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Snorkeling with toddlers. Snorkeling with kids. Image of us snorkeling in the Galapagos.

Tips To Go Snorkeling With A Toddler (exclusive book preview)

We love snorkeling because it’s a great way to see underwater wildlife with your family. When people hear we have taken Aarav snorkeling, they think we literally went snorkeling with a toddler, which is not possible, he’s too young. He has, however, accompanied us on several snorkeling tours, including in the Galapagos, Bali, the Great Barrier reef, and Grand Cayman, among others.

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How To Find Babysitting Help When You Travel? (exclusive book preview)

It can be extremely daunting to leave a child with a babysitter we just met in a different country. While traveling as a family for 9 straight months, we decided a babysitter was necessary every now and then — we needed and wanted to have dates on our travels. It’s not for everyone to make such a decision; we get it. However, we used a babysitter in Bali, Rome, Lima, Peru, and Santiago, Chile, so we learned a few things. If you are wondering how to use a babysitter during your next trip, our tips may help you feel more at ease.

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5 Tips To Save Money on Food While Traveling With Kids (exclusive book preview)

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After traveling the world as a family of three for 9 months straight, we had to cover three daily meals and snacks, all on the road. Eating out can get pretty costly, and it can be difficult to stay on budget, especially when visiting different countries.  We found ways to keep our food costs in check, that you can use for a vacation of any length.

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7 tips to survive a walking tour with a toddler (exclusive book preview)

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It took us a few months during our 9-month trip around the world with our 2-year-old son to brave a walking tour with him. We had been too nervous to try a walking tour, but after taking our first tour – and surviving – we discovered we had been missing out. From that moment on, at practically every new city we visited, from Buenos Aires to Rome to Lima to Barcelona, we signed up for walking tours with our son.

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Train Travel with your child: Our Favorite Mode of Transportation (exclusive book preview)

We love traveling by train, especially long distance. If we had to pick our favorite mode of getting around, we’d pick train travel in a heartbeat. We find it to be far more comfortable than plane, bus, or even car rides; there’s more space to get up and walk around, and no turbulence you have to deal with! Most trains get you where you need to go pretty fast, yet there’s also ample opportunity to look out your window and take in the scenery.

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Our Favorite Travel Apps for Kids (exclusive book preview)

This list originally came from our post Technology and apps to make traveling w/ children much easier (controversial topic alert!) on time for us while keeping our little one busy, engaged and learning the whole time!

Let us know if you have any apps that you find particularly helpful while traveling with your children.

YouTube Premium: we subscribe to YouTube Premium only when we are traveling so we can download all of our son’s favorite educational shows.

Kindle Fire Kids Edition: ton of great apps and videos that you can download straight to the Kindle. Be aware of the drawback that the downloads only last 48 hours before having to reconnect to the internet.

Chu Chu TV: a subscription-based app where you can access a great library of videos for your kids. Videos are educational with super diverse characters. These videos can be downloaded to any smart device.

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Managing Sleep While Traveling with Your Child (exclusive book preview)

This is every parents’ nightmare when traveling with children – their sleep routine will be disrupted, no one will get any sleep, and everyone will be miserable. This rings true especially when you know you’ll be crossing time zones. But, from experience, we can tell you that children are very adaptable, and worrying about their sleep schedule shouldn’t keep you from traveling. Yes, you may have some trying times, but overall, things will likely go more smoothly than you thought. We’ve compiled a few tips that we’ve learned along the way and that can help you feel more confident when traveling with young kids.

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Our 12-point Airbnb Check-In Checklist (exclusive book preview)

This checklist originally appeared on our post, How to Get the Most Out of Airbnb and we have used it every time we go into an Airbnb to make sure everything is okay (especially while the host is still there!).

The 2 Idiots Airbnb 12-point check-in checklist

  1. Ensure home locks & keys or codes work as expected
  2. Ensure you have appropriate keys, codes to enter the building and parking garage
  3. Connect to internet and make sure it’s working by going to Google
  4. Check thermostat and AC/heater
  5. Check fridge is cold and working
  6. Check TV and TV channels are working as expected

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Thank you for reading our article! We have provided a preview of what you’ll get in our book, How to Travel With Kids (Without Losing Your Mind). You will get the remaining 6 items in the book plus so much more