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Introducing #KidsNTrips Family Travel Twitter Parties

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I am so excited to tell you about #KidsNTrips family travel Twitter parties! I am partnering with two other travel aficionados, LA Times Columnist Jen Leo and 10Best/USA TODAY Travel Contributor Katie Dillon (a.k.a. La Jolla Mom) to host Twitter chats that focus on our favorite topic in all the land…travel with kids. Stop by to talk travel and win fun prizes the third Thursday of every month, 9:30 – 10:30 am Pacific Time (12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern Time).

#KidsNTrips Twitter Parties

First #KidsNTrips Twitter party

Our very first #KidsNTrips Twitter party will take place this Thursday, April 17 at 9:30 am Pacific. The topic will be “Best Travel with Kids Tips.” Join us to share your travel wisdom and learn tips from experts.

Win one of two $50 Visa gift cards!

Win one of two $50 Visa gift cards!

Why participate in a #KidsNTrips Twitter party?

Twitter parties are a fun way to get to know others who share an interest, like traveling with children. You will tweet your thoughts and experiences, learn valuable tips from travel experts, gain exposure within the family travel field, make new Twitter friends and contacts, and you might just win a fabulous prize!

Win a signed copy of my book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide"

Win a signed copy of my book, “The Travel Mamas' Guide”

What is a Twitter party or Twitter chat?

A pre-arranged chat that takes place on Twitter via tweets that are organized with a specific hashtag.

The Disney Social Media Moms Prize Pack will be awarded to one lucky #KidsNTrips Twitter party participant

The Disney Social Media Moms Prize Pack will be awarded to one lucky #KidsNTrips Twitter party participant

What is a hashtag?

A hashtag is an easy way for Twitter users to follow a particular topic, and in our case a chat. Our hashtag is #KidsNTrips. Be sure to follow all of us on Twitter, too: me (@TravelMamas), Jen Leo (@jenleo) and Katie Dillon (@lajollamom).

Win a copy of "Sand in My Bra" or "More Sand in My Bra"

Win a copy of “Sand in My Bra” or “More Sand in My Bra”


Just for attending our first Twitter party and tweeting with the #KidsNTrips hashtag, you'll have a chance to win:

  • TWO $50 Visa gift cards
  • Disney Social Media Moms prize pack filled with: Disney Park Tote Bag, H20 Body Cleansing Water Body Wash, H20 Body 24 Hydrator Lotion, H20  Body Scrub, “Deep Blue,” a Novel by Jennifer Donnelly, Disney’s It’s a Small World 50th Anniversary CD, Chip & Dale Snack Company Mickey Mouse-shaped Pretzels, GoGo Squeez Child’s Super Hero Cape, GoGo Squeez Gimme Five Blend Applesauce On the Go (4-Pack), Disney Junior/Doc Mc Stuffins Water Bottle, Disney TRYit! Apron, Disney TRYit! Recipes Cookbook, “Muppets Most Wanted” 100 Piece Puzzle, Vinylmation Park Series 12 Mickey Mouse Figurine, Mickey Mouse-shaped Compact Mirror, “Frozen” Olaf Magnet Set, Joffrey’s French Bistro Blend Coffee by Disney Parks & Resorts, Disney Parks Smart Phone Stand, Disney Parks Tablet Case, Snow White “I Have Seven Followers” Poster, Donald Duck “I Don’t Tweet. I Quack!” Poster
  • Signed copy of The Travel Mamas' Guide in paperback, by yours truly
  • Paperback copy of Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures edited by Jen Leo
  • Paperback copy of More Sand in My Bra edited by Jen Leo

Winners will be chosen at random and must be at least 18 to win. Prizes awarded to residents of the U.S. and Canada only. Disney is not affiliated with this Twitter party; I am gifting some incredible swag I received at the Disney Social Media Moms 2014 Conference.

Learn more about #KidsNTrips

Interested in spreading the word about your destination or brand? Sponsor one of our #KidsNTrips family travel Twitter parties! Or just want to learn more about future chats? Learn more about KIDS N TRIPS now!

I look forward to chatting travel with you this Thursday, April 17 at 9:30 – 10:30 am Pacific Time (12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern Time).

Which #KidsNTrips first Twitter party prize do you want to win most? Let us know in the comments below!

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.

  1. Sofia Rhodes says:

    Never heard about such Contest. Seems that we will have fun. Well, I am in..!!!!

  2. How exciting! Any prize mentioned would be fantastic, winning the Disney SMM swag kit would feel like Xmas morning. Thanks for the chat and the chance! @nkisantoro

  3. angela vaught montgomery says:

    That social media prize pack looks awesome!! GOING @AngelaAnj3n8

  4. Ashleigh Gunter says:

    @SPN_Mom will be there! Excited to take part in your first Twitter Party! Would love the chance to win any of the prizes! 🙂

  5. Sherry Bracy says:

    Sounds like fun! count me in! @sherrybracy

  6. What a cool topic. Love this! Last October we took our daughter for the very first time on a road trip. Can’t wait to share my story! Would love to win the Disney Social Media Moms prize pack. Thanks for the chance!

  7. I’d love to win the Disney Prize pack! We are planning our first family trip to Disney! Any of the prizes would be a blessing! Thanks for the chance! @SeraMommy 🙂

  8. Anita Utami says:

    Thank you for the chance! We are planning to have a long travel with our kid. I would love to learn more about it, and win the Visa GC 🙂 Looking forward to chatting with you.

  9. Christmas is nearly upon us so any idea is worth looking at.

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