Travel Advice

Explore articles on travel advice from the 2 Idiots. These articles comes from our extensive travel experience across the world.

Sub-categories under Travel Advice

General Travel Advice – Travel advice from maximizing Airbnb to managing foods during an international trip
Traveling the World – Learn how we packed, planned and made our around the world trip happen
Traveling w/ Kids – Your one stop resource for traveling with kids
Cruise w/ Kids – Learn how to make the most out of family cruises.

 


Latest Travel Advice Posts

12 Non-Touristy Destinations Perfect for Toddlers

Traveling with kids is a great experience. But instead of sticking to the same tried and true places that everyone else visits, why not look one of the many for a non-touristy destinations hidden around the world? There’s a lot to be said for traveling off the beaten path. Not only do you have fewer crowds to contend with, but for the most part, everything is cheaper; from food to accommodations to transportation and activities. Going to non-touristy destinations not only means that your family will have the chance to experience the core of authenticity from a place somewhat off the radar; it will also help alleviate over-exploitation of popular tourist destinations.

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Traveling With A Newborn: Expert Advice

Do you love to travel? Or does the thought of traveling with a newborn give you sleepless nights? Either way, there is so much to consider before you think about traveling. For us, traveling has been our passion for a very long time. Our wanderlust had driven us halfway around the globe and we had hoped to cover the remaining half soon. However, once Aarav was born and we recovered from the initial few months of new parenthood, the first thing that struck us both was that we needed to continue traveling. But with a newborn to think of, we were counseled by many to put our travel goals on the back burner until he was old enough to travel.

But unlike other parents, we decided to introduce our passion for travel to our son from an early age. We waited until Aarav was about four-months-old, and then we set off traveling.

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Parent Approved: 10 Best Double Strollers for Travel [ 2020 ]

Children are interesting little creatures. Ask them to sit somewhere and nine times out of ten, they’ll be up and running around within seconds. Ask them to walk, and suddenly, they’re too tired. If you’re traveling with children, you know that a stroller is essential. If you have more than one child, a double stroller is a good idea. Sometimes, parents choose a single stroller and intend for the older child to walk while the younger child rides. However, most parents end up having to carry the toddler. That’s why a double stroller is a great idea for parents of multiples. With so many options on the market, deciding on the best stroller for your little ones can be tough. That’s why we’ve done the leg work and come up with the ten best double strollers for travel to help you make the most suitable choice.

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14 Best Christmas Vacations for Families

There’s no doubt about it — Christmas is a holiday meant for creating precious memories with your loved ones. Many families elect to stay home for the holidays. Yet some prefer to leave the cooking and decorating to someone else and hit the road for a family Christmas vacation. However, there are many destinations around the world that put on an impressive Christmas display. It can be difficult to know where to start. Below, we’ve made it simple for you by covering fourteen of the best Christmas vacations for families around the world. And be sure to check out our book to make your next family vacation totally stress-free.

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GB Pockit vs. Pockit Plus – Which to buy?

Going away on holiday with your family soon? Sounds like you’d have a great time. But you and everybody else knows that it’s an even better time if you’ve got the right stroller. The GB Pockit and GB Pockit Plus are among the best strollers you should consider for travel. Believe us. We have taken ours all around the world and intend on keeping the stroller until the wheels fall off. It might seem that the GB Pockit Plus is simply an upgrade from the GB Pockit, but they actually have a lot of differences between them. Do you want to know the main differences between both strollers and know which of the two is a better buy? Look no further. This post will tell you everything you need to know about the GB Pockit vs. Pockit Plus so you’re set and ready to go on your next adventure with the family.

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22 Best Travel Gifts For Kids (2019 Guide)

Holidays are for spending time with loved ones, eating calorie-dense foods, sappy Hallmark films, and gift-giving. But if we’re honest, oftentimes shopping for presents is more stressful than joyful. After all, what are you supposed to buy for someone who has everything? This is especially true when shopping for kids. Of course, you could always take the easy way out and buy another baby doll or race car, but gifts like these get played with for a few hours and then tossed into the abyss of forgetfulness. If you really want your gift to stand out, consider some of these travel gifts for kids. Not only are they fun and kid-approved, but they are super practical for children who spend much of their time on the road — or in the skies. Here are 22 of the best travel gifts for kids.

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Parent-Approved: The 12 Best Travel Backpacks for Toddlers And Kids [ 2020 ]

Through our years of traveling, we’ve discovered that it’s easier to tote a backpack than drag roller bags through airports, on escalators, and down cobblestone streets. We love traveling with backpacks, and we think you will, too. If you have a toddler or infant then obviously you’ll have to tote a lot of their baggage. But if your child is older, there’s no reason why they can’t carry all their travel supplies on their own. That’s why we’ve come up with this list of the best travel backpacks for kids and toddlers.

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Parent-Approved: The 9 Best Travel Umbrella Strollers [ 2020 ]

Read any of our blogs and you know we love to walk to get to know foreign cities. With a toddler, this requires a great travel stroller. Typical strollers can be big and bulky, which makes them difficult to manage when on the road — they have to be checked at the airport, they take up a lot of space in a trunk, a hotel room or a cruise cabin, and they are often too big to manage in crowded museums and attractions.

This is why a good travel stroller is necessary when taking a long trip, particularly umbrella strollers that are lightweight, compact and fold easily. The following collection of best travel strollers are low in weight and can travel well. Better yet, these strollers have high marks from parents who actually used them on trips.

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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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8 Tips to Survive Flying with an Infant

When our son Aarav was born, our friends who were well-acquainted with our love of travel told us to slow down until he grew up. But we were travel junkies. We wouldn’t let having a child keep us away from our next fix. Besides, traveling is awesome, and we wanted to share this passion with our son. We knew that for our son’s sake and our own, it was necessary to introduce him to travel as early as possible.

So when we decided to travel with a four-month-old, we knew not to expect smooth sailing. His first flight was rocky. But we learned. And with each trip we take, we learn even more. Though Aarav has now been on over 70 flights, we’re still learning. However, one thing we know for sure is that there’s no substitute for proper preparation. In the spirit of helping you prepare for flying with an infant, here are a few of our favorite tips for flying with a baby.

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