Family travel doesn’t have to be stressful. According to Dan Kaiser, vice president of operations, Kidco., “When you have lightweight and easy to use gear for your little ones, it makes the experience that much more enjoyable for everyone.”
Here is some infant- and kid-friendly travel gear to help make travel a breeze:
As a new addition to the popular PeaPod line of children’s travel beds, PeaPod Prestige is recommended for children 1–4 years old. It automatically pops open for use and quickly folds up to store in its own carrying bag. Other great features include full mesh sidewalls for visibility, air flow and blocking insects; sun shades that roll up and store with a quick-lock magnet; and sewn-in toy loops to create an instant activity center with your child’s favorite toys.
Parents love the GoPod Travel Activity Seat when taking a break on hikes, enjoying time by a campfire, keeping toddlers happy and keeping an eye on little ones when preparing meals. The GoPod is only 7 pounds and easy to carry around. The attached floor pad keeps the baby’s feet on a clean surface, while four adjustable height legs allow the seat to grow with the baby. There is also a snack and drink holder and five nylon hoops to attach your baby’s favorite toys.
The lightweight indoor/outdoor PeaPod Camp is a travel bed that can be used as an alternative to a travel crib. The PeaPod Camp is a lightweight and foldable tent recommended for children 1–6 years old. It can be easily set up for nap time or playtime in a shady enclosed spot.
As the new year quickly approaches, family travelers are busy making lots of plans for a year of great travel and a healthier 2024. And what better way to combine the two than with a beautiful hike through nature at one of California’s most beloved state parks?
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Last month, Comfort Hotels, part of Choice Hotels brand, unveiled its first Rise & Shine prototype, a game-changer for family travelers seeking safe, comfortable and fun stays on the road. The new Rise & Shine was revealed in the opening of Comfort Inn & Suites in Mountain Grove, Missouri, located near Mark Twain National Forest.
When the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., sent its three pandas to China in November, it left only one other U.S. zoo with these fascinating animals. Families now must travel to Atlanta to see pandas, but even those will soon return to China.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
If you haven’t heard of Light & Nine, you’ve been missing out on great travel gear designed by a mom with kids in mind. The line of duffels with side shoe compartments, roller bags, backpacks and garment bags come in fun colors including Blossom Pink and Bistro Green. Made from easy-to-care-for perforated materials, they also come with Nimix characters and motifs, so your small travelers can customize their travel gear with movable/removable icons ranging from race cars to rocket ships, skateboards to paper dolls, rainbows to unicorns.