Great Travel Tips from First Lady Michelle Obama

BY: - 29 May '14 | Travel

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If you were given the opportunity, what travel related questions would you ask the First Lady?  Well, students from around the world were given that opportunity and they asked FLOTUS some pretty good questions and she, in turn, gave some great travel advice.

First Lady even revealed what city/country was the destination on her very first school trip which was also her very first passport stamp.  She also revealed that she was very emotional and afraid to ask her Father if she could go.  He said yes and the adventure began.  (lol)

It was a fun interview and here are our favorite travel tips from First Lady Michelle Obama:

  • Put your education first, but seize the opportunity to travel when it presents itself.   Traveling makes us better, smarter and more well-rounded people.
  • Shake the fear!  Don’t be afraid to travel abroad and don’t be afraid to ask your parents (even if it’s expensive) if you can go on that school trip.  Every parent wants their child/children to see the world and broaden their horizons and vice versa.  Parents want to share the world with their children.
  • Be open and enter the experience with no preconceived notions about the destination that you are visiting.
  • Be respectful of the people and the culture you’re visiting.  If residents/locals see that you are trying and respectful of their country and culture, they will be willing to help you.
  • Eat your vegetables even on vacation.  (lol)

For more fabulous travel advice from First Lady Michelle Obama, watch the entire video right here…

BMWK family what advice would you give your child/children on their first school trip (without you)?

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Kirstin Fuller wrote 285 articles on this blog.

Kirstin N. Fuller aka The Travelin Diva is a DC based travel journalist bringing fellow travelers the best deals on family vacations, couples retreats, spa getaways, the best travel gadgets and more in BMWK's exclusive Travel Tuesday & Weekend Travel Guide columns. Check out her new travel blog daily for more deals & destinations www.passenger156.com.

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Don’t Break the Budget While on Vacation

BY: - 3 Jun '14 | Travel

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Vacations are a favorite summer activity for everyone.  To enjoy a really nice vacation to a destination that the entire family wants to visit can sometimes take 6 months to a year of planning and saving. What happens when you are actually on vacation?  Over spending!  A lot of families and travelers in general tend to spend the money they saved from planning a vacation and then some while vacationing.  We have a few fabulous tips that will help ensure that you don’t break the budget while on vacation.

Here are our top 5 on-vacation budget savers…

  1. Avoid costly cab rides and car rental fees.  Choose your resorts and hotels wisely my friends. (lol)  Eliminate cab/car rental fees by picking a resort/hotel that offers free shuttle service to and from the airport.  If you are visiting a major theme park on vacation (i.e. Disney World), pick a resort that offers free shuttle service to and from the park.
  2. Don’t travel hungry!  You know the old adage…Don’t go grocery shopping hungry because you’ll buy a lot of unnecessary junk.  Same principle applies on vacation. Don’t arrive at the theme park hungry.  You and your kids will want everything in sight from funnel cakes to pizza.  If a rental car is part of your vacation package, pack a cooler filled with water and family favorite drinks.  Also take your favorite snacks along in convenient travel sizes.
  3. Eat Budget Smart.  We all love to try new restaurants when on vacation.  But if you are traveling with kids, dining at a high end pricey restaurant is not an option.  Eat at kid friendly restaurants and family favorites that have ‘2 for’ specials.
  4. Sight-see for free!  Take advantage of the free local attractions, museums and festivals in your vacation city.
  5. Skip the souvenirs.  Does Grandma really need another refrigerator magnet, t-shirt or totebag?  Skip the souvenirs and save yourself even more money.

Remember credit cards are for emergencies.  That designer bag marked down that you found in the outlets next to your resort is not a real ‘emergency.’   (LOL)  Also remember that life continues after vacation, spend wisely friends!

Happy Travels!

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Kirstin Fuller wrote 285 articles on this blog.

Kirstin N. Fuller aka The Travelin Diva is a DC based travel journalist bringing fellow travelers the best deals on family vacations, couples retreats, spa getaways, the best travel gadgets and more in BMWK's exclusive Travel Tuesday & Weekend Travel Guide columns. Check out her new travel blog daily for more deals & destinations www.passenger156.com.

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