EatSmart TravelWise 3 Piece Packing Cube Set

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As you all know, we travel a lot, so it’s always great to find products that make packing easier, quicker and more organized.
EatSmart has just released the TravelWise 3 piece packing cube set, which is great for organization and keeping things where they belong.  This is helpful during the packing stage, but more so during the “finding” stage when you are at your location and you need to find your child’s underpants, STAT, or in the morning when you need your vitamins.  They always, always fall to the bottom of the bag.  (The small bag is so good for vitamins, medications, and toiletries, and makes finding them fast and easy.)
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Net Zero 4G Hotspot – Great for Travel @NetZero_4G


While traveling, one of the most daunting tasks can be finding a wifi connection. The internet might be the only way to reach friends and family, or maybe just update your Facebook status. There are many options available to have a constant wifi connection, most of which are quite expensive. There is one option which really stands out as not only easy to use, but also cost effective.

The Net Zero 4G Hot Spot is pretty sweet. This new device acts like a router for the Net Zero 4G cellular network. Any wifi enabled device can connect to the special portable secured wireless network. This network can give the user 4G speeds anywhere there is a signal. This might not sound very quick when compared to a wired broadband connection, but keep in mind a broadband connection is usually only available at home or work.


The device is easy to use. All you have to do is turn on the device on. Which can be powered via the internal battery or wall adapter. Once powered up, the device searches for a signal and up to eight devices can connect to one Hot Spot. The signal [Read more…]

Alternative and Affordable Lodging Options for Family Travel

No matter how you look at it, family travel can be a fairly expensive prospect. This is probably why so many families on a budget have to plan their trips well in advance in order to save up the money needed for transportation, food, and lodgings. And while there are definitely ways to cut back on travel expenses, by driving instead of flying, for example, or waiting for low airfare sales, it can be a bit more difficult to find suitable hotels at less cost. It’s not like you’re going to shack up in a youth hostel with your family so that you can get a few bunks at $20 a pop. Honestly, with a couple of kids in tow, you might as well spring for a budget motel room since it will cost the same amount and offer you more privacy. But even then, you’ll have to deal with crappy rooms that cater to, shall we say, a lower caliber of guests in some cases. And with the bedbug epidemic in full swing, motels might not be your first choice anyway. So what can you do to save some money on lodgings when you head out for a family trip? Here are just a few options to consider.

affordable family travelOne thing you might want to look for is a reputable Bed and Breakfast. These dwellings are often located in residential areas, making them kid-friendly, they offer you breakfast as part of the price of your [Read more…]