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No iPad Necessary: 20+ Tech-Free Travel Entertainment Ideas for Kids

Spring break and summer travel season are just around the corner, and many more families will likely be hitting the road or returning to the friendly skies in 2022. As encouraging as that news is after the last few years, it also means lots of time in transit with potentially very bored kids. I’m assuming …

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Car Seats on Airplanes: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (Part 3: At Your Destination)

We’re at the end of the three part Trips With Tykes series covering car seat use on airplanes. Thanks for following along on this air travel odyssey! The final topic covers everything related to car seats after your plane arrives at your destination, from rental cars to car seat alternatives to missing or damaged checked …

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Car Seats on Airplanes: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (Part 2: On the Plane)

Welcome back to Part 2 of the Trips With Tykes complete guide to car seats on airplanes. The goal of this guide is to answer every question you’ve ever had (and probably a few you’ve never had) about traveling on planes with kids and car seats. Part 2 covers car seat use during the parts …

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Car Seats on Airplanes: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (Part 1: At the Airport)

If you’ve flown with a baby, toddler, or young child, chances are that you’ve thought way too much about car seats. Car seats are one of the biggest sources of confusion, misinformation, and frustration for parents flying with kids. There are all sorts of logistics involved to bringing (or not bringing) a car seat along …

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Frequent Flyer Accounts for Kids: What are You Waiting For?

For longer that I’ve written this blog, I have been a part of the travel rewards community. Collecting frequent flyer miles and other travel loyalty points is daily part of my financial and travel planning. Miles and points save my family thousands each year on travel and enable us to travel much more often and …

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The Complete Guide to Flying Southwest With Kids

With the Oakland Airport just 12 minutes from my front door, my family flies Southwest Airlines a lot. Southwest is often a favorite airline of flying families as well, and with good reason. Since it has different rules and practices than other airlines, however, it can sometimes trip up inexperienced flyers, especially travelers with kids. …

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How to Survive Flying with a Lap Toddler

Flying with toddlers is hard. They are fully mobile, totally opinionated, and incapable of all reason and logic at the most inopportune moments. But why stop there? If you are really up for a family travel challenge, fly with your toddler in your lap. Up until your little one’s second birthday, your child is eligible …

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