I’m a newspaper guy at heart, so it’s always nice to get some actual ink in an actual newspaper on the subject of family travel.
That’s why I’m so jazzed about my latest article for the Press-Democrat, our local metro daily.
The story, titled “Ten tips for easier holiday family travel,” appeared in today’s edition, and offers just what the headline promises: A bunch of suggestions for making holiday travel with kids easier. My editors published the piece with a bunch of pictures from our family travels over the last few months. They included even more of the pictures in the gallery online.
Among my suggestions:
- Embrace apps
- Take advantage of the lapchild rule while you can
- Stick to schedules
- Let kids own part of the plan
One of the tips I didn’t include: Bring backups—backup snacks, backup books, backup crafts, even backup clothes for those unforeseen bathroom debacles. Because you never know when a delay or a missed connection will result in extra travel time to kill.
What tips would you add to my list?