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Planning a great vacation can already be a bit stressful … but traveling with kids? Forget it. As a parent, it can be overwhelming to try to pack all the right things for the kids, put them in the car so you don’t miss a flight, or simply entertain them over long journeys.
Set a false deadline to leave the house.
However, with the right tips and advice, you can make the travel experience much easier. In our new GH + Child Survival Guide, the director of the Institute for Good Household, former flight attendant and parent Laurie Jennings shares her best family travel strategies, simple tips and more from her many years of experience. Whether you are traveling by plane or car, have small or old children or traveling with children for the first time, these simple travel tips will make your next vacation unforgettable (in a good way).
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Wondering what to expect when you sign up for GH + and unlock this guide? Check out some of our favorite tips below. On the same subject : 6 reasons to use a travel agent when planning your next family vacation.
Buy tickets to attractions before you go.
You can tell everyone what time you want to get out of the house, but getting out on time can be the hardest thing to achieve. One proven strategy for success is setting an alarm while you leave – and programming for 15 to 30 minutes before you really need it. See the article : Exclusive: Corey Golden’s dreamlike Westhampton wedding. Don’t worry, your secret is safe with us!
Mess. Smell. uf. Every parent knows the nightmare of unexpected vomiting. Help yourself and everyone in your family by bringing your own barf cleaning supplies. Include paper towels, pre-moistened wipes, plastic bags, plus extra clothes for your child and for you. And don’t forget the jackets, shoes and socks, which usually take on the biggest burden of clutter, but are often forgotten in the extra clothing department.
Whether you’re visiting a museum, a zoo, a theater show, or any other popular attraction, always visit the website before you go buy tickets. Tickets purchased online in advance are often cheaper than buying tickets at the door. It also probably means you can get inside instead of wasting time waiting in a long line at the entrance. In addition, some popular destinations are so busy that they require you to book your date in advance, so if you know you want your family to attend a hot ticket event, book it as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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Are you ready to unlock our Survival Guide Traveling with Kids and access all 36 tips for traveling with the support of a good household? For just $ 20 a year, you can sign up for GH + and access this new guide and get access to any of our previous guides, such as Get It Done Challenge, Ultimate Bedding Guide, Easy 600-Calorie Summer BBQ Menu, 14-Day Happiness Challenge and more. You’ll also get unlimited access to YOUR site content, exclusive offers and discounts with our favorite brands, the opportunity to be a product tester, exclusive access to Good Housekeeping Institute experts, a one-year subscription to print magazines and more.