Air Travel with Toddlers - 8 Tips to Make Toddler Trips Easier!


If you are gearing up for the upcoming travel season, we can help! It can be an adventure traveling with your children (especially toddlers).

Here's a short checklist for any parents who are traveling with their toddlers!

◻️ Talk about the trip with your child BEFORE you leave home

◻️ Find a game/stuffed animal to help your child pass the time in the security line

◻️ Pack your own TSA friendly/kid friendly snacks in a gallon sized bag

◻️ Find out if the airport has a mini playground or museum before you leave home

◻️ Pack new dollar store toys for every hour of your flight

◻️ Play "find it" with the in-flight magazine pictures

◻️ Make sure each child has their own backpack (you can even pack clothes in there)

◻️ Clean the tray tables, arm rest, and windows when your family is seated

Have a great week and plan for upcoming travel! Also, check out our book about family travel! - http://tinyurl.com/familytravelhacks

Sincerely,

The @WeekendsCount Family!


About Weekends Count - Weekends Count is a Millennial Family Travel, Fun, Food and Activities blog based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas. We review hotels, travel and household items, and millennial family experiences!

Authors - Jennifer and Tony Edwards

Here's a link to our press kit/media kit - http://www.weekendscount.com/p/our-media-kit.html

Contact Information:
1030 East Highway 377 Suite 110
Box #145
Granbury TX 76048
817-382-8475
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Ten (10) Important Items to Order from Amazon Before Traveling


We always order a few travel items BEFORE traveling to a new destination. I check my permanently packed travel bag to see if I need to replenish any items and then we are ready to order from Amazon!

This post contains affiliate links to help you build your shopping list and travel list for your family. We provide easy links for you to click to make your busy lifestyle easier! 

Here are some items that we've purchased and CONTINUE to purchase from Amazon before traveling. We use them and we recommend them to you!

#1 - Samsonite Underseat Spinner with USB Port Carry-On Luggage, Jet Black, One Size - https://amzn.to/2TfdAmp


#2 - Stojo Collapsible Coffee Cup | Reusable To Go Pocket Size Travel Cup - Coral, 16oz - https://amzn.to/36KYfy3

#3 - Bodum Bistro Electric Water Kettle, Plastic, 17 Ounce, .5 Liter, Black - https://amzn.to/36W0UVL

#4 - Belkin F5C791-C8 100V-240V Travel Surge Protector - https://amzn.to/2uGhVox

#5 - USB C Charger, Anker 60W PIQ 3.0 & GaN Tech Dual Port Charger, PowerPort Atom III (2 Ports) Travel Charger with a 45W USB C Port, for USB-C Laptops, MacBook, iPad Pro, iPhone, Galaxy, Pixel and More - https://amzn.to/30dg2LD

#6 - Anker USB C Hub Adapter, 5-in-1 USB C Adapter with 4K USB C to HDMI, Ethernet Port, 3 USB 3.0 Ports, for MacBook Pro 2019/2018/2017, iPad Pro 2019/2018, ChromeBook, XPS, and More - https://amzn.to/2NfhlUX

#7 - Elcoho 24 Pack Contact Lens Cases Contact Lens Holder Box Left/Right Eyes Contact Lens Container, 6 Colors (Red, Yellow, Black, White, Green, Blue) - https://amzn.to/2NhNSdc

#8 - Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 30W Power Delivery Charger, Portable Charger Bundle for MacBook Air / iPad Pro 2018, iPhone 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max / XS / X, S10, and USB C Laptops with Power Delivery - https://amzn.to/2R71WaC



#9 - Johnson & Johnson Brand Safe Travels Portable First Aid Kit for Minor Wound Care with Assorted Adhesive Bandages, Ideal for Travel, Car & On-the-Go, 70 pieces - https://amzn.to/2RbkB4T


#10 - Convenience Kits International Women’s Premium 21-Piece Assembled Necessities Travel Kit, Featuring: Fructis Hair Products - https://amzn.to/36Lt1Xt


OR Convenience Kits Men’s Premium 20 Count Necessities Travel Kit, Featuring: Dove Men & Care Products - https://amzn.to/3a3rL3S



You guys, we love these products and we know that you will love them as well! I use them as a working professional (professor) and as a traveling mom. Enjoy!

Please let me know if you have any questions. I am happy to help!

Dr. Edwards

Have a great week and plan for the weekend!

Sincerely,

The @WeekendsCount Family!


About Weekends Count - Weekends Count is a Millennial Family Travel, Fun, Food and Activities blog based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas. We review hotels, travel and household items, and millennial family experiences!

