6 Tips For Traveling With Kids Over The Holidays


This post is in partnership with DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse. All thoughts and opinions are all mine.


Hi everyone!

Hope you are having a great week! Can you believe the holidays are already upon us? And for many of us that means traveling to a different city, state, or even country to celebrate with family and friends. Traveling during the holidays can be stressful and even more so if you have kids. But I’ve found, after much experience with my little guy, some tips that will make your next trip with kids so much easier. Check out my 6 tips for traveling with kids over the holidays with DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse below!

My shoes, Husband’s shoes, Son’s shoes

6 Tips For Traveling With Kids Over The Holidays

1. Plan Ahead

From planning your itinerary to what to pack, make sure to plan ahead of time to avoid feeling rushed or forgetting something. Having an idea of where you are going, what you are doing, including finding kid friendly restaurants to eat of ahead of time will save you from such a big headache on your trip. 

2. Arrive Early

Always give yourself time for the unexpected. Try to arrive early at the airport or whatever your destination is so you don’t feel rushed. The holidays mean airports will be busy so get there as early as you can to avoid traffic and missing your flight.

3. Book an early flight

The earlier the flight, the better for kiddos. You can avoid traffic and long lines at the airport when you fly early. Plus, most of the time kids will still be tired and will want to sleep on the flight instead of being wired and restless.

4. Dress comfortably

 Avoid restrictive clothing and opt for clothes that you can move in. Athleisure wear like tights, joggers, cozy cardigans, jackets, and a good pair of sneakers is my go-to uniform for my whole family. We love our Reebok sneakers from DSW because we can get them for the whole family. Our classic Reeboks are stylish and comfortable for long drives or flights, and chasing our little guy around. Shop our styles below!

5. Pack snacks and entertainment

Whether it be a long plane ride or a long road trip, always have snacks available to avoid unnecessary stops or “hangry kids”. For entertainment, let your children bring their favorite toy, puzzle, game, movie, or book that will keep them entertained during the trip. 

6. Plan kid friendly activities

Let’s face it, kids have a lot of energy and a very short attention span so visiting museums all day may not be a good idea. Instead try going to the museum for a little bit and then head to a nearby park after. Our son loves being outdoors and playing sports so we did fun tours like visiting a ballpark or bogging for cranberries.


My shoes, Husband’s shoes, Son’s shoes


I hope you enjoyed these tips for traveling with your kids over the holidays. Comment below and let me know where you’re headed this season. If you are looking for comfy and stylish sneakers, check out Reebok’s selection for the whole family at DSW! Thanks for stopping by!

Photos by Shannon Grant Photography.

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  • Reply Candace

    These are all great ideas! Have a wonder holidays.


    December 7, 2018 at 3:11 am
  • Reply Adaleta Avdić

    These are all great ideas. Traveling with kids doesn’t have to be a difficult experience if you’re prepared.

    December 7, 2018 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Laura

    These are all such great tips for traveling with your kids! Loving your outfits, btw!

    xo, Laura

    December 7, 2018 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    How stinkin’ cute is your fam!!! Obsessing over these photos, your awesome shoes, and these tips!


    December 7, 2018 at 10:02 pm
  • Reply Cathy

    These are such great tips. An early flight is key. These photos are so cute!!


    December 11, 2018 at 5:02 pm
  • Reply Kim

    Such great tips for traveling with kids.. especially during the holidays! I love all your comfy yet stylish sneakers and this pictures are so cute!


    December 11, 2018 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply tanviidotcom

    Those are all great tips. Traveling with kids must require more planning. Love the pictures.


    December 11, 2018 at 7:36 pm
  • Reply Mollie

    These are all such great tips! I’m sure traveling with kids is tough, but it sounds like you’ve got it down!

    xx Mollie

    December 11, 2018 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply kileen

    These are awesome tips mama, and make a huge difference! & love the outfits, so cute!

    cute & little

    December 12, 2018 at 6:52 am
  • Reply Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels

    These are awesome tips mama! I definitely agree with snacks, especially for longer trips.

    December 12, 2018 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Ruthie Ridley (@RuthieRidley)

    FAB tips! Love yalls looks and sneakers!

    December 12, 2018 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Louella Reese

    Will have to bookmark for the future! You have such a sweet little family!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

    December 12, 2018 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Liz

    Your son is sooooo cute! These are great tips too!

    December 13, 2018 at 8:30 am
  • Reply adriana

    These are such great tips! Having lots of entertainment is a must!

    December 13, 2018 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Caitlin Houston

    Booking early flights are SO important when traveling with kids!

    December 14, 2018 at 3:03 pm
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