Family Road Trip Safety Packing List (with Printable)
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Family Road Trip Safety Packing List (with Printable)

Be road-trip ready with this family road trip safety packing list. It’s all too easy to assume our smartphones will help us out of any difficulty we may encounter on a family road trip. But not only can those smart-when-they-work gadgets lose signal the moment you really begin to rely on that navigation–or need to…

Roundup: Top tips for a great road trip with a baby, toddler, or preschooler

Roundup: Top tips for a great road trip with a baby, toddler, or preschooler

Are you gearing up for a family road trip with a baby, toddler, or preschooler—or any combination of said back seat passengers? Here’s a guide to help with your planning and preparation drawing from nearly seven years of Travels with Baby Tips blog posts, ten years of my own experiences road-tripping with a baby, toddler,…

Pack This! The roadtrip-ready Ciao! Baby portable high chair
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Pack This! The roadtrip-ready Ciao! Baby portable high chair

Many are the travel dining boosters and hook-on high chair options today (see some of my favorites here), but what I like about the Ciao! Baby portable high chair is that it is completely free standing. Why might this travel-worthy portable high chair be the one for you? When staying with (a crowd of) relatives, you needn’t…

Pack This: Roadtrip-ready water reservoir with tap + travel tips
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Pack This: Roadtrip-ready water reservoir with tap + travel tips

Sure, you can pack along water bottle for every member of the family for your next road trip, and I recommend you do. But when you also have a 3-gallon water reservoir filled to the brim with ice and water, you’ll be ready to refill as needed, too–and have plenty of back up just in case…

Pack This! A poetry audiobook that’s prime for family road trips
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Pack This! A poetry audiobook that’s prime for family road trips

When I recently discovered the Poetry Speaks to Children book with CD, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the CD and listen to the likes of Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Billy Collins reading their own poetry. Then came the moment, when just a few tracks in, my kids tilted their heads and…