Monday, July 20, 2009

Scott Common Sense Community

Seeing the Scott Common Sense Community, its a perfect fit to pass on to you all because July's focus is great family vacations!!

With the Scott Common Sense Community, you can find so much useful information, from everything like "packing like the pros" to "be a savvy traveler." So far, I think that in the "packing like the pros" article the most helpful thing that I've read is the fact that you can't bring bottled water or other beverages through security and to plan on buying a bottle once you get through to the gate. I had all sorts of plans for bringing snacks and beverages, but I guess that isn't going to happen now is it!! I'm glad that I know now though, or else I would have had to get rid of good stuff for no reason.

When you head over to the Scott Common Sense Community site you can even access articles from past months and even years!!

Would you like to win a gift card and coupons?? I've teamed up with Scott Common Sense to give away a $50 gift card and coupons to get your next vacay on a great start!! Just head over to the Scott Common Sense Community and browse around, leave me a comment with your favorite travel tip!!

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462 comments:

momznite July 20, 2009 at 9:25 PM  

Travel tip -
Borrow books on CD from your local library. They make car travel more enjoyable.

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ddtavener July 20, 2009 at 10:03 PM  

We have a 10 hour drive ahead of us this coming weekend. I have packed a car bag with magazines, movies from Netflix and a book on tape from the local library.

Mary,  July 20, 2009 at 10:04 PM  

My best travel tip is to print out driving directions ahead of time AND also bring a GPS along. I've found that sometimes the GPS can lead you a bit astray and printed directions can act as your back-up.

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jlmk July 20, 2009 at 10:09 PM  

Always plan on a delay!

Anonymous,  July 20, 2009 at 10:14 PM  

My favorite travel tip was: Allow enough time for sleep. Vacations are meant to recharge your battery. So true!
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Karen A. July 20, 2009 at 10:24 PM  

When flying, where long sleeves or take a sweater with you as they keep the planes very cool.

coliebear July 20, 2009 at 10:34 PM  

Print out travel directions before leaving.
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TX_Jen34 July 20, 2009 at 10:50 PM  

It's a good thing to have a ready-made emergency kit or a homemade do-it-yourself kit in the trunk of your cars and other vehicles. Some of the ready-made kits have flares, but we also add a blanket, emergency candles, matches and a working flashlight. We check these things every 3 months or so, to make sure everything is fresh and working well.

Mom July 20, 2009 at 11:13 PM  

I like the tips about keeping grapes fresh longer.

mar July 20, 2009 at 11:19 PM  

My favorite travel tip is to start off the trip when the children are ready to take a nap. They can sleep in the car for most of the travel time.

geniej44 July 20, 2009 at 11:57 PM  

We always take a small cooler filled with ice water when we are out and about in the car during the summer months.

SCMOMOF2BOYS July 21, 2009 at 1:31 AM  

TRAVEL TIP:
Borrow books on CD from your local library.

Rebecca Graham July 21, 2009 at 1:57 AM  

Go to the bookstore and buy a book about the place you are traveling too. It will help you plan out where you want to go and give helpful hints too.

lisagee1234 July 21, 2009 at 2:49 AM  

Eat the local food and avoid chain restaurants that you could just as easily visit at home--good tip.

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spitfyr323 July 21, 2009 at 3:25 AM  

My business partner was in the military, and he taught me that rolling my clothes takes up way less room than simply folding them. I'm a chronic overpacker, so this tip has served me well over the years! Semper fi, do or die!

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Erica C. July 21, 2009 at 4:04 AM  

always have some snacks and spare cash with you...you never know if you'll have an unexpected delay!

melody July 21, 2009 at 4:58 AM  

always go to the library first.

linda a July 21, 2009 at 4:58 AM  

Bring things to keep the kids occupied. Nothing more important than that....lol

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER July 21, 2009 at 5:04 AM  

Taxes and Surcharges

* You'll pay a premium for airfare and hotels if you travel during holiday weeks or peak busy times. Try to be flexible.
* Taxes on hotels and rental cars are much higher than ordinary local tax rates. Make sure you understand the full price you’re paying when you make your reservation.
* Talk to your car insurance agent about whether or not you can waive extra fees for insurance on rentals.
* Make sure your hotel offers free local calling before you pick up your room phone. It’s often much more affordable to use your cell or a pay phone.
* Hide the key to the minibar! Snacks are much cheaper at the convenience store down the street or, even better, when you bring them from home.

