How to beat motion sickness?

How to beat motion sickness?

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 in General, Getting Prepared, Planning

Motion sickness (travel sickness) is common, especially in children. Motion sickness occurs when the brain receives conflicting information from the motion-sensing parts of the body -the inner ears, eyes and nerves in the extremities. The symptoms of motion sickness are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sweating, and a sense of feeling unwell. It’s not clear why motion […]

On the Roads With Kids

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 in Flights and transportation, Getting Prepared

I once calculated that I have spent 1500 hours in a car with my child traveling from Florida to North Carolina. It is a 12-hour trip and I went several times a year with my child to see my parents. Traveling in a car with children is not for the faint of heart and it […]

Food for Kids When Traveling

Food for Kids When Traveling

Posted on Jan 19, 2016 in General, Getting Prepared, Planning

Children can be selective when it comes to their food. However, when you travel, part of the complete experience is tasting and sampling the local cuisine. So you want your children to try the offerings. Additionally, if mealtime comes at an airport, often your choices are restaurant chains that might not always offer what the […]

Low on budget, but still want to have a great travel…?

Low on budget, but still want to have a great travel…?

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 in Budget management, Getting Prepared

The economy is bad all over, but what is life if you cannot stop and smell the roses? And if the roses are all over the world, then you must travel with your family to see them. Travel is one of the greatest gifts you can give your family. Some of my fondest memories come […]

Tips for a US Road Trip with Kids

Tips for a US Road Trip with Kids

Posted on Jan 17, 2016 in Planning, USA & Canada

Today, perhaps because of the availability of relatively cheap air fares, great car rental services around the country, and long distance bus routes, family road trips around the USA have become more of a novelty than they were in times gone by.  In the past, packing your family and your stuff into the car was […]

How to deal with children’s homesickness when traveling

How to deal with children’s homesickness when traveling

Posted on Jan 17, 2016 in General, Getting Prepared

You probably think this is a joke. You have done everything possible for a trip where your whole family can have a great time and I am talking about homesickness… But no, this is not a joke. Children, especially little ones, might experience homesickness during travels. Adults might too, when put in the situation of […]

Some Considerations when Choosing Your Accommodation

Some Considerations when Choosing Your Accommodation

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 in General, Getting Prepared

Planning the right accommodations with children can be frustrating and overwhelming due to all the options and considerations that must be taken into account when traveling with more than two people. First and foremost, it is important to decide which kind of accommodation best suits your needs and the amount of children traveling with you. […]

At the Airport, When Arriving for Your Destination After a Long Flight

At the Airport, When Arriving for Your Destination After a Long Flight

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 in Flights and transportation, Getting Prepared

Once you arrive at your vacation destination, you have to get the children off of the plane, collect the luggage, arrange for travel from the airport to the accommodation, and then begin your vacation. How you handle these duties, can quite conceivably set the tone for the entire vacation. If at all possible, keep the […]

Essential Packing List for a Family Skiing Holiday

Essential Packing List for a Family Skiing Holiday

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 in Packing, Ski, Special vacations

Remembering everything when travelling with your kids can be a challenge at the best of times.  This can seem worse, however, for certain types of specialist trips, such as skiing trips.  You need to some things to make your trip comfortable, things that may be difficult or more expensive to buy when you have already […]

Day-by-Day Travel Itinerary: Keep It Simple

Day-by-Day Travel Itinerary: Keep It Simple

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 in Getting Prepared, Planning

When you begin your day-by-day travel itinerary, you must, in the end, base it on your youngest child. Your youngest child can handle the least and will get tired, the quickest. Therefore, if you don’t feel your youngest child can handle too much, chose one thing from either your (or your teenager’s) extensive list of […]