Ah, the family summer vacation! Traveling with kids is certainly an adventure. At times it can be wonderful. There is nothing like seeing the world through the curious eyes of a child. However, sometime after that second bathroom stop and first meltdown, that wonder begins to fade. We've put together a collection of travel hacks to simplify your trip and hopefully create a more pleasant environment for everyone.
Our Favorite Travel Hacks
Packing: Plan Before You Go
No matter how many times I've traveled with my three kids, I still always feel like I'm forgetting something! These packing lists help me feel more calm and organized. Also, it's important to remember that, unless you'll be traveling in the middle of nowhere, most commonly forgotten travel essentials can be purchased wherever you go. Try not to stress too much.
The Ultimate Packing List from Smarter Travel
Traveling with Baby Packing List from Our Handcrafted Life
Ultimate List of Road Trip Necessities from Peanut Blossom
Beach and Pool Packing List from Life With Heidi
For Older Kids, Try this Packing List Kids Can Use To Pack Themselves from Kristi at I Should Be Mopping The Floor. That blog title is my favorite!
Be sure to visit the Travel Mamas for a great collection of packing lists, a directory on baby gear rental companies, and much more. One of my favorites is their Airplane Travel Kit for Babies and Toddlers.
Keep 'em Fed, Keep 'em Happy!