One of the first posts I made on this blog when it launched in the summer of 2012 was about how you should track your tyke’s travels so that your child has a record of their jetsetting childhood one day. I traveled so much with my parents when I was young, but there is no way we can reconstruct all the trips and the airlines I flew. Photos only tell some of the story, and if you are like me, you probably don’t take a lot of photos of the traveling process itself. While you still can, search through those old emails and find your travel receipts for your little ones! Here’s a downloadable Word file that you can use as a template for your own flight tracker.
My daughter just turned four last week, so I decided this was a good opportunity to update her travel tracker. I didn’t realize it, but she’s has had a very busy past 12 months of travel, with 10 roundtrip jaunts under her belt! This is by far the most we’ve traveled in one year and is probably a function of how much better of a traveling companion she has quickly become. I know the coming months will be a bit quieter, so we’ll have to look for some road trip opportunities to satisfy her wanderlust.
Here are the current travel stats of Little V:
- Total trips flown: 25 (Includes 23 roundtrips plus 2 multicity jaunts)
- Segments flown: 72
- Airlines flown: 10 (AirTran, Alaska, American, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United, US Airways, Virgin America)
- Airports visited: 25 (ATL, BDL, BHM, CHO, CHS, CLT, DFW, ECP, HNL, IAH, IAD, JFK, KOA, LAS, MGM, MSP, OAK, ONT, ORD, RDU, SAN, SNA, SFO, SJC, SLC)
- Upcoming trips planned: 1 (ECP)
- States visited: 15 (AL, CA, CT, FL, GA, HI, IL, MN, NC, NV, NY, SC, TX, UT, VA)