Director Jewels: 7 Things To Bring When You Travel With Baby + $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

7 Things To Bring When You Travel With Baby + $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Director Jewels. I was not compensated in any way to participate!


Welcome to the [3rd Annual] Travelin’ with Baby Giveaway Hop Event, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.

Do you like to travel with your little ones along for the ride? I do - planning trips is one of my favorite things ever, and after our Branson adventure this summer, we're already itching for another family getaway. To inspire some traveling spirit, we have a fabulous group of bloggers that have come together to offer giveaways on the best products that make traveling with baby a success - so be sure to hop around to them all. Don't miss out on the amazing new stroller from Combi USA - the F2 Stroller which is the ultimate lightweight stroller that makes traveling with baby a breeze and a fabulous set of reusable snack pouches and bags from Yummi Pouch! You can enter the Grand Prize Giveaway Here.


If you've never traveled with a little one, you may think it will be a daunting experience. The honest truth is that yeah - sometimes, it's crazy. But you'll find a groove before long, and if you bring along some gear to keep the kids entertained while on the road or in the air, chances are you'll have a splendid time. (If your kids freak out on you during your entire vacation, don't blame me. That's totally possibly too, friends.)




These are a few of the things we have loved having along on our family vacations the last few years!

ERGObaby Carrier. The one time I forgot my baby carrier on a trip, I was miserable. Strollers are great for hauling stuff, but a hands-free way to carry a tired baby or toddler is a must, especially if you're going to be in an airport, or anywhere that requires a lot of walking. The ERGO is my go-to carrier and I even wore Lincoln as recently as this summer.

Sophie the Giraffe. Babies love Sophie. If you're bringing a teething toy, this one will entertain far longer than some other models.

Lamaze Dog Take-Along Toy. My kids have always been fond of having a little animal or lovey to hold while riding in the car. Just make sure this isn't hooked on your infant car seat above their head while driving - it could be a safety hazard in an accident.

Handheld DVD Player. This is geared more toward the toddlers in your family. We try to limit screen time around here, but there is really a time and a place for it. Let me tell you: the fifth hour of a road trip is DEFINITELY the time and place to use a movie to placate your child and save everyone from unbearable whining and fussing. Not that I know this from experience or anything.

AppleCheeks Storage Sac. Whether you use cloth diapers or not, having a wet bag along on the journey can be a lifesaver. Kids don't care where you are when they decide they need to pee or vomit or have an explosive diaper situation - so if you find yourself twenty miles from a rest stop when they surprise you with something like this, you'll want to have somewhere to stick that mess until you can properly clean it up. These are also great to keep wet swimwear in, or to use as a day bag on a longer trip. You could even use one as an ice pack if someone gets injured! I can't say enough good things about these bags!

Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes. My kids both loved this little musical toy! It's really simple - just one button to press and it plays a variety of classical tunes. Just bring extra batteries, because it sounds really wonky when they get low!

Skip Hop Backpack. We actually don't have one of these, but I think they're so cute! Having a spot to keep all of the stuff JUST for each kid makes traveling easier. Example: pack an extra set of clothing and enough diapers to get through that day's travel in this bag, and bring your stash for the full trip in a larger suitcase. You'll save time if you don't have to dig through everything just to find the baby gear.

Sound off, mamas - what did I miss? What do you take along when you travel with little ones?

Giveaway

One Director Jewels reader will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card! This giveaway will end on October 21 at 11:59pm EST. This giveaway is open worldwide (prize will be awarded in USD).

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223 comments:

  1. Our next 'trip' out of state will be at the holidays. Nervous and excited for travels with unpredictable kids and weather .

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  2. We are probably taking the kids to Williamsburg, but honestly, a weekend at the spa with mommy and friends sounds better!

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  3. Probably the San Fran bay area.

