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.

 

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Road trip essentials for kids

Baby Road Trip Essentials: What To Pack For The Little One

So you have finally decided to put on your travel shoes and explore the world. But do you have any idea about the baby road trip essentials you need to bring so the little one can stay as comfortable as possible on the road with you?

You might have been traveling for years, but your baby is just taking his or her first steps into the world. It is important to ensure that you have all the little one’s basic needs with you when traveling. This is why we are certain you can make use of this ultimate road trip with a toddler checklist to anticipate what might come in handy on the road. Go ahead and have a look!

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Travel Restrictions for Every State In the US During COVID

For the past 5 months, it feels like time around the world has stopped. Life seems to have come to a halt, almost as if someone had pressed the ‘pause’ button on a remote control. But even though we’re living in times of uncertainty, the show must go on. Whether it’s for our own mental health or wellbeing, we must adapt to the new ways of living and moving around. Although we’re not in control of a lot of things, something we can be in charge of is the way we take care of ourselves and are proactive in following the recommended rules and regulations to minimize risk, while keeping healthy and protected. To help you plan activities, or make your transition to the new normality run smoother, we’ve summarized all the travel restrictions by state in the US. 

Stay safe, keep healthy, and be kind.

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Staycation Ideas for COVID

Even if COVID seems to have towered over our summer, it doesn’t mean it’s completely stolen it away. It’s just made it a little different than usual. As parents, we understand how challenging it’s been to have our lives turned completely upside down; especially when trying to handle work and childcare at the same time. To help you get the most out of this summer, we came up with a bunch of COVID staycation ideas you can try with your family. They’ve been specially thought out to suit your work and life balance, as well as being as fun as creative for your kids. 

Let’s begin!

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best Christmas vacations for families

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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Parent Approved: The 6 best travel bassinets from The 2 Idiots Travel Blog

Parent-Approved: The 5 Best Travel Bassinets And Baby Travel Beds [ 2020 ]

Our favorite thing about traveling with an infant is we could go practically anywhere with our son and he’d sleep. Dining out? A piece of cake as he would fall asleep in his car seat en route and then could sleep through the noise of a restaurant with the greatest of ease. And, when it comes to staying in a hotel, there is no need for an extra bed. All you need is a travel bassinet.

Before companies catered to babies, older travelers, so we have been told, would remove a drawer from the hotel dresser, pad it with a blanket and use it as a bassinet. Today, we have lots of travel bassinets that are safe, comfortable, and easy to carry.

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The 6 best travel car seats for toddlers

Parent-Approved: The 6 Best Travel Car Seats and Boosters for Toddlers and Older Kids [ 2020 ]

We spent hours researching car seats for our children to make sure they are safe and secure in our cars, yet when we hit the road, we discover our enormous “tanks” of car seats are difficult to carry, hard to install and can get damaged during transit. So, how do we keep our children safe when we are taking taxis or tours and riding on a plane? Bring on the lightweight car seats that keep our kids secure but are lightweight and easy to install.

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Parent Approved: The 6 best travel bassinets from The 2 Idiots Travel Blog

Parent-Approved: The 6 Best Portable Beds And Travel Cribs for Toddlers [ 2020 ]

Traveling with a toddler for months on end meant we seriously researched portable beds and travel cribs to keep Aarav safe and sound as he slept in various hotels and Airbnbs. Our choice was the Lotus Guava, which you can read all about in our best travel crib recommendation, but there were some runner ups that may be the right fit for you. All of the following travel cribs are lightweight, pack up and travel well, and are relatively easy to set up. Most, however, are not made for babies under a year old; for that, you’ll want to review our list of best travel bassinets and baby beds.

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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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best double stroller for travel

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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