One of the big reasons why many families put off embarking on long-haul flights with kids, aside from the costs and length of the plane journey, is those two horrible little words; jet lag. The fear of the unknown. Will your kids be suffering the effects for days or will they take it in their stride? Jet lag with kids can often be a big fear factor when it comes to family holidays abroad but in this post myself and some of my fellow travel bloggers are going to share with you our top tips on how to survive jet lag with kids in the hope you’ll finally book that ultimate family holiday.
As soon as we booked our trip of a lifetime to visit Santa in his home in Finland, the next thing on my mind was what we should pack for our family trip to Lapland. For a start, we live in Portugal and we’re no longer used to cold temperatures. Nor do we have any proper winter clothing. So, I’ve been doing some research to find out the best clothes to pack for Lapland with kids and what we should be bringing in our suitcases.
When flying with young kids, parents often stress themselves out over what they should pack in their hand luggage for them. For us, it’s no longer a source of worry or stress. Having flown with BattleKid so many times, we’ve got our hand luggage for him down to a T. So, to help out other families, here is a list of awesome hand luggage essentials for young kids that we don’t leave home without.
Summer is upon us and if you’re in the UK, the kids have just broken up from school or about to. BattleKid finishes at the end of July but we’ve already started doing one of our favourite summertime activities after school and at the weekend: a family trip to the beach. We generally pack up one of our Cabin Zero Bags and head directly from school or early on a Saturday morning. Our bag always contains a basic kit and, in this post, I’m going to share with you our summer beach survival kit for families with everything you need for an awesome visit to the beach with kids.
Travelling with a baby can cause some parents to descend into a ball of stress. As I’ve mentioned before, yes it can be a daunting thing, especially first-time round, but it need not be. We travelled by plane, boat and car with our son when he was a baby and there were a few things I couldn’t do without during those times. So, want to know what they are? Here’s our top 5 travelling with a baby essentials, the things I couldn’t travel without when our son was less than a year old. These are besides that all-important change bag of course!