A trip with the family can be lots of fun-or a whopper of a headache! We have some tips to make sure your travels are on the terrific side instead of the terrible.
Pack a small backpack for each child. Find one that is a size they can carry on their own. Pack a couple of their favorite toys remembering that weight can be an issue. Some suggested ideas are coloring books, crayons, sticker books. Try to pack things they don’t always see or play with so it holds their interest. Put in a couple snacks and their favorite drink. If they're carrying a videogame, make sure you pack that charger and/or extra batteries.
Do dollar store presents for the trip. Each hour of the flight let your child open a present. This keeps them entertained and it gives you a reward tool.
Pack the power strip. This is especially important if you're flying on your trip. Nothing is worse than getting to your gate and needing to power up, but finding no empty outlets. If you just bring a power strip several people can plug in (making you a very popular passenger!), and you won't have to feel guilty for plugging in a game boy when the guy beside you really needs to recharge his cell phone.