You know how for some reason you’re flipping through channels and you end up landing on the Hallmark Channel? And then you get sucked into watching the latest Christmas movie? And then before you know it, it’s 11PM and you realized that you’ve watched about three movies? This is me. Currently. While my bedroom has clothes and shoes scattered around the place trying to figure out what to pack.
My children and I are packing up and heading to Orlando for Christmas. And while I’ve become a pro at being an organized packer, there’s a bit more that I have to take into consideration when packing for my children. Here are a few of my Must-Dos and Must-Haves when I’m traveling with my children by plane.
Suitcases with 360° wheels
I swear by these things. I am NOT the one to have to pull a suitcase. I’m move of the type to make sure the suitcase keeps up with me. Especially when I have to run through that airport like I did when I left for Cabo. Mind you, I haven’t had to run through an airport since then, but I mean, just in case, I’m ready.
My children have been flown before and even though the flight wasn’t long, I felt that having entertainment at their fingertips, eased their anxiety. Especially for my daughter. Anyway, since we’re down to one tablet (mine) since they’ve broken theirs, I make sure it’s loaded with enough to keep them busy. Books, games, etc. And now that Netflix allows you to stream offline, I’m pretty sure that’ll make flying much more easier.
I don’t know about anyone else, but the food and drinks on the planes are expensive. And since we’re not flying Copa where we’re fed at no additional cost, we’ll be well prepared to curb the hunger for the duration of the flight. I generally like to pack something salty, something sweet, and with a little bit in between.
*Don’t forget to pack extra for the return flight.
Let me tell you how my travel life has changed using travel cubes. I just ordered some for my children which will help with keeping their things organized as well. Now keeping it organized will be the true task, especially for my son. Boys.. :sigh:
And last but not least, A Check List. There are several that you can grab over on Pinterest, but I typically like to make my own. I’m a pretty particular person and I prefer things to look and be simple. I’ve been known to either overpack or underpack with no in between. But with a list, that’s usually the same, I almost, always, never forget anything.