This time of year, the word “travel” is usually synonymous with long lines, heavy bags, slow traffic, and high-stress hightailing it from point A to B to get there before the tender timer pops.
Traveling with children during the holidays can add a few challenges of its own, but it can also be a great joy when you stop to recognize your good fortune in being able to travel with your child, in having extended family and friends to call upon, and how you’re undergoing a trip that can simply never be repeated. After all, your child will never be this same age or stage at the holidays again.
Win a gift book to be mailed next week:
I’m giving away a gift-wrapped, signed copy of Travels with Baby, ready to send via Priority Mail (to Canada or U.S.) as your gift to a friend next week. To enter to win the gift book, please comment at the original blogspot post (go here if you are reading this in syndication) before midnight PST on Sunday, December 21st. Share one of your favorite holiday travel moments with your child (at any age or stage). You needn’t have traveled far, and perhaps the moment was quite simple—sometimes the best ones are. You might consider what made the moment special to you? What did you learn or appreciate in that moment? Was it something your child taught you?
The winner will be picked at random and announced Monday morning, December 22, SO PLEASE SET A REMINDER TO CHECK HERE THEN or follow on Twitter: @travelswithbaby. Sorry to shout, but it will be very important so that you can email me your gift note information and the address where you would like your gift mailed—I will mail your gift book as soon as I’ve heard from you. If you’ll be traveling or unable to check, please send me an email in advance to contact (at) travelswithbaby (dot) com with your entry name so I can follow up with you if you win.
Good luck! I look forward to reading your moments.
Travels with Baby at Examiner.com:
Also, if you haven’t checked out my new column at Examiner.com yet, head over there to see my latest holiday travel tips, including:
> Helpful Hostess Gifts from Your Baby or Toddler
> Holiday Gifts Under $25 for Parents Traveling with a Baby or Young Child
> Tips for Entertaining Toddlers and Young Children in the Airport
More to come!
Passports with Purpose update:
Thanks to those of you who have already purchased raffle tickets for the Passports with Purpose fundraiser! There is still time to enter to win the $100 gift certificate to Babies Travel Lite, the Sit ‘n’ Stroll travel car seat/stroller, and CARES child aviation restraint—each with a signed copy of Travels with Baby. To see all the great prizes for travel enthusiasts, head over to the Passports with Purpose prize directory and purchase your $10 tax-deductible raffle tickets at FirstGiving.com.
Shelly Rivoli, author of the award-winning guide Travels with Baby
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