Authors - Jennifer and Tony Edwards

Here's a link to our press kit/media kit - http://www.weekendscount.com/p/our-media-kit.html

Contact Information:
1030 East Highway 377 Suite 110
Box #145
Granbury TX 76048
817-382-8475
Send us an Email! We are PR friendly! - weekendscount@gmail.com

Our Social Media Channels:
Check Us Out on YouTube! - http://www.youtube.com/weekendscount/
Become a Fan of Facebook! - http://www.facebook.com/weekendscount/
Follow Us on Twitter! - http://www.twitter.com/weekendscount/
Look for Us on Instagram! - http://www.instagram.com/weekendscount/
Discover the Weekends Count Blog! - http://www.weekendscount.com

Remember to Purchase or Download Our Family Travel Book on Amazon! - Family Travel Hacks and Tips for Any Budget!

Have You Visited the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta Georgia?



If you are flying into Atlanta Georgia for a long layover or if you have Atlanta in your travel plans soon, you should seriously check out the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta Georgia!



We've seen previous videos from Sam Chui (a travel blogger focused on flight travel) about this epic museum and we had to check it out. It met and EXCEEDED our expectations. The Atlanta Hartsfield airport is large and very beautiful airport. In fact, this is one of our favorite airports and we traveled here for a 24 hour trip.


As of January 2020, the museum hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Closed to visitors; and Sunday: Noon–4:30 p.m. So plan according to their schedule. :)



The Delta Flight Museum includes four main sections/exhibits and many items to explore. We LOVED seeing the international items and the items of yesteryear! You definitely need to check it out!




Our must see items in Atlanta include the Delta Flight Museum and the Money Museum (the Federal Reserve of Atlanta). We had a great time!!!



Have a great week and plan for the weekend!

Sincerely,

The @WeekendsCount Family!


About Weekends Count - Weekends Count is a Millennial Family Travel, Fun, Food and Activities blog based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas. We review hotels, travel and household items, and millennial family experiences!

Authors - Jennifer and Tony Edwards

Here's a link to our press kit/media kit - http://www.weekendscount.com/p/our-media-kit.html

Contact Information:
1030 East Highway 377 Suite 110
Box #145
Granbury TX 76048
817-382-8475
Send us an Email! We are PR friendly! - weekendscount@gmail.com

Our Social Media Channels:
Check Us Out on YouTube! - http://www.youtube.com/weekendscount/
Become a Fan of Facebook! - http://www.facebook.com/weekendscount/
Follow Us on Twitter! - http://www.twitter.com/weekendscount/
Look for Us on Instagram! - http://www.instagram.com/weekendscount/
Discover the Weekends Count Blog! - http://www.weekendscount.com

Remember to Purchase or Download Our Family Travel Book on Amazon! - Family Travel Hacks and Tips for Any Budget!

Have You Purchased a Samsonite Underseater Yet? Great for Airline Travel!


My family flies to many destinations within the United States. However, when I travel alone, I like to travel with luggage that I can easily fit under my seat. This is especially important if you are traveling Basic Economy on United Airlines or American Airlines.

If you are a mom who works outside the home, a mom on-the-go, or a frequent traveler to the grandparents' house, you need this suitcase. It is GREAT for air travel or for simply fitting in the trunk of a car for a 1-5 day road trip! Introducing the Samsonite Small Underseat Carry-On Luggage, Black, One Size and the Samsonite Underseat Spinner with USB Port Carry-On Luggage, Jet Black, One Size!

This post contains affiliate links to help you build your shopping list and travel list for your family. We provide easy links for you to click to make your busy lifestyle easier! 

Here's the Samsonite Small Underseat Carry-On Luggage, Black, One Size suitcase! This is the one that I have and love, but after six years, I need a new one soon. Everything is in tact, but after 40+ trips, I've put some wear and tear on this suitcase. Let's get one!


Here's the Samsonite Underseat Spinner with USB Port Carry-On Luggage, Jet Black, One Size. It is sleek, professional, and ready to travel! It is actually a spinner as well! We do not have a spinner, but I would definitely love to spin my suitcase 360 degrees!


This has been the best bag for me and sometimes it is large enough for a weekend trip for my family. In fact, I've used this bag for the last 40 trips (over the past six years) that I have taken on the airplane and for numerous work trips. It has everything that I need in a bag and I never have to worry about leaving something at home because it is all there. With 15+ pockets and zipper sections, you have room for almost everything.



