Planning to take a road trip this summer? Maybe fly somewhere sunny or exotic? Vacations are exciting but as much as they are exciting they can be stressful, especially if you are taking the whole family with you. So what can you do to make the most of you traveling adventures?
Before you travel
Vacations can be expensive and you want to get the most for your buck. Before deciding on a destination, do proper research, and make sure the chosen vacation destination fits your families needs.
Pack ahead of time
Traveling, and especially traveling with kids, can be stressful, so make the trip as hassle-free as possible. Have everyone packed for the family vacation at least one day ahead and, if possible, pack all the luggage in the car the night before. Then all you need to do when the moment comes is get ready and head out, which is especially helpful when catching an early flight.
It is understandable that you want to do as much as possible during the family vacation, but be careful not to book too many activities because you want to enjoy the experience and do not have to rush through in order to hit all the scheduled activities.
Prepare your kids
You want your kids to be comfortable and relaxed (grumpy kids are not fun for anyone). Make sure they have dressed accordingly and comfortably, pack entertainment for travel and off time. Whatever you do, do not forget the headphones unless you want to hear their favorite cartoon’s theme song for hours on end.
The right headphones
While headphones are great, keep in mind that they are not all created the same and that kids’ headphones are different from adult headphones. If you have a toddler, a pair of the BuddyPhones PLAY might be exactly what you need.
Bluetooth enables kids’ headphones with four different SafeAudio listening modes which include toddlers, travel, kids, and study mode! The play connects wirelessly with over 14 hours of battery life and delivers kid-proof durability to handle rough kid handling. Available in different colors to match your kid’s personality, the headphones can be folded for easy storage.
Heading to a water fun-packed destination? Then the Wave headphones are your best bet.
Including enhance features and 20 hours of battery life these splash-proof headphones are meant to last for a full day of fun without having to worry about running out of batteries.
Because we need to protect our kids’ ears, BuddyPhones are specially designed with a built-in sound control that it is always on to cap the volume and the levels recommended for the World Health Organization.
When traveling to a destination where mosquitoes might be present
There are lots of amazing and beautiful places that are perfect family vacation destinations but might be home to disease-transmitting mosquitoes. Do not wait until you get there, to figure out that you needed to bring mosquito protection for you and the family.
It is better to be safe than sorry, including some DEET- Free mosquito repellent might be the difference between a great vacation and a total disaster.
Bring along some Wristbands and BugBand Towelettes like the ones offered by BugBand that can be easily packed and will keep your family protected from pesky mosquitoes.
On the plane
Anyone that has been on a plane, knows how limited space is and how difficult it is to find something in your bag or carry-on while you are in the cabin. Being able to get what you need quickly and hassle-free is always a plus.
My pick when flying with the kids? The Flightline Travel Tote features a revolutionary slim design that allows it to fit in the seat-back pocket and features a convenient detachable bag for any quick mid-flight trips to the restroom.
The tote comes fully stocked with eight Flightline Travel branded essentials: lip balm, lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, eye shield, travel socks, brush/comb combo, and ear plugs. Better yet, it has space for your passport, phone, and tablet so you can have anything you might need during the flight within hands reach.
The tote features a slim minimalist design and it is available in different colors to match your needs.
Ditching the airplane and hitting the road?
If your family vacation this year is a road trip, there are a few essentials that are a must and the comfort of your kids will play a very important roll in everyone’s travel experience. One of the most important things you will need is to keep your kids and everyone in the family well fed. By the same token, the least stops along the way the better. So what’s the perfect solution?
Vaya Tyffyn – Made from food-grade stainless steel, the Tyffyn is BPA-free trendy food storage container offers vacuum insulation to keep your food warm or cold for up to five hours.
The trendy containers which are available in a variety of colors and two sizes ( 600 ml and 1000 ml) to match your needs are a great alternative to fast food stops while traveling and great for anyone with a dietary restriction.
Featuring three leak-proof containers on the 1000 ml and 2 leak-proof on the 600 ml containers, each with double-shot lids and partitions for more variety in each meal. The Vaya Tyffyn keeps your food fresh on-the-go and saves you time and money on food stops while on the go and there is, of course, the health aspect as you do not need to settle for any fast food and can instead, have your own home cooked meal on the go.