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When I think that I only have 18 summers with my kids, and I realize many of those are already gone, I know I want to make each one count! As a new mom, it seemed the nighttime feedings and diaper changes would never end. Now I wonder whatever happened to my toddling, chubby babies when I watch my 7-year-old son zip around a soccer field or my 10-year-old daughter singing on stage in a musical theater production. Vacations are a fabulous way to come together as a family and live in the moment, away from the stresses of school, work and never-ending errands. Join me this Thursday at the Make Every Summer Count #KidsNTrips Twitter Party to chat all about summer outdoor travel fun. You might even win an incredible vacation prize package in Idaho, a nature lovers paradise!

Make 18 summers with your kids count! (Photo credit: Visit Idaho)

Make 18 summers with your kids count! (Photo courtesy of Visit Idaho)

Make Family Memories in Idaho

Idaho may not spring to mind immediately when deciding where to vacation with your kids. But it should, especially if you’re looking for engaging outdoor adventures that your family can experience together and remember for years to come. Popular summertime activities include camping, lake sports, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, rafting and more. In fact, Idaho has the most raftable river miles in the U.S.—over 3,000! Looking for Idaho vacation inspiration? Check out the “docu-memories” at

Win a vacation in Idaho at the Coeur d'Alene Resort at the 18 Summers Idaho Twitter Party with #KidsNTrips at 10:30 am MT, 5/28/15

Win a vacation in Idaho at the Coeur d’Alene Resort (Photo courtesy of Visit Idaho)

Win an Idaho Family Vacation

Just for joining the #KidsNTrips Make 18 Summers Count conversation, you could win a fabulous family vacation in Idaho. Stay three nights at Coeur d’Alene Resort, situated on the beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene. Renowned as the “Playground of the Northwest,” this resort has something for all ages to enjoy, like a lake cruise, jet skiing, or an over-the-water golf driving range on a floating green. With 10 restaurants and bars to choose from plus room service, your family will have plenty of dining choices during a stay here.

Moms and dads rejoice—the winner will also receive a round of golf or spa treatment for two! If childcare is needed, you can book The Very Important Kids private in-suite childcare program for children, 2 – 12 years of age, available from 6:00 AM – 12:00 AM.

After a family hike on nearby trails or a dip in the outdoor lakefront infinity pool, take the kids out for some live entertainment at the Coeur d’Alene Theater Company. Four tickets are included in the prize package.

Next up? Head to the Silverwood Theme Park with eight complimentary park tickets. Located on over 200 acres, Silverwood is the largest amusement park in the Northwest U.S. Enjoy 70 rides, shows and attractions plus a water park filled with waterslides, two wave pools, a toddler splash area and a one-fifth-mile-long man-made river featuring lazy turns, lounging pool and waterfalls.

Idaho's plentiful outdoor activities are ideal for multigenerational family vacations (Photo courtesy of Visit Idaho)

Idaho’s plentiful outdoor activities are ideal for a multigenerational vacation (Photo courtesy of Visit Idaho)

Make Every Summer Count Twitter Party

Hosts: @TravelMamas @JenLeo @LaJollaMom

Sponsor: @visitidaho

Special Guests: @somedayilllearn @tips4familytrip @SheSaved

Hashtag: #KidsNTrips (and #18summers)

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Time: 9:30 – 10:30 am Pacific Time (10:30-11:30 Mountain Time; 12:30-1:30 pm Eastern Time)

Topic: Make every summer count with outdoor travel fun

Giveaway Prize: One winner will receive a 3-night stay at the Coeur d’Alene Resort (complete with a round of golf or spa treatment for two), four tickets to the Coeur d’Alene Theater Company, and eight tickets to Silverwood Theme Park (value: $3,475). (Transportation not included.)

Restrictions: This giveaway is offered and open only to legal residents of the United States, including the District of Columbia, as well as the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, who are 18 years or older as of April 1, 2015. No purchase necessary to win. Read additional prize terms and conditions.

Learn more: Not sure what a Twitter party is or why to participate? Read our Twitter party tips now

Win a family vacation in Idaho with hotel, theme park tickets and live theater tickets! Join the #KidsNTrips 18 Summers Twitter Party at 10:30 am MT on 5/28/15

Make long-lasting memories with your kids this summer with outdoor exploration in Idaho

Another Chance to Win an Idaho Vacation

Of course you should join our #KidsNTrips Twitter party for a chance to win an Idaho vacation, but your chances don’t end there. Enter their monthly sweepstakes to win a trip to Idaho, including airfare.

A Note from The Travel Mama: The #KidsNTrips Make Every Summer Count Twitter Party is sponsored by Visit Idaho. Prizes provided by the sponsor. Travel Mamas, KIDS N TRIPS, and Visit Idaho cannot be held liable for the giveaway or comments made by others during the Twitter party.

About Colleen Lanin

Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show,, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

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    Splendid information covered for treasuring family memories in Idaho. Silverwood Theme Park and all such attractions are good for kids. Thanks!

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