In two weeks, my family is embarking on their 1st family vacation to Maui. I worry about traveling with the kids and keeping them busy. Can it be done?
My husband has been working some mad OT to fund this trip and I am super excited! I have always wanted to take my family on a vacation together. Now its going to happen.
Yet, I worry about keeping everyone happy and the trip peaceful for the 5 days we are away. I mean… we’re talking about traveling with a tween and a teen.
But I need to consider the down time moments and keeping them everyone content.
Traveling with tween/teen Tips
Here are some great tips I came across the internet:
- Let your teen sit separately from you on the plane (giving the teen space)
- Free WiFi
The hotel does have free WiFi, but my husband is thinking of not letting our son bring the computer. Is this a good idea? Love to hear your thoughts on it. Would bringing a PSP or Game Boy be a feasible vacation replacement?
- Give teens their own spending money.
I do this already. Gives them the freedom to buy in moderation as they choose.
- Make sure teen and tween sit separately from each other on the plane. [Agreed!]
Have any other great ideas for traveling with older kids?
I’ve maintained my weight for the last 1 1/2 – 2 weeks. No up or down (well by 0.5lb). Just stable. That’s a good thing! But the plateau means I need to work out if I plan on losing any more weight.
Hopefully, hiking in Maui will jump start this need. I’ve also mapped out a few raw vegan eateries to explore (healthy eating – yeah!)
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