Next Monday, we celebrate a holiday that commemorates one of history’s most famous travelers – Christopher Columbus. It’s an appropriate kickoff for the fourth quarter holiday travel season, that time from Halloween to New Year’s when we hit the road to visit friends and family, finish up some yearend business, or celebrate in a new, exotic locale. But whether you’re going to grandmom’s for pumpkin pie or to a tropical island to escape the late autumn cold, you’re going to need a strategy  – and that’s where we come in. Join us at the next #TMOM Twitter Party on October 10, when we’re talking all about holiday travel.

New York City, especially Rockefeller Center, is magical at Christmas time. Photo: Philadelphia TravelingMom Sarah Ricks

New York City, especially Rockefeller Center, is magical at Christmas time. Photo: Philadelphia TravelingMom Sarah Ricks

October 10  #TMOM Twitter Party – Holiday Travel

What is it about the end of the year holidays that stirs up the wanderlust in so many of us? From seeking out haunted destinations and pumpkin patches in October to selecting the perfect locale for that New Year’s eve champagne toast, there’s something about seeing the year come to an end that tugs at us and makes us want to expand our horizons one more time before turning the calendar page.

 There's never not a great time to visit Walt Disney World, but there's something extra special about visiting at Halloween! Credit: Karyn Locke/Road Trip TravelingMom

There’s never not a great time to visit Walt Disney World, but there’s something extra special about visiting at Halloween! Credit: Karyn Locke/Road Trip TravelingMom

End of the year travel takes a little more planning than our regular vacations, simply because there’s so many of us traveling and so much going on! Sure, heading to a haunted destination may sound like spooky fun for Halloween, but where will the little ones do their trick or treating?  How early do you have to plan your air travel for that busy Thanksgiving weekend – or is it already too late?Visiting family members cross country may be your choice for Chanukah or Christmas, but how can you assure your gifts will travel as well as you do? (And will Santa find you?)

Relax! The TravelingMoms are here to help you design the perfect holiday travel map. Whether it’s a multigenerational trip that brings the whole family together or a weekend away for two to wind down the year, we’ve got you covered.  We’ll help you plan the perfect trip, whether you’re cruising for Christmas, taking a road trip for Thanksgiving, or visiting family at Kwanza. And we can show you how to transform busy travel time into memories that will last long after the year is over.

he Christmas markets of Germany are some of the most magical places on Earth during the holiday season. Photo: Teaching TravelingMom, Kirsten Maxwell

he Christmas markets of Germany are some of the most magical places on Earth during the holiday season. Photo: Teaching TravelingMom, Kirsten Maxwell

So join us at 9 p.m. on Monday, October 10, when the #TMOM Twitter Party is all about holiday travel. Let’s celebrate Columbus Day by planning a holiday trip to open up new worlds – and welcome a new year.

The Details

WHAT: #TMOM Twitter Party – Holiday Travel

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

WHO: Panelists @travelingmoms @KimOrlando @CindyTravelsOn

HOW TO JOIN: Follow the #TMOM hashtag

SPREAD THE WORD:   TWEET –      Tis the season! From Halloween to New Year’s Eve, travelers are on the go. Join #TMOM Monday 10/10  9pm ET to celebrate holiday travel.

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