Traveling with Children Bold Departures Podcast
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Episode 10: Traveling With Children

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Emily and Megan talk to Nicole White (of The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie) about traveling both domestically and internationally with two young children.

Nicole’s first international trip with her son was to Ireland when he was one. She picked a destination that she thought would be accessible and it helped that they spoke English. She found the culture to be very kid-friendly.

Here are some of her best tips for traveling with children:

  • Start small, like a road trip or a one-nighter somewhere nearby, to test out being away from home with your kids.
  • Her must-haves for long-distance travel with little ones include extra clothes (and older ones you don’t mind tossing if you need to) and lots of snacks.
  • Plan your day around their schedules and be okay with it, but also be okay with things not going exactly as planned. Sometimes naps don’t happen or happen at weird times.
  • Alleviate the worry about losing track of your children in a crowded or busy place by placing an emergency contact temporary tattoo with your name and phone number on their arm and taking a picture of them every morning so in a moment of panic you don’t have to remember what they were wearing.

Nicole was featured in a Self-Love September article on East Valley Moms Blog (where she regularly contributes) about post-baby body image.

You can follow Nicole’s travels (and foodie misadventures) on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

Articles and helpful resources:

TSA’s special procedures for traveling with children

Southwest Airline’s rules and fare information for traveling with kids

20 Tips for Traveling with Children from Rough Guides

29 Tips and Tricks for Traveling with World with Kids from My Little Nomad

Books we’re reading:

Next week is our August book club! We’ll be talking about All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft by Geraldine DeRuiter WITH Geraldine DeRuiter! Please send any thoughts or questions you have!

Have you traveled with your young kiddos? Where did you go or where has Nicole inspired you to go? We’d love to hear about it! Email us at

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