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  4. I have no plans right now for travel anyplace

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  5. To the hospital to have this baby. ;)

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  6. We are going to Oklahoma to see family for Christmas

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  7. I am going to the hospital to have Carpal Tunnel surgery! After that I'll be going out of town to my great niece's 3rd birthday party :)

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  8. No plans as of right now

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  9. We're planning to go to Tennessee.

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  10. I'm guessing the next trip will be to grandma and grandpa's for a getaway

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  11. We'll be visiting family 3.5 hours away soon :)

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  12. I already took my trip for the Summer to California from Washington. I am not taking a trip right now.

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  13. We are going about 3 hours away to south GA for Day out with Thomas in a few weeks.

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  14. We're visiting family in PA for Christmas!

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  15. Maryland for Thanksgiving and Colombia for next summer!

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  16. We are going on our next trip in a few weeks.

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  17. We don't have a trip planned yet

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  18. I'm going to the Smoky Mountains on our next trip. I can't wait!
    Shelia S

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  19. We are going to Spain in december!

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  20. We plan to visit family on Thanksgiving.

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  21. Hopefully in the next 3 week or so we're taking our little ones to a museum in Indy. We'll see if it works out financially.

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  22. well, with a baby due in a few weeks, I have no trips planned except for the hospital trip :) It will be a while before we travel with baby, but I am so excited for this giveaway anyway! Thanks!

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  23. This year the family is coming to our house for the holidays! :)

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  24. My next big trip will be to meet my new grandson in Feb.

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  25. We are flying to California next week, and our Boba carrier is a must!

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  26. Hopefully it will be to NM to visit my sister & her new baby.

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  27. I am going to Disney world for my next trip.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  28. Baby on the way! The next trip is to NY to meet the great grand dad!

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  29. Our next trip is unknown at this time.

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  30. We are going to Texas to visit family for our next trip.

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  31. We plan on going to NJ to visit family.

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  32. We don't have our next trip planned yet but I'd love for it to be to CA!

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  33. Visiting my parents next week!

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  34. I am not sure where I am going to go on my next trip, probably not until next summer.

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  35. We are going roadtripping down the East Coast.

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  36. Our next trip is to Palm Springs - I will be traveling by myself with our 2 little ones to go visit my parents.

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  37. I'm going to branson for Christmas. I'm really looking forward to silver dollar city!

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    1. Amy! Silver Dollar City is so magical at Christmas! Have you been before? I'm scheming on how we can get down there this year.

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  38. We are going to Asheville, NC soon. My husband has never been so I am excited for him to experience it!

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  39. My next trip will mostly likely be back home to Utah. I'm living in San Diego right now and I really want to see the mountains again.

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  40. We are going to Rome GA to go geocaching!

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  41. We are thinking about going to TriCities for Christmas.

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  42. winter camping on the bruce peninsula :)

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  43. We're going to visit family in North Carolina

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  44. No current trip plans. Sticking close to home.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  45. I don't have a set trip really...a short trip to Cleveland I guess.

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  46. My next trip will be to visit family in ND.

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  47. I like to go with my girlfriend in Paris ! :)

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  48. We don't have any trips planned, so I don't know where we'll go next. Odds are pretty high though that it will be Florida, because that's where my grandmother lives and we like to visit

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  49. We'll be going to visit family throughout Arkansas and Louisiana!

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  50. Our next trip will probably be to DC, we love the museums!

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  51. I don't have any plans to go anywhere right now.

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  52. Hopefully Disney

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  53. I think our next trip will be to the coast.

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  54. No plans to travel anytime soon unfortunately

    jill.kecseg@yahoo.com

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  55. I am going to North Carolina to visit my parents.

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  56. To the hospital to have a baby in December!

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  57. We are driving to my inlaw's house a couple hours away this weekend. jj250@aol.com

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  58. i am going to visit friends in north carolina and to check the area out for a potential move.

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  59. Darlene Jones-NelsonOctober 9, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    We will be going on pour trip next summer to Iowa to see my daughter!

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  60. We're going to B.C. next spring.

