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Presentation used for author events promoting Wanderlust & Lipstick: Traveling with Kids book (http://tinyurl.com/traveling-with-kids)

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    • 1. Michelle Duffy (aka Wandermom: http://www.wandermom.com) Traveling With Kids 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    • 2. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    • 3. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    • 4.
      • 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
    • 5. 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
    • 6. Traveling With Children is AWESOME! 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    • 7. Travel:
      • Strengthens family bonds
      • Nurtures life-long curiosity
      • Fosters increased independence
      • Creates global citizens
      • Adds joy!
      06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    • 8. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    • 9. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Machu Picchu with Cillian Huaraz with Cillian
    • 10. Flying With Children 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Flying With Children
    • 11. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    • 12. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Seattle - Melbourne (15 hour flight)
    • 13. 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
    • 14. 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
    • 15. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    • 16. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Travel Gear
    • 17. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    • 18. 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
    • 19. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Recommended Products: http://tinyurl.com/wandermom-recommends
    • 20. 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.
    • 21. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    • 22. 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
    • 23. 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
    • 24. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    • 25. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Sleeping Like Babies
    • 26. 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
    • 27. 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
    • 28. 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
    • 29. 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
    • 30. 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
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