TomTom Makes Summer Travel Less Stressful (Giveaway)

by Jennifer Sikora

Jennifer here–

My family and I will be taking our first ever road trip this summer to spend a week in Florida. I am extremely excited and cannot wait to hit the highway! I am one of those types of travelers that would rather drive than fly because I love the scenery. This trip however, we are going to have a little bit of help with navigation — thanks to TOM TOM!

Summer Travel Is Less Stressful with TomTom Giveaway

A recent study by TomTom showed that it takes a mere 27 minutes for kids to get bored on long road trips. I don’t know about you, but that one little question  — are we there yet – grates on my nerves, especially when I have heard it 30 times in about a 15 minute period. By using a GPS system like TOMTOM, you can assure that your road trip will take less time because you will have the best possible maps routed, and you can be alerted to roadblocks, traffic jams, and more.

“While we can’t stop children from getting bored, we can make sure family journeys are the best they can be,” say Corinne Vigreux, managing director of TomTom’s Consumer Business Unit. “From avoiding endless hours spent in traffic jams, to finding the best places to stop en route, TomTom is an ideal travel companion for a family road trip.”

About TOMTOM:

TomTom aims to make family journeys better by reducing the time spend in traffic and by offering driver-friendly content and services to help families make the most of their time together. TomTom HD Traffic helps drivers reach their destination faster, and TomTom’s LIVE services and travel apps, available on the GO LIVE 1535M and GO LIVE 2535M devices, help families find and navigate to recommended places such as restaurants and play areas along the way.

Some of my favorite features:

When we opened the TomTom box, my husband’s eyes gleamed. He is a total sucker for tech gadgets like GPS systems, etc. Needless to say he has been playing with it non-stop since I gave it to him.

His favorite features on the GPS are:

  • Live Traffic Updates
  • Voice activation (this is his favorite feature of all. He simply sets it to voice activate and can speak to it where he wants to go and it tells hims his destination and how long it will take to reach that destination.
  • Map Updates

You can discover more about TomTom through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Enter to win

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter this giveaway.  The contest will end on June 29th and a winner will be drawn by Random.org.

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Written by 5 Minutes for Mom Advertising and Communications Contact, Jennifer. You can find her sharing her thoughts at her own blog Jen’s Journey. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

 



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Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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1 Steph June 18, 2012 at 9:27 am

My favorite part is checking out the different scenery.

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2 Denise M June 18, 2012 at 10:28 am

getting to stop for food at different roadside places

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3 Harmony B June 18, 2012 at 10:42 am

the chance for the kids to see new places

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4 samantha w June 18, 2012 at 10:45 am

I love seeing how all the states are different as you’re passing through them

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5 Nicole Robinson June 18, 2012 at 10:46 am

I’m usually in the passenger seat. I enjoy reading books on the road and long stretches of trees.

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6 Sarah VM June 18, 2012 at 10:50 am

Watching my kids have fun and see new things.

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7 Lori D. June 18, 2012 at 10:55 am

I like stopping at all the different place’s while on a long road trip.

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8 Sandra K321 June 18, 2012 at 10:56 am

Being with the family at the beach, amusement park, etc.

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9 Lori D. June 18, 2012 at 10:57 am

I subscribe via email.

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10 Krista Swan June 18, 2012 at 11:04 am

My favorite part of family road trips is arriving at each new destination and exploring with the kids. Oh, and the snacks! :)

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11 Lisa B. June 18, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I love the drive there & back. We chat. We listen to audio books. We enjoy the scenery. It’s just as much fun to get to the destination.

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12 Wehaf June 18, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Always the destination!

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13 cathy canton June 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

love the tom tom, make a family vacation much more relaxing and gives you time to look out the window and not at a map every 3 seconds.

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14 Don June 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Like that this has the life time map & traffic up dates.

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15 Cynthia June 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm

My fav part is the little pit stops we take to stretch,catch a bite to eat and take a breather :)

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16 Stacey B June 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

My favorite part is just being together with my family

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17 Elena June 18, 2012 at 3:28 pm

My favorite part of the road trip is seeing new places

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18 June June 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Just being able to get away and see something new for a change is nice.