This bag has fit under economy seats on American Airlines and United Airlines. It is perfect for almost every adventure and in fact, I've escaped having to check my bag because it fit under the seat.

Have a great week and plan for the weekend!

Sincerely,

The @WeekendsCount Family!


About Weekends Count - Weekends Count is a Millennial Family Travel, Fun, Food and Activities blog based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas. We review hotels, travel and household items, and millennial family experiences!

Authors - Jennifer and Tony Edwards

Here's a link to our press kit/media kit - http://www.weekendscount.com/p/our-media-kit.html

Contact Information:
1030 East Highway 377 Suite 110
Box #145
Granbury TX 76048
817-382-8475
Send us an Email! We are PR friendly! - weekendscount@gmail.com

Our Social Media Channels:
Check Us Out on YouTube! - http://www.youtube.com/weekendscount/
Become a Fan of Facebook! - http://www.facebook.com/weekendscount/
Follow Us on Twitter! - http://www.twitter.com/weekendscount/
Look for Us on Instagram! - http://www.instagram.com/weekendscount/
Discover the Weekends Count Blog! - http://www.weekendscount.com

Remember to Purchase or Download Our Family Travel Book on Amazon! Family Travel Hacks and Tips for Any Budget!

Visit the Starr Family Home in Marshall, Texas!

Looking for a fun, family activity in East Texas? Then head over to Marshall, Texas to visit the Starr Family Home! This is a Texas Historic Site!  We visited the property during its annual Victorian Fair.  

The property includes one large home, several smaller homes, and a schoolhouse.  Multiple generations of the Starr Family lived on the property.  At the time, the property was considered to be in a very rural area, but has now been surrounded by development in the city.




Outside the different buildings, you and your family will find markers describing the buildings and the people who lived there.



On this day there were also arts and crafts stations where kids could make toys common during the time when the property was occupied like dolls made of straw.



There were performers dressed in historic clothes playing dulcimers and other instruments at the Victorian Fair.



Because the property is now maintained by the Texas Historic Commission, the buildings are preserved to look like they would have when they were occupied.





The Victorian Fair also featured a photo station inspired by that period of history.  Our daughter really enjoyed that station!





Outside the schoolhouse, there were historic games and a person making balloon animals.



Texas Parks and Wildlife brought some animal furs and bones for kids to observe and identify so students could learn about science and history.



While the Victorian Fair is an annual event, the home is available for tours throughout the year.  The kitchen was actually on the side of the home next to the servant quarters.  The stove actually works and was used to make lunch for the staff.  As an African American family, we appreciate the Texas Historical Commission for preserving the servant quarters to honor their contributions to the home and also to help our daughter the opportunities she has today.



The Starr Family Home is actually three stories and includes a huge and extravagant mother in law suite that has been preserved.



We highly encourage you to visit Marshall, Texas and tour the Starr Family Home.

What are your favorite historic places to visit?

Let us know in the comments!

Have a great week and plan for the weekend!

Sincerely,

The @WeekendsCount Family!

This post contains affiliate links to help you build your shopping list and travel list for your family. We provide easy links for you to click to make your busy lifestyle easier! 


About Weekends Count - Weekends Count is a Millennial Family Travel, Fun, Food and Activities blog based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas. We review hotels, travel and household items, and millennial family experiences!

Authors - Jennifer and Tony Edwards

Here's a link to our press kit/media kit - http://www.weekendscount.com/p/our-media-kit.html

Contact Information:
1030 East Highway 377 Suite 110
Box #145
Granbury TX 76048
817-382-8475
Send us an Email! We are PR friendly! - weekendscount@gmail.com

Our Social Media Channels:
Check Us Out on YouTube! - http://www.youtube.com/weekendscount/
Become a Fan of Facebook! - http://www.facebook.com/weekendscount/
Follow Us on Twitter! - http://www.twitter.com/weekendscount/
Look for Us on Instagram! - http://www.instagram.com/weekendscount/
Discover the Weekends Count Blog! - http://www.weekendscount.com

Remember to Purchase or Download Our Family Travel Book on Amazon! - Family Travel Hacks and Tips for Any Budget!

Top 10 Perks of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

We are excited to share one of our favorite museums with you! The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History was the FIRST museum our child ever experienced and my university had a positive working relationship with FWMSH. It is the best! So, let’s talk about it!


Here are the Top 10 Perks of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History! Let’s go!


