Survive the Winter Travel Season with!

Two birthday parties, one baby shower, two dinners with friends, one Christmas performance and one family gathering later and I am back at Monday again.  December weekends are always packed with fun events and while I enjoy every second of them, it can be hard time find time to relax and rest.

disneytravel Disney recognizes the importance of taking time for yourself during the busy holiday season and attempts to make life easier for busy moms year-round with their website.  Parents and caregivers can visit for expert reviews, other parent travel recommendations, and age-appropriate points of interest for family-friendly destinations on any budget.


In order to help you relax this Season, they have put together a wonderful assortment of  luxurious treats to help moms get through the hustle and bustle of this time of year.  They have generously offered one lucky Not-So-Blog reader with a “Survive the Winter Travel Season with” kit!  The kit includes a BUILT bottle tote, Godiva Holiday Truffle box, adult GAP mittens, a scented candle from Restoration Hardware, and a set of 4 holiday Mini Merry nail polishes from OPI (a total value of $82).

Make yourself a priority this holiday season and enter this giveaway sponsored by Travel!

How to enter:

1. Tell me your travel plans this holiday season?  Or are you a lucky one that gets to spend the holidays at home?

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway with the hashtag #DisneyFamily.comTravel. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

5. Visit Travel and check out their destination suggestions!  Where you would choose to go?

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on December 20th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.


  1. We’re spending the holidays at home – more time to bake together!

  2. Just heading to East Texas for Christmas day.

  3. No, we always have to travel because our family lives on another island.

  4. We’re staying home, but our dad is visiting from overseas for a couple of weeks.

  5. I subscribe.

  6. I’m a Facebook Fan.

  7. I’d love to go to Alaska!

  8. I get to spend the holidays at home.

  9. Linda Fish says:

    I will be driving 3 hours to see my family

  10. Subscribed. Thank you.

  11. Tari Lawson says:

    We are spending Christmas day at home then traveling to see my husband’s family after Christmas.

  12. We’re staying home, and we’re very happy to be doing so.

  13. Facebook fan Carol P Dziuba

  14. subscriber

  15. I would love to see Alaska, especially polar bears.

  16. We are just spending the holidays at home this year 🙂

  17. I only have to travel about 45 minutes to my sisters house!!

  18. We’re spending the holidays at home enjoying family that will be coming over

    🙂 Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! 🙂

  19. I am taking the week between Christmas and New Year’s off and staying home with my hubby and doggies!

  20. We will be staying home this Christmas. We are going to visit my in-laws in January when things are less hectic.

  21. I really wish I were staying home. But we’re headed to my in-laws vacation home to share the holidays with my husband’s family. Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  22. I’ll be home with my sweetie.

  23. Everyone’s coming here to Grandmas house, over the river and three blocks away.LOL

  24. Tracey Byram says:

    I stay home and my family comes to me.

  25. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    We will be staying home this holiday season. Thank you!

  26. Home cooking dinner for extended family.

  27. We will be staying home and I’ll be making dinner for guys at my husband’s job that don’t have anywhere else to go. We are 12 hours away from family so we know what it feels like to be alone.

  28. staying home

  29. Linda Lansford says:

    We are heading south to see relatives

  30. Christine says:

    we will be spending the holidays at home

  31. Unfortunately, we don’t have any travel plans this season. Hopefully next year!

  32. Denise B. says:

    We’re just going to go over to my parents’ house for one day during the Christmas season.

  33. we will be spending the holidays at home

  34. We’ll be staying home for the holidays. And by staying home, I mean we’ll be driving all around Greater Cleveland for three days straight!

  35. I subscribe in Google Reader.

  36. Danielle E. says:

    We are traveling to Houston for the holidays. That is about 3000+ round trip.
    So we could really use this.

  37. Danielle E. says:

    email subscriber

  38. Danielle E. says:
  39. amy dendy says:

    home again no money

  40. Danielle E. says:
  41. Tamaar B. says:

    For once I am glad we are broke and will be staying home for the holidays. The only down side is the ids will be bickering and board during their break.

