Every few months, the calendar gives us a gift – a long weekend. Right when we need a break from routine, we’re given (or take) a long weekend to embrace, enjoy, and have fun with each other. And what better way to do that than travel, right? Don’t let the post-holiday blues get you down. Start planning your first long weekend of 2017 – with the help of the TravelingMoms at the January 9 #TMOM Twitter party.

A long weekend for my father-in-law (from Massachusetts) and my sons (from Jersey) means heading to a Yankees game in New York! Photo by Mary Lebeau, EastCoast TravelingMom

A long weekend for my father-in-law (from Massachusetts) and my sons (from Jersey) means heading to a Yankees game in New York! Photo by Mary Lebeau, EastCoast TravelingMom

January 9 #TMOM Twitter Party – Long Weekend Travel

Many people feel Friday the 13th is unlucky, but I’m looking forward to it this year. Or, to be more specific, I’m looking forward to Friday, January 14th, as it will mark the beginning of the first long weekend this year.

Why does one extra day make so much difference? It gives us an excuse to break the same old routine and taste a bit of freedom. We can go a little slower, relax a little more, check email a little less frequently. And, of course, a long weekend is the perfect time to do a little no-stress traveling. Plan a short road trip – or a quick tour of a city on your bucket list. A weekend trip with travel time may be too rushed, but add that one extra day and suddenly you have time to explore!

Our next #TMOM Twitter party on January 9 at 9 EST will be all about Long Weekend Travel. There’s a lot to talk about, because long weekend trips come in many forms. Haven’t had any girl friend time recently? Then consider a long weekend for girlfriends.

Need to distress? Plan a long weekend for relaxation at a favorite spa or resort

The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Be it the beach or the city, an educational trip or just for fun, a long weekend is just enough time to get acquainted with a new area or dive deeper into a destination you’ve already toured.

So join us on at 9 p.m. on Monday, January 9 at the next #TMOM Twitter party to learn our long weekend travel tips. Then start planning – Friday the 13th will be less than a week away!

The Details

Plan your long weekend travel - and enjoy our fast paced fun - at the next #TMOM Twitter Party. Join us on January 9 at 9 pm EST.

One of our favorite long weekends took us to Niagara Falls. Photo by Mary Lebeau, EastCoast TravelingMom

WHEN: January 9, 2017, 9-10 p.m. ET (8-9 p.m. CT; 7-8 p.m. MT; 6-7 p.m. PT)

WHO: Panelists @travelingmoms @KimOrlando @CindyTravelsOn

HOW TO JOIN: Follow the #TMOM hashtag

SPREAD THE WORD: Tweet Put your long weekends to great use – travel! Take 3 days to connect, refresh, enjoy! Join #TMOM at 9 ET to talk about long weekend travel.

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