The end of the school year is upon us. Kids are antsy, parents are just trying to make it through the final weeks, and thoughts turn to summer travel. Where will you go and how will you maximize family time during your vacation so you emerge with travel memories that will last a lifetime? We chat summer family travel tips on a special Thursday #TMOM Twitter party. Join the fun and you’ll have a chance to win gift cards from sponsor Residence Inn by Marriott and makeup from Motives for La La.

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Family travel that involves long car drives necessitates hotels that allow families to spread out. Photo Credit: Nasreen Stump

Summer Family Travel Tips: Plan Your Vacation

Summer travel planning is in full swing here at TravelingMom. We’ve got writers headed to dozens of locations domestically and internationally and there are many of us who love a good roadtrip (especially if it includes great snack stops)!

When you spend hours in the car with your family, it becomes especially important to pick a hotel that offers extra space. This is where sponsor Residence Inn by Marriott comes into the picture. Residence Inn features include spacious suites that offer full kitchens, free wifi, complimentary hot breakfasts with healthy options, free grocery delivery, and great pools and fitness centers.

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La La Anthony celebrates Red Cross Moms At Mother’s Day Suite Party at the Penthouse Suite at Residence Inn Midtown East on May 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Residence Inn)”


We’ll be joined by La La Anthony, Residence Inn’s Mom of the Year for 2016, who will share the challenges and joys of traveling with her 9-year-old son. She also shares how to maximize the kitchen in the suites with grocery lists and family recipes.

Join us Thursday, May 19, at 9 p.m. Eastern time for a special #TMOM Twitter party, all about summer family travel. We’ll talk about favorite hotel amenities, how to maximize family time, and new hotel features that will make your life easier. Come hang out for an hour, and learn summer family travel tips to make your vacation easier. And you may even win a Residence Inn gift card, thanks to Residence Inn!


WHAT: #TMOM Twitter Party – Family Travel with Residence Inn by Marriott

WHEN: May 19, 9-10 p.m. ET (8-9 p.m. CT; 7-8 p.m. MT; 6-7 p.m. PT)

WHO: Panelists @travelingmoms @ramblingstump @momconfessional @miamimsavings @MsLatina @coolchillmom @rwethereyetmom

HOW TO JOIN: Follow #RIMom and the #TMOM hashtag


Prep for summer family travel on #TMOM 5/19 9pmET Enter 2 WIN gift cards from @ResidenceInn! #RIMom :

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Our Grand Prize Winner will receive a Motives for La La Grand Prize makeup set as well as a Residence Inn by Marriott Gift Card


Prize #1: $50 Residence Inn gift card and a Motives for La La lip gloss

Prize #2: $50 Residence Inn gift card and a Motives for La La lip gloss

Prize #3: $50 Residence Inn gift card and a Motives for La La lip gloss

Grand Prize: $300 Residence Inn gift card and Motives for La La makeup kit

HOW TO ENTER: To be eligible, you must:

  1. RSVP by leaving your Twitter handle in the Gleam 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 – or just leave your name in the widget)
  2. Have at least three unique Tweets (other than a RT) on the Twitter party from 9-10 pm ET on May 19.

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