A family trip will go awry at some point. This is a fact. Travel is as unpredictable as it is exciting. We learn the best family travel lessons the hard way, but the beauty is we can now share share newfound wisdom more easily than ever in our ‘social’ world.
The Condé Nast Traveler Family Travel Expert Panel shares travel mishap stories and lessons learned in a recent installment of The Daily Traveler.
It’s amazing how many families choose not to travel because they fear getting there and back will be a nightmare. Believe me, I get it. When our son was a toddler he never slept on planes, irrespective of the length of the ride. These flights were exhausting as there were never moments of downtime.
I must admit, packing is my least favorite part of travel. The fact is that packing the right items makes all the difference in world when traveling with kids. Condé Nast Traveler asked me to be on a panel of family travel experts offering tips and advice on various topics, starting with the all-important and unavoidable art of packing.
I’m in great company on this panel — all of the contributors selected have logged miles and miles with children of all ages. Check out our family travel packing tips.