Published on Monday, January 07, 2013 22:27
Written by TravelingMom with Babies
Snow or sun? That is the question traveling moms ask about the family vacations in the winter. Will we take the kids skiing
? Or head to a family-friendly resort in the Caribbean
? Those questions and many more were answered during our party on January 7th.
Snow or sun for winter travel? @AndreaGuthmann
? escaping Chicago & seeing the sun but my boys luv to ski. Family travel's all about compromise right?! @MaryHeston @SilverMtnResort
you can go skiing all day and then surf in the afternoon. Just ask @erodg
about her visit! @blondefabulous
SUN!! I have never been a cold weather sort of gal! BRING ON THE CABANA BOYS W/FRUITY DRINKS!! @heatheracts
Snow because it's closer. I dream about the sun though! @travelermom
Sun, though my teens would disagree. My son is a snow board instructor this year and my daughter loves to ski.
How do you pack bulky winter gear in a carryon? @ionmyadventures
Don't forget the sunscreen! You need it 4 sun OR ski in winter. @judy511
Wear as much as possible. We travel like marshmallow people @mriveramora
Roll all the clothes -its a space saver!
Best tip for winter roadtrips? @ramblingstump
Slow down, assume those in front of you will slam on their brakes. Pack a winter kit. @MaryHeston
Kitty litter gr8 traction if you are stuck in snow- besides it adds weight to your trunk which helps too. @aogable
Dress in layers, so you don't have to pump the heat constantly! @blondefabulous
Dress warmly, and remember to tinkle BEFORE you leave. Rest stop toilet seats are C-O-L-D!!!
How do you cope with winter travel delays? @mriveramora
I go with expectations of major delays, so it won't be so frustrating if it really happens @kimorlando
This is when the airline clubs come in handy. Comfier chairs, food, drinks, fancier bathrooms. Cranky biz people but oh well. @suerodman
We don't have salt trucks in ATL. Our snow removal plan is the sun. @mom4everandever
Ext cord and prepped to be bumped in exchange for another free ticket/cash. @JeannetteElb
I love to sing in the car! Not sure if everyone else appreciates it.
What's your winter comfort food & where do you find it? @DebMomof3
Other than chocolate? Probably beef stew (yum!), chili, basically anything hot and filling... @jspd
Clam Chowder, my homemade mac and cheese, Shepherds pie, coffee with Kahlua or Baileys are some of my favorites. @kelseaeaton
My winter comfort food is chocolate! Where CAN'T I find it? @mimitravelz
Love French onion soup! My fam also loves baked mac n cheese.
Where's the best winter festival? @ElenaSonnino
I loved the sundance festival. Great food, movies, and skiing. @melinda74
Not a festival but I LOVE NYC at Christmas time. @tibstravel
Winter Carnival @quebecregion
quite fine. Exceptional actually for 17 days.@maryheston
Iditarod in the Yukon would be fun to see.
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