Choose Good backpack

Properly packing for a trip will take longer than haphazardly throwing things in a suitcase or backpack the night before. But having all your essentials purchased and packed a week or so before your trip will take the stress out of making it to the airport and any last minute goodbye phone calls.

The first thing you should think about is what kind of bag you are going to throw all your stuff into. This ultimately depends on what type of trip you’re planning on taking.

Generally speaking, the choice boils down to two types of “hauling” equipment:

#1. A more traditional suitcase with wheels and a handle to allow for dragging through train stations and airports


#2. An internal frame backpacker’s backpack that, like the name says, you carry on your back. Read more…

What you need to know before travelling with kids

Copyright (c) 2009 Ivana KatzGoing a holiday or travel long distance from family is one of the most interesting to improve the binding of the family. However, can travel a bit difficult when there are children or babies in the family. Often, to avoid long trips or vacations, when they have children, because they think it’s too much. Although parents’ fears may be legitimate, the experience made her travel interesting, easy and enjoyable when you learn more about the factors that affect children during the trip. Ready and waiting for potential problems in advance means that traveling with children is not so difficult. Change ConditionsOne factors that must be considered is the “change of circumstances.” When you travel, especially on long trips, there are many new and unknown circumstances. The purpose of stay is about everyday life and advantage, while the adults, the change is for the children, it entirely different. Not the things kids can do on a regular basis to the confusion, uncertainty and insecurity. In fact, it is often the opposite of the experience they want, because while their parents the importance of continued learning taught a routine. until a certain age who do not understand children, why they are not the house and why they are on the road. They did not interpret the word “vacation,” “Holiday,” “Entertainment”, etc. in the same way adults. So remember that your child changes that they may face being disturbed. You do not sleep in their beds do not eat them sitting at their regular place at home. If you notice, even at home, they will remain on the same dining room chair at every meal. It makes them feel familiar and comfortable. So if you take your children to a completely new environment that they find it difficult to manage. FoodAnother potential problem is that children do not eat them plain, especially for travel to abroad. This may be a child who is normally a good eater means is fussy or will not eat at all. To try to remedy the situation, maintaining their timings as much food as possible and also look for food, they prefer usually. You can also begin to introduce new foods at home, where they can during their travel experience. It’s a good idea to try are delighted by the news of the amazing things they do. My Friend Katie has done exactly that before their 4-year to Greece. About three months before her flight, she had a night “Greek” once a week when they were olives, souvlakis (which is simply delicious meat on skewers), Greek salad, tzatziki joys (yogurt and cucumber dip) and others. The time has arrived, her daughter at Rhodes, she felt proud that they have used the names of Greek dishes and she had confidence in they ate it. If you succeed, they have a background in food packaging some of their favorites. This may not always be possible if your trip abroad, where there are strict quarantine. jet lag JetlagDue or a situation where the child is not the comfort of your own bed, they probably can not get enough sleep. If children are deprived of sleep, you know, it’s usually wrong. They resentment, even with minor provocation, and they are less able and willing to adapt to new environments. Consider your travel time and plan to align buttons and night’s sleep, so that the whole family does not suffer from internal clock. BoredomThere it a large area that many parents, address, and this is not how much trouble! Every parent fears the question “Are we there yet?” What is usually signals the beginning of the end of moderation. You must understand that children do not always want what you do. For example, you can enjoy the beauty of a long scenic drive, but your child is still learning to appreciate nature. If your child has become boring, they do not know what they want. It is better to keep your child reach that stage. When your child is bored, they will cease to enjoy doing things as usual. Children may also feel guilty, remains stubborn and frustrating for everyone, do not, even worse, giving them how much they are and what problems they cause the family with their tantrums. The basis of all problems is ignorance and boredom. For adults, the trouble arises when there is no change in the things she regularly. We get bored when the same things over and over, but kids get bored if they are not in activities they are accustomed to work. To help cope with the situation, as many changes as possible to reduce. Making his beloved blanket, favorite toys, and you may want to consider purchasing travel games to play before the trip to determine if they are successful “or” Miss “with your child. So, you’re only games, the space more inviting and frustration are spared. They also remain in question, assign responsibilities, and they feel part of what is happening. Be Prepared for Medical emission Carry the necessary medicines and consult your physician before packing drugs. Children and adults are more susceptible to colds and flu during the trip due to climate change of temperature, air conditioning, etc. If you are a non-English speakers, it can be a challenge to communicate the symptoms to get good drugs. Travel I still remember the time I was in a pharmacy in Nice, France imitate blowing nose and cough symptoms in my family to explain. Fun for them, no doubt, but not so gratifying for me to find out, I had a cough and child splurting in the hotel room. Forward you ready Embark on your way, you minimize and maximize Mayhem pleasure. Happy trails!