Brian D. July 21, 2009 at 5:13 AM  

Don't shop or eat at businesses available at home. Local eateries and shops can offer wonderful value and local information

Darlene July 21, 2009 at 5:21 AM  

When flying always pack a change of clothes in a carry-on just in case your luggage gets lost.

Mike July 21, 2009 at 6:31 AM  

Go to the local library and read up as much as possible about your travel destination. This will save time on your vacation trip.

teddi July 21, 2009 at 6:55 AM  

Research before you go out. You can find tips, places to eat, best local transportation tips, and pick up discount coupon books at the Chamber of Commerce, taxi cabs, or airports.

peg42 July 21, 2009 at 7:19 AM  

My best travel tip, when traveling with kids, bring a portable dvd player, stocked with the kids favorite movies. Keeps them busy for quite awhile.
Thanks.

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traymona July 21, 2009 at 7:37 AM  

Save the plastic bag that your newspaper comes in for a shoe bag. When packing for a trip, place shoes in the bags to protect your clothes from dirt.
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1agordon July 21, 2009 at 7:53 AM  

I pick out places along the route for the kids to look for to keep them occupied.

April,  July 21, 2009 at 8:20 AM  

If you have magazine subscriptions, save your magazines that come for that month, for the trip, that wasy you won't have to buy any.

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GALENA July 21, 2009 at 8:44 AM  

towles so i would let me try em an perhaps you would convert me to your brand

AlluringErtai July 21, 2009 at 8:53 AM  

When opening the little boxes containing the small, travel-size tubes of grooming products, save the box and staple down the little ends of the box to the side. Then after using the product on your trip, put the tube back in its identifying box and into a poly zip-top bag. The box makes the container easier to see. At home, the product will be easier to find in a drawer and will be ready for your next trip.

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clc408 July 21, 2009 at 9:10 AM  

After you pack your suitcase, go back through and remove about half the clothing. People tend to pack way more than they actually need.

Laura July 21, 2009 at 9:39 AM  

Schedule online bill payment for the whole month. That way the mail can wait a day or two when you return from vacation.

Mar July 21, 2009 at 9:42 AM  

I always keep a damp paper towel or 2 in a zipped plastic bag in the car. It makes it so easy to clean up those surprise messes.

bridget3420 July 21, 2009 at 9:43 AM  

My favorite travel trip is bring lots of water.

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deedleweedle July 21, 2009 at 9:54 AM  

I like this tip: Allow enough time for sleep. Vacations are meant to recharge your battery.

Carolyn G July 21, 2009 at 9:58 AM  

Travel tip:
Always make a copy of your passport and keep it somewhere safe and keep one at home. In case you lose the original having a copy makes it easier to get a new one.

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buzzd July 21, 2009 at 10:05 AM  

Always bring snacks to keep everyone full and save money as it is expensive buying at gas stations on the road.

bettycd July 21, 2009 at 10:40 AM  

We found the kids settle down and sleep in the car and we could get hours of steady quiet travel in during the evening. Honestly my kids would not of paid much attention to travel scenery and we did not hear 'I gotta go now' every halfhour. On the practical side we stocked individual snacks like raisins and granola bars, caprisuns and ... a roll of papertowels and wet wipes for cleanups.

KPort207 July 21, 2009 at 10:42 AM  

My favorite travel tip was: Allow enough time for sleep. Vacations are meant to recharge your battery. Thanks.

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Jennifer-EightyMPHMom July 21, 2009 at 10:46 AM  

If you have kids, pack "surprises" for them in your tote bag - just small little things. When they get restless and bored, you can bring out something new to entertain them!

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Dwalline July 21, 2009 at 10:58 AM  

My favorite travel tip i saw on the site was

"Try rolling your clothes rather than folding them when trying to fit more into a duffle bag or suit case. You'll be surprised at how much more you can fit in your bag!

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clynsg July 21, 2009 at 11:11 AM  

There are several good tips there, and not all for people with small children, which seem to be the largest number on other sites. The one about having a printed backup for a GPS was good--my daughter and her husband found that a good one last summer, when the GPS kept taking them on and off the Washington beltway when they really just needed to stay on it!