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19 June June 18, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I subscribe by email.

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20 Jessica T. June 18, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I like trying new restaurants along the way.

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21 Tabathia June 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm

love checking out the hotels and resorts

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22 Amanda Sakovitz June 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm

i love singing songs!

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23 Carrie June 18, 2012 at 7:25 pm

When my daughter notices changes in scenery, funny signs or unique things and comments.

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24 LuAnn K June 18, 2012 at 8:08 pm

My favorite part is arriving!

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25 Ellen C. June 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Watching my children be amazed by things we’ve never seen before. Thanks!

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26 Patricia Crowley June 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I love playing travel games together as a family!

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27 Daniel M June 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm

being together on a little adventure!

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28 Anne Lehnick June 18, 2012 at 10:30 pm

I love the part when the kids take a nap and stop asking “when are we going to be there?” :-)

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29 lana June 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Snacks and eating the junk food

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30 Beachcomber June 18, 2012 at 10:42 pm

What is your favorite part of a family road trip?

My favorite part of a family road trip is seeing new places and things along the way.

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31 Leslie Galloway June 18, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Listening to the kids chatter in the backseat. (Least favorite part? listening to them argue. hehe)

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32 Amber Smith June 19, 2012 at 12:00 am

I love to sing songs in the car – it reminds me of my childhood.

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33 Stacie Fontinell June 19, 2012 at 12:06 am

Eating at different restaurants and swimming in hotel pools!

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34 Terra Heck June 19, 2012 at 4:01 am

My fave part is singing silly songs along the way and making up lyrics with my kids. Thanks.
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35 LaTanya June 19, 2012 at 7:45 am

the conversations you start

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36 Karry Knisley June 19, 2012 at 8:20 am

I love driving with the windows down and the music blaring!!!

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37 Cindy C. June 19, 2012 at 8:28 am

My favorite part is the new scenery we get to see.

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38 Linda Stewart June 19, 2012 at 9:26 am

My favorite part of a family road trip is watching the building anticipation and anxious looks on the boys face as we get closer to our destination.

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39 Van June 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

I just like getting away from time to time, I do like camping.

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40 Idaho Jill June 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm

being together as a family and making up silly games along the way

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41 Lorna England June 19, 2012 at 12:15 pm

MY favorite park is ARRIVING!
Thanks for the giveaway!

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42 Jennifer N June 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Favorite part is finding new places to hike together. Just being together away from schedules and life-noises. I love the quiet (or not so quiet) togetherness!

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43 Sue C. June 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm

My favorite part of family trips is seeing things we don’t see that often – horses, cows, sheep, etc. on the rolling hills, seeing and smelling the ocean, discovering a Sonic has opened in our part of the state!

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44 Kathy Stevenson June 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I love when we leave and everyone is having fun and excited to get started on our trip!

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45 angie June 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

sharing time together

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46 Michelle S June 19, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Favorite part is coming home LOL I hate traveling.

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47 Heidi Zapolski June 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I love seeing the sights along the way!

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48 Vickie Couturier June 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

all the bright details where everything in that area is located

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49 Tina M June 19, 2012 at 5:24 pm

spending more time with my family

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50 David Holder June 19, 2012 at 5:29 pm

My favorite part is the arrival!

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51 Alison S. June 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Getting to our destination! (I think the kids would agree!)

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52 amy v June 19, 2012 at 6:08 pm

i love playing the alphabet game!

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53 Jennifer Rote June 19, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I like seeing the sights with my son.

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54 Donna O\'Neil June 19, 2012 at 6:43 pm

The destination is my favorite part!

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55 Mariah Powell June 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm

The sights along the way

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56 Brandy W. June 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm

All the experiences that happen along the way… The new sites, cities, activities, all that fun & excited stuff!!!

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57 Cristen C. June 19, 2012 at 9:56 pm

PLaying the I-spy game in the car!

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58 Natalie S June 20, 2012 at 12:03 am

My fave part is just the together family time we get to spend uninterruped! And stopping places to make memories!

