It seems we’re growing up. There’s no better way to tell than by the enjoyment we’re getting hearing people talk about traveling with their children. That and my little boy. To celebrate all the parents who risk so much to take their wee ones on the road with them, I’m declaring the rest of March officially kids month on the AirTreks blog.
I’ll be highlighting kid-centric writing, tips and stories all focused on traveling with kids by folks who know it well, the best family bloggers on the Web.
That being said, the “traveling with kids” topic is a rather popular one. Typically there are a handful of categories the articles cover:
- Tips – ones that give you helpful guidelines about how to make your family trip an enjoyable one, as opposed to a tedious and miserable hell.
- Stories – passages from the trenches, thus giving hope to those who want to keep traveling after their bundles of joy come into the world.
- Resources – articles and round-ups that direct you to places online that can help you further (essentially, this series).
- Reviews – guiding parents to the best destinations, accommodations, eateries, and gear.
I won’t be burdening you with yet another opinion about kiddie travel. No matter what you think you know, someone will be out there to tell you differently. So here, I’ll be rounding up some interesting anecdotes actual true-to-life family travel bloggers have already given the world, aligned into one of the four categories mentioned above.
To kick it off, from the “tips” category, Have Baby Will Travel brings a highly recommended source for encouragement for parents looking to travel. Their The 5 Ts to Happy Travel with Your Tots article shows that much can be navigated along the roads of family travel if you’re prepared.
Corinne, the engine behind this great family travel blog, gives you what you need for a successful trip with your kids. To summarize:
The 5 Ts: Timing, Toiletries, Toys, Treats, and Temperament. Meaning, make sure you know when to do the most taxing things, have the necessary accoutrements for cleanliness, have items for distraction and reward, and finally, the patience to deal with it all.
You should listen to Corinne. She’s been traveling with her children for 6 years and could probably tell you exactly when yours will cry. In other words, she knows what she’s talking about.
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And don’t forget to keep an eye on this space in the next couple weeks for more tips on getting the most out of your own family trip.
Do you have any help of your own to share about traveling with kids? The comments section is where to do it!