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The Ultimate List of Activities for Kids to Do on an Airplane

This is THE ULTIMATE list of activities for kids and teens (and even adults!) to do on an airplane during long flights! Airplane travel can be a little stressful, especially with children, but these activities and ideas will keep them busy and entertained for hours!

We are going on a Disney cruise in September (two years in the planning!), and we are flying to Orlando to catch the ship in Port Canaveral. This will be Grace, Allie, and Joe’s first time on an airplane, and they are all quite nervous. The flight is just under 3 hours long, and I have been preparing all kinds of activities to do on the flight. Before we get going on my airplane tips, take a look at my post on 10 tips for surviving family road trips. That one has some good ideas for being in a confined … Read more

10 Tips for Surviving Family Road Trips

10 Tips for surviving family road trips. Lots of ideas, hacks, and tips for essentials in packing and better organization. #2 is my favorite!

Summer is right around the corner, and for our family, summer means road trips. We love to pop in an audio book and hit the road, sometimes traveling to nearby Baltimore, Washington DC, or Philadelphia, and sometimes going further to Penn State, Old Grandma’s, or even further. Last year, we drove all the way to South Carolina which seemed like an eternity. But we made it. Because we drive so much, I wanted to share with you my best tips for surviving family road trips. There are several things you’ll want to do ahead of time (possibly way ahead of … Read more

The 40 Best Audiobooks for Kids and Families

Wow, such a great list! These are the best audiobooks for kids and families! There are so many new and classic books here, definitely something for everyone for road trips or just listening at home. All roadtrips are better with audio books! Everything from fun books to serious ones. Great to listen with your parents.

Whenever we are in the car, my family is listening to audiobooks. It’s just the way we roll. We have listened to dozens of them in the last few years. I know a lot of people let their kids watch movies in the car, and that is all well and good, but why would you watch a movie when you could listen to the same story in the much richer, more creative, more inspiring form in which it was originally written? In a couple of weeks, we are going on a 510-mile (each way) car trip. Google maps says it should … Read more