Preparing our children for a lifetime of travel starts when they’re young. But anyone who has ever traveled with little ones knows it isn’t all fun and games — there is a lot of stress and planning that goes into making family travel successful, not to mention the angst children can go through when dealing with new situations and leaving the familiarity of home.
Finding creative ways to make the experience less stressful for them can ensure kids have as much fun as possible and make sure they learn to love travel from an early age. One of the easiest ways to do this is with kid-friendly luggage options that let them learn to be responsible for their own suitcase while making sure they have plenty of fun along the way.
Luggage doesn’t exactly top the list of the most exciting aspects of travel, but when your little ones have their own carry-on in fun designs, they’re more likely to get as excited about traveling as you are. Sure, kid-sized suitcases decorated with favorites like Marvel Superheroes or Disney Princesses are nothing new, but kid-savvy companies like O-Toys are taking pint-sized luggage to a whole new level.
With fun designs like motor scooters kids can actually ride on, these creative travel bags let them cruise along on top of their very own suitcase, sailing through the airport in style without wearing down already-stressed out parents with complaints about having to walk so far.
The London 2 in 1 Kids Luggage Ride-On Travel Bag is designed to look like a kid-sized European-style motor scooter and comes complete with a likeness of Big Ben on the side to spark interest in the fantastic places your little ones might visit. These bags are equipped with foot rests and a traction rope, making it easy for kids to either pull their own bag or be pulled along by mom or dad.
The padded cushion lets them ride comfortably while they carry their precious belongings safely within the hard plastic shell of the case. The waterproof design is ideal for carrying those healthy snacks that come in handy on any long trip.
With two colors to choose from, red or blue, the London ride-on bag’s unique design has a total height of less than 16 inches and a length just under 18 inches, so these carry-on bags fit easily in any overhead bin.
These fun luggage pieces come in sizes that fit kids aged 2–4 with additional solid color designs for kids aged 2–8 and are available on Amazon starting at just less than $70.
With technology advancing faster than ever, children globally are becoming attached to devices. Adults too. Our Netflix queue and ever-expanding inbox call our names even when we’re on vacation. We carry distractions with us everywhere, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to truly connect with your loved ones.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.