When planning a trip to Rome, many people often look for day trips from the city, or other areas to explore. While it is possible to explore Pompeii and even Sorrento in a day, we would recommend spending at least a night in the area when traveling with kids. Sorrento has spectacular vistas, abundant lemon trees, and a charming town square. Pompeii is perfect for kids to run and explore, weaving in and out of the ruins as children would have before it was destroyed. Capri is charming and elegant, a worthwhile boat ride from Sorrento. So instead of rushing through a journey south, make plans to stay awhile and enjoy the area of Sorrento, Capri, and Pompeii with kids.
When our family moved to the Chicago area ten years ago, we were pleasantly surprised by the wealth of kid-friendly activities the city has to offer. Chicago almost feels like a city built with children’s entertainment in mind. From the Lincoln Park Zoo to the Museum of Science and Industry, the city offers destinations for children of all ages, which makes it a perfect destination for a family getaway.
Traveling with food allergies can be challenging, but it is not impossible. Traveling when your child has allergies can be a scary proposition. Each restaurant you enter is a potential threat to your child. When you grab a snack, it is no longer an easy choice, you must carefully scan each label to make sure the product does not contain something that could cause your child to have a reaction. For those of us who have children with allergies, this is the world we live in. We can choose to be proactive, or we can stay home and never leave again. In the beginning, I wanted to choose the latter. It is a scary world out there for children with allergies,… [Read More]
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.
This post is part of the #AmWellMD campaign. See below to enter to win some fantastic prizes and find out more about healthy travel. All statements and opinions in this post are my own. As a family with a food allergic child it can often be difficult to travel to new destinations. It is a scary proposition to walk into an unfamiliar place, at times with a language barrier, and not know whether the food you’re about to feed your child is safe for consumption. We have taken many precautions when we travel but there were times the allergens appeared without warning.
Thanks to SITS blogging, I am able to celebrate the end of the year in grand style, as today is my feature day on the SITS Girls website! I have waited for this day for many months, so I am very excited to have you here today. SITS stands for “The Secret is in the Sauce” and they are all about connecting bloggers and supporting one another through their blogger SITStahood. It also means over 50,000 people are hopefully reading about my blog on the SITS network today. Yippee! Highlights of 2014 If this is your first time visiting, welcome to Kids Are A Trip. I blog about our family’s travel adventures, sharing our tips in hopes of inspiring others to… [Read More]
When you travel, sometimes your carry-on bag makes you feel like a pack mule. When you add children to the mix, you are loaded down with every conceivable toy from the toy box: crayons, stickers, Lego guys, lovies, you name it. You’re lucky if you don’t throw out your back while hauling everything through the airport. After five trips abroad in the last five years with our three children, and many domestic trips in between, I think I have come up with a pretty stream lined list of everything you might need, hopefully saving you some back pain along the way.
Every year, people head to the state fair to experience the rides, have fun as a family, and sample the deep fried food. When I recently read an article about the best state fairs in the country, Wisconsin’s was on the list. I have vivid memories of visiting the Arizona state fair with my parents when I was younger and I wanted my kids to have this experience. My husband was not a big fan when I proposed a trip to the fair, but he begrudgingly agreed to tag along when we visited last week. I think I won him over when I told him there would be Deep Fried Cookie Dough.
In our family, there is meal time, and there is snack time, and it often feels more importance is given to the latter. We have found that nothing satisfies a child (or adult) on the verge of a meltdown more than a quality snack. Here are some of our favorite choices for snacks on the go. Some of these work best if you have a cooler and don’t have to deal with TSA, others work well with any mode of transportation. Hopefully, even the pickiest of eaters and most food allergy sufferers will find something to satisfy them on this list.
12 Best Travel Apps to Take on Vacation When I think back on my first trip abroad, I am amazed I even survived. There were no cell phones (we used calling cards), no e-mail (snail mail had to suffice), no fancy translators (I had to use phrasebooks and fancy hand signals to communicate), and I had to read paper maps! Travel today is delightful compared to twenty years ago, but we have become more dependent on technology as we travel the globe. I hate to think what would happen if we ever lost our phones on vacation, but I know the apps we have found help us on every step of our journey, and we would truly be lost without… [Read More]