Finding Fun Ways to Travel With Children
By Chloe Bilboa
Tips for Traveling with Children
A lot of people believe that travel is an essential part of
any child's education, and quite rightly so. But how often
have you heard the parents complain about how cumbersome
their kids have been to them when they have taken them out.
It is not that parents don't want to travel with their
children but on the contrary parents love to be in the
company of their children. It is just that children do give
them trouble and try their patience while traveling. But
here we can try to solve some of your problem with these
tips to make traveling with kids an enjoyable and fun
A good way is to involve the kids in planning the vacation.
Ask them for inputs allow them to pick out places that they
would like to visit. Give them complete details about the
place that they are going to visit and what all will they
see. This way you will find that your children are more
cooperative even in visiting places like the museum.
Another cool trick to get kids more helpful around you in
the house is to give them money to do the chores. You can
tell them they can save this money to spend on the trip. You
will be amazed at how energetically your kids do the chores.
This also makes them look forward to the trip with more
Another way that you can prepare your children for your
upcoming vacation is to buy them one or two books so that
they can read up on the location where you're traveling to.
The more that they know about the area where you'll be
visiting the more they can plan what they want to do on the
In case you are going to a foreign place with a foreign
language you can start to teach your children the language.
It is not only educational but also gets them very excited
and interested. Start with simple greetings such as "thank
you" and "good morning" etc.
Also allow your children to do their own packing for the
trip. Maybe even buy them new backpacks for the occasion in
which they can pack what they want. Let them decide what
they want to take on the trip and what not. See that they
also packs things to keep them entertained on the trip and
on route such as books, music, paper and pens, and travel
You can also get the kids more involved by asking them to
document their trip with photos and other memorabilia.
Younger children can do so by means of either a photo album.
While the older ones who can write can make use of a travel
journal with photos.
You can even take it a step further by buying your kids a
cheap but functional camera. This will give them the freedom
to click photos of whatever they like on the trip. Make sure
you don't end up dominating their choice give them freedom
of choice and let them select their own memories.
When you're booking your vacation make sure that you book
your rooms in hotels that accommodate families with
children. If you can arrange to stay in places where there
is a pool it will be an added bonus. A pool is a great way
for you and your children to unwind at the end of long day
of traveling and sightseeing.
Traveling with children doesn't need to be an unpleasant
experience. It can be quite easy to travel with kids as long
as you take a little time to make some extra preparations.
If you think about the details in advance you are sure to
have the trip of a lifetime.
About The Author
Chloe Bilboa is the chief writer for, and editor of Yes To Travel!, there's a wealth of knowledge on the website, plus their free newsletter is well worth signing up for too. Want to read more Travel articles?, just go to: http://www.yttravel.com/articles