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Summer’s almost here! The kids will be out of school soon, freeing up families to hit the roadways and the airways unencumbered by homework and strict schedules. Have you planned your summer vacation yet? Whether you’re all booked or still looking for destination ideas, I promise you’ll have fun and learn handy travel tips at the KIDS N TRIPS Summer Family Vacation Planning Twitter Party, sponsored by the Hilton HHonorsTM Card from American Express. Just for joining our summery vacation conversation, you could win one of three American Express gift cards (worth $400 total)!

#KidsNTrips Summer Family Vacation Twitter Party

Upgrade Your Summer Family Vacation

Let’s face it, vacations can be expensive. Airline tickets, gas money, meals out, theme park entrance fees, souvenirs and hotel stays add up fast. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get hotel nights and hotel upgrades free-of-charge? You can! Earn points for each dollar you spend on vacation and at home with the Hilton HHonorsTM Card from American Express. Then use your points to book free hotel and resort stays, experiences (like concerts and sporting events), travel (airline/rail tickets, car rentals and cruise certificates) and more.

With this card you receive complimentary Hilton HHonors™ Silver Status. That means you’ll receive a 15% bonus on all the HHonors Base Points you earn AND get every fifth night free on Standard Room Reward stays of five nights or more.

Want to rack up points faster? Earn seven Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases at any participating hotel within the Hilton HHonors portfolio of brands, like Waldorf Astoria, DoubleTree, Hilton Garden Inn, and the always family-friendly Embassy Suites. When you fill up your tank at the gas station or shop at the grocery store, you’ll earn earn five Hilton HHonors Bonus Points for each dollar of eligible purchases. All other eligible purchases receive three HHonors Bonus Points per dollar spent.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa

How would your family like to earn Hilton Hhonors points with a stay at Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa this summer? (Photo credit: Hilton Worldwide)

Limited Time Offer

Apply for the Hilton HHonors™ Card from American Express by May 5, 2015 for no annual fee and to receive a whopping 60,000 HHonors Bonus points after you spend $1,000 in purchases on the card within your first three months of membership. Start earning an upgraded summer vacation now. Apply here before this special offer expires!

Hilton Hhonors Card from American ExpressSummer Family Vacation Twitter Party

Date: This Thursday, April 16, 2015

Time: 9:30 am Pacific Time (12:30 pm Eastern Time)

Hashtag: #KidsNTrips

Theme: Summer Family Vacation Planning

Hosts: Be sure to follow @TravelMamas @JenLeo @LaJollaMom @AmericanExpress @HiltonHhonors

Special guests: @ruralmoms (from, @walkingontravel (from, @WanderingEds (from and cb_gilbert (from

Giveaway prizes: One $200 American Express gift card and two $100 American Express gift cards

Restrictions: Must be 18+ to win. Open to U.S. residents only. No purchase necessary to win. Prizes will be awarded to three lucky #KidsNTrips Twitter Party participants. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via Twitter shortly after the party. Read additional prize terms and conditions.

Learn more: Not sure what a Twitter party is or why to participate? Learn more about#KidsNTrips family travel Twitter parties now!

A Note from The Travel Mama: The #KidsNTrips Summer Family Vacation Planning Twitter Party is sponsored by American Express. Prizes provided by sponsor. Travel Mamas, KIDS N TRIPS, and American Express cannot be held liable for the giveaway or comments made 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.

  1. http://Jessica%20Naca says

    can’t wait to learn some great tips on Traveling with kids! See you on twitter via @jnaca312

  2. http://Vilma%20Crissien says

    Do we have to RSVP? 🙂

  3. http://Jody%20Robbins says

    No Canadian entries? Sniff.

  4. http://Lesa%20Moats says

    RSVP @lesaann98

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