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Writer, mom of two, and founder of Travel Savvy Mom. I see and blog about the funny side of family travel. Yes, there is one.

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Travel Feature: Should you vacation with your parents? Should anyone?

Last August, I caught up with a some friends over coffee on the first day of school. Since I'm always on the lookout for good travel scoop, I quizzed people about their summer trips.

I made an astonishing discovery. Of the ten people I chatted with, half had vacationed with their parents or in-laws since I had seen them last.


Now I'm no statistician, but I know a trend when I see one. In a word? Grandcations.

Grandcations can be great---I've… Continue

Posted on February 3, 2009 at 10:13pm — 4 Comments

Is Environmentally Friendly Travel an Oxymoron?

I remember very clearly when those little placards began showing up in hotel bathrooms around the world urging us all to hang up our towels if we were willing to reuse them, thus saving millions of gallons of hot water and the energy required to run the dryers.

On the one hand, I thought, "Good idea!", and on the other, "and how convenient for you." I can't help it, I'm a cynic by nature. I just wanted the hotels to acknowledge what we all know in our hearts to be true: Less… Continue

Posted on January 28, 2009 at 7:17am — 4 Comments

Should I Pull My Kids out of School to Travel? Do You?

When my kids were little---one in preschool and one in diapers---I talked a big game about pulling them out of school to travel. My theory was this: not all education happens at school. I felt the benefits of experiencing another culture far outweighed the drawbacks of missing a few days here and there. Besides which, my daughter had her letters, numbers, and shapes down cold. We could afford to miss some school.

A few years later, I hit my first bump. I was trying to schedule a… Continue

Posted on January 21, 2009 at 7:25am — 12 Comments

Sleeping with the Enemy

The average American family has two kids. My family has two kids. Theoretically we should fit just fine in the average hotel room.

Three weeks ago, we rented a charming house in Sonoma for a post-holiday getaway. It had 2 bedrooms, each with a queen size bed. My husband and I took one, and---as we've done about a million times before---put our kids Avery (9) and Max (6) in the other.

Here is a brief transcript from that night:

Avery: Don't touch me! Ow! Mommy!… Continue

Posted on January 14, 2009 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

Dude, Where's My Kid?

I check on my kids constantly. I'm a naturally anxious person, and it comes with the territory. When they're snacking, I check to make sure they're not choking. When they're bathing, I check to make sure they're not drowning. When they're sleeping, I check to make sure they're still breathing.

I'm sure it drives them nuts.

When we travel, I kick it up a notch. Because who needs trouble in a strange city or a foreign country, right? I watch them so closely, I almost don't… Continue

Posted on January 7, 2009 at 5:00am — 11 Comments

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At 12:43pm on September 1, 2010, Maggy Woodley said…

I am new to Twitter Moms and look forward to meet everyone!

I have a Book & Craft blog called Red Ted Art (, where I bring you children's books & iphone reviews, LOTS of craft ideas for children <`12yrs, as well as week Craft Tutorial for adults.

I hope you will come and take a look. Be inspired and Get Crafty!!

Oh and I am @redtedart on twitter!

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At 5:57pm on November 22, 2009, Amy Robbins-Wilson said…
Hello TravelSavvyMom!

I really enjoy your posts and sense of humor. We all need it as mothers don't we? Just wanted to share some of my work with you.

My new music video for my lullaby Child of Sunshine is finished! Would love to know what you think :)

You can see it at:
If you enjoy it, please share it with as many people as you can.

All downloads from now through the end of 2009 will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network as they helped us so much when our son was born 6 weeks early.

Hope you are well!
Amy Robbins-Wilson
At 9:51pm on July 24, 2009, Heather Pelsman said…
Hi TravelSavvyMom. so adorable kids. Its nice to meet you here in twittermoms. I have no doubt you love it here. I look forward to connecting with you. Kindly check this site and let me know what you think
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Congratulations on your profile in the newsletter.
At 9:26am on January 20, 2009, Mommy Bits said…
It's a fun read. I found it hard to put down!
At 11:17am on January 13, 2009, ECHOage said…
HI travelsavvy mom - great article about Whistler. I'm Canadian and love to ski, but have never been there in the winter. Found your blog because of a comment you made about Michael Pollen's Omnivore's Dilemma - I loved that book - very life changing.
We travel a ton w/ our 2 kids and I will try to submit a little blurb about our last summers trip to Nova Scotia. Fantastic holiday.
ECHOAge ambassador
At 8:50pm on January 11, 2009, Nancy Meyer said…
Hi Jamie. I went on a trip to England last summer with my 15-year-old daughter. She really enjoyed it! I think the newness of the culture and different styles of life were really interesting to her. She even didn't mind that she couldn't get cell phone reception! I find my kids like travels where they are challenged with new experiences. Sounds like an interesting book you are working on!




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