How to Make Traveling More “Kid-Friendly”
Taking your kids on vacation is one of the best things you can do. Immersing them in different cultures provides children an education unlike any other all while making family memories that can last a life time. While traveling with little kids in tow is not always the easiest feat, there are a few things you can do to make your vacation “more kid-friendly.”
Airport Kid Areas: Although part of a vacation includes getting to your destination and making it back home, choosing where you spend your “airport” time can make a big difference. More specifically, if you have a layover and can choose the airport where you spend the extra time, choose an airport that offers kid play areas. The best airports have areas just for kids to release all of their wiggles. Some of the most kid-friendly airports include San Francisco International (SFO), well known by the kids for its “Plasma Wall.” If you’re headed through one of the busiest airports, you can rest assure that Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (ATL) airport has two kid zones full of activities to occupy your kids before boarding the plane. On the east coast? No problem, just put your layover at the Boston Logan International (BOS) airport where kid areas can be found in 3 different terminals.
Mobile Passport Plus: If you could somehow make getting through customs easier by skipping the longer lines, would you do it? Then you should download the Mobile Passport app. Even better, get the Mobile Passport Plus. The app’s purpose is to expedite the process of arrival back into the U.S. Among other convenient elements, Mobile Passport Plus includes a secure storage for passport profiles to be used for future trips. While the Mobile Passport is a FREE app, the Mobile Passport Plus costs $14.99 per year. This app can only be used at select airports, so choose your airport re-entry wisely.
Choose a Cruise: Not only are many onboard cruise entertainment adult oriented, kid’s programs are also highly popular. On Carnival Cruise Line, Camp Ocean entertains kids 2-11 years old with themed arts and crafts, sing-a-longs, face painting, story time, dance parties, t-shirt decorating, aerobics, movie night, and so much more! Kids are placed into groups based on age with Camp Ocean counselors to help provide a fun environment where they can relax and be themselves. Hours and activities on Carnival as well as many other cruise lines may vary.
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