About Corinne & her Blog
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What's one of the funniest experiences (good or bad) you’ve had traveling with kids?
We've traipsed all over with our little ones, but one of the funniest memories is of my son when we visited Walt Disney World. At only 20mos he was a big fan of Cinderella. In the Rose Garden he tried to plant one on her with his face covered in drool and his nose running. He screamed with delight when we had the Cinderella character meal at 1900 Park Fare. Who would have thought our Cars-crazed toddler would be more excited than his big sister to see a princess?!
Other highlights include making friends with everyone wherever we go. And, dancing. There is always lots of dancing whenever we go away!
If you could share one piece of travel advice with other moms, what would it be?
Don't overschedule your days. Don't begrudge the kids' naps, and use that time to rest yourself - you're on vacation!
I understand the temptation to try to cram as much in to a trip as possible, but you'll all be much happier if you pace yourselves and make a point of scheduling in downtime. If I fear I'm missing out on something that's typically a "must-see", I try to look at it as a good reason to return one day.
If you could take your kids anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I can't wait until we can go to Costa Rica as a family. We're waiting until my son is old enough to zipline - probably in about 4 or 5 years. This will be a trip of a lifetime, with several stops to explore the rainforest, as well as many beach stops as well.
I can't wait for my kids to see monkeys and other wildlife that are in their natural habitat - not in a zoo!
When they're much older, one day will all hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
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What's a great tip for traveling with kids during the holidays?
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Timing - try book flights or your travel time for when your kids will sleep or when they will be in a good mood.
Toiletries - make sure you have enough on hand to see you through your travel days.
Toys - they don't have to be new, but have enough toys and distractions on hand to keep little ones busy. A good guideline is one new thing per hour.
Treats - never underestimate the power of a bag of chips or a cookie.
Temperament - try to remember that travel is stressful so psyche yourself up to handle anything with a smile. If you're tense and grumpy, your kids will be too.