Summer of 2014 has been so much fun as an Alamo Chief Travel Mom, as we planned family travel, experienced, and captured great travel moments along the way! All summer long, it’s been great fun as we have revealed new Alamo Drive Happy Boxes filled with travel goodies to help make your family travel a little more special. Through various Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest campaigns I have really enjoyed as all of you shared some of your favorite travel moments and family travel ideas with us.
Here we are at the sunset of summer with the kids going back to school, and many of us eager to get in one more last minute summer getaway. We start back to school rather early here in Georgia, last week in fact, but were able to squeeze in one final getaway and spend a few days at the beach. It was the perfect way to end summer!
End of Summer Family Travel Ideas
Whether you hop on a plane or hit the road, there are so many fun ways to spend the few final days of summer break. Here are some fun end of summer family travel ideas:
1. Visit a national or state park. If you’re hankering for some jaw-dropping scenery and activities for the whole family, a trip to visit a state or national park is just for you.
2. Pay Grandma and Grandpa a visit. A trip to visit Grandma and Grandpa is a great way to end the summer!
3. Take a trip to the mountains. Hiking, fishing, and taking in the majestic scenery are just a few ways to enjoy the mountains.
4. Visit an amusement park. While a trip to Disneyland isn’t so easy on the budget, it’s a super fun way for kids to enjoy the last days of summer.
5. Head the beach. A few days at the beach can be a fun and affordable way to enjoy the last days of summer. This late in the season, many beach resorts and hotels are offering discounts.
Alamo Drive Happy Box
To help you get the most of the end of summer, myself and the other Alamo Chief Travel Moms have teamed up with Alamo Rent A Car to put together a fun-filled box of goodies to help make your summer travels even better.
What’s in the box?
About a Mom – @aboutamom
Geomate Jr. Geocaching GPS
Angela says: “Turn any end-of-summer family vacation into an exciting treasure hunt by going on a geocaching adventure. The Geomate Jr. Geocaching GPS will help you locate and find caches all over the United States.”
A Nut In A Nutshell – @blueviolet
Ocean Charms: DIY Jewelry Kit
Liz says: “Your treasured travel memories will stay with you forever when you preserve them by making your own unique and special beach charm necklace.”
Dear Crissy – @crissy
Motorola MR350R Walkie-Talkies
Crissy says: “Have kids that want to do different things? Take advantage of your final trip of the summer by splitting up to take on different adventures with the kids, but stay in touch quickly and easily to keep each other updated.”
The Divine Miss Mommy – @stacieinatlanta
Bushnell Waterproof Binoculars
Stacie says: “Take these binoculars along on that last summer trip to see everything in a different perspective. Don’t miss a thing, and catch all of the details!”
The Rebel Chick – @therebelchick
Samsung ST150F WiFi Digital Camera
Jennifer says: “This WiFi-enabled smart camera is perfect for sharing your end-of-summer summer adventures with your family and friends back home in real time!”
What I like about these travel goodies:
I am totally loving all of the travel goodies in this box! Stacie’s binoculars would be perfect for a trip to a state or national park, or even a trip to the mountains. Speaking of state and national parks, many park systems have a geocaching program. My addition to the box, a Geomate Jr. Geocaching GPS, makes it easy for you to go on a geocaching treasure hunt in just about any city. Crissy’s walkie talkies will be so much fun on any adventure, and Jennifer’s wifi-enabled camera will make it easy to capture and share travel memories. I’m looking forward to using Liz’s jewelry kit to make some unique mementos from our beach trip. How would you use these items into your family travel?
Alamo Drive Happy Box Giveaway
I’ll be working with Alamo and the rest of the Chief Travel Moms to create some inspiring family travel Pinterest boards, and we want your help! The themes of the boards will be: Summer Travel Scenes, DIY Summer Crafts for Kids, and Labor Day Family Travels. To be entered to win one of the new Alamo Drive Happy Boxes, all you have to do is use Twitter to send me (@aboutamom) a tweet sharing a photo and/or link for something that could be included on one of the 3 Pinterest boards.
For your entry to count, be sure to tag @aboutamom and use the #AlamoDriveHappy hashtag in your tweet. I’ll be checking for your tweets daily to get ideas for the Alamo Pinterest boards. Also, be sure you are following Alamo Rent A Car on Pinterest. Remember, the more ideas you share with me on Twitter, the better your chances of winning! This giveawy is open to U.S. reader and ends on August 18, 2014 at midnight.