Among our hints: Book early for good seats, order kids' meals when you make your reservation, stuff your carry-on for every contingency, and more.
Taking your children camping demands patience, common sense, and above all extra thinking on what you'll need to bring.
Like so much of your family vacation, packing is a balancing act in this case between including everything you need and making sure you can actually lift your bags. No matter where you're headed, this checklist should cover most of the essentials.
There's no such thing as a vacation from minor injuries and ailments, so a well-stocked first-aid kit is essential to have on hand.
Encourage your kids to think of mix-and-match outfits for various activities, just as they do when dressing paper dolls.
With three little ones, getting on a plane and managing the mayhem has become something of a science in our house. Over the last seven years (and multiple family trips) I have learned how to minimize meltdowns and make getting there actually fun!