  42. Tamaar B. says:

    I am a subscriber by email.

  43. Tamaar B. says:

    I am a fan on Facebook.

  44. Tamara B. says:

    I would like to take the family to Washington, District of Columbia, Family Vacation A Monumental Good Time for All Ages

  45. Tamara B. says:

    My first comment didn’t show up ARGH so I will repost again.
    For once I am so happy we are broke and will be staying home for the holidays this year. The only down side to this is the kids will be bickering and board while out on their break.

  46. Laurie Murley says:

    i’m staying home this holidays.

  47. Laurie Murley says:
  48. Laurie Murley says:

    email subscriber

  49. Laurie Murley says:

    fan on facebook-lmurley2000

  50. We get to stay near home. On Christmas we will visit my in-law, and on Christmas Day my parents. They both live about 15 minutes from us. Not too bad of a drive…unless we have a snow storm. Thanks!

  51. I subscribe via email

  52. I’d love to travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My kids are a good age to appreciate the history and museums…as well as the cheesesteaks! Thanks!

  53. tracy davis says:

    I would like to take the family to Washington, District of Columbia, Family Vacation A Monumental Good Time for All Ages

  54. We are looking forward to staying near home this year.

  55. We’d be visiting friends for a few days!

  56. Monique Rizzo says:

    We are staying at home this year. Family is coming to us. Thanks for the chance.

  57. @tcarolinep follower and tweet

  58. I’m a subscriber.

  59. Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook@tcarolinep JessieKatie S.

  60. I’d choose Monterey Bay, California!

  61. Danielle E. says:
  62. we are off to Australia!

  63. subscriber

  64. like their Yellowstone Park, Wyoming suggestion

  65. Danielle E. says:
  66. Cynthia C says:

    I’ll be staying home over the holidays. Thanks!

  67. We’ll be home this year. It’d be great to travel and see family but it’s not in the budget this year. It’ll still be great.

  68. I will not be traveling for the holidays. It will still be nice to spend time with my family though!

  69. We are staying home again this year. We never travel for Christmas.

  70. Email subscriber.

  71. Facebook fan (Andrea Hatfield)

  72. I’m staying home, but I will be very very busy.

  73. Danielle E. says:
  74. Kimberly L says:

    I’m one of the lucky ones, staying put this year

  75. I am going up north to PA. thanks!

  76. subscriber

  77. fanned on facebook

  78. I would choose London, thanks!

  79. i follow you and tweeted

  80. Danielle E. says:
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  82. We are staying home and having our kids and grandkids come to our house
    for Christmas.

  83. Danielle E. says:
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  85. katklaw777 says:

    We get to stay safe and warm at home this year, yippieeeeeeeeeeeee! Great giveaway, thamks.

  86. katklaw777 says:

    I subscribe via email.

  87. katklaw777 says:

    Went to the Disney travel site and it reminded me that I still haven’t been to the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone. Would like to visit both soon. Thanks

  88. Danielle E. says:
  89. Lisa Vance says:

    I actually don’t have any travel plans for Christmas as my parents are coming to Sunny FL (boy I hope it’s warmer than the 48F I woke up to on Sunday!), but I will be traveling overnight with my significant other on new year’s eve to attend a party over at the beach.

  90. Lisa Vance says:

    I’m a subscriber

  91. Lisa Vance says:

    I’m a fan on facebook as Lisa Selmon Vance

  92. Lisa Vance says:

    I would go to The Hilly City by the Bay.. San Francisco, CA!

  93. My family all live close by, so I will be spending the holidays at home.

  94. Fortunately no travels for me, I am due with baby #5 on the 27th of Dec….so I am one of the lucky ones to stay at home!

  95. subscriber to blog

  96. fan on fb!

  97. SOOO many great places to choose from…and so many are close to where I am already so I need to just get with it and go there, but I would love to start with going to Paris, France!!!!

