphones and tablets to keep the kids entertained on long trips – especially planes since there aren’t any car-chargers available!

Monkey Mat Portable Play Mat via Angela / About a Mom
This Monkey Mat provides a safe and clean place for your child to sit and play while traveling, whether you are at the airport or a rest stop.

Etymotic Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones via Stacie / The Divine Miss Mommy
These earbuds let my kids, and me, have a great time – they get to watch a movie, and I don’t get disturbed! These are easy to pack for the car, plane, or hotel, and do a great job protecting your young one’s sensitive eardrums.

Make your list and check it twice

Planning for a vacation is fun, but making sure you have everything you need for the journey is very important. Make sure you create a list, whether it’s on your smartphone or simply on a sheet of paper, outlining the items that are essential for your trip. If you can, put another set of eyes on the list before your departure from the house, you may have forgotten something vital!

Join me for a fun Twitter Party on April 23rd!

I hope you’ll join me on Wednesday, April 23rd for the #AlamoDriveHappy Twitter Party! Not only will we be discussing family travel, we’ll be giving away four of these incredible boxes valued at $300 each. You don’t want to miss it!

DATE: Wednesday, April 23rd.
TIME: 9-10 pm ET
RSVP: No RSVP, just be there or be square! :)
WHERE: On Twitter at hashtag #AlamoDriveHappy
CO-HOSTS: @crissy, @blueviolet and @aboutamom
PRIZING: We have 4 of the boxes pictured above to give away!

Hope to see you there!


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