Tips and tricks to make longdistance journeys with the family easier
Tips, advice and a little fairy dust to get you through your next family holiday! By the TOM Kidsteam
AS PARENTS WE NEED TO PLAN ahead when it comes to travelling with kids. No longer can we make last-minute decisions, throw everything in a backpack, and go where the wind takes us. There are the courageous among us who still have the fire of adventure burning bright and will not only go to the most exotic of destinations, but manage to do so with a toddler, minimal luggage and a baby strapped snugly in its Baby Bjorn. Yes, we salute you.
For the rest of us mere mortals, careful planning is imperative – from staying in family-friendly accommodation to having enough entertainment to keep Junior occupied during that long flight or drive. Because, as all travelling parents know, there’s nothing quite as frightening as a child losing their cool in an enclosed space 30,000 feet in the air or in a jam on an endless highway.
No matter what kind of trip you’re embarking on, the key word is ‘preparation’ – that, nerves of steel and the ability to survive on minimal sleep and nourishment. It’s not all doom and gloom of course, once you arrive at your destination, your holiday can truly begin. And not to put a damper on things, but holidays with kids, especially little ones, can be equal parts hilarious, eye- opening and downright exhausting. But let’s leave that for another article.