Winning Wednesday: Marriott $100 Gift Card

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our $100 Marriott Gift Card Contest. Our trip to San Juan was full of interesting experiences around the area and even a few stolen moments of relaxation by the San Juan Marriott’s pool.

The many tips left in our comment section were helpful and informative, not just for a trip to Puerto Rico, but for anytime. I enjoyed Susan Lanier-Graham’s tip: When you’re traveling, make sure you pack a couple of larger plastic bags in your luggage (small trashcan size). That way, when you buy those bottles of wine (or rum in San Juan) you can tuck each one in a plastic bag before rolling them in your clothes. Then, if something happens to break, you won’t get the wine all over your clothes.

Pat Viser also had a great suggestion: I like to check with the local convention and visitors bureaus, look at the websites for the state or country and also use trip advisor for meal suggestions, especially close to your hotel. Asking friends on Twitter can also help.

My fave, has to be from Denise: I always scour the web for deals. Some of the best places to look are blogs (like this!). – Thanks, Denise!

Our winner, chosen randomly through is #68, Adrienne Gordon who says: Don’t pack any hba(health and beauty aids), it will be provided when you get to your hotel, just ask. Congrats, Adrienne, and thanks to everyone who entered. Don’t forget to sign up for Marriott’s Reward Insiders Forum where you can get more tips and tricks to help you plan the best travels. At, we’re all about finding the most convenient ways to make a Mama’s (and Papa’s) trip planning easier. And if you happen to visit the San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino, be sure to tell them the Traveling Mamas send a big hello!

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