2 kids + carry on only = madness? My tips for traveling with carry on luggage only Part 1

This is our current line up of bags waiting to be tested on our next trip.
This is our current line up of bags waiting to be tested on our next trip.

Not so long ago we took a two week holiday to the tropics taking carry on luggage only.  Mainly because I am obsessed with the concept, but also because of the obvious benefits.  At the time our children were 3 and 5 years old.  Here are five tips if you’d like to do the same. Like so much in life, preparation is key.  I’m yet to score a perfect ten in my packing, but these tips are how I plan on getting closer. Continue reading “2 kids + carry on only = madness? My tips for traveling with carry on luggage only Part 1”

How behaving like an elephant while dressing cute can make airports with kids easier: Three tips on getting through the airport with young children.

Cute outfits+everyone matching+walking like the elephants=triple point score!
Cute outfits+everyone matching+walking like the elephants=triple point score!

After starting my mini travel series I have discovered all kinds of great blogs about traveling with children.  There is one post that I have particularly enjoyed called “Five Ways to Usher Small Children Through an Airport Without Losing or Killing Anyone.”

In it Bronwyn mentions how handy the trunki can be (I’ve reviewed it here) and gives a humourous and thorough analysis of the pros and cons of a stroller/pram. Really, she covers the entire rigmarole of getting through an airport with young children.  It’s worth a read if you’re having anxiety attacks getting your head around the whole thing to help work you through the issues.

I’ve been inspired to add my own tips on how we handle the situation. These are mainly geared towards travelling with kids who can walk easily (3+ years old) and when you have a partner in tow. Continue reading “How behaving like an elephant while dressing cute can make airports with kids easier: Three tips on getting through the airport with young children.”