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.

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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22 May 2012

Repurpose wine bottle tote as a snack caddy

Barbara picked up this smart idea for a snack caddy from a fellow folk dancer.

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08 May 2012

An empty tissue box collects kid's car trash

So simple and smart -- makes me wonder why I put up with a messy back seat for so many years.

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04 May 2012

Clip-on toys hold car seat straps open for easier loading

Sarah puts the baby toys to work when she buckles her kid into the car seat.

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03 May 2012

Rolled-up towel keeps kid from rolling out of bed

I love how this hack doesn't require packing anything extra in your suitcase.

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10 April 2012

Kid takes swim vest off while in the pool?

What happens when you combine the stubbornness of a toddler with the increased manual dexterity of a preschooler, then add water? You have a kid who can undo the buckles on his floaty swim vest. Here's how Jennifer staved off the problem (for the next few pool visits at least).

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14 March 2012

28 February 2012

Snowy road trip tip: Laminate the tire chain instructions

Have you ever tried to install tire chains while pulled over in a slushy turnout, with clumsy snow gloves (or numb fingers) and only a hazy sense of how to do it?

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03 February 2012

18 January 2012

Make a no-sew Moby wrap baby carrier

Heather of Rookie Moms made her own Moby Wrap-style baby carrier (which she refers to as her Fauxby). And you can, too. Really, you can.

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14 December 2011

Lost blankie, teddy bear, or other special lovey? This shop specializes in replacements.

While on a heroic quest to find a duplicate blankie for her son, Caron stumbled across a shop that specializes in stocking lovey replacements.

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