Air And Car Travel:
Tips for Traveling with Kids

Zoom(er) through the airport!

by: Amanda Williams, August 19 2015

Zoom(er) through the airport! - kids travel tips, kids activities tips
Have you ever been bogged down by mounds of "kid travel gear", collectively burdened by the amount of STUFF that is required to get around with kids? Well, you can ditch the stroller -- you might still have oodles of bottles and bags and diapers, but you can shed some weight by bringing smaller wheels that have many purposes with the Lilly Gold Zoomer.     We have a Diono car seat that my son LOVES but it's very heavy -- over 20 lbs, so toting it along (as it is FAA approved) on a flight was a real brow furrowing thought. This makes it much more feasible.

Review of RideSafer Travel Vest

by: Heather Erquiaga

One of the biggest hassles in traveling with young kids is the car seat. Car seats are heavy, bulky, and a pain to lug around.
Review of RideSafer Travel Vest - family travel tip

Using the RoamRight app (with or without a policy)

by: pitstopsforkids

Recently, I tried out the free app RoamRight, a travel insurance provider, released. And no, you don't have to hold a policy with them to use some of the features!

"Getting to Know You" Travel Games - Roadtripping with Kids

by: Trekaroo community

"Are we there yet?"    These games are meant to help you laugh and learn about the family and friends you're traveling with. Great for roadtrips, planes, restaurants, hotel lobbies...
"Getting to Know You" Travel Games - Roadtripping with Kids - family travel tip

Baby Travel: Intro to Flying

by: LiLing Pang

It’s 3am and I’m lying in bed tossing and turning.  Tomorrow is our first flight with our 2 month old.  We’re flying to Houston for a good friend’s wedding.
Baby Travel: Intro to Flying - family travel tip

Melissa & Doug Travel Toys take the Boredom Out of Road Trips

by: Katie Bodell (filmdncr)

  We did it.   3 kids.  14 nights.  4 national parks.  3,000 miles.  14 lunches on the road.  Countless potty breaks.
Melissa & Doug Travel Toys take the Boredom Out of Road Trips - family travel tip

Baby Travel - Airport Layovers and Arrivals

by: LiLing Pang

Transfers   Sometimes direct flights just aren’t available.
Baby Travel - Airport Layovers and Arrivals - family travel tip

Baby Travel - In the Airplane

by: LiLing Pang

Getting settled and waiting for take off   Most airlines will invite families to board first.  Take advantage of pre-boarding for families.
Baby Travel - In the Airplane - family travel tip

Baby Travel - Getting Through the Airport

by: LiLing Pang

Getting to the airport Of course the easiest way to get to the airport with baby is to have a friend drop you off.
Baby Travel - Getting Through the Airport - family travel tip

Baby Travel - Packing for Your Flight

by: LiLing Pang

What to Pack: The weeks before baby’s first flight, most moms stress out about what to bring along and what not to.
Baby Travel - Packing for Your Flight - family travel tip

Baby Travel - Booking Your Flight

by: LiLing Pang

Booking your flight: Your first experience flying with baby can vary dramatically based on the time of day you fly, the timing of layovers, and the seat selection you get.
Baby Travel - Booking Your Flight - family travel tip

5 Things to Always Keep in your Car for Road Trips

by: Amy Whitley

It feels as though we're constantly packing and unpacking our car for road trips, but there are a few items we just leave in the back at all times, knowing we'll use them again and again.
5 Things to Always Keep in your Car for Road Trips - family travel tip

Which is the best iPhone Navigation App for Family Road Trips?

by: LiLIng Pang

Right in the heart of Silicon Valley, on our way to Portola Redwoods State Park, our family got lost.  Hopelessly lost.  Why?
Which is the best iPhone Navigation App for Family Road Trips? - family travel tip

TrayKit, a beautiful combination of organization and entertainment

by: Carrie Yu

  My family is a traveling family.  We frequently travel to visit relatives to the north, to the south, and on the complete opposite side of the US.
TrayKit, a beautiful combination of organization and entertainment - family travel tip

Coping with Motion Sickness in Kids โ€“ thanks Psi Bands!

by: LiEr Hanson

We have a 10 year old son who is very prone to motion sickness and throws up even on Interstates or local car rides which last for more than an hour.
Coping with Motion Sickness in Kids โ€“ thanks Psi Bands! - family travel tip

Family-friendly Airlines: What's most important when flying with kids?

by: LiLing Pang

If you thought flying on a plane prior to having kids was a drag, you’re really in for a rude shock when you make your first flight with a child.
Family-friendly Airlines: What's most important when flying with kids? - family travel tip

