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The Travel Mamas’ Guide & Residence Inn Giveaway Winner

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To make your travels easier, more fun and more affordable we offered up The Travel Mamas’ Guide Book Launch & Residence Inn Giveaway. With 992 total entries in the contest, it’s obvious many of you would like to learn the tips offered in this new travel with children book and to take advantage of a $250 Residence Inn by Marriott gift card. Who couldn’t use a bit of help with their family vacation planning and budget? (Read on to find out how to save $5 off The Travel Mamas’ Guide!)

With my crazy schedule of late, I finally was able to read through the comments made on the book launch/giveaway post. It was so touching to see the wishes of congratulations and encouragement from many of you. Thank you so much for your support! It means the world to me.

To enter the giveaway, I asked readers to tell me why you want to win a copy of The Travel Mamas’ Guide and a $250 Residence Inn by Marriott gift card. Here are a few of my favorite answers:

The Travel Mamas' Guide - a new travel with children book!

Why do you want The Travel Mamas’ Guide?

“I would like to win The Travel Mama’s Guide because travel tips are best given by someone with lots of experience, and almost no one has as much experience as Colleen has!”
– Candace

“I would love to win because I think this book would make a great baby shower gift.”
– Sharlene

“I am looking forward to reading this long awaited book! I dread traveling with the kids. I know this new book will inspire and reassure me it is possible to travel with children!”
– Genevieve Koesling

“Now I am a grandmother and I’m eager to travel with my grandsons. I think your book would be perfect for preparing me for adventures to come.”
– Natalie J. Vandenberghe

Residence Inn by Marriott

Why do you want to stay at Residence Inn?

“Residence Inn is one of go-to hotels in any locale. It’s great, great, GREAT for traveling with the family.”
– Kim T. @kimworld

“We often look for Residence Inn hotels when we travel. So family friendly and having a little kitchen when you are away from home is so helpful when traveling with children.”
– Diana

“I would like to win a $250 Residence Inn by Marriott gift card because it is perfect for a family stay! We NEED a fully-equipped in-room kitchens when we travel.”
– Cynthia

Who won?

Congratulations to Leslie Neeland Harvey, the winner of a copy of The Travel Mamas’ Guide and a $250 Residence Inn by Marriott gift card!

The winner was selected at random using Rafflecopter. She will receive an email notification. If the prize is not claimed within 48 hours of notification, the prize will be forfeited and another winner will be selected. Thank you to everyone who entered!

Get $5 Off The Travel Mamas’ Guide!

Even if you didn’t win the giveaway, you can still get the guide! For one week only, get $5 off The Travel Mamas’ Guide. That’s over 31% savings! Use discount code FPC8BHZK when you purchase here.

Hurry! This $5 discount off this new travel with children book  is good only through June 11, 2013!

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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