Travel Tuesday News for Sept. 28, 2010

by CajunMama

This was from the TravelingMamas.com Newsletter that went out yesterday. The newsletter is sent to subscribers who have signed up via our signup widget in the sidebar of our home page.

Fall in Love with Travel Again

This morning I woke up to a bit of cool weather here in Louisiana. I sat on my back porch wrapped in a blanket, sipping Louisiana’s Community Coffee, watchng the sun rise. I chatted with my husband about the change in weather and we discussed a few of the travel destinations we’d like to visit over the next few months. We’ve also started to plan a spring trip with the kids. As a family on a budget, we like to plan ahead for bigger trips so that the cost isn’t a burden to our every day budget. A new aspect we’ve added to TravelingMamas.com is our Daily Travel Deals. ThemeParkMom rounds up the best deals found on the web and posts them on most weekdays. I put emphasis on the word most, because as moms with full time jobs, sometimes the unplanned happens. We’ve also been checking out events in our own areas.

From Our Research and Development Department

Our Research and Development Team at TravelingMamas.com has been diligently searching for and testing some of the newest gadgets and travel gear for our upcoming Holiday Travel Gift Guide. Our littlest team members are having fun with new travel toys and giving thumbs up and thumbs down on everything under the sun for a family road trip. We’ve also been hitting the road, testing out vehicles for our Auto Review section. You can expect our Holiday Travel Gift Guide to be released around November 1st.

Trip Giveaways and Sweepstakes

We’re nearing the end of the Traveling Mamas Tripapalooza Gulf Coast Beach Giveaway. You still have a few days to enter, if you haven’t done so already. We’ve already given away two trips to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama. The last trip we’re giving away is a five night stay at The Beach Club Alabama. You can check out the details on our Tripapalooza post.

Win a trip to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. We’ve got all the details on how you can win a trip for four to spend Thanksgiving in NYC. If you’ll already be in the Big Apple for this American Holiday, you may want to check out our tips for viewing the Macy’s Parade and our list of free things to do in NYC.

TravelingMamas.com on Television

I’m excited to announce that TravelingMamas.com has been on WAFB TV in Baton Rouge, LA giving travel tips and suggestions via Skype. You can check out the lastest clip of October Deals along the Gulf Coast. With the technology of Skype, we’re able to provide local and regional television stations with live quality content and interviews.

Upcoming Events

Missouri Governor’s Conference in St. Louis, Missouri

BlogWorld and New Media Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada

We want to write about the travel topics you’re interested in. If you have a question or comment, feel free to send it to questions at TravelingMamas.com. We hope as you begin to plan your fall travels and holiday plans, that you take time to enjoy the experience of travel and fall in love with travel during this off-season.

The Traveling Mamas

Shannon Hurst Lane lives in south Louisiana and loves spontaneous road trips with her family or a solo mama getaway. She's the creator of TravelingMamas.com with a mission to inspire moms to get out there and explore our world. Google+
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