Can you believe it’s already time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions? This year I want my family’s travels to be a part of my resolution making. I want us to go beyond ‘basic’ family travel. After all, so many of our most cherished memories have been made during family vacations like our trips to Florida to visit our favorite amusement parks. So often we travel as an extended family, to include brother, sisters, cousins and grandparents. These big family vacations are always the best.
Getting to up close and personal with a dolphin at Sea World, Orlando was a neat experience.
Heading further north to play in the snow at Snow Mountain was a lot of fun too!
Travel is much more than the destination. I really want us to have more meaningful family time while on vacation, and one of the ways we can do that is to unplug from technology. With teens and young adults our family trips are so loaded down with technology, from video games to smartphones and tablets. As a blogger, I am so guilty of wanting to share everything we do in real time to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. It’s time to unplug!
Here it is… I’m putting it out into the universe!
My #AlamoDriveHappy family travel resolution is to unplug from technology for a full 24 hours during our family travels. That’s no screens or technology at all for 24 hours. (This is going to be hard.) Instead, we will fill that time having creative fun by doing art projects and crafts as a family.
It is so easy to get caught up in technology while on vacation. I even have a travel tech check list that I use to make sure we aren’t leaving anything behind. I’m actually really looking forward to having a whole technology free day of doing creative things. I have a feeling we will be implementing this new rule on all our trips.
I challenge you to make your own resolution. What will your #AlamoDriveHappy family travel resolution be? If you need ideas, brainstorm with other moms about ways to go beyond ‘basic’ family travel. I always get the best ideas from chatting with other parents. I can’t wait to hear what you come up with!
What will your resolution be?
Share your own personal travel resolution for a chance to win one of 15 #AlamoDriveHappy prize packs!
How to Enter:
1. Upload a picture or video to Instagram stating your family travel resolution. Example: My #AlamoDriveHappy resolution is to ___________. You can make a short video stating your resolution, take a picture of yourself holding a sign which states your resolution, or upload a picture representing what your resolution is about and state the resolution in the status update. There are many ways for you to share!
Entries need to tag @aboutamom and include the #AlamoDriveHappy hashtag. (Please be sure you are following @aboutamom on Instagram.)
If you don’t have an Instagram account, no worries. You can alternately share on Twitter with the hashtag #AlamoDriveHappy and tag @aboutamom on Twitter.
The contest ends on January 16, 2015 and you can enter once per day on social media using #AlamoDriveHappy. The prize package is loaded up with some amazing goodies valued at $560!!!
Included in the prize package:
$200 AMEX Gift Card
Alamo Tote Bag
CamKix Bluetooth Selfie
Kodak Waterproof Pocket Video
Scratch Travel Journal
USA Scratch Map
Remember, before you touchdown at the airport, be sure you have signed up to be an Alamo Insider for an additional 5% off of Alamo’s (already low) prices. Follow #AlamoDriveHappy and @Alamo on Twitter for travel tips and special announcements from myself and the other Chief Travel Moms!
Update: This contest has ended. Congrats to our winners.
Steve Reddington says
I would Love to visit Alabama!
Have the prizes been awarded?
Mommy Pehpot says
Travel resolution is to travel more and spend less 🙂