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Best Tips for Traveling with Kids

Added: Jun 19, 2017
Category: Traveling with Kids

Traveling with kids can be a little stressful sometimes. Be prepared!

Don’t be in a hurry

If your vacation is jam-packed with scheduled tours and
events, you’ll probably be stressed out trying to get everywhere on time. Kids
don’t care much about schedules, so it’s best to be flexible instead of trying
to pack a lot of attractions into a short amount of time. Yes, you want to
visit everything you can during the limited time of your vacation, but it won’t
be a very fun or relaxing vacation if you’re always in a hurry and fighting
with fussy kids the whole way. It’s great to plan lots of activities, but if
they don’t all pan out, don’t worry about it. Just visit your top priority
attractions, and try to relax if naps and tantrums get in the way and things
don’t go according to plan!

Let the kids help you plan

If you have older kids who are able to help you plan the
trip, this can be a great family activity. Go online while you’re planning your
travels, and see what types of things your kids are interested in. If they’re
involved in the planning and they can see pictures of the places that you’re
going to go, it’s likely they’ll be more excited about the trip. Most
attractions have great websites with lots of pictures, and if they have a hand
in planning the schedule, it’s likely that your kids will be just as excited
about going on vacation as you are!

Keep their energy levels in mind

Some travels require lots of walking. Although you might not
mind the extra exercise much, lots of walking can quickly lead to cranky kids.
Though strollers can take up a lot of space, you should consider taking one if
you’ve got smaller children—this will keep you from having to carry kids
everywhere if you’re wandering around a city and their little legs get tired.
This really depends on the individual family and the ages of the kids involved,
but we’ve noticed lots of people end up walking more than they thought they
would while on vacation. Also, never be caught without snack options! In some
places snacks are easy to find, but you never know when you’re traveling to a
new place.

Choose kid-friendly lodging

Though this was harder back in the day, it’s super easy to
find out whether lodging is kid-friendly in today’s world! With a little bit of
Internet searching, you can find out all the amenities that every type of
lodging offers. Some hotels are geared more toward business travelers, while
others are designed with families in mind. Some B&Bs and inns are better for
couples, while others are perfectly kid-friendly. Find a place to stay that
includes, or is close to, a park or playground.

Be prepared for the weather

Weather is always something
to consider when traveling, but it’s even more important to consider when
traveling with kids. If you were traveling alone and you found that your jacket
was a little too light for the chilly weather, you’d probably grin and bear it…
but most kids are different. Traveling can already be hard on kids, and you
want to keep them as comfortable as possible to try to eliminate sources of
tantrums! Check the weather forecast as you’re packing

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