We’re passionate about travel at Momtrends. We love trying new things in new places, meeting new people, and making memories with those we love. It’s a privilege and honor to be able to take our families on adventures—and share our unique experiences with our readers.
We’re on a mission at Momtrends to get parents excited about travel—to inspire them to book trips, visit destinations, and create a generation of global citizens. It’s a goal we feel good about it—and it’s even more rewarding when our community of followers, in turn, respond with their own travel stories.
To celebrate new trends in travel, we gathered some blogger friends and a few favorite brands for our annual #MomtrendsTravel event at We Work in New York City. We talked about what’s new and exciting in travel, fashion, beauty, gear, and more, and got to see some incredible demos from our esteemed partners and sponsors.
The backdrop of the venue was a beautiful map of the world created by Murals Wallpaper. While sipping XO, by G wine and networking, attendees were encouraged to mark the cities and countries they’ve visited. Murals Wallpaper creates other amazing fully customizable designs too—including outdoor-inspired “landscapes” that are perfect for a little adventurer’s bedroom. There was also an adorable “campsite” set up with a cute bear-print tent from Sprout and a faux s’mores station and sleeping bag from Land of Nod. Guardian was featured as a leading bug repellant brand for campers and glampers alike. DEET-free Guardian insect repellant helps to protect you and your family against mosquitoes and ticks with a safe plant-based formula that’s proven to work for four or more hours.
To kick off the festivities, Momtrends founder, Nicole, told us her own personal travel story. When Nicole’s first daughter was born, she didn’t wait long to get her little one a passport. She didn’t have a family trip planned at the time, but Nicole knew that a passport was the first step to giving her child the gift of travel—a priceless present that can’t be worn, or held, or played with, but is worth more in memories than any toy or token.
Next, the editor of New York Family, Eric Messenger, presented a few interesting tips and facts. Throughout his career, he’s learned that travel is the number one topic moms want to read about today. And, really, that should come as no surprise. As moms, we work hard, and the day-to-day grind can take a toll. We look forward to our family vacations—we’re excited about spending quality time with our husbands, our babies, and our growing families. He then let us in on a few trends he’s seeing in the industry. Did you know that the Poconos is about to have resurgence? Surprising as it may sound to those of us who associate the once popular destination with the 1980s (champagne glass hot tubs, anyone?), it’s a fact that, with the upcoming opening of indoor water parks like Aquatopia at Camelback Lodge, the Poconos is on the verge of a big comeback.
Finally, we got to see some of the must-have gear, apps, and products for traveling. Here’s what you need to know (and need to have!) before booking your next big trip.
This innovative snack company was on hand with a plethora of samples for the taking (and eating!). Blended with nuts, seeds, fruits, pretzels, and sea salt, these delicious slivers of goodness are a great in-flight snack and a road-trip essential.
Traveling with a baby in tow is no easy task. But Baby Bjorn gear can help make Mom’s life a little easier. The travel crib light is portable and easy to assemble and collapse. It also makes for an incredibly comfortable sleeping and resting space for Baby—whether at a hotel or at Grandma’s house for the weekend.
The new generation Baby Bjorn carrier is soft and breathable, but also sturdy and reliable. Whether you’re wearing your infant on a flight, running errands, or touring around town, this mommy must-have lightens the load and frees up your hands.
Finally, the Baby Bjorn compact bouncer is great on the go. It folds up slim so you can easily take it with you on vacations or day trips.
If you only pack one bathing suit in your luggage, make it a Miraclesuit. This truly magical line of products provides control, comfort, and confidence. The collection is chock full of flattering, functional, and fashionable styles that are slimming, versatile, and chic. We were treated to a fun little fashion show, with some of our blogger pals showing off the hottest styles.
Nicole revealed the items she packs in her toiletry bag. One of her favorite rituals is applying a cleansing and moisturizing mask once she arrives at her destination. She also packs ZzzQuil to ensure a good nights sleep. We all know that traveling can really mess with your routine, your schedule, and your sleep. Luckily ZzzQuil helps you feel fresh and ready for the day so that you can enjoy your trip.
Whether you’re at home, traveling for business, or away on vacation, you want to look your best. And now you never have to sacrifice beauty on the go with the help of GLAMSquad. This incredible service sends stylists to your hotel or apartment. Download the app, and you can have a blowout in no time—for just $50. The GLAMSquad stylists also demonstrated a few travel makeup and hair tips—because it’s time to make travel glamorous again.
Yamis and Dawni
Packing for travel has never been easier thanks to Yamis and Dawni. With just eight versatile pieces, you can create over 50 different looks. The designers showed us how to transform your overall travel look with just a few simple steps. And a statement necklace never hurts either!
OiOi Bags - Perfect travel bag for young families!
The Container Store
Guardian Insect Repellant
Yamis and Dawni
New York Family
XO, by G
The Land of Nod
This post is not sponsored. The #MomtrendsTravel event was sponsored. All opinions are our own.