Announcing the Alamo Chief Travel Moms Council #AlamoDriveHappy

This post is sponsored by Alamo Rent A Car, and I am so excited to announce my new partnership with Alamo as one of five moms on the Alamo Chief Travel Moms Council. As someone who loves a family road trip and is passionate about travel, I am truly honored to be a part of Alamo’s mission to inspire family travel.

Whether it’s a two hour drive into the city for a weekend or a trek across the globe, family travel will help you to create deep, lasting bonds. Traveling as a family can inspire, teach valuable lessons, and give you unforgettable memories through new experiences.

Alamo Chief Travel Moms Council

Humbled is the first word that comes to mind when I think of the amazing moms and bloggers who make up the Alamo Chief Travel Moms Council. I am humbled to be part of a council that includes Liz Mays from A Nut In A Nutshell, Crissy Page from the blogs Dear Crissy, Jennifer Quillen from The Rebel Chick, Stacie Connerty from The Divine Miss Mommy.

What can you expect?
Throughout the spring and summer we’ll be striking up conversations and sharing with you our thoughts and ideas on topics ranging from preparing a fun journey for your family, personalizing your vacation, capturing the moment, and how to have the best summer ever.

In addition to the new Alamo Chief Travel Moms Council, Alamo Rent A Car has recently partnered with a family travel expert, Eileen Ogintz to develop the awesome Alamo Kids Travel Tips infographic that you see below.

Alamo Kids Travel Tips

Savvy parents are increasingly including their kids in family vacation planning. In fact, 63 percent of parents said their children influenced their choice of vacation destination, according to the 2014 Portrait of the American Travelers survey. With this in mind, Alamo Rent A Car partnered with Eileen Ogintz, nationally syndicated family travel columnist and creator of, to create an original infographic from the kids’ point of view.

The Alamo infographic features key stats and 10 original ideas from kids to help parents everywhere increase the fun while planning, packing, participating in activities and making memories for their family vacations. No matter where you take the kids or how much you spend on your family vacation, what’s important is enjoying your time together and making memories for a lifetime!

I love the idea of letting kids be a part of vacation planning. Some of my sweetest memories have been made during mother and son road trips, and vacations that my son helped to plan. Although, many of my son’s choices have resulted in me spending a day on a roller coaster screaming my head off. The more I scream, the more he seems to laugh. But you know, I wouldn’t trade those terrifying moments for anything in this world.

I hope your next family trip is better than ever!

Are you making any family travel plans for spring or summer?

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  1. We are! We are planning a trip to Orlando in July! Super excite about it!

  2. 5 awesome picks!!Congrats Angela!

    We hope to do some close by travel and then experiment with further distances based on how baby copes :)

  3. I read three of the other moms, too! I love that this advice is from kids. Hilarious!

  4. I love the tips for including the kids in planning trips. My son was just asking me about what we are going to plan for summer vacation, so this advice is perfectly timed for me.

    As for the panel – well, it is a great one. Congrats to every one of you – you are all deserving. I look forward to being a part of your conversation.

  5. So exciting! Congrats on being a part of something so cool!

  6. Oh wonderful! This is so cool! Congrats, love all of the ladies that were chosen! I am hoping for lots of little road trips this summer, so I’ll be following along for your posts and tips ;)

  7. That is very exciting. Congratulations. We take a lot of road trips ourselves, so I am looking forward to hearing all about what you’ve got coming up :)

  8. How exciting! I see some very familiar faces in this group!! Congratulations to you all

  9. This is pretty awesome – congrats! Looking forward to reading more about this!

  10. We love to travel so we already have some big summer travel plans! Very exciting for your new partnership though, congrats!!

  11. We have a family trip planned to go to the beach for a week. We go every year, my husband and I, my parents, and my sister & niece. It is such a great time!

  12. No matter where we go for vacation, there’s always some sort of driving involved. Looking forward to some great tips from you ladies!

  13. How exciting! Congrats to all of you! Can’t wait to read your post!

  14. This is so wonderful!! Congratulations! Over the summer I plan to drive to Florida, and relax that should be a great time.

  15. The “Alamo Chief Travel Moms” is such a great idea. It will great to hear travel ideas on planning, traveling, packing, and, of course, making memories. Your right, letting the kids is a great way for them to get involved with the planning of a trip and that will make them even more excited about the trip.

  16. Sabrina Radke says:

    I’m planning our first ever family vacation and I am lost, so glad to hear you all will be giving me some great tips!

  17. How exciting! Cannot wait to learn more about it!

  18. What a great group of women! Congrats. Can’t wait to hear more about the Alamo Chief Travel Moms!

  19. I’m so excited to be embarking on this adventure with you!

  20. How wonderful! We are a traveling family too, especially road trips, so I look forward to seeing your adventures.

  21. So far, the only trips we’ve planned for this summer are work-related. I guess our spring trips are also work-related. We really need to plan a vacation!

  22. I couldn’t be more excited to be doing this with you! We’re going to be learning a lot as we’re sharing. :)

  23. How exciting! We’re planning on quite a few road trips this year, it’s time we get out and see some sights!

  24. We drive from Long Island to Cape Cod every summer and it is such a long trip. Especially with a cranky toddler. Great travel tips!

  25. How exciting, congrats! looking forward to your future posts! :)

  26. Oh wow, lucky you! I am up in the air about who to book my vacation rental through-hopefully you have some incentives in the works!