  98. Danielle E. says:
  99. I go home every year and have never missed an xmas with my family no matter where I have lived/been

  100. Danielle E. says:
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  102. To the dismay of my entire family, we’re spending Christmas at home and inviting people to spend it with us.

  103. I subscribe to your blog

  104. I’m a facebook fan

  105. I really want to go to Chicago, but not in the winter.

  106. Danielle E. says:
  107. I am staying home thankfully.

  108. I’m on bed rest for the rest of my pregnancy so I won’t be able to go anywhere this holiday, but hopefully some people will come see me:)

  109. email subscriber

  110. fan on facebook

  111. I would go to Orlando Florida if I could

  112. Danielle E. says:
  113. Elizabeth J says:

    We are staying home for Christmas but might travel after

  114. Danielle E. says:
  115. elizabeth p says:

    I am very blessed we are not traveling this year!

  116. I am going to be spending my holiday at home with family

  117. Danielle E. says:
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  119. We are lucky to be able to stay home for the holidays!

  120. I subscribe.

  121. I’m a Facebook fan.

  122. From Disney’s list, I would love to go to London, England!

  123. Danielle E. says:
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  128. vicky boackle says:

    i get to stay home.

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  132. I will be staying home for the most part except for the short drive to the inlaws.

  133. I’m lucky to be able to stay home for the holidays.

  134. Usually my family and I have to travel to Minnesota during the holiday season. But this year we get to actually stay home! And have family come to our house! It will be SO nice not to fight the airports and the nasty weather this year.

    Happy Holidays!

  135. Danielle E. says:
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  137. I’m having my family over for the first time to my house, I’ve only ever lived in apartments so I’m excited!

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  142. I get to stay home…but we have family members coming to stay with us. It’ll be just as hectic!

  143. Danielle E. says:
  144. We’ll be spending the holidays at home this year.

  145. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I get to stay home this holiday season and everyone is coming over here.

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  151. We’re staying home this year, unfortunately.

  152. Danielle E. says:
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  154. Roblyn Honeysucker says:

    This is the first Christmas season in years that we’ll be staying home. We usually go to DisneyWorld, but we’re not this year.

  155. I will spending my Christmas at home. My sister and her four children will be sharing it with us since her husband is in Irac.

  156. I subscribe

  157. Danielle E. says:
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  162. Lucy Schwartz says:

    No travel plans this Holiday Season. We’ll be having Christmas here, sooo Iam up to my eyeballs in cleaning , Baking , decorating etc. Everyone is bringing something for the meal which does help alot. Merry Christmas to all of you.

  163. Danielle E. says:
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  165. Tricia Andrews says:

    We went away for Thanksgiving but will be staying home for the Christmas holiday this year.

  166. Tricia Andrews says:

    I would love to go visit London, England because my sister -in- law lives over there because of her job. She loves our 5 year old so she could babysit while we see the sights!

  167. Laurie Murley says:
  168. Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!….Would love to win this one!…. =]

  169. Danielle E. says:
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  176. Kathy Russell says:

    I won’t be spending Christmas at home this year. It will be very difficult. Though I will be with brothers and sisters in Christ and maybe that’s all that really matters.

  177. Katie Coleman says:

    Ugh… unfortunately this year, my mother, who lives in the land of cold (Michigan) has roped us into flying out to her house… and very much against my will (she actually bought our tickets)
    Toting around a husband who just “doesn’t do cold”, a 5 year old and a massive amount of carry-on luggage (to avoid the luggage fees) on Christmas day is going to be a NIGHTMARE!! LOL

    Thanks so much for the great giveaway! I hope I win!!!

  178. Danielle E. says:
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  183. who doesn’t love disney.

  184. Danielle E. says:
  185. Gina Ferrell says:

    I am one of the lucky ones that get to stay home this Holiday season.

  186. desiree kelley says:

    we are going to my parents house

  187. Danielle E. says:
  188. My boyfriend and I will be going to my sister’s house this Christmas.

  189. Danielle E. says:
  190. I am indeed a lucky one. My entire family lives nearby, and I don’t have to travel at all! Happy Holidays!

