Friday, November 19, 2010

Travel Tips

I know many of you will be traveling over the holidays so I thought I would share some of my favorite traveling ideas.

10 Traveling Tips!
(we have done a lot of traveling in the car but most of these would be great on an airplane. Keep in mind my kids are 2 and 3, if you have a baby just pray they sleep.)

1. Red box- portable DVD players are a must when traveling long distances with kids, Red box allows you to watch new movies without purchasing them and then you can drop them off at any Red box you see along the way.

2. Crayola Color Wonders
Use a 40% off coupon at Michaels and they cost about 5.00. Totally worth the money.

 3. Button Candies. Great because they aren't messy and it takes kids a long time to eat them. 
 Try them and thank me later.
(You can get them at Johann's, you'll see them as you check out or I think sometimes Dahls.)

(sorry about photo)

3. Wear comfortable Gym Shoes!
Silly as it sounds, it's nice to be able to get out of the car during stops and run around with your kids.

4. Candy Necklaces
Any candy that isn't messy and takes awhile to eat is awesome!

5. Glow Sticks
I know you are all hoping that once it gets dark that the kids will quietly fall asleep. Well this may or may not happen so be prepared. Glow sticks are a great option for when it gets dark.
 (you can buy them at the dollar store.)

6. Check out The Idea Room for some great Traveling games.
My boys loved these, worth the 3.00.
(you will find games in The Idea Room Store)

7. Stickers! Who doesn't love stickers!

8. Tire Name Game- Write every ones name in white chalk on one of the car tires. When you stop to fill up with gas whomever name is on the bottom gets a prize or a dollar or a quarter.

9. Prize box. Take a box filled with little prizes from the dollar store. Every hour let kids pick out a prize from the prize box.

10. Have Fun! Traveling with kids is stressful but it can also be fun.
Expect the worst and you'll be pleasantly surprised!

What is your favorite traveling tip? Please tell.


  1. Great tips Suds! I think you totally nailed it. After our recent road trip (we JUST got home) I will point out the obvious...don't fill your three-year-old with drinks unless you want to stop every hour, just after the baby has fallen asleep. :) Other than that, you got it.

  2. i've done the prizes and glow sticks in the past...they rock...and are a total must when traveling. Next trip im going to try the candy necklaces. Thanks Rindee.