As summer approaches, many families begin to plan family vacations. We dream of fun at theme parks, exciting adventures around the country, or a relaxing vacation at the beach. All of those things sound wonderful – in theory – until you realize you have to actually get to the vacation spot before you can enjoy all of those things. And even when you get there, there is the headache of all the gear you have to carry, making sure everyone has snacks (we don’t want any hangry toddlers after all), and generally trying to keep everyone happy, all while making sure you catch brief moments of joy to share on social media so you can prove that you did, indeed, have a good time with your family. Experienced parents know that fun family vacations are do-able if you have the right #lifehacks up your sleeve. Below are some of the best travel tricks and tips for a headache-free family vacation.
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The time has come for you and your family to embark on a cross country get-away. If you thought that packing up and jetting off somewhere with your spouse was stressful, the idea of doing that and adding small children into the equation can really bring your blood pressure up. We’re here today to tell you about an airline that is dedicated to bringing you exactly what you want in your flight, and the budget rates won’t leave you dipping into your children’s college fund to finance. Frontier Airlines is an amazing airline to trust when traveling with your family, and their commitment to bringing you affordable rates doesn’t automatically equate to trading in certain “luxuries” that you may have grown accustomed to in the past.
Planning a holiday and traveling to new pastures is something that many of us do each year for both business and leisure purposes. Traveling can be very exciting and a wonderful experience whether you are a seasoned traveler or a novice. However, one thing that you need to remember is that traveling does often require a lot of forward thinking and planning in order to ensure the smooth running of your trip. There are many people that make common mistakes when they are planning a holiday or traveling, and these mistakes – albeit simple ones – can have a big impact on everything from your enjoyment of the trip to cost and convenience. This is why it is important to think ahead and plan your trip properly so that you get to enjoy a memorable holiday for all the right reasons.
The holiday season is one of the busiest times for traveling. Whether you are traveling by plane, train, or automobile, one thing is certain – your options to eat healthy will be limited. Even if you are the healthiest of eaters, many of us tend to forgo our regular diets during the days in which we are traveling because of limited options, limited time, and a limited travel budget. Airports are known for having notoriously unhealthy foods for patrons like over-priced convenience store snacks, fast food joints, and greasy restaurants. However, there seem to be more and more healthy alternatives popping up – if you know how to find them. Below are some popular restaurants and food spots you might find on your next layover, and some of their healthier options.
When thinking about getting on a plane with two 4 year olds and flying 5 hours across the country just to spend 2 days hiking and then repeat it all over again to get back home, most moms would start hyperventilating. It’s true, preschoolers aren’t the easiest to hang out with in general, then put them in a tin can for hours straight and the resulting nightmare can give anyone a heart attack. Between the why’s and the constant whining and the snacks and having to sit still for 5 hours, you would think that the majority of sane people do not plan short stints across the country. And we say they are missing out!
With the holidays quickly approaching, you may be preparing for a winter vacation or trip to visit family and friends. Chances are that in all the hustle and bustle of year end, you’re not thinking about water safety, but if you’re going to be near a pool, you should be.
Whether traveling to warmer climates to visit grandparents with pools, plans to stay at beach resorts, or traveling to colder temperatures with frozen ponds and snow covered rivers, water safety is key to an accident-free, fun family vacation this holiday season. From the United States Swim School Association (USSSA), the largest and preeminent swim school association in the country, here are 8 tips for water safety for your upcoming holiday vacation.
With the holidays just around the corner you may be starting to prepare for journeys near and far to visit family. When planning a trip with the whole crew in tow, being prepared is key to enjoying the time on the road.
From flight assistance to picking the best rest stops, knowing what’s ahead on your journey can help make a smooth and memorable time for the whole family. We’ve picked out the seven best apps for making your holiday travels as prepared as they can be.
