The actual trip is just the filling in the sandwich. Extend the trip with anticipation and remembering. Planning and getting excited can be alot of fun and both will make the trip easier, more rewarding, and more memorable. The first stage of the trip is the pre-planning that engages your kids and prepares them to be excited. The middle stage is the trip itself – from the plane trip to the museum to the restaurant and back to the hotel for bedtime. The finale happens after you get home – share the trip with friends, keep exploring, and (not to be too trite) make the memories last…
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Bill Richards and Ashley Steel are the authors of "Family on the Loose: The Art of Traveling with Kids", from Rumble Books. The book is packed with bulleted lists of travel tips, fill-in pages for packing and journaling, ideas for inflight entertainment, strategies for browsing museums with kids, and much more. It is unlike other family travel books in that it is not about where to go. "Family on the Loose: The Art of Traveling with Kids" details how to make any family trip smarter and more fun!
Bill and Ashley have two wonderful and well-traveled daughters. As a family, they’ve visited or lived in the USA, Canada, Japan, Italy, Spain, France, Austria, Slovakia, England, Hungary, Slovenia, Denmark, The Netherlands, and The Czech Republic. They've traveled by discount airline, overnight train, crowded bus, rental car, and camper van. They’ve slept in fancy hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, with friends or family, and in rented apartments. They have all carried backpacks, squeezed into one family backpack, rolled suitcases, and even traveled without so much as a toothbrush.
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