#10 - The Omni Theater
This planetarium is my FAVORITE in the state! The experience is JUST LIKE going to a regular movie theater. It has popcorn and snacks to enhance the viewing experience! YES! The popcorn smells SO great when you are entering theater and the tiered seating adds to the experience. They show 4D films, planetarium films, and one-of-a-kind experiences for families including - a Polar Express movie experience that makes pajamas the movie going attire of the season! It is amazing!


#9 - The Stars Cafe
You guys, this cafe is just like a high end college cafeteria. It has a salad bar, a grille, and grab and go snacks. Everything is fresh, appealing, and you will want to purchase EVERYTHING (at least I did). We even have food allergies and the food offerings are outstanding!

The Stars Cafe Hours are: Monday to Friday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; and Sunday: 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Sunday is grab-and-go only, but still a great deal!


#8 - DinoLabs
If members of your family LOVE dinosaurs like WE like dinosaurs, you have to check out this experience at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. You can literally (virtually) color a dinosaur and add to a crowd-colored dinosaur creation! Seriously, this is amazing! Also, you can physically color a dinosaur, scan it and then it can COME TO LIVE on the wall of the museum. We are talking about - you can see it take its first steps! Right foot, left foot! Amazing exhibit!


#7 - Energy Blast
We LOVE Texas and learning about Texas history. One of the key parts of Texas history for me is the oil and gas industry. Through this exhibit, you can electrify different parts of a large city with diverse types of energy - geothermal, solar, and others!

#6 - Cattle Raisers Museum
This part of the museum is VERY interactive! From the virtual dress up booth and push-button exhibits, this part of the museum is one of our favorites! In fact, my favorite part of the Cattle Raisers section is at the end, the interactive virtual photographs. The cows talk to you as you leave! YES!


#5 - The Fort Worth Children’s Museum
For years, this part of the museum was one of my daughter’s favorites. It is literally a grocery store, an emergency care unit, a toddler friendly area, a building/train area, a reading area, AND water play all wrapped up into one. Seriously, this is the best area for a rainy day, windy day, cold day, warm day…well ANYTIME!




#4 - Launchpad: APOLLO 11 Promises Kept
This exhibit is upstairs in the museum and it features interactive computers, virtual reality booth, photo booth, thought-provoking questions for viewers to answer, an interactive space rover, and MORE. It is a MUST see when visiting the museum. Go upstairs, go for it!





‪#3‬ - Noble Planetarium
Big Bird RULES this planetarium. It is an interactive, intimate experience for your family to learn about the solar system. The Noble Planetarium has various films on their rotation, but we love the Big Bird film!

#2 - Dino Dig
Wear digging clothes for this one. The children can enjoy this area for a half-a-day. There is dirt, there is water, there are fossils! Perfect for creativity and for burning energy!

#1 - Innovation Studios and Gallery
This area is fun for the parents AND their children. Seriously, you can discover some great things that you did not know about the world! There are seven rooms in this area: Inventor, Doodler, Designer, Imaginer, Explorer, and the Special Exhibit Gallery (this one is always changing with new exhibits)! In this area, you can lie down on a bed of nails to learn about distributed weigh, launch scarves in the air, construct towers, and expand your imagination!




If you are visiting the Fort Worth and Tarrant County areas, remember to drop in to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. It is an experience to be remembered for years to come. If you live in the area, you MUST consider purchasing a membership. It is great for continued learning and our daughter has loved the museum since she was a year old (she is eight now). Check it out!


Check out our past videos about the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History:


Have a great week and plan for the weekend!

Sincerely,

The @WeekendsCount Family!


About Weekends Count - Weekends Count is a Millennial Family Travel, Fun, Food and Activities blog based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas. We review hotels, travel and household items, and millennial family experiences!

Authors - Jennifer and Tony Edwards

Here's a link to our press kit/media kit - http://www.weekendscount.com/p/our-media-kit.html

Contact Information:
1030 East Highway 377 Suite 110
Box #145
Granbury TX 76048
817-382-8475
Send us an Email! We are PR friendly! - weekendscount@gmail.com

Our Social Media Channels:
Check Us Out on YouTube! - http://www.youtube.com/weekendscount/
Become a Fan of Facebook! - http://www.facebook.com/weekendscount/
Follow Us on Twitter! - http://www.twitter.com/weekendscount/
Look for Us on Instagram! - http://www.instagram.com/weekendscount/
Discover the Weekends Count Blog! - http://www.weekendscount.com

Remember to Purchase or Download Our Family Travel Book on Amazon! - Family Travel Hacks and Tips for Any Budget!