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kmg365 July 21, 2009 at 11:18 AM  

My favorite travel tip from the Scott Common Sense site was to take a journal along on your trip so that you can "sit still and think", and remember your journey for years to come.

ktgonyea July 21, 2009 at 11:23 AM  

Travel Tip - pack extra books and videos !!!

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barbara.montyj July 21, 2009 at 11:28 AM  

My best tip is to make a list of what I'm taking with me.
Then check it when it times to go.
That way I do not leave anything behind.

shannons July 21, 2009 at 11:31 AM  

Eat locally. I try to eat at local restaurants (rather than chains) whenever possible when I travel.

cdziuba July 21, 2009 at 11:42 AM  

I always pack half my stuff in my husband's suitcase, so in case we lose one suitcase, I still have half my clothes!

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Elena July 21, 2009 at 12:15 PM  

My favorite tip from the Scott site is to walk instead of taking public transportation--you get the exercise and you see the sights! Thanks for the contest!

Michael Kuntz July 21, 2009 at 12:55 PM  

My favorite tip is:

Don't shop or eat at businesses available at home.

5webs July 21, 2009 at 1:16 PM  

My favorite travel tip is to roll your clothes (like a burrito) instead of folding them. You save tons of room in your suitcase. Then you can pack an extra bag inside, and bring home extra goodies from your trip.
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cathirushing July 21, 2009 at 1:32 PM  

Don't ever forget to print out driving directions ahead of time

Joy July 21, 2009 at 1:58 PM  

Always have some snacks and spare cash with you. Have been doing this for years. Thanks.
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Anonymous,  July 21, 2009 at 2:07 PM  

Begin your trip when your kids are just about ready to take a nap.

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tarahsfoodreviews July 21, 2009 at 2:11 PM  

Borrow books on CD from your local library.

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Amber July 21, 2009 at 2:14 PM  

I like the directions and GPS tip, trust me, that comes in handy! I've gotten lost sooo many times. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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Danica D. July 21, 2009 at 2:18 PM  

When it comes to traveling longer distances, it's best not to rush yourself. You will get there, when you get there and by rushing yourself, you just create a stressful situation!

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(I've traveled cross country from the east coast to the west coast in tiny car, lol!)

denyse July 21, 2009 at 2:26 PM  

If you get sticky gum on carpeting, fabric or the sofa after a kids' party, the best solution is to rub an ice cube on that gum. It will come out in a minute and saves a lot of effort.

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LJ July 21, 2009 at 2:57 PM  

Try to plan travel around naptime for a quiet ride.

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Joannie,  July 21, 2009 at 3:01 PM  

My favorite travel tip:
NEVER travel without ziplock baggies!!!
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kdkdkd July 21, 2009 at 3:23 PM  

I like this tip "Wrap your shoes in plastic, newspaper or food storage bags so they won'’t get other items dirty.
Pack a couple of plastic grocery bags for dirty laundry, wet swimsuits and unwrapped souvenirs." I do this - perfect solution for travel

Valerie,  July 21, 2009 at 3:24 PM  

fav travel tip
"If you get sticky gum on carpeting, fabric or the sofa after a kids' party, the best solution is to rub an ice cube on that gum. It will come out in a minute and saves a lot of effort." Interesting
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stepper997 July 21, 2009 at 3:47 PM  

Great advice to print out directions ahead of time as well as bring a GPS along. Redundancy is a good thing.

sphinx63 July 21, 2009 at 4:03 PM  

Do your research before you leave home so you have an idea of the major attractions and highlights you want to see and do when you’re away. Don’t waste precious time each day trying to decide what to do.

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Anonymous,  July 21, 2009 at 4:14 PM  

Getting books, movies, and books on tape/cd from your library is a great idea. It is free so doesn't add any cost to your vacation

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Nancy,  July 21, 2009 at 4:16 PM  

My favorite travel tip is to stay in a hotel that offers a free breakfast and/or pack your own snacks like cereal bars, fruit, and drinks.

