Many travelers know about frequent flyer programs, but do you belong to a hotel rewards program? Most hotel chains, including Hilton, offer programs where guests can earn points that can be used for free stays. The Hilton HHonors program, which is currently celebrating 25 years of member loyalty with its 25 Days of Winning sweepstakes from October 1 – 25, 2012, also offers a shopping mall where guests can trade in points for lots of great items, including loads of products perfect for your next trip. I put together my perfect travel wishlist of travel items – what are yours?
Nikon D5100 Digital SLR Kit – A fabulous camera is essential for a family vacation, and I’m a Nikon person. This camera is a great starter DSLR, and you’ll be taking lots of great shots in just a few minutes.
Sony Projector HD Camcorder – While I take mostly photographs on our vacations, I love having a video camera too, to capture my kids’ entertaining moments. This camera lets you show your home movies anywhere at any time.
Apple New iPad 16GB Wi-Fi Tablet Computer – I love bringing our iPads on vacation. We load them up with apps for the kids as well as travel apps.
Powerbag Business Class Backpack -This checkpoint-friendly bag is a great way to carry your electronics on a flight without spending a while at security.
Nintendo 3DS XL 2 Game Bundle -We don’t actually have a Nintendo DS, but I think they are a great game system for families on the go!
Leapfrog Leapster Explorer – My kids love our Leapster Explorer – they have downloaded apps and have games
UNO H2O To Go Card Game – My whole family loves UNO, and I really like bringing games with us on vacation.
Zoobie Blanket Pets – These cuddly little pets are perfect for plane or car travel – they include a little blanket inside.
$50 Shutterfly Gift Card – Once you return home from your trip, you’ll want to print out all of those pictures you took.
Win It! What are your travel must-haves? Let us know what your travel must haves are and enter to win a certificate for a free night’s stay at any of Hilton’s 3,900 properties (estimated value of $250). Enter via the Rafflecopter.
Disclosure: Hilton HHonors invited me to be a part of an HHonors Blogger Panel supporting the 25 Days of Winning sweepstakes, and I was compensated for my participation. All opinions and comments within my posts about the sweepstakes are my own.