Planning a family vacation this holiday season? Travelling with kids can be a ton of fun but it can also be super stressful (see: Home Alone). However, you can avoid the fate of Kevin McCallister and crew by being prepared! Check out my top 4 ways to make sure your journey is a joyful one.
1. Keep them timely.
Avoid the super annoying (I mean ADORABLE) chants of "Are we there yet? Are we there yet?" by getting them their own watches! And if you make it fun and educational – by the time you arrive they may even know how to tell time!
Disney bound? Try this Mickey Mouse Watch
2. Keep them full.
Pack lots and lots of food! Snacks, in individual Ziploc baggies, are your best bet. Plus, save money by purchasing goodies in bulk and dividing them up them before you hit the road.
Road Trip? Try a cool lunchbox
3. Keep them comfortable.
Plane trips can seem to take forever and sitting for hours in cramped quarters can make anyone cranky. Have them cuddle up in a warm fuzzy blanket featuring their fave animal to keep them calm.
Jetsetting? Try the Gund Comfy Cozy Blanket
4. Keep them occupied.
Visiting a family member in a far-off (i.e. boring) locale? Keep the kids active with presents! It's obviously fun to open gifts. So, wrap a few new toys up and let them open one every few hours (for a short trip) or one each day (for a longer one).
Visit Macy’s Gift Guide for fun toys!
What are your best tips for staying sane while traveling with kids?