One thing I have learned about traveling with children is that I, as a parent, need to provide them with entertainment for the whole duration of the trip. If I do not do it, the kids will get bored and traveling with them will become eventually a nightmare. This is why before we embark on any adventures, I make sure that we are fully prepared for anything. I usually try to prepare at least a few games my kids could play or take a few coloring books so that we never run out of them.
When it comes to traveling with kids on a plane, the situation is usually different. I might not need to provide my kids with entertainment if we choose our airlines carefully. Some airlines make traveling with kids a snap. I learned about it after reading an article about The Best Airlines for Austrailan Families. Next time I am going to choose an airline to fly, I will look carefully what they offer for my kids in terms of entertainment such as movies or games. You do not want to know how my kids behave when they get bored, so I will save you time by not writing about this in this post. If you are a parent, you can probably relate. It is so much better to give them something to do, something to keep them busy for a while. I like it when my kids are busy with something because I can finally concentrate on all those things I can do on my own like reading a magazine or a newspaper.
Even though planning a family vacation always takes me a lot of time, I cherish every minute spent during those precious moments with my children. I know that they eventually are going to leave my home when they go to college, so I want to make the most out of the time spent with them while they are still young.