Have you ever traveled to a new city with your family and had no idea where to start in regards to where to stay, visit, and eat? You and I both know that not every place is exactly kid friendly and Google reviews can be outdated and unreliable. Well, I was recently introduced to a new travel service, MomAboard, that will literally save hours of precious time that you would otherwise spend researching. Servicing multiple locales, MomAboard has a designated Mombassador in each city who will create a custom itinerary tailored specifically for your family and travel dates! Each Mombassador is an everyday mom just like you and me who lives in the respective city you plan to visit. She’s got the inside scoop and won’t steer you wrong!
*This post is sponsored by MomAboard. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
As you may know, Todd and I moved to the suburbs of Atlanta in 2011 and haven’t really done a ton of exploring in the city. After all, with full-time jobs and long commutes, time isn’t something we have an abundance of. So, since MomAboard offered me a sample itinerary, I of course chose Atlanta as my destination city so I can learn my Mombassador’s secrets! Our girls’ birthdays are this weekend and so I wanted to find out what was going on around town that we could do as a family. MomAboard didn’t disappoint.
First, my Mombassador’s name is Andrea, a local mom of 2, and her note to me was so thoughtful and insightful. She told me all about the horrors of Atlanta traffic and what areas to avoid since there is a huge music festival in town this weekend in addition to multiple sporting events. I had completely forgotten about the music festival and had no idea about the football games so I am so grateful that Andrea warned me!
The hotel she hand-picked for us had suite style rooms which is a must when we travel so the kids can nap and whatnot. Only a mom would think of that! We seriously spend hours scouring through online reservation sites just looking for hotels that are nice and have suites. The fact that she found us one makes the whole MomAboard experience worth it!
Our sample itinerary was for two days and was organized by time and distance. Because Andrea is an Atlanta local, she knows when is the best time to get places to avoid the crowds and she made it a point to let us know. She even told us how long it would take to get from one place to the next, where to bring cash, what places are stroller friendly, and whether we needed to buy tickets in advance and/or pay for parking.
Andrea added some places to our itinerary that I hadn’t heard of or visited yet, which is exactly what I was hoping she would do. She also listed some of my in-town favorites and I found myself agreeing with her thoughts about them! That helped me be able to trust her recommendations for the new-to-me places. For example, we are huge Blue Moon Pizza fans but what we didn’t know was that kids get their own piece of pizza dough to roll and knead and then the chefs will cook it for them to eat! How much fun is that?!
All that said, I definitely recommend MomAboard for your next family trip! It’s super affordable and worth every penny. Now, if we could just get the Mombassadors to come and pack for us, we’d be all set… am I right?!