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No matter what the baggage situation is, be sure to pack as light as possible.
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It's a terrifying thing, the prospect of boarding a plane with two babies or toddlers, while you are the person who must endure the daggers being stared at you by other travellers who are anticipating mayhem. Two babies (or toddlers) and a non-stop flight to a not-so-local destination do not a perfect scenario make.
Sometimes giving kids screen time is the only way to keep them quiet.
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If you're searching this subject, you've likely got an upcoming flight with kids. We've been there, done that and we've found that one of the main, first tips is... (1) Don't over think things Regar...
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Plan, plan and then plan a little more.
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Your world travels don't have to end when you have kids. The phrases, "Go while you're young," "Travel before you settle down," and "You'll get away when you're retired," are thrown around all too often, and not enough people are packing their bags (all five of them) and taking to the roads, skies, and seas with their families.
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Travel isn't just for retirees and 20-year-old backpackers. Seeing new places and experiencing new cultures is beneficial for people of all ages, including your little ones. While traveling with kids may seem overwhelming at first, the benefits far outweigh the added luggage and frequent bathroom breaks. These four reasons to travel with your kids this fall will inspire you to choose a destination, pack your bags, and forget about the stresses of work and school for a while.
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Faith in humanity restored.
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The safe, laid-back atmosphere of the country's favourite travel destinations makes it easy for parents to relax while kids let loose. For these reasons and numerous others, kid-friendly hotels can be found across the country, from coastal Nova Scotia to the Canadian Rockies, and the following are ones your family will never forget.
Whoever said "Getting there is half the fun" wasn't facing an eight hour plane ride with little kids. The key to having the least stress free travel with kids (for you and your fellow passengers) is to plan ahead. These nine tips, from the second you book your trip to the time you're ready to head back home, will help you survive and thrive on a trip with rambunctious little ones.
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Not only is there an added expense with each little person, but there is also the stress of organization, finding all the right activities for each age to enjoy and actually finding the time to relax. That's why all-inclusive holidays are perfect for families.
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As a seasoned traveller, my wanderlust runs deep (from backpacking to business travel, I have circled the globe numerous times). Now as a mother of two, I am passionate about cultivating and passing along that love of travel to my children by placing an importance on collecting experiences, not things.
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Here are the best ways to keep kids busy on a plane, train or automobile.
I'm a list maker. In fact I love making lists. But as time and luck would have it my computer crashed two days before we left on vacation and I couldn't access any of my packing lists. Later when the absence of water shoes resulted in a clam shell injury to one of my daughters' feet, we realized that the first aid kit, newly loaded with all sorts of band-aids, ointments and first-aidy stuff, was left sitting on the kitchen counter.
School's out for the summer and you're likely planning your family's annual summer vacation, but like every other aspect of life, kids may have a different idea than their parents of what makes the ultimate vacation. Keep these tips handy when you're planning your family getaway this summer.
It's a lot of fun to get away with the family, but before you can hop a plane and kick back you have to figure out where to go. Not every get-away is kid-friendly, so you'll want to do your research and plan ahead. You can find family-oriented activities to do just about anywhere, but there are some destinations that are particularly well set up for families with young kids. Here are some ideas.
Taking your kids to Paris? Read this itinerary by VitaminDaily.com Editor-in-chief Sarah Bancroft first! Or, "How do you say umbrella stroller in French?" Bon Voyage!
The reality of being called "mom" or "dad" means that you're gonna have to bend the truth somewhat. The lies parents tell their kids range from the ridiculous to the sublime. These lies can range from a simple white lie to a real doozy. It's all just a matter of scale. Whatever it takes, right?
Tired of the trials and tribulations associated with modern day travel? Do airports, lineups, delays and bad food -- with children in tow -- make you want to stay home and clean out your closets? Don't be like that. We have a savvy list of What You Need When Travelling With Kids.
Now that Old Man Winter has us firmly in his clutches, it's only natural to want to flee to places that have managed to elude him. There's a family vacation to be had no matter your budget, but here are a few sweet ideas to get your imagination flowing...
Paris has given way to Pull-Ups and Annapurna has been replaced by Anbesol. The reality of your life now revolves around coping with the challenges of vacationing with the little ones in tow. To this end, here is a guide for parents that offers clarification about what some of the most commonly used travel terms really mean.