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:

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13 September 2013

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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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16 October 2012

Turn a wine bottle tote into a portable carsickness kit

Which do you do more often? a) Carry six bottles of wine somewhere? b) Handle an episode of carsickness? Hence, Jennie's travel hack.

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06 August 2012

Use a laundry basket as a hotel bath barrier

Judy recommends using a laundry basket baby bath for her toddler at home and while traveling.

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25 June 2012

How to more comfortably carry a diaper bag AND baby carrier at the same time

Not only did Karen come up with a great hack, she sent in this AWESOME photo illustration to go along with it! (Thank you, Karen -- it really helps.)

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31 May 2012

Save on baggage fees: Use bedsheet packaging to organize a family suitcase

Another great use for those thick plastic sleeves in which new sheets come packaged! Ladygoat used them to lower airline baggage fees by cleverly organizing her family's travel gear.

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30 May 2012

Pringles lid caps an IKEA cup -- making it practically spill-proof

Good lidded cups are hard to find, and, with this hack, the price is definitely right.

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