About Kristy Hall & her Blog
Kristy is a winner of Top 25 Travel Blogs by Parents
What's one of the funniest experiences (good or bad) you’ve had traveling with kids?
Although it's unlikely to ever make the international adoption handbook, our first trip as a family of 4 began less than an hour after we met our youngest son. After a 2yr wait, scheduling and circumstance conspired to put our newly formed family in the back of a Qualis hurtling at top speeds through the curvy jungle roads of Southern India. Since the newest addition to our family had rarely experienced road travel what happened next should have come as no surprise but I'm embarrassed to admit that we were all absolutely astounded and unprepared when our little guy threw up the ENTIRE length of the 1.5 hour journey. Despite 4+ years of solid parenting experience I teetered on the brink of tears the entire ride, convinced that our youngest would always associate us with dry heaves. Luckily our younger son remembers very little of this trip but it did make a big impression on our older son-the onlooker-who loves to bring up his younger brother's shockingly weak stomach whenever possible.
If you could share one piece of travel advice with other moms, what would it be?
Always carry ziploc bags. ALWAYS!!!
If you could take your kids anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
We would love to take an African safari. I can't imagine a more exciting and wonderful adventure with two animal loving boys. Considering that my oldest recently asked me why the chipmunks who hung out at the animal reserve weren't in captivity like the black bears, I think the boys would lose their minds on safari!
What are your favorite Blog Posts?
What's a great tip for traveling with kids during the holidays?
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Don't Be a Hero! Find the path of least resistance and give yourself permission to take it. For us this means that our kids will eat more cookies than they should, they will have more 'screen' time than the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends, they will be shooed away at holiday parties while the adults are chatting, they will go to bed super early whenever humanly possible. And it means that on almost all of the nights of our multi-generational Christmas trip to Disney World, the boys will dine at Simba's Clubhouse while the adults enjoy a few precious kid-free hours.