Planning for that 14 hour flight

In a little less than two months, I will take me 3-year old together with the 6-year old, and head for Europe. The flight is 14 hours long, but that does not bother me any more. I know what I need to keep both us and time fly smoothly.

I have started my packing-list. The refrigerator is a perfect place to put it, I can always jot down things I come to think of. (By the way, do not miss to check the “Do-not-forget-list” under Preparing for the flight).

One of my best tricks for the flight? I always bring 3-4 wrapped toys – they get one for every flight and one when we get to the destination. Keeps their hope up =). But you do not have to go for the expensive ones at all. A book from Half Price works well. And if you are like me, you could head to Amazon and get some great books. Look for books for children about the place you are traveling to, or check out our favorites:

- The Flying Hockey Stick. For that crazy imagination time Рkeeps you and your kids fantasizing  for a while.

- How full is your bucket. I love this book! I even brought it to my son’s teacher and she read it for the class.

- Bedtime for mommy. My kids love this cute story. It’s about a girl that is putting her mom to bed. And it is funny too!

About Caroline

I am a proud mother of two toddlers, living in Texas. I have been a globetrotter since childhood, and decided to continue with that despite all the hassle that comes with traveling with small kids. My opinion is that every kid benefits from exploring new cultures and seeing different places. So far, my passport has stamps from India, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, England, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, France and Greece. When flying is not an option, me and my family take the car out for a road trip, exploring the adventurous USA.
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