Tips and Tricks for Traveling with Kids

Eating Out | Family Travel Tips

Posted by Jen Untermeyer

Mar 26, 2015 10:34:00 AM

I must admit that the thought of eating out every single meal while on a family vacation is daunting. Relaxing meals with four kids (at home or away) are rare. Here are our family travel tips for conquering meal time stress without electonics:

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Topics: Family Travel Tips & Advice, General Travel With Kids

The Best Family Travel Tip: Relax!

Posted by Jen Untermeyer

Mar 24, 2015 8:00:00 AM

 

Let's face it - family vacations are expensive and the pressure to "have fun" and build "lifelong memories" can be intense. Family vacations are built on magical moments when everyone lets go and enjoys the moment. While you can't create those moments, tension can and often does squelch them. I am prone to falling apart when things don't go according to plan or bickering takes over the moment - so here are some tricks my annoyingly patient husband uses to talk me down.
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Topics: Family Travel Tips & Advice

Family Road Trip Rules - Bring AAA Along

Posted by Jen Untermeyer

Mar 19, 2015 6:49:00 PM

If a family road trip is in your future, you should definitely check out the resources available at AAA. With all the travel blogs, sites and other information available on the web, I wasn't sure how relevant AAA was to our family until I started researching whether we should renew our membership. Check out these great resources, tools and features available to AAA members:

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Topics: Family Road Trips

Emergency In-Flight Toddler Travel Entertainment

Posted by Jen Untermeyer

Mar 12, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Toddlers are an adventure all unto themselves - they can play for hours with a single thing or go through a bag of toys in ten minutes! So what do you do when your travel activity kit isn't enough? Here are some simple ways to entertain toddlers on a plane.

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Topics: Flying with Kids

Best Family Vacations

Posted by Jen Untermeyer

Mar 12, 2015 5:30:00 AM

For some reason, this ubiquitous headline always makes me stop for a glance. The latest version I perused was filled with exotic destinations and pictures of smiling model families having the time of their lives. SCUBA diving in the Maldives, skiing in Switzerland and Disney in Japan - typical family vacations, right? I love reading about the dream destinations but know that my family vacation would be nothing like those described. Where are the whining kids (I don't want to get wet)? The runny noses? The bickering (she looked at me)?

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Topics: Family Travel Tips & Advice, General Travel With Kids

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