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Read our family travel tips to ensure your next vacation with kids is nothing short of unforgettable! Every parent knows an incredible family adventure doesn’t happen overnight. Equally as important as planning your itinerary with kids is ironing out logistics on how to actually travel with children. Need to keep children occupied for the long-haul? Find family travel tips on getting them excited, prepared for the trip, and also tips on maintaining your sanity during the journey! Families traveling far distances will also rejoice at our suggestions on how to adjust to new cultures. Browse tips on how to maximize your vacation time by being ever-prepared for jetlag and other minor setbacks.

Most of all, no matter where you’re traveling, don’t forget to pack the most effective kid-friendly bug repellant! Or, if you’re flying with a baby for the first time, we’ve also got a treasure trove of tips for new parents. Find out if you should take a car seat or babywear, two important factors to consider prior to traveling. Then, discover how to handle air pressure changes, and most of all, what essentials to pack! If you’re going on a cruise with kids, our family travel tips will definitely help your process too! Learn secrets to keeping young kids well-fed and happy throughout the trip to ensure the entire family is content. No matter where you book your next family vacation, you’re guaranteed to have a smooth journey thanks to all this great advice!

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How to Prepare and Involve Children in Travel Planning

When it comes to travel research, we usually think about booking flights and hotels and planning out itineraries. But we often overlook the aspect of preparing our children for travel and finding ways to get them excited about the upcoming adventure. Our contributors shared some great ideas you can incorporate into the preparation of your next family trip!

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5 Reasons Kids Should Travel With Their Grandparents

I am a firm believer in the importance of multigenerational relationships (like those between grandparents and grandkids). I believe they grant us wisdom, a chance to know our family history, and a chance to broaden our understanding of the world in ways that we may not be able to otherwise do – not to mention well-researched and documented benefits related to aging. In our own family, we work hard to cultivate these relationships for our daughter – and ourselves.

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What to Pack in Your Family’s Travel First Aid Kit

Pack these essential supplies for your family’s travel medical kit before your next vacation! As a pediatric nurse practitioner who has traveled the world with my two children, I have carried all types of supplies with me throughout the years. Take a look below to read my list of suggestions for your own family trip!

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What Are The Benefits Of Traveling With Kids?

When it comes to traveling with kids, many questions often arise. One I love to answer most, however, is Why We Love Traveling with Kids! Keep reading to learn more from our contributors!

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How To Travel To Virginia With Kids During COVID-19

I bet you’re wondering how to travel with kids during COVID-19. While any travel carries risk in the U.S, my family sought a long weekend away as safely as possible, which led us to Page County, Virginia. Here are some tips from our stay to help you plan your own!

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A man hikes along a trail with a young girl on his back in a carrier, with a large lake and mountains in the background.

Best Insect Repellent Alternatives to Bug Spray and Lotion

Choosing the best alternatives to bug sprays and lotions for kids can be a difficult task! But what if the best insect repellent doesn’t need to be applied to the skin? Decide which option is best for you when you check out this article on the Best Alternatives to Bug Sprays and Lotions!

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How To Purchase Travel Insurance For Families

Learning how to purchase travel insurance for families is the first thing to do before taking a vacation with kids! But where exactly do you start? Below, I’ve compiled tips on booking travel insurance for families on your next vacation with kids!

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5 Questions to Help You Decide Whether or Not to Bring a Car Seat

Deciding whether or not to travel with your child’s car seat is one of the most hotly debated topics in family travel. Here are some points to consider to help you decide: Should we take the car seat with us, or leave it at home?

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How to Find Child Care For Your Family Vacation

Wondering how to find child care for your next family vacation? If you don’t want to give up traveling just because you have kids, you’ll be relieved to discover you don’t have to! Here are some creative ways on how to find child care you can trust while you’re on vacation!

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Family Road Trip Games Everyone Will Enjoy!

It’s not an exciting vacation with kids until you play some family road trip games! To help your family overcome this hurdle, we’ve collected the best family road trip games alongside a Families Love Travel printable packet.

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