beach_FamilyThis endless winter has made it feel as if we are starring in the movie “Frozen.”  But one day, the U.S. will thaw out and families will start planning vacations (relaxing on a warm tropical beach sounds nice right about now, doesn’t it?).

While you’re in the planning mode, it’s important to think about your family’s safety while traveling. It’s important to make sure that your family and possessions are protected while on the road.

Recently, I traveled to Rhode Island and I had to learn this lesson the hard way. I don’t usually check my bag, but I was carrying some liquids that couldn’t be packed in a carry-on. When I retrieved my luggage from baggage claim, I was surprised to find out that some of my valuables were missing. I was angered by the theft and frustrated with the airline’s response. 

To help you avoid such issues, I’d like to offer one Mocha Dad reader the opportunity to win a “Safe Family Travels” prize pack , which includes:

These items will give you peace of mind knowing that your valuables are safe.

To enter the Mocha Dad giveaway, answer the following question in the comments section:

How do you keep your family safe while traveling?

Additional Entries (These entries will be counted only after the required entry has been submitted)

Mocha Dad’s “Master Lock Safe Family Travels Giveaway” starts on Tuesday April 1, 2014 and ends on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 11:59 a.m. (CST), and is open to all Mocha Dad readers, subscribers, and/or fans 18 years old and older in the continental U.S. No purchase required. Relatives and employees of Goodall Family Media are not eligible to win. You are also ineligible if you’ve won a prize from this website within the past 30 days. One (1) winner will be chosen via and announced soon after the ending date. You must leave your contact information to collect your prize. If a winner does not respond within 3 days, a new winner will be chosen. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received compensation and/or one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my website. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” All opinions are my own. Allow 3-6 weeks for giveaway fulfillment. While Master Lock has provided promotional support in the form of prizes, Master Lock is not sponsoring or administering the giveaway on this website. Prize value = $100.