Holiday travel season is quickly approaching, which means a lot of excitement and possibly a lot of stress. The airport crowds will be massive, luggage will be lost, and there will probably be delays somewhere along the way. Usually these headaches are unavoidable, so be sure to pack a lot of patience and a positive attitude. Here are some helpful tips to prevent you and your family from a holiday travel meltdown as you try to make your way to your destination.
It seems lately everyone wants to know about TSA Precheck. What does it mean and how do you get it? We’ve been using it now for over a year and I have certainly noticed the uptick in passengers using the expedited lines at the airport. We feel it has been worth the investment for the amount of time we spend at airports. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, here is what you need to know about TSA PreCheck:
Having spent more than my fair share of time on airplanes and in airports, I have definitely seen some cringe-worthy things. It can be difficult to say which ones are most deserving of a place on this list, but I think it’s safe to say the following behaviors definitely merit a shout out. Hopefully these people don’t take offense, and I’m praying they’re not on my next flight, but these are the 14 people you don’t want to be stuck next to on an airplane.
These packing tips for families will help on your next trip because planning for any trip is stressful, but adding kids takes it to another level. With the addition of each child comes more clothes, toys in every shape and size, and the need for new packing strategies. As a parent you need to have a game plan in place. There are things you will need to do before you go, things you will have to pack in your suitcase, and things you will need on the plane. Here are our tips for managing the mounds of clothes, eliminating the extras, and saving space in your suitcase.
It can be stressful to prepare kids for flying alone. When a child has the opportunity to fly alone for the first time it can be a very exciting, but it can also be overwhelming and emotional. Preparing children beforehand, as well as adults, on what to expect can make the process run smoother for everyone.
Over the years we have logged numerous hours on plane rides with our children. We have lived through the whining, the begging, the spills, the tears, and unfortunately, the throw up. No amount of preparation can prevent undesired outcomes, but having some tricks up your sleeve can hopefully limit the problems and minimize the complaints. The toys and games I’m recommending are some of our favorites. You’ll find classics and new ones for this season, as well as toys for boys and girls, young and old. Whatever you choose, your kids are sure to be entertained on the plane.