No matter how organized, packing for the family can be a task. Ease the stress of making sure you have everything you need with a list, but leave a little room for accessories. A few comfortable, anxiety-reducing travel accessories can go a long way on a family trip.
Check out this list for ideas and add a few to your carry-on, or even around the house — there’s no reason you should only be comfortable on vacation!
Essentially a blanket sweatshirt, the Comfy is great for downtime on casual trips on the road with the family or taking a long scenic train ride with the kids. The sweatshirt-meets-blanket and cozy fall and winter uniform is great for the kids on chilly nights, hanging around the bonfire or on drafty airplanes.
Traveling abroad or across the country means a long flight, long layover and a lot of sitting. Something to ease circulation for travelers with leg discomfort, pack a pair of Tramps Compression Hosiery socks. These compression accessories are not just for the older travelers in your crew — they are really for anyone. Feel comfortable both in flight and upon landing while protecting your legs. Available in knee high, thigh highs, unisex, leggings and calf length, the blended fabric is light and breathable while assisting with circulation and balance.
For those who have trouble sleeping on planes, trains and automobiles, try the Weighted Sleep Therapy Nodpod. The light pressure can reduce tension and anxiety for travelers and ease family members into a more comfortable sleep. The weighted sleep mask includes micro beads that soothe the skin and the gentle pressure helps travelers rest on long flights. The facemask is scent free, machine washable and made of jersey cotton for added comfort and breathability.
Whether traveling solo, taking a road trip with the family or exploring an unfamiliar part of town, protect yourself with a Defense Alert Device. The handheld device is lightweight and can alert your contacts when you feel threatened, giving them your location. Using Bluetooth signals and SOS flashlight, D.A.D. also produces a chemical deterrent designed to ward off anyone trying to come close to you. Pack in a small bag or backpack when exploring a new city alone, or send one off for the kids back at school.
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Northeast Florida is a popular family travel spot for many reasons. From its exciting animal attractions to vibrant gardens to food offerings to seasonal events, the zoo continues to dazzle both locals and visitors alike.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Bring your brood abroad this year for spring break. Consider a visit to one of these destinations, perfect for a family-friendly getaway.
The western Canadian province of British Columbia is known for its skiing and winter sports, with Whistler Blackcomb often named one of North America’s top ski destinations. But British Columbia has more places to ski and play in the snow, family-friendly resorts with budget-friendly prices, and up to 400 inches of powder snow. An exchange rate of 75 cents to the dollar is an added incentive for American family travelers to travel north for a vacation.
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