Epic road trips to Kentucky have become a yearly summer tradition! We look forward to spending time in our “Old Kentucky Home” with family and friends! We put together a list of Travel Tips that help us navigate the open road for hours upon hours with kids!

1. Pack Light: strategically and organized

    • Envision the activities you will be doing on the trip and determine your clothing needs. 
    • Build out a small capsule wardrobe of mix & match clothing for each person. 
    • Vertically fold your clothing so that you can easily locate each item.
    • Pack your clothing categories in packing cubes (these are incredible!) to keep your suitcase organized (here’s our favorite suitcase).
    • Bring a separate overnight bag if you’re staying in a hotel along the way. 

 

travel tips - suitcases

AmazonBasics Hardside Carry On Travel Luggage Suitcase – 20 inch

travel tips - packing cubes

TravelWise Packing Cube System – Durable 5 Piece Luggage Organizer Set

2. Phone Tips: charged, close, and convenient 

    • If you’re going on a road trip, you need multiple ways to keep your phone charged. Operating the GPS quickly drains the phone battery, and it’s often difficult to find easy access to a place to plug in a wall charger. Our car charger is essential, but we also like the option of using an external charger while we’re at a park, a store, or eating lunch. 
    • When you’re driving, it’s helpful to have a car mount to keep your phone (aka GPS) steady, secure, and within view. 
    • Your phone case can double as wallet, so that you have an easy place to store your driver’s license and your credit cards, and don’t have to grab a separate wallet or purse each time you get in and out of the car.

travel tips - phone accessories

AmazonBasics Car Charger|Poweradd Portable External Battery|DuraHold Car Phone Mount|Silk iPhone Wallet Case

3. Kid Items: organized and accessible 

    • Establish a boundary for the amount of toys to bring into the car. Let your kids help choose what to pack, but keep it limited to a small designated bag
    • Keep toys accessible for your kids to reach while they’re riding in the backseat. We love this backseat organizer
    • Envision your road trip driving based on the needs of your kids and their normal daily schedules, and stop for outdoor playtime!

travel tips - organize kids items

Skip Hop Toddler Backpack|Munchkin Backseat Organizer

4. Travel Activities: creative and engaging 

travel tips - fun travel activities

Stories Podcast Songs|Crayola Twistables Colored Pencils|Dover Little Activity Books: The Little ABC Coloring Book|Melissa & Doug Water Wow|Melissa & Doug Resuable Sticker Activity Book|Fisher-Price DoodlePro|Highlights High Five magazines

We hope this list of travel tips with kids makes your road trips a little easier and more enjoyable. Happy Travels!!

-Tyler

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Epic road trips to Kentucky have become a yearly summer tradition! We look forward to spending time in our “Old Kentucky Home” with family and friends! We put together a list of Travel Tips that help us navigate the open road for hours upon hours with kids!

1. Pack Light: strategically and organized

    • Envision the activities you will be doing on the trip and determine your clothing needs. 
    • Build out a small capsule wardrobe of mix & match clothing for each person. 
    • Vertically fold your clothing so that you can easily locate each item.
    • Pack your clothing categories in packing cubes (these are incredible!) to keep your suitcase organized (here’s our favorite suitcase).
    • Bring a separate overnight bag if you’re staying in a hotel along the way. 

 

travel tips - suitcases

AmazonBasics Hardside Carry On Travel Luggage Suitcase – 20 inch

travel tips - packing cubes

TravelWise Packing Cube System – Durable 5 Piece Luggage Organizer Set

2. Phone Tips: charged, close, and convenient 

    • If you’re going on a road trip, you need multiple ways to keep your phone charged. Operating the GPS quickly drains the phone battery, and it’s often difficult to find easy access to a place to plug in a wall charger. Our car charger is essential, but we also like the option of using an external charger while we’re at a park, a store, or eating lunch. 
    • When you’re driving, it’s helpful to have a car mount to keep your phone (aka GPS) steady, secure, and within view. 
    • Your phone case can double as wallet, so that you have an easy place to store your driver’s license and your credit cards, and don’t have to grab a separate wallet or purse each time you get in and out of the car.

travel tips - phone accessories

AmazonBasics Car Charger|Poweradd Portable External Battery|DuraHold Car Phone Mount|Silk iPhone Wallet Case

3. Kid Items: organized and accessible 

    • Establish a boundary for the amount of toys to bring into the car. Let your kids help choose what to pack, but keep it limited to a small designated bag
    • Keep toys accessible for your kids to reach while they’re riding in the backseat. We love this backseat organizer
    • Envision your road trip driving based on the needs of your kids and their normal daily schedules, and stop for outdoor playtime!

travel tips - organize kids items

Skip Hop Toddler Backpack|Munchkin Backseat Organizer

4. Travel Activities: creative and engaging 

travel tips - fun travel activities

Stories Podcast Songs|Crayola Twistables Colored Pencils|Dover Little Activity Books: The Little ABC Coloring Book|Melissa & Doug Water Wow|Melissa & Doug Resuable Sticker Activity Book|Fisher-Price DoodlePro|Highlights High Five magazines

We hope this list of travel tips with kids makes your road trips a little easier and more enjoyable. Happy Travels!!

-Tyler

____________________________________________________________________________

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. We make a small commission for purchases made through these links with no additional fee to the customer. We only link to products we use and love! Thank you for supporting our blog! 

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July 15, 2019

Travel Tips (with Kids!)

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Are You Ready
To Transform Your
Cleaning Routine?

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About me

Hi, my name is Tyler Moore. My wife and I live with our two young daughters in a 700- square-foot apartment in New York City. I began my tidying journey when an early-30’s crisis invited me to reflect upon, challenge, and change my patterns of daily living. I quit my job as a school administrator, returned to teaching, and started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


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