traveling with kids

9 Tips for Traveling with Kids


Successful family vacations are, ironically, a lot of hard work. With apologies to the Peace Corps, parenthood is probably “the toughest job you’ll ever love.” Taking the kids along when you travel only increases the degree of difficulty.

With two young children of my own, I’ve had to reevaluate a lifetime’s worth of travel habits to learn how to bring my kids when I hit the road. Here are my hard-won tips for maximizing the fun—and the savings—on your next family vacation.

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