Your Stress-Free Family Travel Guide
By Rhea Seymour
Does the thought of a family vacation conjure up bad Chevy Chase movies? Traveling with your kids does require some strategic planning — note to mom and dad: don't even think about boarding that plane without Junior's beloved blankie, your pre-teen's favourite handheld game, and a hearty supply of kid-friendly snacks. But sharing fun experiences and creating memories makes traveling with the kids well worth it. Whatever the age of your brood, the key to keeping things running smoothly — and fun for the whole family — is being organized and well prepared. There are many things to consider to start: booking your trip; making sure you've got the correct paperwork for customs; organizing any money matters; taking all health and safety factors into consideration, and more. Whether you're going by plane, train, or automobile, consider these useful tips to help you get ready and get there in one piece.