How to Start Traveling With Your Kids

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There’s no reason that you can’t go anywhere in the world with your children. The question is how to set things up so that you have a successful trip wherever you are headed. When I talk to parents that have not travelled with their kids, they’re often afraid to start. Their fears are often made worse by friends and family who (often never having traveled themselves) tell them all the things that might go wrong. This section will help you identify your fears and find ways to address or mitigate each.

Every child travels differently just as every adult travels differently. It probably took you a little while to figure out how to travel well with your spouse, and it will take some trial and error to figure out how to travel well with your kids.

Start Small, but Think Big
Before You Start Planning
Addressing Your Fears
Choosing A Destination


  1. Mylyn Nuguid on August 22, 2010 at 3 a.m.

    hi I'm Mylyn a mother of twins both girls and their age is 2 1/2 yrs. old. i will be travelling with them for 13 hrs. alone. were migrating in Canada. I would be honest that I have some fears to travel my kids alone especially in the plane. hope you can help me.

    thanks and God bless

  2. Becky GlobalGrasshopper on December 24, 2011 at 4:30 a.m.

    I think too many people are put off with travelling with their children, but it looks like it can be done! Great blog!

  3. Emily on February 24, 2012 at 2:35 p.m.

    We are travelling in May to the USA from Australia with our then to be 10 mth old. Planning to bring formula onboard the plane for her to drink during the flight. A bit worried about getting it onboard without being harrassed about by airport security then I found these individual satchels at one of the pharmacies...I am hopefully these will be okay as long as they remain sealed going thru the security check.
    Am I right?

  4. Debbie on February 24, 2012 at 9:17 p.m.


    The easiest way to go is to buy individually packed powdered formula - that way there's no worry that a TSA agent would require that you open the formula for testing.

    Good luck!


  5. Duncan on April 25, 2012 at 4:44 a.m.

    My little cousin will be travelling with me next month, so i am happily reading through all these tips so i am fully prepared..

    Thanks for sharing Debbie !



  6. Bianca on September 1, 2013 at 1:10 a.m.

    Thought this would be frustrating at first, but it turned out to be okay. Thanks!

  7. Nicka Continualy on June 10, 2014 at 8 p.m.

    My son american citizen we plan to go back in philippines andi im filipina do i need visa for him.?

  8. Jen on December 13, 2014 at 5:55 p.m.

    Useful travel with kids info. Thanks for sharing.