1. Pick a Kid Friendly Location
Stay in a safe and central area that’s close to local attractions, food outlets, the beach, the park, and preferably within walking distance. This will save you time, money, and your kids from getting bored.
2. Bring a few Comforts from Home
Allow your children to bring along a few home comforts such as stuffed toy, reading books, or a portable music player. Activity packs can be a lifesaver on a plane and car ride Make one with items such as coloring pencils and books, card games, board games, hand held electronic games, puzzles etc.
3. Pack smart when you travel with kids
Pack the bare minimum when you travel with kids because you can always buy what you need in your destination. Roll clothes and stuffs socks and underwear inside shoes. Wear your heaviest clothes on the flight. Encourage kids to choose and pack their own clothes to minimize complaints and to teach travel skills.
4. Consider a cruise or All inclusive Resort
With activities to appeal to every generation, food choices to suit all ages, and itineraries that can be full-on or you just sit around and do nothing, a cruise or a resort can eliminate daily decision making that can cause conflict.
5. Travel with an Open Mind
We travel abroad to experience different cultures, environments and ways of thinking. Don’t shut yourself and your kids off to experiencing all there is to offer. If you all travel with an open mind you can have a much more enriching experience. There are times and moments when other cultures will shock you. Don’t judge them. When this happens, just sit back and say to your kids…”Isn’t that interesting”?