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Tagged With: packing

Island Vacation Packing

Extras to Pack for an Island Vacation When you’re preparing for an island vacation, you might want to pack some things you don’t pack for every trip. Here are the extra things we pack for our annual island vacation to St. Thomas, USVI. Save yourself money and hassle by bringing these things with you. Lantern … Continue reading »

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5 Pro Tips for Long Haul Flights with Toddlers

Planning For Long Haul Flights With Toddlers A reader recently asked for tips for flying long haul flights with toddlers. So far the longest flight I’ve been on with my kids was scheduled 6 hours, becoming 10 hours long with delays and diversions. I reached out to some of other great family travel bloggers and … Continue reading »

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5 Things You Should Always Pack (Even if the Airline Provides Them)

For this week’s Tuesday Travel Tips, I’m going to share with you 5 things you should always pack, even if you expect them to be provided by the airline. As a flight attendant my job is to provide both service and safety. Most of the time I am able to provide the service that passengers … Continue reading »

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Useful Extras to Pack for Your Next Vacation

Make Hotel Stays More Pleasant With These 9 Items We just ended a week long vacation in Newport, RI. I have discovered a few extras to pack that make our hotel stay more pleasant. None of the items are “must haves”, but they do make your vacation a little more comfortable. 1) Soft Tissues Chances … Continue reading »

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Food on the Plane: What Can I Bring?

Guidelines For Food On The Plane This week we are talking about food on the plane. This question from Reader Kris A. prompted me to write about what food items are permitted on the plane. “I was just trying to figure out how to keep yogurt cold. We can’t bring those ice packs on the … Continue reading »

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Flying with a Sensory Sensitive Child

Tips for Flying With Your Sensory Sensitive Child Does your child cry or cover their ears at loud noises? Meltdown when too much is going on around them? Shy away from crowds? If you have a sensory sensitive child you may be nervous about flying with him/her, but with careful planning you can have a … Continue reading »

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9 Most Useful Things to Pack for the Beach With Kids

My Favorites to Pack for the Beach:   Summer is here! Yippee! How many of you are heading to the beach with kids this summer? Have you thought about what to pack? Today I’ll share with you the things I find most useful to pack for the beach with kids. What are your top things … Continue reading »

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15 Simple Packing Tips, Tools, Hacks

Simple Packing Tips I’ve been on over 130 flights with my kid/s plus a handful of road trips, so I’ve learned lots of packing tips, tools, and hacks.  For me, packing wisely is one of the keys to enjoying your family travel. But it can be overwhelming! Here are some simple packing tips I use … Continue reading »

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Quick Tips for the First Time Flier

Quick Tips for the First Time Flier As a flight attendant mom I am often asked for tips for a first time flier. The whole purpose of this website, Cloud Surfing Kids, is to help parents feel prepared when flying with their kids, and I love sharing tips that work for me and that I … Continue reading »

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QUICK TIP: PACK SPARE CLOTHES

QUICK TIP: PACK SPARE CLOTHES Welcome to Travel Tuesday Quick Tip, a weekly series where I share a quick tip for flying with kids. Most of these tips apply whether or not you have kids. This week my tip is to pack spare clothes. What do I mean? Of course when you’re flying you’re packing … Continue reading »

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