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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
<ul><li>Top 5: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it really worth it?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Won’t the flight be dreadful? </li...
Family Travel Concerns <ul><li>Additional Concerns : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What if my child gets sick? </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Traveling With Children is AWESOME! 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
Travel: <ul><li>Strengthens family bonds </li></ul><ul><li>Nurtures life-long curiosity </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters increase...
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 <ul><li>Book direct flights where possible.  </li></ul><ul><li>Plan flights around your chi...
In-Flight: Seating, Food and Entertainment <ul><li>Choose seats in advance.  </li></ul><ul><li>Using bulkhead seats.  </li...
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 <ul><li>Remember “eat, poop, sleep” </li></ul><ul><li>Baby supplies are available worldwide. </li>...
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 <ul><li>- In transit, while you’re there… </li></u...
06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
Pack It Up! <ul><li>Less is more. </li></ul><ul><li>Start packing early.  </li></ul><ul><li>Make a packing list – it’s re-...
Getting Around <ul><li>Car Rental:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Car Seat safety laws differ by state and country.  </li></ul></u...
06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Sleeping Like Babies
Accommodation Choices and Sleep Issues <ul><li>Location choices: look for green spaces + accessibility to public transit. ...
JETLAAAAAG! <ul><li>There is no magic remedy. </li></ul><ul><li>Flight departure and arrival choices are v. important. </l...
Health And Safety <ul><li>Medical records: emergency contacts, vaccinations, prescriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance: kn...
Passports + Legal Issues <ul><li>Every person needs their own passport.  </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s passports are valid ...
Resources <ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.wandermom.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.deliciousbaby.com </li></u...
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    1. 1. Michelle Duffy (aka Wandermom: http://www.wandermom.com) Traveling With Kids 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    2. 2. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
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    4. 4. <ul><li>Top 5: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it really worth it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Won’t the flight be dreadful? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can I carry all that stuff?/What should I bring? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What if my child doesn’t sleep?? Where should we stay? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What about jetlag? </li></ul></ul>Family Travel Concerns 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    5. 5. Family Travel Concerns <ul><li>Additional Concerns : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What if my child gets sick? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passports and Legal Issues? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Travel Mom Mantra: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potty/Diapering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sleeping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expect to travel at a very different pace! </li></ul>06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    6. 6. Traveling With Children is AWESOME! 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    7. 7. Travel: <ul><li>Strengthens family bonds </li></ul><ul><li>Nurtures life-long curiosity </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters increased independence </li></ul><ul><li>Creates global citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Adds joy! </li></ul>06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    8. 8. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    9. 9. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Machu Picchu with Cillian Huaraz with Cillian
    10. 10. Flying With Children 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Flying With Children
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    12. 12. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Seattle - Melbourne (15 hour flight)
    13. 13. Flights: Planning and Survival <ul><li>Book direct flights where possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan flights around your child’s sleep schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow more time for layovers. </li></ul><ul><li>Booking: online travel engines, meta-search engines, directly on airline websites. </li></ul><ul><li>Pricing. All travelers must be ticketed for international flights. </li></ul><ul><li>Use frequent-flier programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn airline policy for additional equipment e.g. strollers. </li></ul>06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    14. 14. In-Flight: Seating, Food and Entertainment <ul><li>Choose seats in advance. </li></ul><ul><li>Using bulkhead seats. </li></ul><ul><li>One person, one seat: know airline rules for car-seat use on-board. </li></ul><ul><li>CARES harness for toddlers/preschoolers. </li></ul><ul><li>Beware of low-cost airline extra-small baggage allowances. </li></ul><ul><li>Pack dry snacks and water, avoid sugary snacks. </li></ul><ul><li>Pack extra food, toys and clothing. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid toys with small parts. </li></ul><ul><li>iPods and DVD players with quiet music or books-on-tape. </li></ul>06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
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    16. 16. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Travel Gear
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    18. 18. Gear for Young Children <ul><li>Remember “eat, poop, sleep” </li></ul><ul><li>Baby supplies are available worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>You need so much less than you think. </li></ul><ul><li>On-site equipment or equipment rental. </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun making do! </li></ul>06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    19. 19. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Recommended Products: http://tinyurl.com/wandermom-recommends
    20. 20. Keeping Young Travelers Entertained 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids <ul><li>- In transit, while you’re there… </li></ul><ul><li>Your child’s age and interests are most important. </li></ul><ul><li>New toys are nice, but not necessary. </li></ul>
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    22. 22. Pack It Up! <ul><li>Less is more. </li></ul><ul><li>Start packing early. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a packing list – it’s re-usable! </li></ul><ul><li>Use the one-week-of-clothing rule. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan on doing laundry. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose comfort over style. </li></ul><ul><li>Use compression sacks. </li></ul><ul><li>It is possible for families to travel with carry-on luggage. </li></ul>06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    23. 23. Getting Around <ul><li>Car Rental: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Car Seat safety laws differ by state and country. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional costs for car seat rental – by day. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trains: family fares, multi-trip passes. Great for school-age kids. </li></ul><ul><li>Opt for public transportation where possible – you get to live like a local! </li></ul>06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
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    25. 25. 06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids Sleeping Like Babies
    26. 26. Accommodation Choices and Sleep Issues <ul><li>Location choices: look for green spaces + accessibility to public transit. </li></ul><ul><li>Trade-offs: Space, amenities + budget . </li></ul><ul><li>Required (for me): Kitchen, laundry, separate sleeping spaces. </li></ul><ul><li>On-site amenities and services </li></ul>06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    27. 27. JETLAAAAAG! <ul><li>There is no magic remedy. </li></ul><ul><li>Flight departure and arrival choices are v. important. </li></ul><ul><li>Set your watch to destination time. </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh air and exercise are the only fail-safe methods. </li></ul><ul><li>Children adjust more quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a plan for handling disrupted sleep schedules in advance. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s worse on the return journey – plan ‘downtime’ day after you return home. </li></ul>06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    28. 28. Health And Safety <ul><li>Medical records: emergency contacts, vaccinations, prescriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance: know the limits of your policy for travel coverage. </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Insurance: trip cancellation, evacuation, transportation. </li></ul><ul><li>Finding medical help: www.iamat.org </li></ul><ul><li>Staying healthy: water, food, exercise. </li></ul><ul><li>Child safety: child-proofing your accommodation. </li></ul><ul><li>Common child health issues while traveling: ear pain in flight, motion sickness, diarrhea. </li></ul><ul><li>Sun safety: slip, slap, slop! </li></ul><ul><li>Pack a well-stocked first-aid kit. </li></ul>06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    29. 29. Passports + Legal Issues <ul><li>Every person needs their own passport. </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s passports are valid for 5 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Both parents need to sign for a passport for a child under 16. </li></ul><ul><li>Forms available online. </li></ul><ul><li>Beware of expiring passports!! </li></ul>06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
    30. 30. Resources <ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.wandermom.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.deliciousbaby.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.travelsavvymom.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and many more… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kayak.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Farecast.live.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tripadvisor.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and 000’s more in the book! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guidebooks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wanderlust & Lipstick: Traveling With Kids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ For Kids’ series by Fodors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DK Eyewitness guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local guidebooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Wide Books and Maps  </li></ul></ul>06/09/09 Duffy: Traveling With Kids
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