Travel Hacks and Tips That Make It Easier, Cheaper, and More Enjoyable

Travel Hacks and Tips That Make It Easier, Cheaper, and More Enjoyable

  • As a long-time traveler and travel editor, I always considered myself savvy at hitting the road.
  • But it wasn’t until I became a parent that I found my best tips and tricks for travel.
  • Joining loyalty programs, arriving early, and asking for help will all make for better vacations.

Before having kids, I always considered myself a savvy traveler. And not just because I’m a travel editor.

I was adept at packing light, finding great deals, and leveraging points and miles into luxury getaways.

But now that I’m a parent of two young children, I realize it was less that I was really good at the process and more that I had it easy.

So easy.

Traveling with kids is difficult, but I still do it. For practical reasons, such as to see family, and also because it’s intrinsic to who me and my husband are, and makes us feel connected to our pre-baby selves.

I also want to instill a love of travel in my kids, just like I experienced as a child, making me who I am today.

We’ve traveled internationally and domestically as a family, and, in the process, found ways to make arduous journeys a bit less chaotic.

While I recommend these practices to all my parent friends, most are useful to travelers whether or not they have kids. Here are seven things I always do that can help anyone be a bit savvier on the road.

As a long-time traveler and travel editor, I always considered myself savvy at hitting the road. But it wasn’t until I became a parent that I found my best tips and tricks for travel. Joining loyalty programs, arriving early, and asking for help will all make for better vacations. Thanks for signing up! Access your…

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