A lot of information is out there on how to fly with babies and toddlers — keeping them amused during flights, bringing snacks, how to deal with mid-flight tantrums, etc. But few places even mention how you can — and should — prepare your older child ahead of time for flying and for the airport experience. Navigating a crowded terminal, enduring lengthy lines and going through TSA screening can be intimidating for children old enough to be aware of their surroundings.
You’re dreaming of that big family vacation to the mountains to cool off, discovered a perfect getaway on a quiet beach or finally found a decent price to indulge in Disney without taking out a small loan to do it. The only problem is your own schedule and vacation time just doesn’t align with your kids. Now what? Should you take your kids out of school for vacation or just let it be and find another time? Here’s what to know before you buy those non-refundable tickets.
The August ritual of visiting colleges contenders for your high school senior’s applications can be an enjoyable vacation for the whole family if you plan in some time for more than the expected campus tour. And your prospective students will get a better idea of what the whole experience could be as a student there.
By Hainan Airlines
You know the drill. You’re settling in for an impossibly long road trip or flight with your kids and hear the telltale groans and smacking of lips. You know your child is going to get sick. We can all take comfort our kids aren’t truly sick and we get to travel at all, but motion sickness is still a major source of stress, especially for kids ages 2 to 12 who are most susceptible to feeling queasy in motion. Fortunately, there are ways to stay on top of it without letting motion sickness ruin your child’s fun.