Ready. Set. Go: Travel Preparation

Ready. Set. Go: Travel Preparation

Traveling is an experience. For some, travel is an enriching occasion, filled with positive memories of eating delicious meals, meeting interesting people, seeing new places and bonding with loved ones. For others, travel can be a very daunting task, muddied with chaos and disappointment. Although we cannot control every aspect of travel, it is possible to avoid much of the common pitfalls that make for a negative vacation experience. All it takes is a little travel preparation. In our house, travel preparation for a vacation starts months, sometimes years, ahead…

Packing Tips for Traveling with Kids

Packing Tips for Traveling with Kids

Okay, I thought I use to be bad before, but once I had kids I became a bonafide over-packer. I am a planner and like to be prepared for everything: weather conditions, accidents, spills, you name it I am ready for it! This caused me to pack way too much stuff when I first started traveling with kids; leaving me feeling weighed down and frustrated. However, years of family travel have taught me few things and now I am much more efficient at packing for kids. In fact, I recently…