25 Ways to Make Traveling with the Family Easier

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Traveling with the family takes careful planning to be a success.  From packing to managing entertainment, so much detail goes into every aspect of the family trip.

25 Ways to Make Traveling with the Family Easier Faith Along the Way


Considering the limited amount we travel with the kids, {did I mention that my Joy once screamed for an almost 7 hour car ride once, and Bubs gets car sick if we go over 50 mph?!?!} I am far from an expert on the best way to travel as a family. To make your trips run smoother, I’ve gathered 25+ AMAZING posts packed with what you need to make traveling with the family easier.

Happy and safe travels! Oh, and I’ll pray you have better luck with road trips than we do!


What You Need to Survive a Trip with Your Toddler- Happily Hughes 

Create a Warm Weather Wellness Kit- Faith Along the Way

The Road Trip Checklist- Wondermom Wannabe

How to Pack for a Family With NO STRESS- The Intentional Mom

Traveling with Kids Hacks- Your Modern Family


Fun Road Trip Ideas for Kids- Momless Mom

Family Photo Scavenger Hunt- Faith Along the Way

Best Apps for Road Trips- Wondermom Wannabe

Play-Doh Tops the List of Toys for Plane Journeys- Globalmouse News

15 Road Trip Games to Play in the Car with Kids- Tips from a Typical Mom Blog

Travel Tip Faith Along the Way


Vacation Eats and Treats- Baking with Mom

Top 10 Healthy Vacation Habits- Grounded & Surrounded

Best Snacks for a Family Road Trip- Wondermom Wannabe

25 Easy to Pack Travel Snacks- Kids are a Trip

How to Save Money on Road Trip Food- Operation $40K

Sanity Savers

Tips for Traveling with Kids this Summer- Organized Home Organized School

10 Tips on Flying with Kids- From a Flight Attendant- Practical Mommy

Tips for Surviving (and Enjoying) Family Vacations- As We Walk Along the Road

Family Travel Sanity Savers- Wondermom Wannabe

Cheap Travel Tips- Penny Pinching Peach

Vacation a Go-Gos: Tips & Tricks for Your Family Vacation- Gypsy Road

Finding Cheap Flights For Family Travel- Unboxed Mom

Camping with the Cuties- Penny Pinching Peach

10 Tips for Flying with a Baby- The Life Jolie

Make a trip waiting chain to count down to your trip- Joy in My Kitchen


Sometimes as moms, the thought of a family vacation brings about angst instead of excitement, simply because we’re already stressed from other areas of our lives.  So take a deep breath, pray hard, and make a lot of lists.  Enjoy the memories no matter how crazy they may be!

What’s your favorite tips for traveling with the family?

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.


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    Gina B June 19, 2015 (10:07 am)

    Kids must have enough technology for the long trip! So bring old smartphones, extra chargers, portable game systems or tablets. Otherwise they will drain the life out of your phone when you need it!
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      Sarah Ann June 21, 2015 (7:18 am)

      WONDERFUL idea! My kids only have an iPad since they are small, but I can see how quickly the battery drains and it’s important to be prepared.

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    Lindsey Smallwood June 19, 2015 (10:21 am)

    Love this Sarah Ann, getting ready to take a trip with my two under two – this is a great list!
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      Sarah Ann June 21, 2015 (7:17 am)

      Oh blessings to you on the trip! I’m hoping next year will be a better time for us to take a trip. 🙂

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    Melissande June 19, 2015 (11:19 am)

    We’ll be taking a vacation in the near future! Bookmarking this for further reference. I love your ideas!

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      Sarah Ann June 21, 2015 (7:16 am)

      Have a wonderful trip! There are some fabulous ideas here!

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    Cheyenne @Rosevine Cottage Girls June 19, 2015 (12:58 pm)

    Saving this! Thank you!!!
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      Sarah Ann June 21, 2015 (7:16 am)

      I’m praying it’s useful and helpful! I know it was to me!

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    Keisha Gardner June 19, 2015 (2:21 pm)

    This is a great list of tips for surviving a family trip! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
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      Sarah Ann June 21, 2015 (7:15 am)

      Enjoy your trips with your family this summer. 🙂

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    Andrea June 19, 2015 (2:31 pm)

    and then there are always DVDs (and the machine) for the back of the car 😀
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    Sammi June 20, 2015 (6:47 pm)

    Awesome list, Sarah Ann! Thanks for sharing our 10 Healthy Vacation Habits. Pinned!
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      Sarah Ann June 21, 2015 (7:05 am)

      It was a great list and I personally appreciated how not to blow the diet while on vacation. Thank YOU!

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    Melissa June 20, 2015 (10:41 pm)

    Great list! I’ll be bookmarking it. We’re taking our first big trip with the kids (we’re going out of country – eek!) in Feb. and I could definitely use the tips!

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      Sarah Ann June 21, 2015 (7:01 am)

      How exciting to be going out of the country! Enjoy your time and happy planning!

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    Natasha@ Anxious Toddlers June 21, 2015 (10:51 pm)

    Wow – what a great list of articles to help with travel. This is awesome!
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      Sarah Ann June 22, 2015 (6:47 am)

      Thank you! May they bless your travels this summer!

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    Kirsten June 22, 2015 (11:33 pm)

    Thanks for sharing my post! I hope it helps people with their summer travel. We are already on vacation and enjoying every minute of it!
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      Sarah Ann June 23, 2015 (3:12 pm)

      Have a wonderful time! I loved your post and am happy to share!

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    Joann Woolley June 23, 2015 (1:52 am)

    Traveling with kids is no joke. Great to have one all encompassing resource!
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      Sarah Ann June 23, 2015 (3:12 pm)

      I agree! It’s so handy to have this advice all in one place!

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    Nermari June 25, 2015 (7:20 am)

    This is a great list! We haven’t taken that many trips with the kids, but my youngest one HATED the car when she was a baby. Even a 10-min trip could feel like an hour-long. Ha, glad those days are behind us so we can enjoy a family trip soon!
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      Sarah Ann June 26, 2015 (10:13 am)

      I understand! My daughter used to do the same and it is so unnerving! Happy traveling!

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    Cathy June 26, 2015 (10:32 pm)

    Sarah Ann, I am loving this round up of great tips!! We have endless snacks, play endless games. movies, kindle time, and pit stops to help make it through our longer road trips! Thanks so much for sharing this amazing post on Making Memories Mondays! Hope to see you on Sun! 🙂

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      Sarah Ann June 27, 2015 (9:59 pm)

      Thank you for the encouragement, my friend! Many blessings to you!