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Travel Gear For Kids – Quick Links

Travel Gear For Kids – Quick Links

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Looking for my recommendations on travel gear for kids? Then you’re in the right place.

I have several posts on travel gear recommendations for kids with more information as to why I recommend each one, however this post is a quick access post which lists items that I have used with my family and can vouch for. 

See below posts on more about travel with kids:

Best Luggage For Kids Of All Ages

Travel Books That Will Ignite Wanderlust In Your Kids

Top Things To Have When Traveling With Kids

How To Keep Your Kids Entertained On Flights

How To Survive Your First Flight With Kids

Booking Your Trip – Tips & Tricks

How To Book Cheap Flights

Looking to book the cheapest flights you can possibly find on the internet, then make sure to use Skyscanner when searching for flights. Don’t forget to download the Skyscanner App also which is very handy. Both the Skyscanner website and Skyscanner App are my favorite booking tools. This is how I was able to get $12.40 airfare from Los Angeles to London, as well as $9.40 airfare from London to Italy.

How To Book Affordable Accommodation

When booking accommodation, TripAdvisor is the way to go. I love TripAdvisor because you can read reviews and see photos from other travelers to get a feel of where you will be staying. TripAdvisor will also route to you the cheapest vendor to book from such as Booking. Don’t forget to check Airbnb for house rentals.

How To Book Activities

My favorite website to search for activities, tours and especially skip the line tickets is Viator. This makes trip planning so much easier because you don’t have to search several sites, Viator has several options to choose from.

Why Travel Insurance Is a Must

People book trip and forget the most important part, purchasing travel insurance. Because we travel often, I purchase our travel insurance place through Allianz for a year at a time. This means that we are covered for all trips within that year. Travel insurance will protect you and your family against theft, injury illness, flight cancellations and so much more.

Looking to save even more money when you travel?

Visit my Travel Resources page to see all the reliable and trustworthy brands that I use to book my travel with. I only recommend brands that I’ve used and can vouch for, so you’re in good hands! ? Also check out these posts below:

Top Travel With Kids Tips

Traveling with kids and have a few questions you need answers too, these posts below will help your trip run smooth.

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    August 2, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    I have a few friends that are currently expecting so I’m sending this guide to them. This is very helpful.

    • August 4, 2017 / 1:06 am

      I hope it’s of use to husband calls me a gear holder as we own 75% of the things listed on here. Lol

  2. krisha4444
    August 2, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    Wow such helpful and useful items to have when traveling with some children. We haven’t traveled yet (3 & 5) but these are great things to know for when the time comes

  3. August 2, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    This is an awesome list! As my girls have gotten older the amount of “gear” needed for travel has decreased, thank God 🙂 But I can say that I have owned many of these items on your list at one time while my girls were younger!

    • August 4, 2017 / 1:00 am

      Yes. I love the fact that as they get older the amount of gear I carry around has definitely reduced.

  4. August 3, 2017 / 10:30 am

    This is an awesome list! I swear by those packing cubes! We will be traveling later this year and I need to get my son a new backpack! Thanks!

  5. August 3, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    Great guide. I thought about getting the mifold for an upcoming trip. I am not sure how safe it is. My daughter uses her amazon fire tablet all of the time.

    • August 4, 2017 / 1:02 am

      If your daughter meets the weight requirements then dedinitelt try out the mifold. We’ve only used it in Europe for short rides and recently in Japan again for a shirt can ride. Every other time we use public transportation like trains and buses so there has not been a need for a car seat. Within the US though we always take a car seat.

  6. August 4, 2017 / 12:00 am

    I need to get travel pillows for my littles. They always end up bent in half or flopped over on a flight, and it looks so uncomfortable!

    • August 4, 2017 / 1:03 am

      We have the First Class Leg Rest pillow and that is the one thing I will never travel without. We flew to Jaoan with 2 4yr olds and they slept the entire way back home. Japan to the US as it was a night flight.

  7. Kita
    August 4, 2017 / 2:28 am

    My kids have their own luggage which they now pack themselves. Your list is on point. I wish some of this stuff existed when my kids were younger.

  8. August 4, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    I had such a hard time finding appropriate travel gear for my son when he was much younger. Sometimes you just don’t know where to start. I’ll be sharing this! BTW that little guy is so handsome!

  9. August 4, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    I’m sure the parents out there will appreciate this post. I already know that whenever my time comes I’m going to have a lot of purchases to make. I wish I had luggage scooter when I was younger.

    • August 4, 2017 / 7:46 pm

      I know, tell me about it. I tried to ride my sons scooter luggage but it was too small obviously lol

  10. August 4, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    I haven’t gotten my kids their own luggage. If they aren’t going for a long time then they use backpacks. If we are traveling together we just share suitcases. They do have their own electronic/fun bags.

    • August 4, 2017 / 7:48 pm

      We share if we are gone for a day or 2, but we travel for weeks at a time and we each need to check in our own bags because of all the stuff we travel with.

  11. Alicia Boisvert
    August 12, 2017 / 1:49 am

    This is perfect I have some people I know that pile seriously use this and the links as well. Thank you!

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