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.

01 July 2011

Frogg Togg Chilly Pad cools hot kids quick

Kim recommends these cooling towels for bringing down an overheated kid's temperature pronto.

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29 June 2011

Watching parades with kids: a survival guide

Your guide to maximizing fun (and minimizing hassle) when taking your kids to see a street parade.

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08 June 2011

Pack a stamped mailing envelope in your carry-on bag to "save" TSA no-nos

Things I've lost while going through airport security with my carry-on luggage: The keychain-sized Swiss Army knife my grandfather gave me A new (and expensive) bottle of facial moisturizer My kids' toothpaste My sunscreen (on a flight heading from Portland, Oregon -- pasty skin capital of the world -- to...

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07 June 2011

Busy parents: don't forget your pocket knife!

The Parent Hacks logo gave Jennifer an "aha" moment about the handiness of a pocket knife.

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06 June 2011

How to make sure nothing gets left behind after vacation stays

Lindsay's systematic method for packing up at the end of vacation ensures favorite toys or blankets never get left behind.

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02 June 2011

Starbucks app helps you scope promising hotel & dining locations while traveling

Caron took advantage of Starbucks' well-known location research when looking for places and eat and stay while on a road trip: We drove from St. Louis, MO to Florida over two days and discovered this hack when we stopped for coffee on the first afternoon. We used the Starbucks iPhone...

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24 May 2011

Your travel-with-kids hack could win you a Club Med vacation

via www.instructables.com If this isn't a Parenthacker's contest, I don't know what is. Fabulous family travel site WeJustGotBack.com has teamed up with Instructables to uncover creative, hackerish travel tips. From the site: Submit a new step-by-step, photo, or video Instructable that demonstrates a way to make traveling with kids easier,...

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23 May 2011

Universal Orlando winners!

...and a recap of my visit to Universal Orlando Resort.

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19 May 2011

Universal Orlando Giveaway: Last day to enter!

The Universal Orlando ticket giveaway is now closed. I will post the winners on Monday, May 23, 2011. Thank you to all who commented and followed along on Twitter and Facebook! -- Asha This post comes to you from sunny Orlando, Florida, where my family and I are enjoying three...

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13 May 2011

Enjoying amusement parks with little kids

Tips for enjoying an amusement park visit with your family.

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13 May 2011

Amazon deal: 40% off Trunki ride-on kids' suitcases

The Trunki appeared here as an airport entertainment hack a couple years ago (see: Trunki suitcase keeps toddlers entertained during flight delays). Adorable hard-sided suitcase designed to be ridden around, which kids do with regular wheeled luggage anyway. Amazon has put a selection of Trunkis on sale at 40% off...

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12 May 2011

Save money at amusement parks by giving kids a purchase "allowance"

Paula's ingenious travel money hack works for any vacation, not just a visit to the amusement park! A few years ago, we decided to designate a certain amount of money for special purchases whenever our family went to an amusement park. We figured out what we could afford ($25, but...

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12 April 2011

Collapsible baby wipe packages work better than travel wipe containers

Lisa says lose the travel wipe container! When I was a new mom and carried a big diaper bag with every possible baby supply, I used a plastic, portable-sized and refillable baby wipe container. The problem was that I was always worried that I would run out of wipes, and...

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15 March 2011

Getting kids outdoors: listen to the podcast today at 10am PST/1pm EST

Join me today at 10am PST/1pm EST for the LifeStyle Mom Radio Cafe podcast -- I'll be talking with host Dana Kilmer and guests Emily McKhann of The Motherhood and Jaime Matyas of the National Wildlife Federation about getting kids outdoors. Great stuff -- hope you'll be there!

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18 February 2011

Dental floss container as yarn cutter

Are you or your kid into knitting or crochet? Fantastic hobby that's creative, calming, inexpensive, portable, quiet, productive, and requires no batteries or headphones. I could go on and on about what crochet has done for me lately (maybe I will in another post), but for now, a hack I...

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