Thanksgiving Traveling Tips with Kids

Are you traveling out of town this Thanksgiving? Traveling during the hectic holiday rush can be stressful enough. If you have kids, you know that it’s even more stressful! Fortunately, there are ways to travel during the holiday season without losing your sanity. Check out these Thanksgiving traveling tips with kids.


Leave Early

If you have kids, you might want to take some extra vacation days and leave earlier than you normally would. When you travel during Thanksgiving, a lot of other people are traveling as well. This makes it hard to keep track of your kids. You also feel like you need to keep your kids on their best behavior, which can make traveling even worse. Lessen this stress by traveling a few days ahead of the rush. You’ll arrive at your destination more relaxed and ready to be thankful.

Bring Distractions

A great way to travel to your Thanksgiving destination is to bring distractions for your kids. This can be anything, as long as it’s something that will keep your children occupied for hours. Great distractions to bring include a tablet, books, games, toys, and coloring pages. All of these things can help keep your kids in their seat, playing quietly.

Bring Help!

If you have a couple of kids, you probably won’t be able to travel on your own. Consider bringing help to make traveling easier. If you or your spouse has another family member traveling in the same direction, ask them to take the same flight as you or ride in the car with you. This gives you another set of eyes to help keep those kiddos in line and can also be exciting for your kids since they get to see a favorite family member.

Traveling over Thanksgiving doesn’t need to be the end of the world for you. These tips are sure to make your trip less stressful so that you can enjoy your holiday vacation.

Let's discuss: What are your best traveling tips for Thanksgiving?