Ten Tips for Dads Traveling With Kids

Tip 1: Do not forget your travel companions. How could you not try your sports-ambivalent wife one week of spring training baseball, you can enjoy finding destinations for the whole family. This does not mean it should be at Disneyland or the lowest common denominator. Instead, think of places that were real highlights for all members of the family. New York, for example, may respond to different types of people with museums, sports legends, nightlife, theater, and large parks. If you choose a single destination to protect an interest, such as Disney World, the whole family can enjoy activities targeted. Otherwise, the plan before the trip to build in several other species and establish expectations. If you think that children of seven consecutive days at Disney World and take half the attractions without the facility for the first time, you may have a mutiny. Tip # 2: Ask your children to plan. We love maps City Walks Kids series because they can spread and treat them as maps. Easier for everyone to see that delivery of a book deal the cards randomly choose a road and it will probably be something interesting to the whole group. Let’s see, throughout the tour guides or web sites, and select at least one thing they truly want, so that nobody feels like they have learned along the vacation together. Tip # 3: Try to stay near the center of your destination and activities. Nothing worse family functioning and the fatigue factor long car trips or transit. Even if it means cutting elsewhere, a great location can really have a lot of tension during a trip back to the hotel is easy. Tip 4: Consider an apartment or hotel room. Today, there are many more opportunities than any family lives in a single room. This is not a holiday for you or your teen. Holiday apartments to give you more space for your money and have a kitchen for more informal meals (pizza!) And cheapest breakfasts. Tip # 5: Set a holiday budget. Even for children over six years, it is preferable to give a fixed amount for souvenirs and extras before the trip begins. If you tell them the money to spend as they see fit and see what they will not issue, create a strong lesson in budgeting, but you can also, like many things seem to be surprised now useless . Tip 6: Inventory of all medical needs. Nothing is worse than traveling with children and realize that you forgot the proper treatment. This is an area where parents need to relax in the list of control-freak decision. Start with a runny nose and cough, and work from there, for insect bites, cuts, sunscreen, Tylenol, thermometer, and homeopathic remedies for travel sickness. You know your children – ready for the worst that can happen behind the call for a doctor. Tip 7: Pack light. can be found with the airlines for flights of new services previously free, could suffer a big bag of extra costs that add up to $ 15 for a very quick way for a small family will be considered. The packaging is also just save a lot on the backbreaking lifting that usually jobs dad. Tip 8: Pack for the plane or car. Fixed many healthy snacks that are not so healthy, especially for the level of long trips where children are in need of change over the pretzels and soda. This is not to spoil children with toys to get them to discover, once they’re on a plane or a few hours away in a car. Buy only things they contain, and they employ. This is not the time to buy something they want, just because they were happy. You want to focus on travel games, puzzles and figurines they consider to be interested in the wow-this-is-this phase. Avoid toys with small parts that go if they lose, the toy is useless. You do not want to drive the aircraft floor on hands and knees. Tip 9: Let the children wear their own clothes. We had a bed for our daughter companies pint at the age of four years, which should have a perfect size for her, her toys, favorite pillows and even a full day’s supply of diapers for his brother. Fanny packs are another good idea for small children, small objects they want to play in the airplane or train can be. Tip No. 10: Do not over, and keep your spouse’s expectations in check. Especially if you do not have a lot of travel, it is easy to over schedule and pack on a regular schedule for the day and cut in half to cover tired, retarded children, more food, slow transit, and a good long rest at the end of the day, before leaving, wrastle with them for food. See also related articles, like the child to someone else is bratty, stinky, demanding, screaming, a noise nuisance. . . all these things, and sometimes all at once. But yourself is to protect the little thing that you have sworn. So your attitude changes when your baby is what most of parents’ skills are needed?