10 Must-haves for Traveling with Kids

Photo by: Kristy Carlson
Plastic baggies
I believe you can never have enough zipper bags. You can use them as storage for toys with small pieces, as snack bags, as a toiletries bag, as garbage bags in ... more 
Photo by: Kristy Carlson
Plastic baggies
I believe you can never have enough zipper bags. You can use them as storage for toys with small pieces, as snack bags, as a toiletries bag, as garbage bags in a pinch and even as dirty clothes bags. When we are traveling we use Ziplocks on a daily basis to curb one kid emergency after another. Pack them generously, because they also take up very little space and weight.
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Tue, Jan 29, 2013 2:54 PM EST
Traveling with kids is not always as fun as we envision it to be when we first make our travel plans. The chaos of travel, complete with late nights and whining, can make parents wonder why we left home in the first place. I know I've been there. As American expats living in the heart of Africa, it takes us over 30 hours to travel from our door to Grandma and Grandpa's door in the United States. We've learned lots of tips and tricks along the way while traveling with our kids over both short and long distances… in cars, on airplanes, and even on foot in the African bush. Here are the 10 must-haves for keeping traveling with kids as fun and worry-free as possible, no matter where you are traveling to or for how long. - By Kristy Carlson



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