Archives for February 8, 2017

Some helpful Apps and Accessories for Traveling With Kids!

Traveling with kids can be fun yet challenging. For this upcoming holiday weekend, we have compiled a list of apps and accessories that are helpful for parents and entertaining for kids.

Whether flying long distance or driving to grandma’s house, be sure to download and pack the items below:


Roadtrip Bingo

iOS + Android (free)

Roadtrip Bingo allows kids to check off things they spot while on a trip. Similar to the old licence plate spotting game, this app also includes options for airplane travel as well.


FamilyTime Dashboard

iOS + Android (free)

Kids have a tendency to wander off. Better to be safe than sorry, and download FamilyTime Dashboard. Prior to leaving the house, install the app on your mobile device and their phones or tablets. The app safely monitors your child’s location, as well as any Internet or smartphone activity.



iOS (free)

Rather than trusting on an unreliable restaurant reviews in unfamiliar cities, GetBeen to see your friend’s restaurant, hotel, and amusement kid-friendly suggestions on all of your travels! Using GetBeen you can explore what’s nearby, and discover what your friends recommend, and share your experiences. No more frantic Facebook statuses asking for restaurant recommendations in the middle of nowhere, with GetBeen you’d have your friends opinions at your fingertips.

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TravelOn Hand Soap Sheets


These pocket-sized biodegradable sheets are a must-have when traveling with children. Easier to carry than a bar of soap, these paper-thin soap sheets dissolve almost instantly in water, giving you a handful of cleansing suds anywhere. TSA compliant and biodegradable, the palm-size container holds 50 sheets.

I received samples of the TravelOn Hand Soap Sheets and I highly recommend! These are super easy to use and so small and compact that I love to keep them in my purse for on-the-go!


Here WeGo

iOS + Android (free)

Toddlers can be the most impatient road trip buddies ever. Avoid hearing the common phrase “are we there yet” by downloading Here WeGo. Rather than wasting all your data getting directions to your travel destination, this app provides detailed turn-by-turn directions for over 100 different countries that you can download and access offline, making it a great app to help avoid data fees. Here WeGo also offers directions for various forms of transportation, including car, bike or public transportation and updates prices, traffic conditions, where to park, for any drive.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples of the TravelOn Hand Soap Sheets to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received.  Photo was also provided.

Journey to Appleville: We Are Different, But We Are the Same: Children’s Series Teaches Power of Diversity, Acceptance


Looking for a children’s book that will teach about diversity? Journey to Appleville is the book to read! This is a wonderful book by Veronica Appleton. 

Veronica S. Appleton, multicultural author of new children’s book, Journey to Appleville, wants to spread awareness of the importance of cultural representation and acceptance. Her beautifully illustrated children’s book, the first of the Appleville Books series, showcases the importance of friendship and acceptance for kids everywhere.

Journey to Appleville follows six kids from a local neighborhood with a common goal—to go to Appleville, overcome their fears, and receive a Golden Apple from the Appleville Fairy. Embark on their quest and follow Kenan, Tu-Tu, Pedro, Liu-Liu, Lizzy, and Cassie as they make their way to accomplishing their goals and finding the Appleville Fairy.

Children will relate to these characters and will also learn a few powerful messages about friendship and acceptance! I think one of the most important lessons a child can learn is to be kind to others and this book reinforces this important lesson.

More about the Author:

Veronica Appleton is a writer, advertising professional, educator and avid collector of children books. Passionate about philanthropy and uplifting youth, Veronica leverages her education to develop stories that address the everyday life of multicultural families. For more information, visit to discover the world of Appleville.

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Self Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to facilitate this post. Photos and info were provided.