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20 Stocking Stuffers for Traveling Kids

Another holiday season is approaching quickly, and that means it’s time to get gifts for everyone on your list.  My husband and I love giving our children items that they can use on their travels or that inspire them to want to explore the world even more.  Santa usually stuffs the stockings with travel games and …

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Cosco Scenera NEXT Review: Why You Need this Car Seat for Air Travel

Car seats. Airplanes. Boy, is that combination a controversial and confusing topic. So much so that I had to write a three part series about it earlier this year. If you travel with young kids, I don’t have to tell you that dealing with airplanes and airports and car seats can be a total pain …

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First Aid Kit Packing List for Family Travelers

If you travel with kids, it’s inevitable that someone in the family is going to get hurt or sick at some point in your travels.  A basic first aid kit stocked with items like bandages and some medicines for common ailments is a travel necessity.  For family travelers, you likely aren’t going to need the …

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Back-To-School Sales to Mean Great Deals on Family Travel Gear

As the summer winds to a close, traveling parents start getting ready for the school routine to return. Travel may be the last thing on your mind as you start shopping for back-to-school clothes and checking off school supply lists. But as a frequent traveler, you should very much be thinking about your next vacation during the back-to-school …

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KidCo PeaPod Review: The Most Compact Bed for Toddler Travel

The primary mission of Trips With Tykes is to make the logistics of traveling with kids easier.  To that end, I love highlighting products that simplify the family travel process.  And I always make sure to share my thoughts on whether certain travel gear is worthy of your hard-earned money.  Up for review today is KidCo’s PeaPod travel bed. (Trips With …

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12 Coolest Space-Saving Products for Travel with Kids

With two little kids, it is often hard to pack light.  Nevertheless, I make it my mission to travel with less whenever possible.  One of my secrets to traveling lighter without leaving behind essential kid gear is taking along space-saving versions of items we use daily.  If it can fold up, collapse, or inflate, it is …

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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! Today’s 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 seats. Follow along with the full …

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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 while on the …

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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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