TripAlertz, a new site that has been described as “Groupon for travel,” launches today. As I told Traveling Mamas readers a couple of weeks ago, I love the TripAlertz concept of harnessing the power of social media to sell vacation packages. As more people buy a particular package, it gets cheaper for everyone. And the [...]

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Rayovac USB Charger

When I pack for travel, I not only think about space in my carry on luggage, but also on ways to be eco-friendly when on the move. I carry along my own travel coffee mug to cut down on disposable coffee cups, and I also carry along a variety of rechargeable batteries and chargers. A [...]

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Shannon Hurst Lane and Bethenny Frankel at eforea: spa at Hilton launch

I posted beforehand about the launch of a new spa concept – eforea: spa at Hilton. I was fortunate enough to be invited to the launch party by Hilton Hotels and Resorts. I’ve been on many press trips in the past decade, but I rarely attend launch parties (I live in Louisiana), which made this [...]

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Blood Orange Mimosa at Silk Road Vdara

BlogWorld and New Media Expo isn’t just an educational experience, but it’s also a chance to network and build your brand. A trio of us (me, ThemeParkMom, and MommyMusings) decided to make a girlfriend getaway out this annual event. It is Las Vegas, after all! TravelingMamas.com was a media partner with BlogWorld and I was [...]

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Eforea Spa at Hilton Logo (c) Hilton Hotels and Resorts

Tonight I’m attending the launch event of the Hilton brand’s new spa concept – eforea: spa at Hilton. I love the Hilton brand, and when you add spa into the mix, it’s a match made in heaven for me. The launch is being celebrated with a special performance by SEAL and other celebrities are scheduled to be on hand, including Tyson and [...]

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Vegas is the city that never sleeps. It’s also a city full of great eats. One meal that doesn’t get enough love in Vegas is breakfast. I can’t survive without something to eat at the beginning of the day, especially during busy events like BlogWorld. Our friends in Vegas suggested we sample the breakfast offerings [...]

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goggles translation image (c) Google

Have you ever heard of Google Goggles? I had seen this when searching through Google’s Mobile Apps category the other day. It was initially released for Andriod. Goggles is enabled only for English-speaking users, and since it requires an auto-focusing camera it is now supported on iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 running iOS 4 or above. [...]

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Zappos Blog Bus and TravelingMamas.com

On our recent visit to Las Vegas for a girlfriend getaway, we opted to try out a free tour of Zappos Headquarters, because we love free things to do in Vegas. Since we had arranged a special visit, our new friends with the Zappos Blog Team picked us up in the Blog Bus, which is [...]

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All across the state of North Carolina, the fall colors are decorating the rolling hills and mountains. This weekend would be a great time to load up the family and take a road trip to the western part of the state since the colors are at peak all along the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. [...]

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I’m always looking for ways to earn free nights or extras with hotel and airline loyalty accounts. A recent consumer survey that 60% of people surveyed who have a loyalty card don’t know what they’re getting, or only somewhat understand their program. Not only that, but almost half of respondents (45%) who are not members [...]

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