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59 Jessica T June 20, 2012 at 12:32 am

I love staying in a hotel with my family~kids love it!

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60 Rebecca Xavier June 20, 2012 at 8:59 am

The best part of a road trip is family singing.

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61 Chuck June 20, 2012 at 10:13 am

Being able to take the kids swimming at the different places that we stay at is always nice.

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62 Liene June 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Being able to check things off of my life list.

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63 Elena V June 20, 2012 at 10:17 pm

It’s being able to experience new places with my family, it’s different than traveling with friends and I like it.

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64 Jenny June 21, 2012 at 7:11 am

My favorite part is sharing new places with my kids and having fun as a family.

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65 Michelle June 21, 2012 at 8:40 am

My favorite part of a road trip is trying the different cuisines and local restaurants as we travel.

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66 Staci A June 21, 2012 at 10:44 am

I love having fun with my boys and singing together in the car.

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67 Sonya Morris June 21, 2012 at 10:52 am

Everyone being together!

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68 Angela E. June 21, 2012 at 10:57 am

On my days off from work, I like just getting away somewhere for a couple of days.

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69 Angela E. June 21, 2012 at 10:57 am

I subscribe by email.

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70 Tamra H June 21, 2012 at 11:37 am

Arriving! :) Also, seeing the unique landmarks/shops/restaurants along the way.

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71 Michelle Clouse June 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Love the alphabet game and talks on the trip.

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72 melissa n June 21, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I enjoy getting to stop at random places and make some memories :)

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73 nannypanpan June 21, 2012 at 6:15 pm

the silly stories that are remembered years later..about what went wrong…not at the time
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74 Laura Jacobson June 21, 2012 at 8:54 pm

My favorite part is the scenery and seeing new places! Love to just look around and drive~!

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75 Kelly D June 21, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I like seeing the sites with my children.

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76 Noreen June 22, 2012 at 1:05 am

The snacks! I let my kids eat some junk food they never eat at home

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77 supriya June 22, 2012 at 11:16 am

favorite part of family road trip is chatting together and getting to know more of my family ..each and every minute.. its like building a relationship .. making it work and making it strong.

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78 amy pugmire June 22, 2012 at 12:18 pm

the yummy fating fast food and pit stops :) no spending time with the family of course

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79 Garrett June 22, 2012 at 6:24 pm

We like stopping at all the nice way side’s during a trip.

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80 Julie June 22, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Getting to our destination:) That’s the truth when you have a 3 year old and a 1 year old!!!

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81 Stacey R. June 23, 2012 at 4:33 pm

My favorite part of a family road trip is when we get to the destination!

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82 DAMIAN JARREAU June 23, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Eating at different dives along the way

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83 Jennifer Marie June 23, 2012 at 10:36 pm

playing the license plate game

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84 TINA June 24, 2012 at 12:10 am

SPENDING TIME WITH THE KIDS

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85 Michelle H. June 24, 2012 at 5:31 am

Playing road games with the kids

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86 gina June 24, 2012 at 7:57 am

seeing the sights and being together;)

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87 Jeff June 24, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I like the fact that we’re getting away form home for a few days.

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88 AmyB June 24, 2012 at 11:46 pm

my favorite part about the road trip is that we get to go to new places we might never have gone too.

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89 Jenn M June 25, 2012 at 3:46 am

Trying new food on the trip and listening to the excitement in my kids voice.

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90 Shelbie Johnston June 25, 2012 at 3:50 am

The sites! Love looking at all the diff landscapes and everything :) Plus bing with my family :)

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91 Kimberly Bauer June 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm

My favorite part is when we get to where we are going!

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92 Katherine June 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Planning the trip is fun~

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93 Denise C June 26, 2012 at 12:57 pm

We love singing in the car :)

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94 Lisa Brown June 27, 2012 at 7:32 am

Stopping to eat someplace.

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95 Daiva June 27, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Seeing new places, exploring

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96 Erica Best June 28, 2012 at 2:01 pm

seeing all the thing from the side of the road.

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