Planning a trip with your kids? Fear not! At Kipling, we're always on-the-go, which means our moms have a ton of tips and tricks for traveling with kids and teens.
Yes, it may be a bit daunting at first, but with planning, research, and the perfect packing list, you can do anything! Whether they're 5 months or 15 years-old, we've got some seriously great travel secrets to help get you across town or overseas.
"Plan down time to enjoy and relax where you are."
-Claire, VP of Sales
Sounds basic enough, but you'd be surprised how many families travel with kids and forget to make downtime a priority. Often times, vacation becomes less about rest and relaxation and more about fitting a million activities into a few short hours. In our experience, this is the quickest way to inspire a tantrum. Slow down, take a detour, force your kids to take embarrassing photos with you. These are the moments you'll cherish forever.
"Plan flight time around their sleep schedule and pack lots of toys."
-Priscilla, Marketing Director
A little strategy goes a long way when it comes to traveling with kids. Make your travel plans work for you and book your flight around your little one's sleep schedule. And don't forget to pack lots and lots of toys. We know you want to avoid overpacking, but instead of throwing in that extra pair of shoes, throw in lots of books, and stuffed animals. This will keep kids occupied while you deal with travels woes.
"When they are small, get them their own seats on the plane. When they are teens make sure to download everything beforehand so they don't use all of your data."
Truer words have never been spoken. When you're flying, the more room the better, so even if your little one spends 50% of the time on your lap, that other 50% is totally worth the price tag. Have you tried tackling travel with teens? Not easy. But, just like toddlers, teens need entertainment to keep them occupied and out of trouble.
"Never travel without toys, snacks, and a movie. Be ready for anything"
-Noemi, Print designer
Not only is this great advice for traveling with kids, but as an adult, I never leave home without toys, snacks and a movie. #RealTalk. No one likes a "hangry" child, and whats more is no one wants to spend $11 on a bag of fruit snacks at the airport.