We’ve all been there.  Or if not yet, we will someday. Travel stress in inevitable with family vacations. Try this new great app!

At some point, most all of us are hit with a travel emergency or at least a significant snafu of some kind.

As summer approaches and the big, wide world beckons, many of us will be planning a summer vacation. Woohoo if that’s you!!  But if there’s one thing we’ve learned as we’ve practiced adulting, it’s to be prepared for the unexpected, right?  Yes!  Especially with kids in tow!


A huge part of travel planning is managing money securely so let’s talk about some ways to cover our bases now so that we can focus on making memories when the times comes.  Say goodbye to travel stress, knowing you. got. this.

I recently learned about a super handy tool for families to manage and move money quickly (leaving more precious time to be with loved ones).  In our family, we try to live by the mantra, “be blessed, not stressed” – in fact we often verbalize it right in front of our children.  So when I found out about Xoom services, I was all in because anything has my heart that will help give back family time, especially when we’re traveling to intentionally focus on it!  Have you heard about it yet?  Xoom, a PayPal service, powers international payments to friends and family in more than 40 countries around the world and the number one recipient of payments on Xoom is Mom. Love that!!

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Xoom is the only remittances company that offers instant disbursements and you can select multiple ways for loved ones to receive money including bank transfers, cash pick-up or delivery, bill pay and mobile reload.  Yes please!  It even has a mobile app for your phone #winning  🙂  Xoom also provides peace of mind as you can track each payment via SMS alerts and receive a text message when the money is received.  Soooo glad there is a service like that out there for right when we need it!  I would have loved to have known about this on our last trip, just in case, but I’m a happy camper now that I know where to turn if I need to move money fast!

Our December 2015 trip to St. Croix in the Virgin Islands

Our December 2015 trip to St. Croix in the Virgin Islands

Be sure and pin or bookmark this post for when you’re working on your future travel plans – you just never know when you’ll end up needing it!  Say goodbye to travel stress! To read more on travel tips and tricks here on the blog, click over here next!  Happy trails and have a wonderful day 🙂


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.