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Tips, Tricks, Tactics

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Tips, Tricks & Tactics


• Don’t shy away from international travel...  Kids are always eager for new experiences--the opportunity to interact with kids from another culture provides new perspectives and experiences never forgotten.

• Make sure to enroll your little ones in their own frequent flyer account.  Also, you can add mileage from travel partners (hotel, rental car) to your child’s account.  Before you know it, the whole family will have free flights!

• Minor children traveling with grandparents or anyone other than the custodial parent need to have a notarized written medical release that authorizes medical care, if needed.

• Encourage the kids to write postcards to family back home.  Sharing reinforces the experience, brings to light aspects not considered, and identifies the highlights.  Have the kids send postcards to themselves, too!  It’s fun to come home to mail, brings back memories of the trip; they can be collected in a travel scrapbook; and, the affixed foreign stamps add to the fun.

• Along with preparing children for a vacation, that is... where, when, how long, with who, what activities, and such--also explain to the kids, how “home” rules and routines may change, like bedtime schedules, nap times, allowed snacks; also, discuss new travel rules that are expected to be followed.

• When traveling by car with the family, build in time to take the backroads or a new route to your destination.  New scenery, interesting sights, and a lesson in map plotting adds to the enjoyment; it also makes the time go by faster!

 

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Tips, Tricks & Tactics

Family Camp Adventures
...summer fun for the whole family

    If you went to camp as a kid, then you know just how special this experience can be.  A chance to meet new friends, develop skills and interests in a variety of activities, and grow in many ways.              
    What if you could still enjoy these experiences? ...and with your kids? ...together as a family?  ...You can!

Tips, Tricks & Tactics

Rewards & Opportunities
Traveling with our Children

"I’ve been traveling with my son since he was 13 weeks old and I love it!  Actually, I discovered that traveling with my child was easy for I was already committed to including him.  I find it a challenge to plan ahead and anticipate his needs... and well rewarded with fun, family adventures." -- Publisher/Editor Deb Cornick 

    So, what do we parents who travel with our children know that others don’t?

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