Traveling With Kids

This is one of the sections that separates our traveling with kids blog from any other travel blog out there. We have done extensive traveling as family and are excited to share our experiences, tips and travel advice with you. We have covered a lot of topics around travel with kids such as managing sleep with a child, different modes of transportation, using technology and so much more.

If you are just getting started to traveling with kids, we recommend buying our book, How To Travel With Kids (Without Losing Your Mind).

For inspiration on traveling with kids:

Check out our most read article on why you should to travel with kids now.

Get inspired with inspirational quotes on traveling with kids.

Here is why is it’s easier to travel than ever before.

To figure out destinations for kids:

Get started at our Our Top Family Vacation Ideas rankings page.

To search for a specific destination, go to our Destinations With Kids page.

For traveling with kids on a plane, check these articles out:

Flying with a Newborn on a Plane 101: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

8 Tips to Survive Flying with an Infant 

Tips for Traveling with a Toddler on a Plane (exclusive book preview)

For other modes of transportation go to our Transportation With Kids page.

For the best kids travel gear:

Go to our Kids Travel Gear page. Learn more about the best travel strollers, the best travel infant car seats, the best travel toddler car seats and so much more!

For information on planning a family gap year:

Learn why you should plan a family gap year NOW!

Here is what we learned from taking our family gap year.

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Technology and apps to make traveling w/ children much easier (controversial topic alert!)

Do you remember what it was like in the olden (i.e. pre-iPad) days, when you would go to a nice restaurant with your family? You would spend about 60 percent of your time entertaining your child, 20 percent making apologetic looks to other diners, 15 percent wondering why you ever thought this was a good idea, and maybe 5 percent enjoying your time there. Well, multiply that by a 100 and that is what it can be like to travel with a child. But there is a cure: Technology. And we think it’s a pretty good cure!

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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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5 Reasons to Travel with Your Kids NOW

When people have kids, their life takes a major turn. Whereas they used to go out or travel, now they stay home. They tell themselves that they’ll start doing these things again when their kids are older or when this happens or that happens.

After our son was born, we didn’t want to get stuck in that vicious cycle of always having excuses for putting things off. We weren’t going to put our lives on hold; instead, we would bring our son with us and make him a part of the journey.

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To Cruise or Not to Cruise? Weighing the Pros and Cons

Imagine this scenario: You have two weeks of vacation. It’s the only vacation time you have all year, and you want to make it count. You know you want to go to Europe, and you’re presented with the option to take a cruise—11-12 nights, departing from Barcelona and hitting ports all over the Mediterranean. You get to see some sites in France, Italy, Greece, and beyond. Your other option is to fly directly into a city—let’s say Athens—and see Santorini and Mykonos, spending a few nights in each place.

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

This is EXCLUSIVE content from our book, How To Travel With Kids (Without Losing Your Mind)

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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Top Tips for Cruising with Toddlers, Babies And Kids

Cruises today are gearing more toward families, offering an array of activities, accommodations and services to appeal to parents. With our top tips for cruising with toddlers, babies and kids, you maximize your vacation when taking a cruise with your kids. The first tip is to check for the minimum age requirement for traveling with kids. Most start with a minimum age of 6 months, so before you plan a family cruise vacation, review each cruise line’s age requirements. From there, pick your destination and you’ll find ships able to make kids happy, especially toddlers and young kids who will be excited by all the offerings on the ship, as well as your excursions on land.

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