My kids are all grown, but I wish I’d had access to these great family/kid-friendly websites. Whether you are going on a car trip, cruising the high seas, flying over the pond or venturing to Asia, these websites offer tons of invaluable tips.
As a mother of three myself, I identify with the problems involved with traveling in odd numbers. A family of five generally needs two rooms instead of one, two taxis instead of one, etc. At some point, it makes one re-examine if maybe you should continue having kids to even out the number or should have stopped at two. (Just kidding Erika.)
Another site that is well worth a visit is ”Family Vacation Critic”. Here you will find info on kid-friendly resorts, beaches, cruises, skiing packages and more. Another feature is tips on travelling with kids according to age brackets beginning with 0 (newborn) to 13 plus (teens).
From a Brit's point of view, log onto ”Kids can Travel". Here you can find cheap flights, best time of the year to travel and more insider traveler tips.
My tips? Always travel with a jar of peanut butter for the picky eater in your family. No matter where in the world you go, you will always find bread, but not necessarily peanut butter. Don’t forget to pack something special from home that reminds kids, they will return to the nest. And, realize that a long trip abroad can be overwhelming to a younster. Of our three grown kids who have circumvented the earth twice, only two still love to travel. The other one prefers home sweet home! (Sorry Adam.)
If you have any tips for traveling with children, please post them below.
It is always great to hear from readers, Gloria