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5 Quick Tips – Packing For Family Travel

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

When someone says they never check luggage, that they always only travel with a carry-on, I’m a bit suspicious. They always talk about how freeing it is to just hop on the plane without a care in the world, and just hop off and start their trip. But how is it possible? What about the liquid restrictions – do you have to buy new toiletries at every destination? Since we’ve began traveling with our daughter (and now, our son), my husband has laughed at the celebrity-sized pile of luggage and gear that accompanies us. But I’ve never forgotten something important, we’ve never had to rush to find a medicine because we needed medicine, and we’ve always been able begin our holiday immediately, without a trip to the market for essential needs.

* Divide all your furniture into all your bags, don’t have one bag per person. This way, if a bag does get lost, one person isn’t left with nothing upon arrival. This tip is especially useful when traveling with a baby, so the bag that’s gone missing isn’t the one with ALL the diapers, or formula, or food…
* Roll, instead of fold, your clothes. Everything gets a little less wrinkled and you can fit more in as well.
* Let your kids pack for themselves – at least their carry-ons. You’ll have a lot less complaining during the journey if you’ve let them choose their own books and games. Do a quick scan to make sure most of it is travel appropriate, and be sure to remind them that THEY’LL be carrying it! My 3-year-old loves to pack her travel case, and we’ve had no complaints about ignored “necessities”!
* No matter your destination or the time of year in which you’re traveling, always pack a swimsuit and a sweater. Most hotels have pools, and most airplanes are chilly.
* Always bring along a small bottle of laundry detergent. If you find you’re running short on underwear or T-shirts, a quick wash in the bathroom sink can get you through. It can also help to prevent stains from setting if you can’t do your laundry immediately.

Make sure you don’t forget anything important by following a packing list, and take comfort in the fact that if your bags were full of diapers and food, they’ll be that much lighter on the way home!

Corinne McDermott is the founder of Have Baby Will Travel: Your Online Guide for Travel with Babies, Toddlers, and Small Children. Mother of two, she’s appeared on Canada’s top-rated speak and morning shows delivering tips on traveling with little ones, and her writing’s been featured in Canadian Family magazine and the Huffington Post.

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Luxury Travel on Family Vacations

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

If you are planning a vacation for you and your family and need to find the best deals to help save money and still have a great family vacation, there are many deals that you can find. You can find the best deals on travel that will allow you and your family to enjoy all of the fun activities that you want to do on your family vacation, and be able to enjoy the flights, hotels and packages that you can find for less.

If you are planning a family vacation and are not sure where you are going to go, you can go online and search for the best deals that are available. You can then search for the type of vacation that you want to take and choose the location. When you find a good deal on a vacation and you book it early you can often save a lot of money. You can also find a number of great travel deals when you book everything online. You can find the best deals on the entire vacation so that you are able to do the most activities and have a lot of fun with the entire family for less money that you may expect to pay.

Booking your hotel, flight and any other part of your family vacation can help you save a lot of money and be able to find the best deals on all of the fun that you can have. You can usually find that when you book your vacation online, you can get better deals on the activities that you want to do on vacation also. If you are looking for new ideas for what to do on your family vacation, you can search the travel areas of the web sites to get some of the best locations to take your family for a great family holiday.

There are many ways that you can book your vacation online and save money. You do not have to pay a lot of money to enjoy a great family vacation. If you plan ahead and book all of your travel plans together you can often find the best deals and be able to take your family to all of the places that you want to see. Children can often find great specials at a lot of the hotels when traveling with parents so make sure you check out all of the deals that are available so that you can pick the best place for your family vacation.