Travel + Getting Out

All about family adventures away from home, whether around the corner or around the world.

Hacks for when you're out-and-about, including:

...and more! Scroll down for our most recent tips.

04 July 2014

Turn a binder + pencil pouches into a portable travel play kit

Jen of Mama Papa Bubba turned a binder and a set of pencil pouches into a sweet portable activity kit for little travelers.

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20 June 2014

Keep valuables hidden while at the beach by storing them in a rolled-up diaper "safe"

Not only is this a brilliant hack for keeping your valuables hidden, it's the funny setup for a scene in which would-be petty thieves unwrap poop-filled decoys on beaches all over the world.

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03 March 2014

40% off selected Mabel's Labels; sale ends 3/4/14

Through tomorrow, Mabel's Labels is taking 40% off the price of some of its most popular products.

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13 January 2014

It's time to plan an international family vacation

Happy New Year, friends! I'm back online after a big, fat Internet break. In fact, it was more than a break. It was the longest family trip I've ever taken -- three weeks in India with my husband, kids, and parents. 12th century carving at Kopeshwar Temple, Khidrapur My dad's...

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17 September 2013

Hack broken restaurant high chairs by carrying your own quick release buckle

Kerry's got a great tip for those of you who bring your older babies and toddlers to restaurants.

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13 September 2013

02 July 2013

26 June 2013

14 June 2013

Amazon deal ends Saturday: Eagle Creek travel gear 25% off

Amazon has put a bunch of Eagle Creek travel gear on sale through Saturday, June 15, 2013.

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22 May 2013

Minimizing "reentry" stress when a parent travels for work

It took us a long time to find equilibrium around business travel, but we did. We’re now both better able to support each other and our kids (and even enjoy it) no matter which one of us is traveling.

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21 March 2013

30 January 2013

Matchbox-sized toy airplane entertains toddlers during flights

This simple hack might make all the difference the next time you're flying with toddlers.

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16 January 2013

OtterBox case renders my son's iPod backpack-proof (sponsored)

My review of the OtterBox Defender series cases for the iPod Touch 5 and Nexus 7 tablet.

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10 January 2013

Add a mostly-spillproof lid to any cup with Glad Press'n Seal wrap

When Donna saw the Press'n Seal Art Bib, she sent a great hack for making quick, temporary cup lids.

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18 October 2012

Puke-protect the car seat with Glad Press'n Seal wrap

Jennie turned a wine bottle tote into a portable carsickness cleanup kit. She follows it up with a bit of preventative prep using Glad Press'n Seal wrap. IMPORTANT: Read safety warning on this post.

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