Monday, May 21, 2018


Travelling with kids can be hectic and downright exhausting but not if you plan and prepare well. In fact, travelling with your kids could be the best trip ever if you put some little efforts towards it.
Kids being who they are require utmost care and you have to take extra steps in planning to make the trip most  enjoyable for both yourself and the kids.
Indian Echo Caverns

The best way to go about travelling with your kids is to involve them in the preparation stages of the trip so you can identify activities and locations that work best for everyone.

Choosing a location
You are at liberty to choose any location you want if you are travelling on your own but you have to be more considerate of your travel destinations when you have your kids involved.
Select a location that is child-friendly and safe and with activities that your kids will enjoy. In fact, involve your kids is choosing the destination while keeping in mind the financial implications of the decision.
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Do your research on the weather and possible health risks about the location so that it’s a destination everyone will have a great time in.

Planning your activities
Have an itinerary of the activities you are going to engage in for the duration of your trip. It should be a healthy of activities your kids like and your personal interests.

As much as you want to keep things spontaneous, kids get easily bored and might not be too enthusiastic about roaming around a city as you look for an attraction site. You don’t want to tag along kids who will be constantly complaining about boredom.

Do you research beforehand and know what will take place when and if some of the activities require you to be separated from your kids, have a trusted person to chaperone them until you reunite. Never leave your kids without adult supervision in a new city or country.

How elaborate your preparation needs to be depends on whether you are travelling locally or abroad. For international travel, you will need to have your passports and visas processed before you leave but for local destinations it’s simpler.

Chinhae, South Korea

Pack enough clothes for your kids to wear not forgetting their favourite toys. Don’t make the luggage to big though. In fact, if you have older kids you can pack their stuff in backpacks and let them carry their own luggage.

You also need to book your hotels early enough from Secrethotels.Org especially during the peak season.

Health and safety
Get a doctor’s opinion if your child have an existing medical condition to assess if they can travel to your chosen destination. The last thing you want during your trip is a medical emergency.

More importantly, remember all the medications that you may need during your trip including insect repellents.

Put a small note with your mobile phone number in your child’s pocket in case they get lost and they need to contact you.

19 delicious comments:

Alli Smith said...

Preparing to travel with kids takes more thought that when traveling alone. My husband and I are taking the kids to the beach next week for the first time without the parents. These tips will help!

AiringMyLaundry said...

Normally if I have snacks for my kids, they are good to go. They travel pretty well. If they get whiney, but my husband will remind them to be grateful and be happy for their freedom, because those in other countries don't always have it. (He's in the military.) It usually shuts them up pretty quickly.

We'll be traveling some this summer!

candy said...

When traveling in a car entertainment and food is always key to keeping the kids happy and going. All you tips are things we do for traveling.

Jeannette said...

We travel with our kiddo quite a bit and it is sometimes very hard to prepare for it. Kids can be demanding and they get bored so easily. I always have stuff on hand as far as snacks and games. These tips are definitely ones to remember.

Kelly Reci said...

I am all about preparing far in advance, as much as possible. Traveling with kids can be challenging but if you make a check list and get the prep work done sooner than later, then it can be smooth sailing!

Paula Schuck said...

Every single trip I have taken with my kids is enjoyable. I love traveling with them. It's the best way to build family time IN my opinion.

melissa chapman said...

U have not taken a good road trip with the kids in a few years. This summer is the time because we need to see colleges with my daughter. Peparation is key.

Jenn@Engineermommy said...

These are some good tips to keep in mind when it's time to pack up and get away with the kids. If you don't plan ahead, it's likely to lead to some avoidable headaches.

shabbyfufu said...

It definitely takes a lot of prep work to travel with kids. Mine are grown now and the thing that they most remember from growing up and the trips.

Sarah Bailey said...

This sounds like a great selection of tips, I always loved going on trips with my parents when I was younger, but was an awful traveller so the journey was never fun for people at all.

Heather Jones said...

I agree with packing in backpacks and letting kids carry their own luggage. We did that on our last trip to save space. I think it did a little.

ricci said...

I don't have kids but I do have lives and nephews that I travel with. My best "advice" is to travel at night while they sleep, LOL!!

Debra Hawkins said...

I love traveling with my kids! We have done all sorts of trips and we have loved every single one!

britstrawbridge said...

haha the struggle on this is real. I have a baby and 4 year old and definitely feel this. Preparation is a necessity!

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

Love this! I enjoy taking my kids when I have traveled to few places. We never go far but they love it and are really great to travel. I love being able to bring them along to make memories! - Jeanine

Dhemz said...

Proper planning and advance preparation can make travel fun and stress free. Some people. I do however find packing enjoyable lalo na when you are planning to go!

Anosa Malanga said...

I don't have kids yet but I am happy reading this. I'll definitely keep this in mind and also I guess time to share this with my mommy friends too.

Melanie said...

It can be so fun to hit the road with your kids. But it can also be so stressful! These are great things to consider, especially before we start our summer travel planning.

Meeta Khurana-Wolff said...

We just have one kid who is now 15 but from the very beginning he has been an awesome traveller. We have done some pretty long trips via air and road and he has always enjoyed it. Even at the age of 3 we did a 12 hour drive from Germany to Liguria in Italy and he was happy singing and playing in the back through it all. Great tips you have here!

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