Tips for Traveling with Kids
Check out our 3 quick tips for traveling with kids this summer.
Admit it. There’s this fantasy associated with family vacations…that the week will be one long blissful thread of sunny days, children cheerfully playing together, smooth roads, short lines, and mechanical details that work like a charm.
Not much fun to recall later on.
Looking back on our last road trip we’ll remember …
The unexpected freeze and rain.
Being stranded on the 101 without a battery
Our condo creaking at night as it gradually slid downhill to the sea,
How listening to 2 kids argue was just like being at home, only with an ocean view.
AND going out to dinner twice one evening when everyone under 17 refused to eat fresh seafood at a local hotspot
…where only seafood is served. “Fresh lobster?? I want pizza.”
Our first 5 kids ADORE seafood. Pardon me. Are these my children???
Tip #1 – Embrace the unexpected.
Tip #2 – Keep the snacks savory instead of sweet.
Tip #3 – Exodus. Don’t leave home without it.
Over thirty years of family travel, we’ve packed pretty light at times, but NEVER without Exodus. This apple cinnamon fiber drink is unbeatable at soaking up nausea, relieving constipation or stomachaches AND mopping up high carb vacation foods we might not otherwise eat. Take along a mini waterbottle or lidded tupperware and Exodus and you’ll be prepared for any gastric emergency. If you’re curious about our families magical people paste, check it out here. Exodus…your bowels NEW best friend.