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. says

    5 awesome picks!!Congrats Angela!

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

  2. says

    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.

  3. says

    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 ;)

  4. says

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

  5. says

    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.

  6. 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!

  7. says

    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!

  8. says

    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!

  9. says

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. says

    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!

  12. says

    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.

  13. says

    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!

  14. says

    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!

  15. 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

  16. says

    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!

  17. says

    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!!

  18. says

    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.

  19. says

    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.

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