6 Summer Travel Tips for Moms

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Summer is the perfect time for families to get away and explore new destinations. However, traveling with kids can be stressful, especially when it comes to planning, packing, and staying organized.

To help you make the most of your family vacation, here are some suggestions!

Summer Travel Tips for Moms

1. Plan It Out

The key to a successful family vacation is planning ahead. Research your destination, create an itinerary, and make reservations for accommodations, transportation, and activities in advance. This will help you avoid last-minute stress and ensure a smooth trip.

2. Pack Lightly

When traveling with kids, it’s tempting to bring everything and the kitchen sink. However, overpacking can lead to unnecessary stress and inconvenience. Pack only the essentials and try to pack light. Consider packing outfits that can be mixed and matched to reduce the number of items you need to bring. 

3. Organize Your Luggage

To stay organized during your trip, invest in packing cubes or compression bags to keep your clothes and accessories separate and easy to find. Label each bag with a color or name to make it easier to identify whose bag is whose. If you don’t have the spare cash consider using plastic shopping bags or ziplock bags to separate and organize you and your kiddo’s daily outfits!

4. Keep Essential Items Handy

When traveling with kids, make sure to keep essential items like snacks, water, and entertainment within reach. Pack a separate bag with these items so that you can quickly grab them during the trip. Include books, toys, or games to keep your kids entertained during long car rides or flights. And I always make sure to bring a reusable water bottle!

5. Use Technology

Technology can be a lifesaver when it comes to traveling with kids. Consider getting an Amazon Fire Tablet for kids. Download movies, podcasts, and music ahead of time! Use apps like Google Maps or TripAdvisor to plan your itinerary, and find local restaurants, and attractions. You can also use a family locator app to keep track of your family members and ensure that everyone is safe. 

6. Stay Flexible

Despite your best planning efforts, unexpected events can occur during your trip. Stay flexible and be prepared to adjust your plans if necessary. This will help you avoid unnecessary stress and ensure that your family vacation is enjoyable for everyone.

By following these summer travel tips for moms, you can plan, pack, and stay organized during your family vacation. Remember to relax, have fun, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Looking for more travels hacks? Check out 10 Car Essentials & Tips for Traveling with Toddlers.
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Paiton Kartes
Hi there, I'm Paiton – a wife, mother, animal lover, and caffeine enthusiast (coffee is my weakness!). We are blessed with a handsome little man named Callahan. In addition to managing a busy household, we're also proud pet parents to three adorable animals. Our furry family includes a sweet ragdoll cat and two dogs – a big-hearted Pitbull and a bug-eyed Pug. And when we have the space and time, we enjoy fostering animals from Homeward Animal Shelter.


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