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Traveling is one the most fun things in the world, and thanks to technology, we can travel a lot more than we had ever imagined and have access to places that were once impossible to visit, opening many frontiers for this generation and the generations to come.

Because so many more people are traveling these days, it can be stressful, and even more so if you are traveling with kids. What can you do to take the stress out of traveling with your family?

There are many small, simple steps that you can take to make the most out of traveling with your family.

Plan Ahead

I can’t stress enough how important it is to have an action plan. It always helps to know what you are doing with the family once you have reached your destination. Do a little research and learn the places to visit and what activities they have for the different members of the family, especially the younger members.

 

Pack Ahead

There is nothing more stressful than packing, and when you do it for several people, it’s even more so. Make a list of what you need to bring for each member of the family and cross the items out as you go down the list. Start packing a few days before the travel date and, if possible, have your luggage in the car the night before, especially if you are leaving early in the morning, or have it all ready by the door.

Avoid Over-Packing

Eliminate anything that you won’t need during the trip and bring just what is needed. By the same token, don’t forget the important things, such as medication, sunscreen, or mosquito repellant if you’re visiting a destination where mosquitoes might be present.

 

Get the Right Gear

It is amazing what a difference the right travel gear can make on a trip. Thankfully, there are many different options to simplify the travel experience, and packing cubes are one of them.

Weigh Your Luggage before You Get to the Airport

Do not be that person who has to go through their luggage at the airline check-in counter because you have over packed. Weigh your luggage at home. For that, you can use one a handy travel scale, and if you are planning on getting souvenirs, bring the scale with you. They are very lightweight and compact.

Label Everything

Yes, that’s right, label and add your name to all the important things you are bringing. It will be very helpful if you leave anything behind at airport security, for example.

Start with the Luggage

Labeling your luggage will not only help you if you misplace a suitcase but also help you identify your luggage at pick up. A large label with your name makes it easy for you and any member of your family to identify your luggage.

I love this travel label pack from Mabel’s Labels, which includes

• Four large luggage labels: 99.06 mm x 73.91 mm (3.91” x 2.91”)
• Fifteen personalized name stickers: 70 mm x 16 mm (2-3/4” x 5/8”)
• Two personalized bag tags: 57 mm x 32 mm (2-1/4” x 1-1/4”) (optional add-on)
These labels are high quality and won’t come off your suitcases. They will help you identify the larger pieces and add your name to smaller size travel gear, which can also allow you to identify your belongings at a glance.

Don’t Forget the Small Belongings

If you are traveling with kids, then they are bound to leave something somewhere. Also, your phone or any other small object can easily slip out of your bag or pocket. Use something like these mini custom name stickers.

These micro peel-and-stick labels are perfect for identifying even the smallest items in your bag and suitcase. Remember to add your phone number so people can get a hold of you if they find your belonging!

Label Your Kids

You don’t want to lose your most valuable possession. If you are anything like me, your kids will be at your side at all times, but you can never be too cautious when traveling with little ones, and you certainly want people to be able to reach you if they need to.


These durable kids’ safety ID bracelets also from Mabel’s Labels are perfect for theme parks, field trips, airports, and any other crowded place. You can personalize your disposable ID bracelets with vital information and contact details in case you get separated from your kids.

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