When you travel with kids, planning is key. Talk to your kids beforehand about where you’re going and how you’ll get there so they understand and be prepared for all the things they’ll experience while traveling.
Make sure that the kids have something to do before you reach your destination. There’ll be plenty to do when you all get there. Electronic games and books are perfect to avoid boredom en route.
Everyone gets cranky when they’re hungry, especially kids. Pack some favorite snacks, and even pick up some new ones along the way. It’s a good way for the kids to experience something new.
Make sure you and the kids have passports and copies of all documents. Give your kids contact information and talk to them about what to do if you happen to get split up.
Most importantly, nothing ever goes according to plan and the only thing more unpredictable than travel is the kids. Be prepared to deal with problems as they come up.