Nancy
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taulya July 21, 2009 at 4:25 PM  

•Let a couple of neighbors/your Block Watch captain know you'll be gone so they can be alert for suspicious activity.

allysona July 21, 2009 at 4:31 PM  

enjoy yourself and relax..try to plan ahead so you aren't so anxious trying to get ready

Anonymous,  July 21, 2009 at 4:36 PM  

roll your clothes, that way no wrikles...
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Anonymous,  July 21, 2009 at 5:03 PM  

Make your first day your least scheduled.

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naturegirl July 21, 2009 at 5:37 PM  

My travel tip is to not over pack and end up with a lot more suitcases than you need. There is no need to clean out your closet and bring the whole contents with you. Choose a few outfits that you can mix and match, with two or three pair of shoes to go with them. If you happen to need something, you can always buy it once you get there.

George July 21, 2009 at 6:03 PM  

Print out travel directions before leaving.

bleush July 21, 2009 at 6:29 PM  

Always plan on a delay!

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lsfish July 21, 2009 at 6:31 PM  

Tip I found that I like:
Travel Size
In my overnight travel bag, I keep items such as cotton swabs, floss, pantyliners, and pocket-size tissue packs, in small zip-close bags. This way, I don't have to re-pack these items for each trip.

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grammyrivard July 21, 2009 at 6:53 PM  

My favorite tip is to expect the unexpected, Murphy's law, if something can go wrong, it probally will. So, chill and go with the flow. Like my Dad always said, ask yourself, 'Do I want to die on THIS hill'? God's Blessings to all...

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llinda29 July 21, 2009 at 7:14 PM  

My travel tip is to print out driving directions andon't forget to put them in the car

Anonymous,  July 21, 2009 at 7:24 PM  

Put a sheet of Bounce in with the packed clothes; this will keep contents smelling fresh!

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Stephanie July 21, 2009 at 7:30 PM  

like the books on tape/cd from the library idea. also having emergency supplies in the car -- just in case!
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Anonymous,  July 21, 2009 at 8:43 PM  

Add extra time because something will happen and if your schedule is too tight you might not make it

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barbara July 21, 2009 at 9:12 PM  

Try rolling your clothes rather than folding them when trying to fit more into a duffle bag or suit case. You'll be surprised at how much more you can fit in your bag!

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semtaylor July 21, 2009 at 11:32 PM  

"Wear a multi-purpose coat, jacket or sweater that will go with all of your outfits" is a tip I like. I try to always wear or carry a jacket so it does not take up suitcase space.

nightowl July 22, 2009 at 12:43 AM  

When traveling, roll your clothes and put them in plastic bags. I also use the bags for personal toilietries and it makes them much easier to find and not spill onto my clothes in case they leak.

Anonymous,  July 22, 2009 at 3:30 AM  

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Shel July 22, 2009 at 3:34 AM  

My favorite vacation tip: Start out slow, make your first day your least scheduled day. Give your body time to adjust to a slower pace.

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David Johnson July 22, 2009 at 8:31 AM  

When on vacation: Whenever possible, turn off your cell phone, PDA, laptop, etc. If you absolutely have to check in at work, schedule one time each day to do so. The rest of the time, you’re on vacation! Thanks

susitravl July 22, 2009 at 10:30 AM  

Make sure you have plenty of windshield washer fluid for the outside and window cleaner for the inside of your windows for cleanliness and visibility.

cstironkat July 22, 2009 at 1:02 PM  

Summer Tip ~ use lots of sunscreen and be sure to re-apply. Nothing like sunburn to spoil the fun!
Since we ride Harleys this is so important.

mogrill July 22, 2009 at 3:35 PM  

We pack snacks, and lots of activites for long road trips. Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

sandis3 July 22, 2009 at 4:20 PM  

I never start a trip until I have made sure there is a box of moist wipes packed.

FrIeNdS July 22, 2009 at 7:21 PM  

I love the tip on renting books on cd at the library for your trip to make it more interesting. I am going to try that on my next trip!

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Joanmurraycefalu July 22, 2009 at 7:23 PM  

My favorite thing to do is leave the books and magazines I finish at the airport or bus station for the next traveller and don't have to carry it home. :)

Courtney July 22, 2009 at 8:12 PM  

my traveling tip is bring lots of good books!

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Fins2thrite July 22, 2009 at 9:05 PM  

The books on tape from the local library is a great idea..

