It is time to pack up the suitcases and head to Grandma’s house. If your family is traveling by plane, train, or automobile you will want to keep everyone sane. Let’s face it, parents get tired, the kids get cranky, and there is often a breaking point where someone says, “We should have just stayed home!” You don’t have to be that family.
Before you pack for your family travel experience invest in a few dollar games and coloring books that are age appropriate for your kids. By keeping your kids busy during a crazy travel time, the small amount of cash you will have invested in these cheap games will be money well spent. It’s always a good idea to have special snacks packed in a carry on bag. Parents never know when one child is going to go into melt down mode and that special snack may be the perfect solution.
Portable DVD players are a must for your kids. Airports can get tiring and the hours in a car, let’s just say they can be extremely daunting. This is where you will want to break out the family friendly movies that you will have invested in. If you are battling a weather delay in an airport or train station, a family friendly movie is a great solution to keeping the whole family sane.
Family travel can be a fun experience when parents realize that the unexpected can occur at any given moment. After all, life with kids is all about the unexpected and the ever famous, “I can’t believe he/she did that!”
Your family can be the family that stays sane during family travel. Arm yourself with inexpensive games, coloring books, and family friendly movies. The memories that you make will be priceless and ones that you will want to cherish, in a good way, forever.
One family friendly movie that we’d like to recommend for travel during the crazy holiday season is The Smurfs. You and your kids will enjoy this PG rated DVD. Happy travels to you and your family. Be prepared and you and your family can keep sane during your family travel experience.