Holiday Travel Survival Guide for Moms: Long Road Trip

by: LiLing Pang

Many of us will be hitting the road over the holidays.  If you have a long road-trip ahead of you, here are some survival tips for navigating your way around buys holiday roads.
Holiday Travel Survival Guide for Moms: Long Road Trip - family travel tip

Holiday Travel Survival Guide for Moms: Booking and Luggage

by: LiLing Pang

Last year, we decided at the last minute to drive from San Francisco to Seattle to spend the Christmas with my sister's family.
Holiday Travel Survival Guide for Moms: Booking and Luggage - family travel tip

Overcoming Jetlag with Young Children

by: LiLing Pang

I am standing in a corner of a grand stairwell in the renown Musee de Louvre in Paris, pushing a screaming toddler for what seems like an eternity.
Overcoming Jetlag with Young Children - family travel tip

Holiday Travel Survival Guide for Mom: Airports and Flying

by: LiLing Pang

If you are anything like me, I literally can't sleep the night before a big trip.
Holiday Travel Survival Guide for Mom: Airports and Flying - family travel tip

Holiday Travel Survival Guide: Dealing with Delays and Flight Cancellations

by: LiLing Pang

Any flight delay is a huge annoyance for anyone, but stack on top of that the stress of traveling with kids and fully booked holiday flights and you have a personal disaster on your hands.
Holiday Travel Survival Guide: Dealing with Delays and Flight Cancellations - family travel tip

Best iPad Apps for Preschoolers - I'm not bored mommy!

by: Rachel Maguire (Fabumom)

The iPad has entered the world of families by storm.
Best iPad Apps for Preschoolers - I'm not bored mommy! - family travel tip

Top Travel Games and Activities for Kids

by: Esther Lee

Are We There Yet? Summer's all about spending time together as a family and heading off to fun, hot places like the beach, the mountains, amusements and more.
Top Travel Games and Activities for Kids - family travel tip

Games on the Go - Keeping the Boredom Blues at Bay

by: LiLing Pang

"Are we there yet?"  2 minutes later...  "When are we going to be there?  I'm so bored!"  For the 110th time I sigh.  "We're almost there.
Games on the Go - Keeping the Boredom Blues at Bay - family travel tip

Creative Travel Games for Kids

by: The Trekaroo Community

"Are we there yet?"      These games are meant to get those creative juices flowing and mixing on those long summer drives to "VACATION."
Creative Travel Games for Kids - family travel tip

Guessing Games when Travelling with Kids

by: The Trekaroo Community

"Are we there yet?"      These travel games are meant to keep you guessing with some room for silliness.
Guessing Games when Travelling with Kids - family travel tip

What you should be doing now to prepare for an International Trip this Summer

by: Lydie Thomas

Our family travel to Europe every year and we (or should I say I) always go through the same routine every single year around March.
What you should be doing now to prepare for an International Trip this Summer  - family travel tip

Pack for Baby: The CarryOn and Suitcase

by: Esther Lee

You've got your carry-on and suitcase open and ready to be filled up with items for your precious baby. What should you pack for baby and what needs to go where.
Pack for Baby: The CarryOn and Suitcase - family travel tip

10 Fun Travel Activities for Kids

by: Lydie Thomas and Esther Lee

For the past 11 years, I have been traveling internationally every year with my two daughters.
10 Fun Travel Activities for Kids - family travel tip

Pack for Baby Without Bringing the Nursery (newborn to pre-crawlers)

by: Esther Lee

Getting ready to pack baby up for his or her first plane ride?
Pack for Baby Without Bringing the Nursery (newborn to pre-crawlers) - family travel tip

Passports for the Junior Jetset

by: Esther Lee

Are you getting ready to take your family out of the country for the first time?
Passports for the Junior Jetset - family travel tip

Toys on the Fly

by: Eunice Nichols

You get on the airplane and to your horror, your child loses interest in his toys within fifteen minutes.
Toys on the Fly - family travel tip

Packing Checklist Template for Traveling with Baby - family travel tip

Pack for Baby: The Big Stuff

by: Esther Lee

Your first aid kit, carry-on and suitcase are all packed and ready to go. Now comes the hardest part. Your baby sleeps in a crib, needs a car seat, rides in a stroller, and eats out of a high chair.
Pack for Baby: The Big Stuff - family travel tip

17 Tips for Traveling Internationally with Kids

by: Lydie Thomas

It is always exciting to leave to visit another country. My family thrives on discovering new monuments, new foods, new parks, new people, etc.
17 Tips for Traveling Internationally with Kids - family travel tip

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