Travel with kids


At some point we’d love to travel all around the world.  Here are the places we’ve been so far and here are things that have worked for us:

In the Car (ahem van)

We usee to roll in a mini-van with a giant bin full of toys, diapers and extra clothes.  We traveled long distances during naps or planned active stops to break up the monotony.  We had an Elmo DVD and a Sesame Street DVD that we used on occasion on the tv that came in our van.  We let the kids eat in the van too.  Now we usually travel in an electric vehicle so we are learning a lot about where super chargers are located and where is the best place to charge when we travel too.

In the Air

This method has evolved over time.  On our first long haul to Hawaii when the kids were 9 months, we carted a pump, a zillion bottles, bucket seats and a double stroller.  Now we drop me off curbside with the kids and our luggage, and I entertain and supervise till help arrives.  If we forget something, we buy it.  We’ve even bought and sold a pack and play in Hawaii on Craigslist.  Now that the kids are in elementary school they can roll their own suitcases but we have to figure out homework and how to negotiate unexcused absences if we want or need to travel with kids during the school year. 

Some other tips:

Airplane books

When traveling with others

Bring trial size products

Find a Costco

Take a picture

Learn a new language






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  1. natalietanner says:

    We roll in a mini van, too and it is awesome even as the kids get older than what I thought was the mini van ‘age’! So much room for so much stuff! Mini vans ROCK!
    Natalie, The Educational Tourist

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