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Just as important as planning out your family vacation itinerary is ironing out the details on how to travel with children. Find tips on getting them excited and prepared for the trip, and also tips on maintaining your sanity during the journey. Plus, tips on how to enjoy your vacation by being prepared for dealing with jetlag and taking the most effective bug spray. Flying with a baby for the first time? Find out if you should take a car seat or babywear, how to handle air pressure changes, and what to pack. If you’re going on a family cruise, find tips on keeping young kids well-fed and happy throughout the trip. You’re guaranteed to have a smooth journey to your vacation destination with all this great advice!

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7 Tips on Staying Sane on Road Trips with your Family

Many families dream of taking a long road trip to really immerse their children in a country’s different cultures. However, the thought of being in a car with young children strapped into car seats can often make parents reconsider. We’re here to tell you that it IS possible and so many other families are doing it (and having fun!) Check out our tips below on staying sane on road trips with your family.

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Family Road Trip Games Everyone Will Enjoy!

There are usually two types of families that embark on a road trip. The first is the one that’s excited to spend time with the children looking out the window and making memories while on the road. The second is the one that hopes the kids will nap or watch a movie quietly while the adults can get some much needed peace and quiet! This article is for the first type of family. We’re sharing our tips on how to keep your kids engaged with activities you will enjoy as much as them!

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Best Bug Repellant to use for Little Kids

Families Love Travel team has rounded up some of the best alternatives to insect repellents containing the contentious DEET.

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Roadtrippers App for Your Next Road Trip

Most families will go on at least one road trip with their children (some will go on many more!) As parents, we’re used to researching our destination and planning out everything we need to make the ride as comfortable as possible. But did you know there’s an easy way to map out stops to make along the way – whether it’s for food, a unique activity or a great photo op.

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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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4 Ways to Combat Jet Lag with Young Children

You can do all the research and pack all the right things, but it’s hard to prepare for jet lag hitting a young child. Your best bet, of course, is to adjust everyone to the time of your destination so you can fully take advantage of the vacation days you have. But how do you get a 3 year old to cooperate? Our contributors gave us their best suggestions – we hope one, or more, of these will work for you!

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Tips for Cruising with a Baby

Cruising is a great option for families with babies who want to relax and not worry about the logistics of every meal and sightseeing adventure. Our contributors have shared great advice for first-timers to keep their babies well-fed and happy during the vacation.

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10 of the Best Toys for Travel with Little Kids

In our group, we often get questions about keeping little ones occupied in transit, especially on flights. So, in order to make things easier for all traveling families, here are the group’s top recommendations for toys, games, and activities to keep your toddler/little kid happy during your travels.

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13 Tips for Enjoyable Travel with Toddlers

As the mom of a 1 year old son and a 4 year old daughter, I have quite a bit of experience flying, driving, and traveling with toddlers. I met my husband while living and teaching in India and we have since returned to my home of Australia, but we regularly travel to India to visit his parents as well as Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, etc. Here are some tips we’ve gained from our experiences.

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Five Things to Help You Decide Whether or Not to Travel With Your Car Seat

Deciding whether or not the 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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