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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you have probably realized that I believe the key to successful trips is proper preparation and organization, with a dash of resourcefulness – and the choosing the right luggage for family travel can make or break a trip if plans go awry. From overbooked flights to lost reservations to […]
I love a great bag. And a great travel bag? I’m so there. So when Mom Select sent me this Ibiza Flight Tote last week I was pretty excited. In the past week I’ve gone from adoring this bag, to wondering if it would work for me, and back to really, really liking it. When […]
I know that your suitcase probably came with a generic luggage tag. And it looks just like every other luggage tagged suitcase out there… You’ve probably read all those tips about making your luggage different – colored tape, ribbons, etc. Why not customize a luggage tag? While cruising thru etsy I found SparkleFactor and loved […]
I rarely pack without using Space Bags. Big ones, small ones… And now The Cube. Be sure to see my video about packing for 4 for our last big vacation (it is really quite amazing how much stuff you can get in these bags and how much room they save. Look how much space we […]
With American Airline’s recent announcement that they will charge for every checked bag you really need to plan you packing very carefully. (Update: now it’s rare to find an airline that doesn’t charge for checked bags!) Here are some tips to help you pack well for family travel: First, check out my previous post about […]
We spent 4 days and 3 nights around Killarney. There is a reason this is one of Ireland’s tourist hot-spots – there is so much to do! We didn’t even scratch the surface. Kid friendly doesn’t even begin to describe all you can do in and around Killarney. We had actually planned to spend our […]
In all honesty I had no plans to write this post until we were preparing to load luggage and head to the airport. I asked my mom if she had her luggage locked and ready to go. She said no, that she didn’t think you were supposed to lock luggage in case it had to […]
In my quest for mess free items for our upcoming flights I found the Water Wow! Doodle Book at my local Target store (online at shop.nickjr.com) by Giddy Up. Brenna is a big Backyardigans fan but I also saw books featuring Diego, Dora and Spongebob. This product is a mix between an Aquadoodle (water pen) […]
Packing “light” takes on a new meaning when you are traveling with children. Let’s just say I swear by Space Bags. Below is a video of how I pack a family of four for a 10 day trip in 3 suitcases and personal carry-ons. For more packing tips see my video about shipping vacation items.