As soon as your child can walk through an airport wearing a backpack and pulling a small, wheeled suitcase, the time is right to get them to participate in packing. Sure, it’s going to take longer in the beginning. And expect some negotiating. But, each experience is a teachable “moment” as they say. (Everything is!) Trust me, by the time you blink twice, they’re going to be old enough to go to camp, visit a grandparent (without you) or stay with a cousin or a friend. What they learn to do under supervision, they will learn to do by themselves. An early start teaches them to make choices and packing goes from being a pleasant together task to their own feel-good chore, which raises a child’s self-esteem. It’s like eating, children who help prepare food, devour what they make. Likewise, including their wishes makes dressing while you are away one less thing to negotiate.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Depending who you ask, packing is the worst part of travel. The tedium of airport security lines, actual travel and hotel check-ins probably come close, but if an item is forgotten during the packing phase, the rest of the trip can easily be thrown out of whack.