We are on the road today, the first road trip of the Summer season for our family. This is the perfect time to re-post this question from 2010: I would love to hear your tips on traveling with kids and how you make it simple. Happy trails! – Kara
This month at Simple Living Media we’ve been talking about travel. It has been a while since I’ve done a Link Love Showcase, so I thought I would list some of my favorite travel related posts and then open up the comments for some discussion.
Here at Simple Kids, contributor Catherine, of Adventures With Kids, discussed letting go of expectations and relaxing in The Art of Travel with Young Children. Emily, the Pilot’s Wife, gave us some tips for Stress Free Flying with Infants and Toddlers.
Over at Simple Homemade, Megan discussed Incorporating the Art of Babywearing into Summer Travel Plans. My youngest is an active toddler now, but we use the sling when she is tired of walking or if the crowds are overwhelming her.
I loved Jamie’s post on 4 Natural Ways to Learn While on Vacation over at Simple Homeschool. Renee Tougas’ article on Lessons Learned While Camping has good advice, too: “Food, Clothing, and Shelter is all you really need.”
Speaking of camping, did you read 8 Tips for Stress-Free Camping? Amy’s got a checklist of stress-free camping essentials and there’s lots of good advice from Simple Mom readers in the comments, too.
They are camping at Simple Organic, too with 10 Tips for Successful Camping with Young Children, including six things to do with preschoolers and toddlers and survival tips for family camping.
Tsh, Simple Mom, is an expert on travel around the world with children. One of my favorite posts on travel from her comes from a few years ago where she gave advice on How to Travel Long Distances with Little Ones (and not go insane!)
Now, we’d love to hear from YOU:
- What are some of your favorite tips for simplifying travel with kids?
- What are the essentials you take with you?
- How do you stay organized while on the road?
- Any tips for making a hotel room more cozy and kid-friendly? Your camp site?
- How do you keep your kids entertained during delays?
Do you have questions about traveling with kids? Need some advice? Leave a note in the comments and see what other Simple Kids readers have to say – maybe someone has a solution that will work for you and your family.
Leave a comment with your tips and questions for other readers.