The 5 Best Tips While Traveling With Kids For An Extended Weekend

Traveling with kids can be fun yet challenging. For traveling this upcoming 3 day weekend,  here is a list of apps and accessories that are helpful for parents and entertaining for kids.

Whether flying long distance or traveling to grandma’s house, be sure to download and pack the items below:

Roadtrip Bingo

iOS + Android (free)

Roadtrip Bingo allows kids to check off things they spot while on a trip. Similar to the old licence plate spotting game, this app also includes options for airplane travel as well.

FamilyTime Dashboard

iOS + Android (free)

Kids have a tendency to wander off. Better to be safe than sorry, and download FamilyTime Dashboard. Prior to leaving the house, install the app on your mobile device and their phones or tablets. The app safely monitors your child’s location, as well as any Internet or smartphone activity


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GetBeen

iOS (free)

Rather than trusting on an unreliable restaurant reviews in unfamiliar cities, GetBeen to see your friend’s restaurant, hotel, and amusement kid-friendly suggestions on all of your travels! Using GetBeen you can explore what’s nearby, and discover what your friends recommend, and share your experiences. No more frantic Facebook statuses asking for restaurant recommendations in the middle of nowhere, with GetBeen you’d have your friends opinions at your fingertips.


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TravelOn Hand Soap Sheets

$10.00

These pocket-sized biodegradable sheets are a must-have when traveling with children. Easier to carry than a bar of soap, these paper-thin soap sheets dissolve almost instantly in water, giving you a handful of cleansing suds anywhere. TSA compliant and biodegradable, the palm-size container holds 50 sheets.

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Here WeGo

iOS + Android (free)

Toddlers can be the most impatient road trip buddies ever. Avoid hearing the common phrase “are we there yet” by downloading Here WeGo. Rather than wasting all your data getting directions to your travel destination, this app provides detailed turn-by-turn directions for over 100 different countries that you can download and access offline, making it a great app to help avoid data fees. Here WeGo also offers directions for various forms of transportation, including car, bike or public transportation and updates prices, traffic conditions, where to park, for any drive.

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Sit Back

Traveling can be exhausting for adults, we can’t expect a toddler and even older kids to sit quiet the entire time. If these apps aren’t enough to help make through the entire trip you can always download a few movies on Netflix. Remember family trips are about bonding and creating memories, sit back relax and try to have a good time. You will get there. Happy travels!

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Janelle Robinson is from Chicago a proud wife and mother of 2 (teen and preschooler). She is health educator and writer with a focus on providing families with resources and tips throughout all stages of parenthood.

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