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  61. I have no idea but I am ready for one!

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  62. I think the next trip we're making is to Disney. When my kids are like ten. Travelling with two babies is so hard!!!

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  63. We are going on a Caribbean cruise!!

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  64. Going to Georgia from Wisconsin at Christmas time

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  65. We're going back to our hometowns this weekend! We don't have any out of state drives planned until next year.

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  66. Going back to Tulum, Mexico!

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  67. melissaandkeith millerOctober 10, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Nashville :)

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  68. We will be going to Idaho to visit my in-laws for Thanksgiving!
    jbang0331 at yahoo dot com

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  69. We're about to have our first little one and can't afford any vacation trips but we'll be making trips to see family after the birth and for the holidays!

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  70. We do not have any trips planned right now

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  71. We don't have any trips planned right now, but we'll probably go to Pigeon Forge in the next month or two.

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  72. We are taking a vacation in January when my husband gets his vacation time, but we haven't decided where yet.

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  73. Tennessee to get my samsam for a visit

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  74. We are going to Omaha in a few months to visit family

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  75. I'm actually leaving to FIJI and New Zealand this weekend AAAAAHHHHH

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  76. We're going to Disneyworld this winter!

    amorellcont at gmail dot com

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  77. We'll be going to the beach with grandma, which is becoming a yearly tradition for my birthday!

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  78. Hopefully we are going to the beach...OCM!

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  79. Prolly an overnight trip to the beach

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  80. Going to Disney at Christmas Time.

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  81. Going to Florida in December so my grandmother and aunt can meet my son!

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  82. I going to California on my next vacation.

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  83. I don't have any trips planned yet but hoping to be able to go to Georgia in the spring.

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  84. For our next trip I am going to Georgia to attend a wedding.

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  85. Thanksgiving we will be visiting my Mom in Missouri

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  86. going to wisconsin to visit family over the holidays

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  87. Leave a comment on this blog post telling me where you're going on your next trip!

    honestly..im going to a hockey game to see the tampa bay lightning,but i dont know where it is at yet..

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  88. Our next time is home for the holidays - NJ and PA

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  89. Love the products! Great post!

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  90. We're leaving for China in three weeks.

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  91. We are going to Grandma's for Thanksgiving :)

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  92. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I really would like to go to Greece next summer!

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  93. I would go to key west florida.

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  94. Our next trip will be to Fairbanks, Alaska to visit family!

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  95. to the coast, fall beach camping

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  96. Hehe....mine will be to the delivery room this December! I am due with baby number 3 on the 27th!

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  97. I'm going to Disney World :) We are saving all our extra change and my boys are working extra little jobs so they can earn money for the trip, we are so excited.

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  98. On my next trip I'd love to go to Santorini!

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  99. We are going to the Great Wolf Lodge

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  100. Our next trip will probably be a weeklong excursion to visit various families for Christmas time!

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  101. We're going to Freeport on our next trip.

    Danielle Papsis
    dpapsis2@gmail.com

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  102. We hust got back from visiting some friends in the midwest

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  103. Hoping to road trip to North Dakota next summer to visit my husband's 97-yr-old grandma!

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  104. Haven't made any plans yet!

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  105. To take my daughter to see her grandma. She lives about eight hours away.

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  106. I want to go to MN to visit my sweet little grand children.

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  107. We are going on a cruise to the Bahamas in February!

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  108. probably Michigan to visit the in-laws

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  109. My husband has been begging to go to Disney in January, he is wearing me down, if he continues much longer, that will be our next trip.

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  110. abrennan09@hotmail.com
    Kingston - to visit family.

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  111. This is for my daughter and her next trip with her new baby due in December and her 9 month old baby will be to my house for Christmas.

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  112. I'm going to visit my parents.

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  113. a trip to the store maybe! probably to my moms some time around christmas

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  114. Not until after the birth of the little one in January, so next summer to visit family and show him off!

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  115. south beach hopefully will be our next vacation.

