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ft4rlJust a quick note to let everyone know that I will be live-blogging the Family Travel for Real Life (#FT4RL) conference, starting tomorrow.  It’s kind of hard to imagine since it’s less than 24 hours to go and I am still half the country away! 😛  It’s all part of #10statesinaweek, which hopefully you’ve been following my adventures along on Instagram and Twitter!

The first session ends at about 10:40 a.m. EDT, so depending on how fast I can type, I’d imagine you can check back here at about 11 to see.

I had a lot of fun when I went last year (see the live-blog from last year with the links in the box below), and I am looking forward to meeting some old friends, new faces, and learning a lot about how we travel here in the real world!

Here’s the full speaker list.

  • 9:45-10:40: Bonnie The Frugal Travel Lawyer on the New Frontier (Airlines): Southwest, Jetblue, and the rest of the game changers
  • 10:45-11:40 Leslie from  Trips with Tykes on Disney: Mastering the International Houses of Mickey
  • 12:40-1:30: Jason Steele, frequent contributor to The Points Guy and many other publications,  on Current Events and Sweet Spots in Miles and Points
  • 1:35-2:20: Kenny from Miles4More on National Parks  and Destination Ideas Off the Beaten Path for Families (and how to get to them with awards)
  • 2:15-3:30: Shawn from Miles to Memories on Immersive travel: family adventures, educational experiences, and ways to give back

Again, I’m a pretty fast typer, so I’d imagine that posts will be up within 30 minutes or so after the conclusion of the talk, hotel wi-fi depending.  On a related note, the wi-fi at the hotel / conference center of the OTHER conference that I’m attending this week, totally sucks.  Some fellow conference-goers and I have decided that slow wi-fi is #literallytheworstthingever (even worse than NO wi-fi, because it keeps teasing you….) 😀

Several of these speakers were at last year’s event, so I know they’ll do a great job.

How to follow along

The best way to follow along would be to follow me on Facebook or Twitter as well as follow the Twitter hashtag #ft4rl.  Signing up for my daily email newsletter is also a good thing, but it only goes out once a day, so you won’t catch the blogs in real-time, if that’s your thing.

Hope to see you there!


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