Being on the road with your family is not an easy feat, especially when you have kids! If the idea of travelling with your kids sounds a bit daunting (especially during or after the pandemic), the following tips will make your trip a breeze!
Find a Good Carry-on Backpack
When you are travelling with kids, you need to carry their favourite toys, books, and headphones just because you are mom! You need a sturdy and durable bag for carrying all their travelling essentials if you want their trip to be comfortable. Fortunately, you can find durable and beautiful backpacks for women via sites like Mirta for example, that can hold all the items you need for your flight and beyond. However, it would be best if you do not overpack so you don’t kill your back! Consider getting a small backpack for your children too so they can help carry some of their toys.
Confirm that Your Hotel or Airbnb Has Implemented Cleaning and Sanitising Regulations
Kids are allergic to many things and their immune systems may not be as strong as us adults. Besides, with the current Coronavirus pandemic, you need to keep your children safe on the road. Once you get to your Airbnb or hotel, confirm the regulations in place concerning cleaning and sanitizing have been performed. You can also clean the surfaces with a sanitizer spray before settling into your accommodations, which I recommend doing anyway.
Buy Insurance on Everything
When planning for your vacation, consider purchasing travel insurance, especially if you are travelling with younger children! It will save you the headache of rebooking missed flights or losing money due to a trip interruption. Kids love their gadgets, and you may want to insure expensive electronics in case they get lost on the road as well.
Insuring your luggage gives you reimbursement if you lose your bags, or they delay. With numerous insurance services and offers, you can choose a travel insurance package that suits your family’s needs!
Travel with Basic Medicines
A sick family member can really dampen the mood of your trip. You need to prepare for kids falling ill on the road or during a flight. Carry around essential medication such as painkillers, drugs for motion sickness, allergy and stomach upsets. With medicine on hand, you can save yourself the hassle of finding a doctor while on the road. You should also pack all prescription medications for your kids and the doctor’s instructions!
Talk with Your Kids to See What They Want to Do and Organise
If you want your kids to have a memorable experience, ensure they are in charge of their activities. Once you find exciting activities for kids in the area, discuss with your children what they would like to do and help them organise. If it is a day at the beach, you can ensure they have floaters, swimsuits and snacks!
Family travel should be fun and memorable. By using some of these small tips and tricks, you can try to improve your vacation and plan for any small bumps along the way!
What are your top tips to make family travel that little bit cheaper?
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