Lightweight Travel With Kids: Easier Family Vacations

The Nimble Voyager

Staff writers at Nimble Voyager have years of experience traveling the world simply and ethically. We strive to share that experience through informative articles to help others get as much out of the journey as the destination.

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  1. Ali says:

    Loved this! I’ve traveled 24 round trips with my 4 yr old and 13 of those adding her 2 yr old sister. Usually I’m doing it alone and the trips are cross country. I have each girl with their own toddler sized carryon roller bag and backpack. I pack airplane surprises, toys, pillow, blanket and special stuffy along with their tablet, headphones and 2 extra pairs of clothes in their roller bag and food in their backpacks. We’ve been stranded in airports overnite numerous times so I learned to keep 3 days worth of essentials.

    One quick note: all major carseat technicians and websites will advise against renting carseats from rental car companies. Depending on your arrival time and stock on hand, you are not guaranteed a seat. There is also no way to ensure that the seats are taken care of according to manufacturers recommendations, so just not safe according to experts. We pack ours in their original boxes and pad with clothes/diapers for xtra protection. You can check the box for free at ticketing counter and not hassle with it until your destination!

    Thanks for a great site!

    • Thank you for the comment and the great additional advice! We agree, renting car seats is not ideal. Short of hauling your own, you have no idea what awaits at your destination. We’ve updated the article to reflect this.

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