How to Pack Light when Traveling with Toddlers

How to Pack Light when Traveling with Toddlers

Packing light has become my focus lately.  With 2 toddlers, it is very easy for us to over pack our bags.  We have traveled with so many bags that between the two of us, we couldn't carry all the stuff and the kids.  That is not how I want to travel.  We want to be efficient, but also have all of our necessities when we arrive.

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DockATot + Travel

DockATot + Travel

"Now, I don't know what voodoo is attached to this dang DockATot, but it worked a true miracle that only sleep deprived parents can fully appreciate.  It took our crappy sleeper and flipped her to sleeping champ.  A couple weeks after using it, she was sleeping through the night without waking at all.  We became functioning humans again."

Tavia

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Travel Beds: Size Matters

Travel Beds: Size Matters

"There are a million options out there for Travel Cribs (AKA baby cots, pack n plays, etc).  I am not even about to go into comparing them ALL to each other, but I wanted to share this option since so many of my parent-friends are struggling with their tall toddlers and where they sleep on trips!"

Tavia

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Part Two: Braving Europe – Travel Days

Part Two: Braving Europe – Travel Days

"With a very transient trip, I tried to plan out our travel days before we even left the United States.  What I found is that you can’t always book train tickets in advance for European travel and I also learned that there are many ways to book European train tickets and it all depends on what country/region you are traveling to/from.  I spent a lot of time researching the most effective, most comfortable, and cheapest way to get from city to city.  We knew we would be carrying all of our bags plus a stroller and our baby, so we needed to be ready to pack light and move efficiently.

-Tavia"

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Braving Europe (Part 1) - Booking, Planning, Packing

Braving Europe (Part 1) - Booking, Planning, Packing

"Overall, the stress of the planning/booking/packing was totally worth it.  Our trip was absolutely amazing.  Jimmy always tells me that it was truly “the trip of a lifetime” because we were able to see so many things and get to so many places in 15 days.  I would (and will) do it again in a heart beat.

-Tavia"

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