In anticipation of summer, Colonial Williamsburg has a special trip giveaway offer for Traveling Mamas readers. One lucky family will have an opportunity to win one (1) complimentary 4 day/3 night package getaway to enjoy interactive history and unparalleled southern hospitality at one of the country’s most popular must-sees for families. This summer, Colonial Williamsburg will be introducing a variety of new interactive programming adding to the fun, and the Colonial Williamsburg Resort is celebrating 75 years of hospitality, so you’ll enjoy the best in customer service, as well. Program highlights this summer include RevQuest: The Lion and the Unicorn, the second chapter in aRead More →

We love Pringles at TravelingMamas.com and always pack a tube of our favorite flavor on almost every road trip. Pringles presents the Tournament of Flavors — a video bracket-style contest on Pringles’ Facebook that premiered recently, where fan-submitted videos showcase a humorous spin on Pringles’ flavors for their chance to win a cash prize. In celebration, we’re giving away one (1) $50 American Express gift card to one randomly selected commenter on this post. Fans of Pringles can view and vote for their favorite video on the Pringles Facebook page. Here’s my favorite, a fun performance In the Hall of the Pringles King: The PringlesRead More →

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve posted any travel deals, only because we only like to post AMAZING deals, not just any travel deal that comes along. We’ve been keeping our ears to the ground listening for room rates and special packages. It’s fun to be spontaneous and surprise your loved ones with a quick and affordable getaway. Here are some not-to-miss packages and travel discounts. Getaways (Expiring REAL Soon) Branson, Missouri – Groupon Getaways has a great deal at Grand Country Inn. This soon to expire discount offers two options: 1 night package for $139 or a 2 night package for $199. PackagesRead More →

Forget waiting around for those 11/11/11 travel deals – we’ve got some scary getaways for those looking for a haunted thrill. Groupon Getaways and Expedia, have scoured the country to curate a collection of Haunted Getaways involving the eeriest travel destinations nationwide. Spooky spots include:  Two-Night Stay for Up to Five in Suite or Themed Tours for Small or Large Group at the Geiser Grand Hotel in Bakers City, OR. You can travel as late as spring. Get the deal!  An evening stay and ghost tour experience at the hotel that inspired The Shining, The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. This deal is 60% of the regularRead More →

Searching for the perfect holiday travel gift that won’t break the bank? Here are a few of our favorite travel gifts and gadgets that are affordable and practical for this holiday season. Monster Cable mini power strip – I travel EVERYWHERE with this travel sized power strip. It is compact and has saved my behind at many layovers. Have you ever arrived at your assigned gate only to find that the one plug in the entire airport is already claimed by two other travelers? I have yet to have someone tell me they won’t share their power with me once I show them this awesomeRead More →

Can you spot the travel deals with all the emails being sent to your inbox? Andre Moreau of WAFB TV in Baton Rouge, Louisiana asked this question and we tried to help him find out how to book the travel deals and how to avoid the scams. (Watch Money Monday Travel Deals video on WAFB.com) The Deals CheapCaribbean.com – This site advertises vacations starting at $249 with air. The $249 is a starting price and there are taxes and other fees that will be tacked on to your total price. This price is for departures from certain destinations and is for lodging at the Viva Wyndham Fortuna. I went to TripAdvisor.com toRead More →

Today is the biggest online deals day of the year – Cyber Monday. We’ve got a few travel related gadgets that you may have on your holiday wish list, either for yourself or someone special. Here are some of the top items that are being searched for this holiday season, but they all have a travel twist. E-Readers Amazon started the trend with the Kindle and other companies have followed with their own portable e-readers. They come in handy for the traveler who is an avid reader yet doesn’t want to lug around an entire library. The Kindle is available on Amazon.com all year round, butRead More →

Did you miss out on traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday? Travel deals during the holiday season can be tough to find and book. It’s the time of year when everyone seems to be traveling from one end of the country to the other. We’re always on the lookout for travel deals and cheap airfare to help YOU save money so that you have a little extra in your pocket for shopping, once you reach your destination. Back in September Bing issued the 2010 Bing Travel Holiday Forecast to give travelers an idea of what to expect when traveling this holiday season. For people who stillRead More →

Southwest Airlines has announced a new fare sale today. One-way flights start at $59 to many destinations. The sale is on from today (Nov. 9, 2010) through Nov. 22, but many routes may sell out, so you probably want to act quickly. The cheaper airfare is available for travel on most days between Dec. 1, 2010 and Feb. 16, 2011. Why not plan a January girlfriend getaway to Las Vegas or a romantic escape to Baton Rouge for Mardi Gras festivities? My best tip for getting in on this deal is to be flexible. If you aren’t finding the sale fares for the dates youRead More →

Just in time for Veteran’s Day this month, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort have introduced new discount offers on theme park tickets and hotel rooms for active and retired U.S. military personnel. These offers are good through Oct. 1, 2011, and can be purchased by either the military personnel or their spouses. Active and retired members of the U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists are eligible. And the tickets aren’t just for the military personnel. Each eligible person can buy up to six tickets to be used by the military personnel and family and/or friends. Here are the Disney Parks ticket offers: WaltRead More →