Happy Independence Day! I hope many of you are off on some exciting July 4 travels and adventures with your family. Here are a few highlights from the family travel blogosphere this week to serve as some light reading on your vacations.
10 Reasons Flying Is Better Than Road Trips via Mommy Points & 10 Reasons Road Trips are Better than Flying from InACents : Epic blogger battle! 😉 Two excellent family travel bloggers hash it out this week on the airline travel vs. road trip debate. Who wins? Well, it depends on your preferences and your family, I suppose. Personally, I have to side with Mommy Points in this battle. I much prefer air travel with kids when trips are longer than about 4 hours.
What About That First Trip: Flights and Seating: Blogger Are We There Yet over at Saverocity continues his excellent beginner series for parents looking to take their first flights with little ones. In this post, he shares his thoughts for picking the right flights, airports, and airline seats.
Flying with Infant Formula: The hits keep on coming this week from Are We There Yet, as he offers some great tips for dealing with the logistical and TSA hassles of traveling with formula for babies.
Family Travel 4 Real Life: I’ve written before about the new conference launched by The Deal Mommy for those of us seeking realistic strategies for family travel using miles & points. Excited to see that tickets are going fast (and bummed that my daughter’s school schedule prevents me from attending myself!). But I highly recommend this meetup to those of you on the East Coast who can go to DC on the weekend of August 23.
50+ Screen-Free Travel Toys & Activities for Kids of All Ages: In this post, Nothing if Not Intentional shares some tried and true product finds for keeping your kids entertained on flights… without the iPad. This is much-needed in our family at the moment!
4 Free Family Fun Activities in Montgomery, Alabama: I have to give my hometown in Sweet Home Alabama some love! Several of my favorite bloggers recently went on a press trip to Montgomery to visit the Hyundai factory and review the new Sonata, so my Instagram and Twitter feeds were going crazy this week with sights from where I grew up. Excited to see Judy Antell feature some Montgomery family travel choices in her article on TravelingMom.com this week.