With vacations just around the corner, we couldn't resist sharing some of our top travel tips to make your family trip smoother and more enjoyable. From entertainment ideas to managing sleep schedules and navigating airport security, we've got you covered! Embarking on a family trip can be an exciting yet daunting task, especially when traveling with children. However, with the right planning and strategies, you can transform your travel experiences into stress-free family vacation.

Create a Detailed Packing List: 

Ensure you have everything you need by creating a comprehensive packing list tailored to your family's specific needs. Include essentials like clothing, toiletries, medication, snacks, a thermos for warm food and entertainment items. Having a well-organized packing list will help you stay prepared and reduce last-minute stress.

Pack Strategically:

Optimize luggage space by utilizing packing cubes, compression bags, or rolling clothes instead of folding. Place frequently used items on top for easy access. Additionally, pack an extra set of clothes for each family member in your carry-on, in case of any unexpected spills or accidents.

Entertainment on the Go:

Keep your kids entertained during long journeys with a variety of activities. Bring their favorite books, coloring supplies, stickers and travel-sized board games. Charlene, our founder, also loves immersing her family in the culture of their destination. Before every trip, she downloads a language learning app tailored to their destination. It's a fun way to keep her daughter Stone engaged while discovering new words and phrases. Don’t forget to include headphones and chargers to keep everything powered up. When it comes to long trips, there's no such thing as 'too much entertainment'! During her recent trip to France, Charlene  playfully admitted to traveling like a preschool teacher. She packed a plethora of activities to keep her daughter engaged and entertained throughout the flight. The result? A dreamy flight experience that left Charlene feeling like a seasoned travel pro."

Snacks and Hydration:

Pack their favorite sandwich and a selection of healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts and dry fruits are always a good idea) and refillable water bottles to keep everyone energized and hydrated throughout the trip. Avoid sugary snacks or drinks that may lead to energy crashes. Consider bringing a reusable water bottle with a built-in filter for convenience.

Maintain Sleep Routines:

Help your kids adjust to different time zones or new environments by sticking to their regular sleep routines as much as possible. Bring familiar bedding items or a nightlight to create a sense of comfort and familiarity.

Plan Ahead for Airport Security:

Save time and stress at the airport by preparing in advance. Wear easily removable shoes, pack liquids in a clear ziplock bag, and have your electronic devices easily accessible for screening. If traveling with a stroller, check with your airline about gate-checking options.

Road Trip Tips:

If you're embarking on a road trip, plan your route in advance and research family-friendly stops along the way. Pack a cooler with snacks and drinks for easy access during the journey. Consider bringing pillows, blankets, and car-friendly entertainment options like audiobooks or car games to keep everyone engaged and comfortable. 

Be prepared for any unexpected twists and turns, including motion sickness. That's why packing anti-nausea pills can be a game-changer for a smooth and enjoyable journey.

The perfect outfit:

When it comes to selecting the perfect outfit for your kids' travel adventures, comfort and practicality are key. Opt for pull-on pants that eliminate the hassle of buttons and zippers, allowing your little ones to easily dress themselves and stay comfortable throughout the journey. Our Stone sweatshirt combined with the Stevie pants is the perfect set to relax and be playful. Choosing organic cotton fabric ensures breathability and helps prevent overheating, keeping your kids cool and at ease during their travels. Discover our exclusive "Travel Collection" curated with moms-on-the-go in mind. These specially designed pieces effortlessly blend style and comfort, making travel and play a dream.

By implementing these tips and ideas, you can embark on family vacation with confidence and peace of mind.

Happy travels!

June 14, 2023 — Charlene Roxborough