  191. I’m spending the holidays at home with my family. 🙂

  192. I will stay at home and have my family come to me.

  193. Danielle E. says:
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  197. Staying at home this year, no travel plans for me!

  198. kelly wakefield says:

    we’re just going on an overnight trip to see my father

  199. I will spend them at home with family

  200. i’m not going anywhere

  201. Mimi the kitten says:

    I’m driving 2 hours to my beloved Mom’s house.

  202. I’m working Christmas day, so I’m only driving 30min to my fiance’s parent’s house!

  203. No travel plans this year, just a nice Christmas at home with a fire and maybe even snow.

  204. Gayle Morgan says:

    I am going to my moms which is 3.5 hours away.

  205. We have no travel plans this holiday season. We will be hosting a large Christmas Day dinner for family and friends.

  206. I follow you on twitter(terri142)and tweeted.

  207. I subscribe via email.

  208. I would love to visit Oahu, Hawaii!

  209. I will be in the car for 30 hours in 9 days…. I am in MN this weekend home in Iowa for a few days than I am off to MI….

  210. luckily for me the two houses i’m traveling to are within an hour away

  211. We’re staying home – not so much out of luck as for health reasons.

  212. Jill Myrick says:

    Unfortunately we got 15 inches of snow yesterday and are expecting two more days of snow this week including Christmas Eve.
    So we will be spending Christmas alone this year.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.


  213. Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com.

  214. Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.


  215. Jennifer gersch says:

    stayin home

  216. No travel plans here.

  217. MelodicMom says:

    We’re going to my mom’s house, about 45 min away.

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  219. Laura Ostrem says:

    I will be spending the holidays at home this year!

  220. We just moved here less then 6 months ago so we can’t afford to have any travel plans anywhere this year.

  221. Sharon Seneker says:

    I am lucky and don’t have to travel for the Holidays! Thanks!

  222. I am staying around my house. My family finally had enough of the cold weather and relocated near me!! Now going home for the holidays is less than an hour away. Happy Holidays all.

  223. well I’m one of the lucky one that gets to spend the holidays at home, no place like home for the Holidays.

  224. subscribed!

  225. Diane baum says:

    Were staying home to celebrate-Happy Chanukah and Merry Christmas

  226. We are lucky enough to have everyone we love close by.

  227. I subscribe via email. THank you!

  228. My travel plans are that I get to stay at home this year for Christmas. My son traveled home to visit and my inlaws are traveling here to visit. So I am the lucky one that gets to entertain this year.

  229. I subscribe

  230. I am a facebook fan.

  231. I have always wanted to take the kids to see the geysers at Yellowstone Park, Wyoming and see Old Faithful. That would be one car trip vacation.

  232. home for the holidays, like it that way

  233. I’m happy to report that we are staying home this season! Most of my family is here and my husband’s family lives in snow country and he is not a fan of snow! I think it’s wonderful, but that’s probably because I don’t live in it.

  234. we will be spending christmas at home =)

  235. I will be spending the holidays at home this year.

  236. Kathleen S. says:

    No travel plans this year luckily, the out of towners are coming here for Christmas! Thanks.

  237. Susan Ledet says:

    We’re staying home this year. We are having family coming over to our house.

  238. Susan Ledet says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  239. jennifer stark says:

    This year we will be home!!

  240. Well..I’m travelling to work & back…does that count?
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  241. No travel plans here….somewhat sad, yet relieved at the same time.

  242. We do Christmas with my husband’s family on Christmas Eve which is only 45 mins away. We do Christmas with my own family the day after Christmas which is 2 1/2 hours away. But we’re home on Christmas day!!! Thanks.

  243. We’re drovomg 21/2 hours south of our home to spend Christmas Eve and part of Christmas Day with our daughter, her husband, and best of all….our two little granddaughters. It’s always so much fun, and we make many happy memories!

