IMG_2607The best travel is all about variety. If you spend one day on the beach, spend the next in a museum. After a day of skiing, go hiking in the mountains. After camping in the wilderness, make your next trip to a city.

We’ll celebrate another kind of variety–LGBT families–during a bonus #TMOM Twitter party on a Wednesday night. The November 6 #TMOM focuses on the challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender families, the thrills and challenges of traveling to adopt a child, and the importance of choosing the right hotel no matter what kind of family you have.

This bonus #TMOM is sponsored by Residence Inn by Marriott in partnership with and the Family
Equality Council. Join us to share travel resources, tips and stories of inspiration.

WHEN: November 6, 9-10 pm EDT (8-9 pm CT; 7-8 pm MT; 6-7 pm PT)


WHO: Panelists @travelingmoms @kimorlando @cindyrichards @debmomof3 @mombian @family_equality @ehechtmcgowan @kimsimes @ResidenceInn @Debontherocks @LavLuz @lifewithroozle @DesignerDaddy

Panelist Posts: 

Residence Inn by Marriott: A Bit of Certainty in an Uncertain Time

Traveling While Gay

Taking Up Residence on Twitter: Talking about LGBT Family Travel

Celebrating LGBT Family Travel

Traveling As an LGBT Family

WHAT: Twitter party – LGBT Family Travel

HOW TO JOIN: Follow the hashtags #TMOM and #RIFamily

NEW RI_LogoPRIZES: Win one of two signed copies of Cat Cora’s Classics with a Twist: Fresh Takes on Favorite Dishes cookbook, or the GRAND PRIZE: a Residence Inn gift card valued at $250.

To be eligible, you must:

1. RSVP by leaving your Twitter handle in the Rafflecopter widget below – NOT in the comments. (If you aren’t on Twitter, it’s easy—and free—to sign up. Go to to see how)

2. Have at least one tweet on the party from 9-10 pm EDT on November 6.

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