Roundup: The Best Travel Tips and Checklists for Moms

Planning for a trip is exciting but it can also ignite a lot of anxiety and stress.  Include traveling with children into the mix and it can even seem overwhelming or impossible.

Are you traveling for the 4th of July holiday weekend?  Or planning a family vacation for the summer? We’ve compiled a list of awesome tips and tricks to help you appease the stress and hassle of packing for your travel.

1.  Packing for Travel With 5 Kids
by Melissa Lawrence @CloudMom

School’s out for summer and moms everywhere are revving up for family summer vacations. This mom is heading off to Spain and France with five children and needs to pack for 9 weeks! The key is to figure out the necessary items and writing out lists always helps. Melissa even has a vlog post about packing for this big trip. Check it out and see how she does it!


2. Top 5 Tips for Traveling with Kids
by Megan @NEPA_Mom

Day trips are fun and exciting, but we all know long car rides with family can turn south quick. Keep everyone happy with these simple tips for a successful family road trip!


3.  7 Survival Tips When Traveling With Small Kids
by Holly Rust @ScaryMommy

Sometimes a vacation with your kids may not really feel like a vacation. These 7 practical tips may help you plan for a successful trip. Things may not always go as planned but being prepared and learning from others always helps!

4.   Advice for Traveling by Airplane With Kids
by Malia Jacobson @MetroParent

Traveling with kids is one thing but going to the airport and keeping them entertained and happy on the plane is a whole other terrain. Segmented into age groups, this post provides some great advice if you’re flying with kids this summer.

5. Free Printable Mom’s Vacation Packing Checklist
by Stephanie Kay @Everyday Family Living

Are you a list person? These are some great printable checklists for parents and kids to help with the stress of packing for a trip. Go ahead and print a checklist and get your children to help you pack!

You can even use Sortly to list and catalog all your travel items. Sortly is a iPhone/iPad productivity app that helps you organize all your things by creating a visual inventory that you can easily search, manage, and categorize. Try the export feature and create a list of everything you need for your trip into a beautiful PDF with photos.