Use these travel tips for kids so that your travels run smoothly.

Summer is here, and it’s time for summer vacation. With the kids off from school, it’s the perfect time to head on a family vacation. Whether you choose to drive or fly, help make traveling with kids as easy as possible. Check out these travel tips for families to help you travel this summer. Here’s what you need to know.

Plan Ahead.

The key to smooth travels is preparing for your journey ahead of time. Pack your suitcases as well as any personal bags (including ones for your kids) in advance. Ensure that you have all the necessary items such as diapers, snacks, wipes and extra clothes packed and ready to go in an easily accessible bag. Print any necessary documents like maps, directions, or boarding passes. Do as much as you can ahead of time so that when it comes time to load up the car or get on the plane, everything is ready to go.

Stay Organized.

Not only is it a good idea to plan ahead, but it’s also important to stay organized. Know exactly what you packed and where you put it so that you can easily access it in the event that you need it.

Bring Entertainment.

Travel is often long and boring. Be prepared to keep your kids entertained. Download a few new games on a tablet, create a playlist for the car ride, be ready to play eye spy, and don’t forget to bring a few toys. Make travel fun for your kids to help make the time pass and to help keep them out of trouble.

Keep the fun going year-round, and get your children involved with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valley. We have many programs that encourage outdoor activities, personal development, and fun!