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Kids Traveling – ALONE

I definitely trust my kids to get through airport security, hop on the correct plane, store their stuff, relax, de-board with all of their stuff, find their luggage, and meet their Grandparents at the curb more than I trust them to finish their homework and clean their room.  But, the first flight is still a big deal!

Alaska Airlines doesn’t let kids fly alone until they are 13 but it’s only $25 per kid, per flight before that.  You can walk them to the gate with an escort pass and they can be picked up at the gate on the other side by an “escort” (which is kind of a funny choice of words if you think Read more »

Northward bound

Printed all our reservations and put them into The travel book.  Just created packing lists for the kids … not sure if we’re expecting a tropical vacation or an arctic blizzard.  Hoping for a little of both, wildlife, native art, and at least one sighting of the aurora borealis …

Here’s our packing list:  Packing List – June in Alaska


Packing cubes

OK, ok, OK …they are expensive and seem silly but I love them.  They decrease the volume (but, sadly, not the weight) and they keep everything organized.  When the kids were little, each kid got one small “cube” and they stuffed in all their shirts, PJs, underwear, pants.  What didn’t fit in the little cube, didn’t go.  At each stop, they got their cube and returned their cube … they were proud and independent.  We had one less hassle.  Buy them at stores like REI, travel stores, luggage stores, or on-line.  (Yes, you can buy these too at Amazon).