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On-the-Go with Barilla’s Piccolini TV

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While I am quite the chatterbox (as anyone who has met me can attest), I shy away from any video camera the minute it starts rolling. So when Barilla invited me to become the On-the-Go video blogger for their online community, Piccolini TV, my first thought was, “No way!” But then I realized what an honor it was to be associated with such a well-known (and tasty!) product. Plus, ever since I entered the wacky world of blogging over two years ago, I have been pushing myself to do things that previously terrified me (like parasailing, skiing, and power-networking).

Barilla's Piccolini TV

I’ve completed a couple of videos and received some positive feedback. Okay – the feedback is from my doting husband, my proud dad, my supportive best friend, and my young and naive children. But still…I think has done a fabulous job of splicing together my segments. A good enough job, in fact, for me to share the link with all of you here: Piccolini TV On-the-Go Channel.

In these videos, I will be sharing tips and showing methods to help make life easier and more fun for traveling families, from what to pack, how to get there, how to travel on a budget, and beyond. Take a peek at Piccolini TV’s other channels while you’re there to learn tips from savvy moms from four countries about Fashion & Style, Crafting, Cooking with Kids, Family Life, and Healthy Eating.

I hope you’ll swing by to watch my videos and leave a comment or question if you like what you see. Of course, if you don’t like what you see, then I encourage you to keep that to yourself! 😉

A Note from the Travel Mama: I receive compensation from Barilla for the work I do for Piccolini TV but I am not required to write anything about this project or their products here on

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. You rock, mama! Thanks for paving the way for those of us not quite as brave as you (yet)!

  2. This is the best Piccolini correspondent by far! *high five*

  3. Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

    Thank you, my fellow bloggin’ friends!

  4. Awesome

  5. Way to go! Do the kids know you are a vlogging star?

  6. Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

    The kids have seen a couple of the videos, but of course, they think THEY are the stars. (And they are!) 🙂

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