Keep the kids amused and Mom and Dad sane while traveling this Thanksgiving
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Sue Kirchner
Friday, November 16, 2012
Heading out to see the relatives this Thanksgiving? Before you travel over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house, check out these sanity-saving tips to make your ROADTRIP stress-free and even fun. (If you are flying instead of driving, check out my tips on How to Have Fun at the Airport with Kids in Tow.) Tip: Make a List Make a list of everything you'll need on the trip for everyone in the family. If it's on the list, you won't forget it. To make it easier, download a free Family Vacation Packing List and then add your unique items. Tip: Plan the route ahead of time. By taking a little time up front to plan the route including places to stop for bathroom breaks or energy stops, you might feel a little more in control …
Tips for making family travel less stressful.
Heading out of Palatine for Spring Break? There is nothing more exciting than embarking on a family vacation. Spring Break is a the perfect time to get out of Dodge and have a little fun. However, getting the family ready for a trip can make you feel like you need a vacation from planning your vacation. Whether you are headed to an exciting destination or just taking a road trip to visit Grandma and Grandpa, we'll share a few tips to make the prep work less stressful. 1. Conduct a mock packing session a week or two before you go to see what needs to be purchased or washed. 2. You don't have to carry everything with you. Ship what you need ahead of time or check out baby and toddler gear rental companies. 3. Make sure everyone has a …