  244. Sorry for bad spelling…had fingers on wrong keys! I meant to say that we’re DRIVING!

  245. Jannet Tseng says:

    This holiday I get to stay home!

  246. Vicki Andrew says:

    We stayed home for Hanukkah this year but I will be taking my 19 year old to new Orleans for a few days before the new year


  247. kristan Anderson says:

    Nothing special this year. Will be celebrating at home. Then, with family beginning of January. Cheers to all!

  248. No travel plans, will be spending the holiday at home

  249. email subscriber

  250. theodore esteghamat says:

    We’ll be spending the holiday at home.

  251. We are lucky and staying home! Well- going half a block Christmas eve morning for a brunch and exchange with Ken’s HUGE family- best of all worlds.

  252. Subscriber

  253. Facebook fan Sherry Conrad

  254. I think I would love Key West- haven’t made it there yet and would love to!

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  264. We have not traveled on a holiday since our boys were born and thats been the best! Our laast holiday trip (on july 4th) what was supposed to be a 3 hr car ride turned into 8+ hrs, never again on a holiday!

  265. I’m not traveling this season… I have to work!

  266. We are spending the Holidays at home! I am so excited about it. Our youngest is 17 months old and we have one due in January. I am way to tired to go here and there and everywhere.

  267. I am traveling 180 miles round trip. I am bringing my 87 yr. old father and 90 yr. old uncle home from the VA to spend the holidays with me this year.

  268. Jennifer C. says:
  269. Just have a short 100 mile drive, so I can’t complain 🙂

  270. Amy DeLong says:

    we are staying home,and I am happy about it!


  271. We’re driving back East. I hope we don’t get stuck in snow!

  272. I’m a Facebook fan.

  273. We spend time with my family at home! Everybody lives around here!

  274. My only plans are to travel just about 130 miles down the road to spend christmas with mom, dad, brothers, and little baby nephew.

  275. Bridget Michelle Combs says:

    Staying home for Christmas eve and Chrsitmas morning then leaving to drive to my boyfriends 250 miles away.

  276. Bridget Michelle Combs says:

    Fb fan- Bridget Combs

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  278. Bridget Michelle Combs says:

    follow on twitter- @bridget3496


  279. Bridget Michelle Combs says:

    I’d love to go to London!

  280. We’re staying home this year.

  281. I subscribe in a reader.

  282. We have four family gatherings each year for Christmas but don’t travel more than 45 miles for any of them.

  283. Joanne Schultz says:

    No, I am never home for the holiday as all my family lives in the sunny south where they just got 10 inches of snow while I had a dusting. Now I have to drive on a weekday and I am going to hit so much traffic – waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  284. we are staying home this season , hoping we get some visitors

  285. Joanne Schultz says:


    your retweet button didn’t have the hashtag in it!

  286. Joanne Schultz says:

    I subscribe to your blog’s feed via google reader.

  287. Joanne Schultz says:

    I’m a fan on facebook-Joanne Schultz.

  288. staying at home

  289. Joanne Schultz says:

    I really really really want too go to Vancouver in BC, Canada!

  290. subscriber

  291. Headed to visit with family at my aunt/uncle’s house that’s 30 minutes away.

  292. We plan on only one daytrip for the break, so mostly we are staying at or close to home.

  293. home sweet home i say.

  294. No travel for us this year, thank goodness!

  295. Nancy Schools says:

    We travel to my parents’ home which is less than an hour away.

  296. Nancy Schools says:

    I follow you on twitter and I tweeted.

  297. We’re staying home this year 🙂

  298. I’ll travel to see my dad

  299. We’re staying home this season.

  300. following you on twitter and tweeted

  301. subscribed

  302. Veronica Garrett says:

    We will spend the holidays at home.

  303. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    We’re going to a friend’s house, about an hour away.

  304. Michelle H. says:

    I have family at home for Christmas Eve and we meet with relatives for Christmas.

  305. Michelle H. says:

    Email subscriber.


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