8 Tips For Traveling With Children
We all know traveling with children can be stressful. Here's some tips to ensure your trip runs as smooth as possible.
1. BE REALISTIC
Plan for potty breaks, snacks and naptime. Remember, those little feet don’t move as fast as yours! You will need to adjust your itinerary to fit your children’s pace accordingly.
2. PLAN ACTIVITIES TOGETHER
If the kiddies help you choose what you will do on your trip, activities will run much smoother –with no room for meltdowns.
3. CHOOSE FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOTELS
These options usually have game rooms, waterslides, and kid-friendly theme-nights –just do your research ahead of time. Keeping the tots interested and engaged are key to a happy vacation for all of you!
4. ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORTS
This choice will appeal to everyone in your travel party, from food and drink choices, to activities and down time.
5. A LITTLE PIECE OF HOME
Familiarity is extremely important to your little ones. Pack your child's favorite “blankie” or beloved teddy that they just can't live without. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!
6. PACK LIKE A KID
Make sure they have their very own special bag to carry their favorite books, hand-held games, cards and puzzles –again, YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!
Let the kids choose their own clothes to cut down on the tantrums that are sure to happen if you choose to bring the pink top and she wanted the purple!
Pack light. If you forget something, you can always buy what you need when you get to your destination. Sometimes a little extra expense is worth it.
7. MAKE MEMORIES
After all, isn’t this what a family vacation is all about? Give them an inexpensive digital camera, or even a disposable one –do they make those anymore? They can take pictures of your family adventures and scrapbook them as an activity when you get back home.
8. DON’T EXPECT PERFECTION
Life isn’t perfect and your trip won’t be either. Something will go wrong –it's a given! The important thing to remember, is that you are all together on this journey, and you will overcome it as a family. Go with the flow and enjoy the moment you're in!
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