This is How We Do: Summer Vacation



On today’s episode, we’re chatting about all things summer vacation. From flying with babies to surviving epic road trips, we hope this conversation leaves you feeling better equipped next time you head out of town with kiddos in tow. In this episode, Ashlee shares her secret for keeping kids quiet in the car, Indiana reveals her deep-seated love of all things Disney, and everyone has a good laugh over April’s travel motto: Eat, Pray, Prime. (As Melanie Shankle would say—put that on a t-shirt.) Happy summer travels!

Show Notes

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Mentioned in this episode:

We love AirBnb! Use Ashlee's referral code to get a $40 credit (disclosure: she gets a $20 credit after you complete your travel). 

Legoland, we love you! 

Disney Cruises... not that any of us have ever been on one. Yet! 

April's Busy Bags (original Pin): metal lunch box filled with mini Color Wonder markers, mini Play-Doh tubs, and magnets

Ashlee's secret to a quiet car ride




Dock-a-tot and travel bag // "Dock-a-Tot is one of mankind's greatest inventions! Not only does Dock-a-Tot make a travel bag for it, Delta did not charge for it to be checked.

Fjällräven 'Kånken' Water Resistant Backpack // "I got myself a 'summer backpack'. I wanted something light but hearty for travel and easy to clean after outdoor playdates. Something that could get sunscreen on it and not be damaged. Got this one and have been so happy with it's look and performance. "


Large wet bag // "I keep this travel bag in my trunk with a change of clothes for the kids, sunscreen, bandaids, and have used it when kids puked on the road."

Sound machine // "We always take this while traveling."


Bluetooth headphones for kids // "These even have share ports, so siblings can plug in to each other's headphones to listen to the same thing."

Upgraded summer fun at home // cute sand toys, sturdy water blasters (be sure to get one for each kid), and an high output bubble machine.

Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd, and April Hoss, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings.

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