Ten Tips for Travelling with a Ten Year-Old

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©Exploramum and Explorason – ten tips for traveling with a ten year old

Being a parent isn’t an easy job, especially when you’re doing it on 2 hours sleep and trying to navigate a foreign city!

Here’s a few things to think about when you want to get the most out of travelling with a ten year-old (or any kids!).

Top Ten Tips for Travelling with a Ten Year-Old

1.  Ensure you’re fully charged.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – make sure your technology is  fully charged

Yes, as a parent you have to maintain high energy when travelling, but when flying it’s also super important to make sure your technology is 100% charged.

The iPad and Nintendo always keep Explorason away from boredom when we’re waiting to board, or on the plane.

2.  Rest up.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – ensure children get enough sleep

Getting sleep on flights is next to impossible when you’re trying to make sure your child is sleeping safely – that’s why being well rested prior to any travel is vital so you arrive alert and ready for the next adventure.

3.  Hydrate.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – Exploramum drinks 1Above flight drink to hydrate prior to a flight

It’s very tempting to say yes to a glass of wine on a flight, but you’ll be better off in the long run to decline.

Flying makes the body dehydrated and is one of the reasons we get jet lag.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – 1Above comes in handy sachets for travel

A flight drink with electrolytes and vitamins, like 1Above, helps to stop you feeling sluggish when you arrive at your next destination.

4.  Eat Healthy.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – Eating healthy meals helps us feel in top condition for traveling

Isn’t it strange how airports and train stations only have fast food restaurants, when they are the worst thing to eat before travelling?

Eating fresh food will make you feel a lot better when you’re sitting down for a long time, even if the kids complain!

5.  Pack light.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – Explorason uses only a cabin luggage trolley bag when we take shorter trips

It just makes it so much easier when you’re travelling from place to place!

You only really need to have the basics with you, and when you have to carry all the bags because your kids are tired, you don’t want to be doing the heavy lifting.

6.  Carry a change of clothes.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – we always have a change of clothes so we can arrive looking our best

Accidents happen and sitting in dirty clothing is never a nice experience – for you or your child.

It’s also handy to have spare clothes ready for changes in weather.

7.  Organise your paperwork.

Having addresses, directions and booking info somewhere that you can access easily will make travelling a lot smoother.

Sleeping on flights with a money belt on, so you know your passport and money are secure, also helps for peace of mind.

8.  Enjoy the culture.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – Explorason loves meeting the locals when we travel like these kids in Peru

Explorason has learned so much from the different cultures we’ve experienced.

There’s a lot of value in sharing your culture with others and letting them show you how they live, so try to spend time outside of hotels and theme parks!

9.  Help others.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – Explorason hands out clothes we bought for kids in a remote Fijian Village

This will also teach your children lessons they will remember for life and create memories they can cherish.

There are so many people in the world who need a helping hand, especially children.

We like to give clothes and toys to those we meet along our journey that are less fortunate than us.

10.  Have fun!

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©Exploramum and Explorason – I consciously take time to have fun with my son – Zaanse Schans, the Netherlands

And take lots of photos.

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    1. Thanks Emilia – hope you enjoy following our world journey, and maybe next time you travel you can remember a couple of the tips too 🙂 Appreciate you stopping by.

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