Travel is a passion for the team at Daily Mom. We’d travel all the time if we could, but that’s just not possible. One way that we all travel as much as we can is by taking weekend getaways instead of long vacations. You can take a weekend getaway with almost no notice and have the best time ever. In some ways a weekend getaway is superior to longer trips. However, just because you are taking a quick trip doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plan that trip. Get the most out of your weekend getaway with these planning tips.
Summer is starting to wind down. Your kids are about to go back to school or they already had their first day back. If you were not able to go on a big family vacation this summer, don’t worry! You can plan a weekend getaway right now and hang on to whatever summer is left. Weekend getaways are an amazing alternative to a long vacation. You don’t need lots of time off work, airline tickets or a faraway destination. You can pick a place within driving distance and get a hotel room at Hampton by Hilton for a couple of nights. In fact, we think weekend getaways can be better for families that want to travel. Here are 5 great reasons to take weekend trips instead of long vacations.
Summer is the season of getaways. You may have dreams of running off to a far off locale but that doesn’t fit into your budget or family situation. Don’t let the fact that you can’t jet away to the south of France keep you from traveling with your family. The United States is an amazing country with lots to see, and you can create some wonderful memories and open your kids up to incredible experiences just by taking weekend getaways that can be reached by car. These getaways can be budget and family friendly if you pick the right locations, activities and hotel. If you need a little inspiration, here are 5 fantastic family weekend getaways.
Think back to summer camp when you were a child. Chances are your mom had stuck a few disposable cameras in your backpack and sent you on your way. You didn’t think twice before pushing the shutter button, and when the week was over, you couldn’t wait to get home and have your pictures developed so you could see what you actually shot and relive those magical moments. That was the norm. That was how people took pictures. You had hard copy images you could hold in your hand, and chances are, you kinda loved it.
This summer, go retro on your road trip, tropical escape, or staycation by popping those tiny tubes of 35mm film back into your bag. But in this day and age, of course things have advanced, including film, disposable and instant cameras, and accessories, so your film experience will be anything but old news!
Traveling with a preschooler can be incredibly fun and overwhelmingly exhausting at the same time. While your vacation might not be the picture of relaxation you might have experienced before having children, it can be a whole new adventure where you get to see the world through the magical eyes of a preschooler. With a little preparation and creativity, you can avoid any pitfalls and make traveling with a preschooler a successful journey where everyone learns and has fun making memories together. Here are 15 tips for traveling with preschoolers.
Florence is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. The city’s Renaissance history, stunning artwork, architecture, and ambiance make it popular amongst travelers from all over the world. Of course traveling to such an erudite destination with its many museums, galleries, cathedrals and monasteries can be a little problematic when it comes to a family holiday. But this doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of fun things to do for kids on your Florence city breaks. If you’re a family headed to Florence and are wondering how to navigate the city with kids, here are a few tips to consider.
As you’re packing your carry-on for summer vacation this year, you probably won’t forget to include a toiletry bag, but that toiletry bag may not be packed as organized and efficiently as it could be. After all, a well-packed toiletry bag certainly comes in handy on a too-many-tequila-shots night of vacation when you’re trying to dig through a mess of personal items to find Tylenol at 2 am, or when you desperately need eye drops to relieve the sting of ocean water splashed into your face by a playful toddler. We’re here to help you pack your toiletries for traveling like a pro, from the clear quart sized airport bags to the heavy duty toiletry bags made for serious stuff, all with hacks, tips, and product recommendations along the way!
It’s summer vacation time which means the suitcases are being dug out of the attic, the travel toiletries are being bought, and the carry-ons are being packed. Whether you’re headed to a tropical paradise or you plan on escaping the heat by heading north, whether you’re taking a redeye or filling up the minivan, you probably want to pack as lightly as possible, but still be able to haul everything you might need. Most people like to travel with just a carry-on suitcase due to the convenience, but many are unsure of how to fit everything they want to bring into that smaller size bag. We’re here to show you how to pack a carry-on like an expert, by using just a bit of creativity, some efficient thinking, and being able to master the “bundle”.