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msrodeobrat July 22, 2009 at 11:20 PM  

when flying take a sweater! i always forget this and freeze

Jessilyn82 July 22, 2009 at 11:40 PM  

My favorite tip is to roll your clothing instead of folding it to prevent wrinkles.

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Purplepixiepop July 23, 2009 at 1:23 AM  

This may not be the best tip, but we like to travel at night. It's cooler in the summer, less traffic and the kids sleep most of the way. LOL

Lorri July 23, 2009 at 3:54 AM  

A travel tip, don't drink a lot of fluids if driving a long distance or you will have to stop frequently :(

Anonymous,  July 23, 2009 at 11:16 AM  

My favorite tip: Pack a couple of plastic grocery bags for dirty laundry, wet swimsuits and unwrapped souvenirs.

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Anonymous,  July 23, 2009 at 12:16 PM  

Save the plastic bag that your newspaper comes in for a shoe bag. When packing for a trip, place shoes in the bags to protect your clothes from dirt.

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Kim July 23, 2009 at 5:01 PM  

my fave tip: If your home has more than one floor, make sure you have duplicates of your cleaning supplies on each floor. It beats having to go up/downstairs each time you need something.

Jill July 23, 2009 at 5:23 PM  

Best tip- Hide the key to the minibar!

Even a little can of peanuts in the minibars cost a small fortune- and my kids can talk me into saying yes when I am tired. If I hide the key and lock it up- then they cant get in to con me into wasting money.

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jjampm July 23, 2009 at 8:49 PM  

Get audio books on CD from the library for the car ride. Is a great tip. Entertain everyone and still use your brain and enjoy the scenery.

sweetsue July 23, 2009 at 9:44 PM  

On a driving trip, plan to stop every couple of hours so everyone can stretch their lege and use the restroom. Don't be in a hurry-getting there is part of the fun!
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OSUfanz July 23, 2009 at 10:03 PM  

fav travel tip: Allow enough time for sleep. Vacations are meant to recharge your battery.


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furygirl3132 July 23, 2009 at 10:33 PM  

My favorite travel tip was rolling your clothes instead of folding them and having more space, I have heard of that before but never tried it! Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

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elkaye July 23, 2009 at 10:35 PM  

Wrap your shoes in plastic, newspaper or food storage bags so they won’t get other items dirty.


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Deci Worland July 23, 2009 at 10:38 PM  

Always call the motel to book, you can almost always get a deal.

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Ms. Autumn July 23, 2009 at 10:49 PM  

bring plenty of snacks & activities to keep the little ones entertained!

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Tracy July 23, 2009 at 11:33 PM  

Printing out directions online ahead of time always avoids major frustration!

vividchord July 24, 2009 at 12:17 AM  

Don't forget the ipod for the parts of the trip where you can't tune in a decent radio station

silverhartgirl July 24, 2009 at 12:29 AM  

Allow enough time for sleep. Vacations are meant to recharge your battery.

Janna @ Feed Your Pig July 24, 2009 at 12:36 AM  

bring your gps and ipod!

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panicxduh July 24, 2009 at 1:24 AM  

Look up fun kids games to play in the car::

"slug bug"
is the famous one--but there are travel booklets and word games that i used to play
and teach all my friends as a kid.

It made the last hours of the trip fly by!

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simone/ thebubbledies July 24, 2009 at 8:52 AM  

I like this tip... mmm sleep! Allow enough time for sleep. Vacations are meant to recharge your battery. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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ehhogan July 24, 2009 at 9:04 AM  

Pack a couple of plastic grocery bags for dirty laundry, wet swimsuits and unwrapped souvenirs

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Tina12312 July 24, 2009 at 2:39 PM  

"When flying, where long sleeves or take a sweater with you as they keep the planes very cool." And likewise for the airport terminal; I found this out the hard way once and it's not fun to be too chilly for a couple of hours. Thank you!

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Anonymous,  July 24, 2009 at 3:30 PM  

Travel Tip:

Bring a portable dvd player if you are going on a road trip. Its for the drive and at night when you are going to sleep =)
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cdabs July 24, 2009 at 3:38 PM  

I thought it was really smart to pack each kids' outfit in a plastic bag to prevent the search for matching items.

dolphee July 24, 2009 at 4:08 PM  

My kids have a bag in the back seat that I switch out toys, books and other activities for those long car rides.

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