happy_familyRandom acts of kindness and good manners can make a good day a great one, and they can make a vacation memorable. We discussed travel heros, kindness and etiquette at our Aug. 1 TMOM Monday Twitter Party. What acts of kindness have you experienced in travel? How about giving a friend $1,000 to travel with you or rescuing strangers from the pouring rain?

 

What random act of kindness made your vacay memorable?

 

@youngmommy: we have been blessed to have perfect strangers treat us so kindly, when out and about, quite often

 

@bobisyellow:  pay parking for the person behind you

 

@maryheston: When people are nice to my children along the way it makes our trip special

 

Have you ever been a travel hero?

 

@myweeview: I gave my friend $1000 voucher I won that night to meet us in Hawaii

 

@kimorlando:  I was flying alone & helped a woman next to me with crying baby. Turned out her bro & my DH went to High school together.

 

@CindyRichards: I’ve helped a lot of lost travelers find their way around Chicago. Does that count?

 

Do you know any moms who were heros on the road?

 

@TravelGuard: ANY mom who can plan the vacation, coordinate the vacation and keep everyone happy ON vacation

 

@CindyRichards: My mom was always a hero on the road. She spent every road trip riding backwards tending to bro and me.

 

@WorldTravelMom: All of us moms driving with crying babies in the backseat who get to destinations safely w/o wrecking other cars are heroes!

 

Has travel insurance ever come in handy when traveling with your kids?

 

@youngmommy:  Never purchased travel insurance when traveling, but will when we go abroad (someday)

 

@marlibu: I’ve heard stories and seen it first hand. I work in the hospital. Travel insurance is a great thing!

 

@maryheston: I always have insurance when traveling with kids. Too many things can go wrong – insurance gives me one less thing to worry about!

 

@TravelGuard: Children are free on lots of policies.

 

What do you teach your kids about good travel etiquette?

 

@sunnee63: If you’re traveling in a foreign speaking country, try to learn some simple words – please/thank you/hello.

 

@TeresaShaw: We remind then that manners go on vacation too – clean up after ourselves, say please and thank you, etc.

 

@ConnieFoggles: The same as good ettiguette as at home and in public, only much better. Like no seat kicking!



Has anyone saved your trip? Who and what happend?

 

@CarissaRogers: BARB IS the travel hero of my story! She let me stay in the guest bed when stranded.

 

@familyonbikes:  A family rescued us from the pouring rain one day in New Jersey – invited us to stay the night in the their house.

 

@tammera111: We asked a local for directions and he charged us $1 LOL we also gave him a banana…

 

@maryheston: Left our suitcases on side of road and began to drive away – Travel Hero chased us down and gave us our bags.