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Jody Halsted
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Speaking of automating social...  How many of you automate Instagram? When I'm not traveling, I do. Thankfully Latergram finally released its Android app. I'm loving it because I can easily tell the story of my image - something I don't do well when I have to add text from my phone.
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What do you use to automate IG? Or are you an IG purist and only post 'in the moment"?
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I'm an in the moment IG poster. I don't automate Twitter either, but I'm "old school."
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Planning an Ireland vacation?

Consider flying in and out of Shannon Airport!

#easierfromShannon  #Ireland

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Shannon Airport tips for arrival and departure. I spent less than an hour -total- in Shannon Airport between my arrival and departure I am not exaggerating.
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Want to get away with your extended family this weekend?

Try camping!No RV necessary!A few tips for a multi-generational camping trip the whole family will enjoy!+MiniTime
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If your spring break packing doesn't involve 2 swimsuits, a cover up and a pair of flip flops....

You might want to take a look at this post.

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Packing tips. Which is best: Space Bags or Packing Cubes? A head-to-head, apples-to-apples comparison of Space Bags and Packing Cubes. Captured on video.
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So, I've been neglecting Twitter. I'm removing my focus (ok, addiction) from Facebook as I just don't get that much traffic from it but want to build my Twitter, mainly for conversational purposes with destinations, CVBs, etc.

Who has a Twitter strategy that they wouldn't mind sharing?
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i automate as much as i can. i just don't have the energy for more. :(
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Loved the way the clouds filtered the sun's rays this afternoon. #Iowa #IowaLife #clouds 
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Time for a family vacation?

Consider a camping vacation the whole family will enjoy!

With so many full service campgrounds, state, and National Parks offering cabins, you don't even need an RV to enjoy a wonderful getaway.

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Freelance writer with a passion for Ireland and the Midwest specializing in family travel
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Ireland vacation coaching, family travel authority, social media educator
Employment
  • Ireland Family Vacations
    Ireland Vacation Coach & Frequent Traveler, 2011 - present
  • Des Moines Moms Blog
    Contributor, 2012 - present
  • Family Rambling
    Family Travel Authority, 2005 - present
  • Uptake Travel network
    Travel Writer, 2009 - 2012
  • Blissfully Domestic
    Travel Writer, 2011 - 2013
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Unrepentant Ireland traveler, new RV owner & best mom ever (according to my girls).
Introduction
Jody Halsted has been blogging since 2004, when she became a stay at home mom to her eldest daughter. As frequent travelers, Jody and her husband heard "You can't travel after you have a baby." When internet searches for family traveling turned up results for Walt Disney World and similar vacation spots, Jody began sharing her family travel how-to's in her first travel blog, Have Kid Will Travel.

In 2010 Jody launched FamilyRambling®, a website designed to inspire family travel, provide tips to make it easier and share first hand trip reports.

In 2011 Jody began sharing her love of family travel in Ireland by launching Ireland With Kids, a website designed to promote family travel in the Emerald Isle.

Jody also writes for various online and print publications.

Jody is active in social media, which helps her assist traveling families- no matter where they virtually hang out.
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I have two beautiful daughters and a husband who loves me despite my many faults.
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Ankeny
Previously
Scituate - South St Paul - Des Moines - St Paul
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