Trendy Travel for Moms: A How to for Your Next Family Vacation
With summer here, many parents contemplate taking time off for a much needed vacation. Family vacations provide the time to reconnect with one another while offering welcome relief from the stressors that accompany daily life. As every mom knows, it’s essential to be prepared; but why do we often forget ourselves? Here are my cardinal rules for traveling with my kids while still looking my best.
1) Family Friendly Accommodations
2) Pack to Impress
Since space is limited, you’re going to have to be decisive about what you bring. Pack a versatile wrap or maxi dress for covering up on the beach. This easy clothing item also is excellent for moving from the beach to a store or restaurant without feeling under dressed Best of all, it is lightweight and packs easily. A cotton maxi dress is an excellent day to evening look as well, eliminating the need to pack multiple outfits for one day. Throw in a lightweight jacket as well for cool nights.
When traveling with young children, stick with the routine commonly followed at home. Make sure the little ones stay energized by getting their naps and snacks. While adults may forego a meal for a few hours longer, the growing bodies of youngsters require continual refueling. Though meant as a relaxing time away from home, sightseeing and recreational activities regularly enjoyed on vacations may prove especially taxing on small ones. Unless allowed rest periods, smiles and giggles may soon turn to tears and tantrums.
If you’re traveling this summer, you’ll likely be spending some time in the sun. When at the beach or lying under the rays, it’s essential to keep up with that sunscreen. To avoid the mess, try Tocca’s sunscreen and moisturizing wipes. These are great for moms and kids as they hydrate the skin and remain sweat and water-resistant. Plus they take up much less room in your beach bag!
5) Remember the Little ExtrasThere are a number of simple items that make traveling easier one way or another. Varied sizes of zipper topped plastic bags hold everything from snacks and small toys to damp or soiled clothing. Spills and other mishaps commonly occur with young children. Pack an extra outfit for each child and a blouse for mom, in a convenient carry-on bag. This way, if disaster strikes, everyone has the chance to freshen up. Pack a small first aid kit for those bumps, cuts, scrapes and bruises. A trendy backpack is ideal for airports as you’ll be able to keep your hands free and put less pressure on your shoulders.
Bio: Kendra Thornton: Travel advocate, TV spokesperson, PR businesswoman, proud wife and mama of 3. I am a long time travel expert who has been packing my bags and traveling the world since I was 3 months old! I've found my utmost desire in life is right here in my own home. I have taken my excitement for travel and brought it to you with some of my favorite travel tips and tricks. Enjoy!
I hope you guys enjoy these tips today! Have a great Thursday!!