Welcome to Kids Are A Trip’s Family Travel Resources! Whether this is your first family vacation or you are seasoned travelers looking for reputable companies to use on your next trip, you’ve come to the right place. These are some of our favorite companies to use when we travel the world, so dive in and save time planning your next vacation.

Trip planning

Book Your Flight

You can find discounted fares using sites like Momondo or Skyscanner. If you want to keep an eye on discount fares, we suggest signing up for Going, a daily newsletter with flight sales around the world.

Book Your Accommodation

We regularly use Booking.com to find lodging when we travel. It’s a great way to compare vacation rentals, hotels, and resorts. We like how they can help us narrow down our options for a family of 5. It’s very easy to use and bookings are fairly straightforward. Other great options are Expedia and Hotels.com.

If your family knows they want to stay in a vacation rental, we recommend looking at VRBO, Kid & Coe (use our code: kirstenmaxwell50 to save $50 off your first booking) and Plum Guide.

Book Your Transportation

For rental car agencies, try Rentalcars.com or Discover Cars. We tend to use Hertz simply for the quality of service.

When traveling in Europe, we use AutoEurope to make our bookings. They find the best rates and allow you to compare different car rental agencies. Europcar is another option.

If you would prefer to travel by train in Europe we recommend Rail Europe who offers discounted packages for rail travel.

Book Your Tours and Travel Photos

We regularly used companies like Viator and GetYourGuide to book tours when we travel. Both have great communication and a large variety of activities that work for all ages. 

Other tour companies we have used and love are: Context Travel, LivTours, and Fat Tire Tours.

Tiqets is a convenient one-stop shop for tickets, especially now that many venues require a timed entry. We use this platform for booking tickets to attractions, landmarks, and museums around the world.

If you’re visiting a city with multiple attractions, be sure to check out a discount pass, such as CityPASS or Go City. Both are worthwhile investments.

One of our favorite things to do annually is take photos with Flytographer. They have photographers around the world and we’ve used them on four separate occasions. This is our favorite travel souvenir.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

With the state of travel these days, it’s important to have some type of travel insurance to cover any unforeseen accidents, illnesses, threat or cancellations. We always travel with insurance and would recommend Travelex, Allianz, or Medjet as good options. Travel Insurance Master will allow you to compare different policies.

And there’s always something extra

Airalo – if you want to save money on your international phone calls/texts, consider purchasing an eSim card. These are super easy to use and Airalo offers cards for destinations around the world.

Away – Our favorite luggage. Everything is organized in easy to use compartments and we use some of their more unique colors (like sea green) to easily locate our bags on a crowded carousel.

Kindle E-Reader This goes with me everywhere since it is super lightweight. Easy to read any time of day and great for reading once the kids (or husband) are asleep.

Select Wisely Allergy Cards – For families traveling with a food allergy, these are lifesavers. Every time we travel to a foreign country we use these to translate to restaurant staff to ensure no emergency room visits.