13 Ways to Keep Kids Occupied on a Flight

10. Word games

You’d be surprised at how many fun games you can play with just a piece of paper, and a pen or pencil. Tic tac toe, Pictionary, Dots and Boxes, Word ladders, and so many other games. You can even search online and print out some of them beforehand to take with you.

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11. Pillow and Blanket

Kids might find it hard to sleep in unfamiliar surroundings, so take along their favorite pillow and blanket to make them a bit more comfortable while onboard. Chances are after all the coloring, board games, and puzzles, they will be more than happy to hit the hay.

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12. Bring Snacks

“I absolutely love airplane food,” said no one ever! Kids can get miserable if they are hungry so make sure to bring a bag filled with some of their favorite snacks to keep them calm and full while on the flight. Keep in mind that while they’re eating that’s another hour or so that they are occupied and distracted.

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The Best Gifts for Travelers

If you’re a traveler, chances are you’ve spent the last few holidays receiving kitschy, travel-themed gifts from friends and loved ones while wishing they had given you something more useful, like airport lounge passes or an Airbnb gift card. While there are some gifts like cash, and airline tickets that will always be useful, there are a few items that we’ve sourced that have amazing reputations and are appreciated by even the most minimalist travelers.

Stress Free Tips for Traveling with Kids

Going to the grocery store with children in tow can be hard enough, let alone going on a vacation; but that doesn’t mean that your globetrotting has to end when you become a parent. In fact, studies have shown that children who go on holiday with their families are happier and tend to score higher in math and reading. They also obtain more general knowledge than their fellow classmates who do not travel.

Don’t Fall for These 10 Scary Traveler Scams

Hopping aboard a transcontinental flight on route to a new, ready-to-explore destination is a rush. Traveling teaches us about the world, sure. But, more than that, it teaches us about ourselves. You also probably already know that, unlike your comfort zone, traveling presents a lot of inherent risks. It’s a sad reality, but it’s a reality that rings true. You, as a tourist, are a two-bit criminal’s dream target. After all, you have absolutely no idea where you are, no idea where to go for help, and no clue what the scammers have in store.