Our regional guides help parents find plenty of destination ideas and money-saving deals within driving distance of where they live.
Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) September 8, 2008
A savvy new blog from the consumer-minded family travel site WeJustGotBack.com (http://wejustgotback.com) is helping busy parents plan affordable, fun family getaways. The blog, called "Need to Know," is full of family travel deals and special promotions, with news about everything from kid-friendly hotels to family-friendly museum exhibitions to travel gear, and more.
"Need to Know" (http://blog.wejustgotback.com) is the latest addition to WeJustGotBack.com, a web site The New York Times called "an authoritative voice on family trip planning" even before it was out of beta.
"Like everything else on WeJustGotBack.com, our new blog is all about traveling with kids," said Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, co-founder and editor-in-chief. "Our site features in-depth reviews of family-friendly hotels and resorts, reader-contributed tips and recommendations, insider city guides, hotel and resort discounts and advice articles. The blog complements our existing content. It's a newsy, up-to-the-minute resource for parents looking for travel deals, vacation ideas, and kid-friendly events and activities."
Because "Need to Know" is organized into regional guides, parents can easily find deals in the destination of their choice. Click "Pacific West" and you may find a great rate at a hotel in San Francisco or an active vacation package in the Columbia River Gorge. Looking for a bargain in Florida? Click "Southeast."
"The combination of high airfares and gas prices means that more families are vacationing closer to home," said Kelleher. "Our regional guides help parents find plenty of destination ideas and money-saving deals within driving distance of where they live."
WeJustGotBack.com's straightforward, consumerist approach has struck a chord with busy moms and dads looking to make the most of their vacation time and money. In "Need to Know," bloggers often ask "Deal or no deal?" before dissecting a travel package. They then add up the cost of the package's individual components to determine if the price is, in fact, a good deal for families. "Quite often, we come across packages that don't offer any real savings," says Kelleher. "If there's one lesson we want parents to take away, it's that you always need to do the math. Just because a marketer says it's a deal doesn't make it one."
Send submissions for "Need to Know" to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WeJustGotBack.com launched in 2006 and quickly became a top family travel resource, thanks to its unique blend of expert editorial advice and reader-contributed comments and tips. The web site's deals newsletter and e-blasts reach more than 15,000 parents each month. (WeJustGotBack.com's subscriber list is 100% organically grown and increasing by 1,000 subscribers each month.) Parents can also find WeJustGotBack.com's family travel articles on MSNBC.com, Frommers.com and WomansDay.com.
As co-founder and editor-in-chief of WeJustGotBack.com, Suzanne Rowan Kelleher dispenses a brand of common-sense travel advice that parents trust. Her 18+ years' experience as a travel writer and editor have made her a recognized family travel expert and go-to resource on family travel. Kelleher is a frequent guest on television and radio, as well as podcasts for travel web sites such as Frommers.com. Her connection with "moms on the go" made her a great choice as spokesperson for a Quaker Granola Bites media campaign.
Jinny VanDeusen Mansfield
Manager of Brand Development
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