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Our Mommy Blog Faves: Summer Vacation Essentials

  • She's a Big Star
    Erin, voice of She's a Big Star, and her family were able to take in this little slice of paradise with a mere 15-minute drive from home. You can take a page out of her book and explore a nearby town you may have overlooked. They left their tourist-attraction town behind for a quiet afternoon of summer fun.

  • Many Waters
    Over at Many Waters, Shanna and her family were able to get up close and personal with a few WWII airplanes. A day trip to something unique and seasonal like this could be the perfect low-maintenance family getaway for you too.

  • Shh! Mommy's Drinking
    Although this family is on the road working most of the summer, you can follow their lead and take the fam on a road trip to a fair or festival you've always to wanted to enjoy. Teri, writing at Shh! Mommy's Drinking, and her family traveled to the northwestern United States from their Midwestern home. They learned what driving long distance with a baby is like (Teri's words: Takes. For. Ever.) and dressed their little one in adorable baby festival wear.

  • Some of the Best Things in Life are Mistakes
    Amy, of Some of the Best Things in Life are Mistakes, has a collection of 10 tips to help plan a zoo trip, and it's a parent's dream list. She includes pointers on how to save money, free printable activities and suggestions for how to entertain children at a zoo while avoiding the costly rides.

  • City of Creative Dreams
    When it's time to pack for a vacation, where do you even start? Shanice, mind behind City of Creative Dreams, is sharing downloadable packing lists with extra space for you to fill in the packing gaps she missed for your family. These cute printables are especially helpful because Shanice has versions for various travel arrangements, such as parent/child/baby, parent/child and more.