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  • Michelle Duffy (aka Wandermom: http://www.wandermom.com) Traveling With Kids 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    • Top 5:
      • Is it really worth it?
      • Won’t the flight be dreadful?
      • How can I carry all that stuff?/What should I bring?
      • What if my child doesn’t sleep?? Where should we stay?
      • What about jetlag?
    Family Travel Concerns 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • Family Travel Concerns
    • Additional Concerns :
      • What if my child gets sick?
      • Expense
      • Passports and Legal Issues?
    • Travel Mom Mantra:
      • Food
      • Potty/Diapering
      • Sleeping
      • Transportation
      • Entertainment
    • Expect to travel at a very different pace!
    06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • Traveling With Children is AWESOME! 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • Travel:
    • Strengthens family bonds
    • Nurtures life-long curiosity
    • Fosters increased independence
    • Creates global citizens
    • Adds joy!
    06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Machu Picchu with Cillian Huaraz with Cillian
  • Flying With Children 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Flying With Children
  • 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Seattle - Melbourne (15 hour flight)
  • Flights: Planning and Survival
    • Book direct flights where possible.
    • Plan flights around your child’s sleep schedule.
    • Allow more time for layovers.
    • Booking: online travel engines, meta-search engines, directly on airline websites.
    • Pricing. All travelers must be ticketed for international flights.
    • Use frequent-flier programs.
    • Learn airline policy for additional equipment e.g. strollers.
    06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • In-Flight: Seating, Food and Entertainment
    • Choose seats in advance.
    • Using bulkhead seats.
    • One person, one seat: know airline rules for car-seat use on-board.
    • CARES harness for toddlers/preschoolers.
    • Beware of low-cost airline extra-small baggage allowances.
    • Pack dry snacks and water, avoid sugary snacks.
    • Pack extra food, toys and clothing.
    • Avoid toys with small parts.
    • iPods and DVD players with quiet music or books-on-tape.
    06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Travel Gear
  • 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • Gear for Young Children
    • Remember “eat, poop, sleep”
    • Baby supplies are available worldwide.
    • You need so much less than you think.
    • On-site equipment or equipment rental.
    • Have fun making do!
    06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Recommended Products: http://tinyurl.com/wandermom-recommends
  • Keeping Young Travelers Entertained 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    • - In transit, while you’re there…
    • Your child’s age and interests are most important.
    • New toys are nice, but not necessary.
  • 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • Pack It Up!
    • Less is more.
    • Start packing early.
    • Make a packing list – it’s re-usable!
    • Use the one-week-of-clothing rule.
    • Plan on doing laundry.
    • Choose comfort over style.
    • Use compression sacks.
    • It is possible for families to travel with carry-on luggage.
    06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • Getting Around
    • Car Rental:
      • Car Seat safety laws differ by state and country.
      • Additional costs for car seat rental – by day.
    • Trains: family fares, multi-trip passes. Great for school-age kids.
    • Opt for public transportation where possible – you get to live like a local!
    06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Sleeping Like Babies
  • Accommodation Choices and Sleep Issues
    • Location choices: look for green spaces + accessibility to public transit.
    • Trade-offs: Space, amenities + budget .
    • Required (for me): Kitchen, laundry, separate sleeping spaces.
    • On-site amenities and services
    06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • JETLAAAAAG!
    • There is no magic remedy.
    • Flight departure and arrival choices are v. important.
    • Set your watch to destination time.
    • Fresh air and exercise are the only fail-safe methods.
    • Children adjust more quickly.
    • Create a plan for handling disrupted sleep schedules in advance.
    • It’s worse on the return journey – plan ‘downtime’ day after you return home.
    06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • Health And Safety
    • Medical records: emergency contacts, vaccinations, prescriptions
    • Insurance: know the limits of your policy for travel coverage.
    • Travel Insurance: trip cancellation, evacuation, transportation.
    • Finding medical help: www.iamat.org
    • Staying healthy: water, food, exercise.
    • Child safety: child-proofing your accommodation.
    • Common child health issues while traveling: ear pain in flight, motion sickness, diarrhea.
    • Sun safety: slip, slap, slop!
    • Pack a well-stocked first-aid kit.
    06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • Passports + Legal Issues
    • Every person needs their own passport.
    • Children’s passports are valid for 5 years.
    • Both parents need to sign for a passport for a child under 16.
    • Forms available online.
    • Beware of expiring passports!!
    06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • Resources
    • Online
      • www.wandermom.com
      • www.deliciousbaby.com
      • www.travelsavvymom.com
      • and many more…
      • Kayak.com
      • Farecast.live.com
      • Tripadvisor.com
      • and 000’s more in the book!
    • Guidebooks
      • Wanderlust & Lipstick: Traveling With Kids
      • ‘ For Kids’ series by Fodors
      • DK Eyewitness guides
      • Local guidebooks
      • World Wide Books and Maps 
    06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
  • 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids