14 Tips for Traveling Light with Kids
Going on vacation by yourself or with a friend or two is a completely different story than going on vacation with one or more children. The implementation of children in this scenario often causes stress and chaos for new parents that are traveling. As a result, it is crucial for all parents to understand the importance of traveling light when they are vacationing with children, in order to ensure efficiency and ability to adapt to any changes that may occur along the way.
- Traveling, especially with kids, is easier if you pack light. Share toiletries, bring mix and match clothes and wash them on the road.
- Don’t pack a lot of toys or books, but do bring a few snacks like granola bars. Buy sundries and entertainment as needed on the road.
- Wear your heavy shoes and clothes on the plane and try to avoid checking bags. Instead pick a well designed suitcase that you can carry-on.
“Take some laundry soap. This is probably my single biggest tip on packing light. Every time I shower, I hand wash our underwear and clothes and hang them to dry. It’s super easy and will save you a ton of space in your suitcase. On shorter trips I don’t worry about packing laundry soap and just use shampoo to wash clothes.”