Tips for Stress-Free Travel with the Kids

Traveling with children can either be a fun memory with the family or an exhausting affair for the parents. But you can save a lot of time and effort without getting stressed by planning wisely. Here are tips for a stress-free travel with your kids.

Book everything ahead of time

If you are planning a trip overseas, do not just worry about the booked flights because you will also need to look into accommodation, transportation, tours, guides, tickets, and other activities. If you can, include only activities in your itinerary that can be booked. This will also let you take advantage of child discounts or family packages if available.

Talk to them about the trip

Of course, you will have to explain to your kids what you will be doing during the trip. That way they can also prepare themselves and know what to expect. You can go over some instructions about what they need to do, how to behave, what to expect during the trip, the food and lodging, and that it can be exhausting getting to the destination.

Invest in good travel equipment

Buy the best quality equipment that you can afford. There are even models designed to act not only as a bag but also a stroller for kids who might get bored waiting for the flight. If you are traveling on the road, make sure to install a travel car seat for extra safety.

Pack wisely

Do not bring more items than what you need. This is also why you need to explain the trip to your kids because they will want to bring their toys, too. Make a list of the necessary items to pack so that you will still have enough room for souvenirs when you get home.

Pack medicines as well

It is possible for one family member to get sick because of the food or the changes in the weather. You need to pack basic medication for emergencies that can help with headaches, allergies, stomach problems, and motion sickness. Place the medicines in their original packaging then store them in a small emergency bag.

Prepare the snacks

If you are going on a road trip, you need to pack plenty of snacks for the travel to and from your destination. Having enough food will also ensure that your kids can still eat if the food at your destination is not to their liking. Don’t forget to bring water and other beverages as well.

Make plans for tracking your child

No one wants to plan for when their child gets lost during the trip, but you have to. Make sure that there is at least one person who knows where the children are. You can even go further by letting them wear an identification with your contact information written on it or attaching a GPS tracker on their clothes or shoes.

Have plans for addressing food allergies

If you visit a country that speaks a different language, it is important to know how to ask the locals about the ingredients in the food. Maybe you need to make a list of the common words associated with the food that a family member is not supposed to eat so it is easier to ask.

Travel Hacks 2017 Edition

What is your New Year’s resolution? This year you promised yourself to go outside your comfort zone. Sometimes you have to go outside your comfort zone to really experience life. Instead of staycations why not try vacation outside Singapore? Traveling more will surely nourish your soul. Do not worry because there are things that you can do to make it successful.

You have to keep in mind though that whatever things needed done, you have to stick to it. Here are some hacks to more travel this 2017:

1. Start with your travel fund. The good thing is that it is just the beginning of the year. This means that you have all the time to save for your travel fund. Travel funds include flight, accommodation, restaurants and other potentials costs. It is better that you make a list and then put an amount so you will know how much to save. You can create savings account for your travel – it should be separate from your savings or checking account. By the end of the year, you will be surprised.

2. Make the most of long holidays. By now you already know the holidays all throughout the year. The best way to maximize it is to schedule your travel. If you identified long holidays or weekends, it is the perfect time to schedule your vacation.

3. Sign up for airlines’ mailing list. If you particularly want to go to Europe, there are airlines who offer sales or deals. You just need to watch out for it. The best way is to sign up for airlines’ mailing list so when there are flash deals, you are the first person to know then you can book right away.

4. Try couch surfing. Couch surfing is famous these days. You just need to look for sites like HomeExchange to begin with. Couch surfing is staying at a house for free. You can save a great deal of money if your stay will be free. You have to be careful though. The idea of sleeping on someone else’s couch can be terrifying but when you think about it, it is your way of forging connections.

5. Learn a foreign language. Learning a new language will be your greatest motivation for traveling abroad. For example, if you want to go to France, you have to learn French so you will be excited to put it in good use. This goal will be trying and exhausting but it can make a difference at the end of the day.

Pet-Friendly Hotels  


Sleeping far away from home has its perks and disadvantages. Perks like being alone and experiencing luxury are hard to refuse. It has disadvantages too like missing home and our pet dog. It is good to know that there are hotels out there that employ pets to bring happy happiness to their guests.


Here are some hotels that see the importance of having pets around:

  • The Jefferson: The hotel in Washington D.C employs a CEO (which stands for Canine Executive Officer). The pet dog is a beagle and is called Monti. Monti is hanging around the lobby and welcoming the guests. The “Lord Monti” experience is $450 a night but the 5% of the reservation will be given to PAW Rescue.
  • Fairmont Copley Plaza: The hotel in Boston has two lovable canine ambassadors. The black Labradors are named Catie and Carly Copley. The dogs enjoy riding on the bellcarts and are there to greet the guests. In fact, we can book an appointment with them and take them for a walk.


  • Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch: The hotel in Colorado has two dogs – a St. Bernard called Bachelor and a Bernese mountain dog called Belle. The two dogs can take its visitors to hiking trails and flower-covered hills. Ah, what a fine experience.
  • Mandarin Oriental: If we are in Bangkok, we should see the Mandarin Oriental and hear the Thong-Jaa sisters. The sisters are domestic mynah birds capable to mimic sounds if they are taught. The best experience is the birds greeting the guests.

Although we are not sure if there are hotels here in Singapore with the same services, we surely hope that there is one. Having a pet around brings us closer to home.


The 3 Must-Bring Things for a Trip to Singapore

Unlike other tropical countries, Singapore’s climate is relatively different. If in other tropical countries you can experience rainy season, in Singapore, rainy days occasionally comes. This is because the location of the country is near the equator. Since the climate is hot, you need to prepare everything you need when you plan to go to Singapore.



Your outfit will depend on what is season when you go to the country. However, if you are going to Singapore in a hot season, be sure to pack loose clothing. It is not necessary that you bring loose clothing but if you want to travel around the city comfortably, you’ll need those.


As usual, you cannot travel without cash. That is the very reason why money is significant in all that you do. Once you have stepped your feet in the country and have brought cash, utilize it for shopping and eating to restaurants who serves high-quality chow. Singaporeans past-time is eating and shopping. So, when you have an ample time, do it.



Definitely, you need to bring this one. If you are travelling around the world don’t let the opportunity leave you behind. Use your cameras to capture memories. The main point in travelling is to see the beautiful surroundings or sceneries in a place and to take photos which will be your reward after. Camera must be brought together with its memory cards. Do not also forget to bring additional memory cards once you are fun capturing attractive spots.