Travelling with preschool kids may be challenging at times, but it’s actually a lot of fun.

You also get to see their curiosity shrine through, and teach them about the world, different cultures, and the way people live, from a young age. They won’t know it at the time, but they will grow up with a new appreciation for their life back home.

We believe parenting is hard no matter the age, nor where you are, so you might as well unplug from the chaos, travel more, and fill up the moments in between with meaningful memories.

Talk to your child

Encourage your preschooler to ask questions and express how they feel about the travel experience, as well as what they’d like to experience and why.

Encourage the kids to help you plan

We browse books, magazines and websites with our girls to get their input into the travel planning. We’ve been looking at RV’s together and they let us know which ones they like best and why they’d feel most comfortable in them.

Give them travel responsibilities

Start with letting them pack their own bags. Savannah takes care of hers (and will have meltdowns if you try to interfere) but I always do a sneaky check or throw some just in cases in my suitcase.

Don’t forget to pack the creature comforts

Security blankets and objects are still important for a preschooler. They use their teddies or special blankets to clutch when they feel frightened or unsure, plus they are still a real part of their world.

Mix it up

Mix up the activities with periods of rest and quiet and play. Sometimes they’ll be so tired (yet unwilling to sleep) that you may have to go for a drive to help them nod off and save you the pain of the tired monsters.

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