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  116. We will be heading to Florida on our next family trip.

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  117. Visiting family! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  118. Going to Thomasville Georgia for our annual Halloween trip.

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  119. going to sc for a quick trip this weekend and in december to dc, haven't had a real vacation though in a long time.

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  120. I am planning to renew my wedding vow in Niagara Falls.

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  121. well we don't go on vacation the only trips we take are to the store or something!!,,maybe when we have more money we will take a trip

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  122. To Santa Maria CA for Christmas

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  123. We will probably be going to Atlanta around Christmas time.

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  124. We are traveling up to Lakeview for Thanksgiving with the family

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  125. We will be going to grandma's house for Thanksgiving.

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  126. Our next trip will probably be to MI from UT to visit family!

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  127. We just came back from Disney World, and that has been requested for our next trip. So probably there.

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  128. Other than random day stuff to museums and such the next big trip (and by next I mean FIRST big trip) will be to Disney in December. Haven't had a vacation in almost 10 years now!

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  129. I'm going away to Philadelphia next week to visit my daughter and my grandson, Nolan.

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  130. Right now we don't have any trips planned, but I'd absolutely love to take a trip next summer to visit my husband's grandparents.

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  131. We are planning a trip to Flordia

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  132. Down To Miami for Thanksgiving!

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  133. I'm going to visit my cousin in Ohio

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  134. I don't know when I'll have my next trip... but probably inside my country. not out

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  135. To visit my parents sometiime between thanksgiving and christmas

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  136. Sadly, I have no plans to travel in the near future...

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  137. We just got back from a family wedding in Iowa, so hopefully we are staying home for awhile :)

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  138. Going to the Red River Gorge soon.

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  139. We're headed to Disney tonight! :)

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  140. As of the moment, we haven't planned any trips with the holidays coming. We have been discussing a weekend getaway after the New Year to visit family in Pennsylvania, no set plans yet :)

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  141. Our next trip will be Ontario.

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  142. The family shall be heading out to St. Louis this Thanksgiving. ^_^

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  143. My next trip will be to Northern California to visit family.

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  144. I'm going to visit family in upstate NY!

    -Krista M.

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  145. We just went to a festival last month. Next weekend we are doing a 4 hour roadtrip to see grandma and surprise great grandma trick or treating!
    amanda selenke

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  146. Right now we have no travel plans.

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  147. I honestly don't know when we'll travel again.

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  148. I am going to Altus, OK to see my granddaughter who will be 11 months old.

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  149. I think the next trip I have planned is to go Vegas in January to get away from the cold weather and snow here in Oregon.

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  150. We will be going to my daughters in Pennsylvania next weekend.

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  151. Great contests, thank you for sharing!

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  152. Not sure, but maybe France if my husband gets to go there for a conference.

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  153. My next trip will be to New Orleans.

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  154. I am not sure where we will be going next maybe the beach or Colorado for my family reunion.

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  155. Our next trip will be to drive from North Carolina to Oregon to visit family.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  156. Our next trip will probably be to Oklahoma.

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  157. Nothing planned at the moment, but my parents and sisters live in Toronto, so it'd likely be there :)

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  158. we don't have any trips planned at the moment - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  159. We don't have any travel plans yet.

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  160. We are planning on Colorado for the holidays but may have a couple of mini camping trips between now and then.

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  161. I would love for our family to go to Disneyland again next year.

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  162. We will probably take a trip to the San Juan islands soon

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  163. oh wow so hard to say. we just got back from 2 trips soooo maybe into the mountains once it snows

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  164. My next trip will be Thanksgiving to Ohio. :)

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  165. My next trip will be at the beginning of January. I am going to Nebraska to visit my nephew and his wife, who are expecting their second daughter in December.

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  166. We are going to alma mater's football bowl game! Go Blue Devils!

    Amanda

    amanda.townsend2 at gmail dot com

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  167. we are going out of town for Christmas

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