tmomphotochallengeMAY croppedThis month we are hosting our first Traveling Moms Instagram meme and we would love to have you join in the fun!

What is Instagram?

Here’s how Instagram defines itself: “A fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your mobile phone, then choose a filter to transform the image into a memory to keep around forever. We’re building Instagram to allow you to experience moments in your friends’ lives through pictures as they happen. We imagine a world more connected through photos.”

Why Should I Use Instagram to Share My Travels?


The old saying, a picture is worth a thousand words, is more true in today’s busy world than ever. Sharing your travel photos helps people instantly connect with your experiences. Travelers who use Instagram well are able to take their friends, family and readers with them by instantly sharing their journeys through photos.

What Is An Instagram Meme?

A meme (rhymes with team) is the internet’s version of a chain letter. A common theme is established and people join in the fun by posting photos that fit the theme of the day. Get creative! Our first daily theme is “From Where You Stand.” This could be anything from where you are literally standing (such as your kitchen) to something as silly as your shoes. There is no right or wrong.

tmomphoto meme how toWhy Should I Participate in the #TMOMPhoto Daily Meme?

Traveling Moms and Dads are creative and always on the go. This is a fun and creative way to share your travels with a large audience. You will find new people to follow and others will find you. Each time you add to or scroll the #TMOMPhoto hashtag you will leave inspired by the travels of people who “get you.”

How Do I Participate in the TravelingMom meme?

Each new day has a brand new theme. Check the picture below to see what the theme of the day is. Get creative and post a photo that you think best represents that theme. It can be something you take instantly or something in your archives from years ago. When you upload your photo to Instagram make sure to add the hashtag #tmomphoto and be sure to follow the TravelingMom Instagram account. This is how your picture joins in the fun. The photo on the right shows what it looks like when you search #TMOMPhoto on your phone.

Ready To Join In The Fun?

Sign into your Instagram via your mobile device or computer. If you have yet set up an account, Instagram makes that easy. You can even connect it with your Facebook, Twitter or several other social media sites. Check the photo below for the theme of the day. Nadia Carriere, our Traveling Mom Instagram expert, did a fabulous job putting this all together for you! Let us know in the comments if you have any questions or need help. We can’t wait to follow your travels!