Family Travel Requirements

Family Vacation Planning Guide

Family-Friendly Travel

Every parent knows that the right type of family vacation depends on the age of the children. This Web Guide to Family-Friendly Travel can help make family travel decisions easy. For resources and information on where to go and what to do with babies, toddlers, school-age kids and teens; for gear and services to make the going (and returning) easier; and for family vacation planning tips and tricks on how to navigate all types of travel with your kids, use this Web Guide to the world of family-friendly travel.

Family Travel Basics

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Types of Family Vacations

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Alternative Family Vacations

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Age Group Travel

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Family Travel Requirements

You've booked the trip-now what about all the logistical details? The Web is a great tool for finding information about kids' passport regulations, airline rules, and everything you probably didn't think about before you had children. The sites in this section help you cover all of the bases.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • To prevent undue stress and added surcharges, don't wait until the last minute to research what sorts of gears and documents you need to travel with your kids. The Web is a great tool to help you manage your trip and set a timetable to get all the things you'll need in place.
  • On the Web you'll find helpful tips and packing lists, product recommendations, and agencies that can rent, ship, and sell gear for families with babies and small children. If you opt for to use a service, be sure to ask for references or check with the Better Business Bureau before you hand over your credit card information.
  • Keep in mind that less is more. Small kids and babies don't need every travel accessory that's geared to them, and you'll all be happier if your load is light. If you feel that they really need something that you may only use once or twice, search sites like Craigslist and eBay for the sale of gently used items.
  • To find more agencies in a particular locale, check with that area's tourism office or your hotel concierge.
  • Parents know what works best-and what doesn't. Look for advice from people who've road-tested products and travel frequently with their own families.
  • Review safety concerns with kids before you travel. New and different environments can be disorienting to kids.

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Family Travel Safety

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