  27. This is so exciting!! I see some familiar faces in this wonderful group of bloggers! Congrats to you and everyone :)

  28. This is so exciting!! I see some familiar faces in this wonderful group of bloggers! Congrats to you and everyone :) Woohoo!

  29. Congratulations! That is very cool and exciting.

  30. What a fun opportunity! I look forward to reading the many road trips with kids tips, since we can use all of the help we can get.

  31. Congratulations on being an Alama Chief Travel Mom! It will be fun to read all your travel posts. My family loves to road trip and our annual spring break Las Vegas trip is coming up! I can’t wait for some warm weather.

  32. Congrats to you and the other Counsel members! I hope to do some traveling this fall.

  33. Congratulations on being named an ambassador!

  34. so excited to see so many blogging pals on here!! congrats!!

  35. This is truly exciting!!! I am so happy for you and can’t WAIT to hear about your travels.

  36. Wow! What a cool experience. I recognize some of those other faces as well. ;) We love traveling with our kiddos, and you’re right. Travel and vacation really does teach valuable lessons.

  37. Such a great group of bloggers. Congratulations, I look forward to reading your posts.

  38. saminder gumer says:

    don’t know about summer trips yet. this sounds like it is pretty fun and i look forward to reading the posts.

  39. Great job guys! We hope to go on a couple weekend trips this year, have to check these out!

  40. That is amazing – congratulations!!! :)

  41. congrats, that is awesome! Sounds like a great campaign!

  42. Congratulations! Can’t wait to hear all about the different themes!

  43. Congrats and it sounds like it’s going to be lots of fun! I will be following along with everyone’s posts and can’t wait to read all the fun travel tidbits!

  44. Congrats. This sounds like a totally awesome thing to be a part of. I’m planning my first vacation in YEARS with my kids and I alone in July to Ohio to see family. However, I also want to show them some of the neat things I got to do as a kid while I’m there (the huge Aquariums, the fair, and amusement parks too.) So, they are definitely playing a huge part of my decision making process.

  45. I mentioned to Jennifer on Facebook today that Alamo really chose a GREAT bunch of women as their travel moms. Being super-nice, as well as talented, was obviously one of the requirements!

  46. So awesome, congratulations! I have so many small trips planned for my kids this summer. I’m so anxious to get it started!

  47. We drive back and forth to Grandparents house (13 hours) several times a year with two kids under 3. I always plan with them in mind!

  48. Congratulations! You all are some amazing drivers! I look forward to learning more, we only do road trips, no planes for us!

  49. We’re planning to make a few trips to see some family this summer. We have a lot of driving ahead of us!

  50. Great job – I LOVE all of your tips about having the kids be involved in the vacation decision process! I look forward to more posts through out the summer. The Alamo graphic in your post is the first vacation planning advice that I have ever seen from a major company (travel-related) that includes using Pinterest as a tool…..kudos to Alamo! Thanks for sharing!

  51. What an excellent line up of ladies!!! Congrats and I look forward to your posts. I know each one of you will provide some great tips!!!

  52. Congrats, I’m looking forward to reading about everyone’s adventures. I think it’s going to be fun!

  53. Sandra VanHoey says:

    Congrats Ladies! My sister and I are planning on taking off and going somewhere, just not sure where as of yet. We cannot decide

  54. Yes, we have a couple of trips planned. I love traveling!

  55. Congrats! You are definitely in great company! I am looking forward to all of the awesomeness the travel moms will be sharing!

  56. Congratulations! You are so lucky! We are still figuring out our vacation plans for this summer.

  57. Congratulations. My kids are not helping planning yet because the blog seems to be the one that is helping right now. LOL

  58. Congrats, this sounds like lots of fun! So far, we are planning to make a few trips to see family this summer.

  59. Congratulations! This is an awesome opportunity for you and the other bloggers. I love seeing so many familiar faces. BTW, I LOVE your hair! Va va voom!

  60. Heading out on a road trip of sorts next week!! Just me and two boys for a full day of driving – wish me luck!! Congrats on your announcement!!

  61. Congrats! Road trips are some of the best trips, because you can change your mind at a moment’s notice.

  62. Congrats on the gig! I just started toying with the idea of visiting my sister in the Midwest this summer but I have no idea. I don’t particularly want to fly with a baby so we will see.

  63. Congrats.. how exciting, can’t wait to hear all about it and all the fun tips you will share in time for spring and summer travel

  64. That’s awesome! We go to Myrtle Beach (Surfside Beach specifically) in September. This will be our first year with two. It’s going to be a long 10 hour (turned to 12 probably) drive.

  65. we’re actually headed on our first road trip this summer. we’re driving to Florida. I’m not sure if i’m looking forward to it yet.

  66. Congratulations. This is such a wonderful opportunity. I am looking forward to reading whet you learn and share over the course of this appointment.

  67. Yeah congrats to you too!! We are heading up north hopefully to spend a week on Lake Michigan!

  68. Congrats. Sounds like this will be a fun assignment for you and your family.

  69. Congrats to you! I really like Alamo and have had good success with them. I look forward to reading your vacation and travel tips!

  70. Congratulations! This looks like a really fun opportunity for all of you!

  71. Congratulations! We love Alamo around my office (I sell insurance), they are always so great at working with our clients.

  72. Wow – congrats to you too! That’s awesome that so many bloggers I read are a part of this. Great infographic.

  73. Such a great group of ladies. Congrats!

  74. I am not planning any trips and I agree that children should be involved in the plans.

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