Travel Packing

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Travel Packing

Outdoor adventures, amusement parks, road trips and airplanes:

packing the right gear for your vacation is essential to having a stress-free trip!

Travel Packing Tips & Resources

Winter Clothing Guide for Outdoor Travel and Photography

Winter Clothing Guide for Outdoor Travel and Photography

We enjoy traveling during the winter when it's the off season at many locations. But winter exploration and photography can be a love-hate struggle. Winter provides unique opportunities to see landscapes and scenes with glistening snow, festive lights, and rosy...

Disney Day Bag: What to Pack for Day at Disney With Kids

Disney Day Bag: What to Pack for Day at Disney With Kids

Planning a Disney vacation with kids can be overwhelming. There is so much to see, do, eat...and pack! A Disney Day Bag is a must when you visit the park with kids. I've been to Disneyland hundreds of times. I've visited in every sort of weather, from torrential...

US National Parks Packing Lists

US National Parks Packing Lists

US National Parks provide destinations with unique landscapes and wildlife, and a variety of outdoor activities year-round. When it's time to start packing for your trip, use our National Park Packing Lists. (Scroll to download the packing lists.) The lists are fairly...

Family Road Trip Items You Need to Pack

Family Road Trip Items You Need to Pack

A family road trip is easy, right? Simply load up the car, fill the tank, and drive to your destination to see relatives, explore exciting new places, or revisit old favorites. Well, it's not quite that simple A successful road trip with kids takes planning and...

10 Best Travel Toys for Younger Kids

10 Best Travel Toys for Younger Kids

Planning a family road trip?  Or will you be flying with a baby and kids? Be prepared with travel toys to reduce the number of times your children say "Are we there yet?" Size matters when it comes to travel toys. When choosing toys to pack for travel, consider how...

Hiking Gear List and Tips for a Day Hike With Kids

Hiking Gear List and Tips for a Day Hike With Kids

My husband and I both grew up with a love of hiking and enjoying the outdoors. It’s something we’ve continued to do as we added to our family. Now with four kids, we still take the whole crew on local Orange County hikes at least once a month. We share tips and list...

Flying with a Baby and Toddlers: Tips for Carryon and Activities

Flying with a Baby and Toddlers: Tips for Carryon and Activities

The prospect of flying with a baby and toddlers may be frightening, especially if they’ve never been on an airplane before. How will they react? Is the baby going to cry the whole flight? Will your toddler refuse to wear his seatbelt? I have four children and have...

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