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21 Indispensable Tips And Tricks For Traveling With Kids

Hitting the road doesn't have to be so hard.

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3. Before you leave, research roadside attractions along your journey — then plan to stop at a few.

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This will not only break up the monotony of a long drive but also give your kids something fun to look forward to — like seeing California's Cabazon Dinosaurs.

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4. You can also write times on sticky notes to add some fun to the journey.

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When the clock reaches the time on the sticky note, pull it down and give your kid something fun, like an activity kit, trinket, or piece of gum. Learn more about this at Neat Nest Organizing.

7. Bring a checklist of your kid's prized possessions to check off before you leave the hotel.

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This way you won't have to turn around and drive 64 miles back to the hotel because you forgot a stuffed animal in your rush to make checkout.

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16. DIY a shape sorter to keep your toddler busy on the plane.

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These are more portable than normal shape sorters, and can be left behind if you run out of luggage space at the end of your trip. Learn how to make one here.

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