Travel Tips For Single Parents

Traveling alone with your children may seem stressful and virtually impossible.  After all, it can be difficult enough to handle your precious bundle of joy at home in their own surroundings. So just thinking about how challenging the process can be away from their comfort zone might be daunting to you. As travel agents we book vacations for a variety of families, some with children, and others without.  We have compiled a list of tips and ideas to make it easy for you, whether you travel within the U.S. or overseas.

  1. Book with an experienced travel agent who knows the ins-and-outs of booking for families with young or adolescent children.
  2. Plan your vacation in advance and include ideas and desired activities from your children to get them excited.
  3. Choose kid-friendly and family-friendly destinations.
  4. Thinks of all your travel needs in advance so your travel agent can assist you with making arrangements, be it strollers, asthma equipment, and similar items.
  5. Always purchase travel insurance as this may cover things such as trip cancelation, airline tickets and hotel reimbursement, and medical emergencies.
  6. Check with your pediatrician to make sure your children are safe and cleared to travel if they have medical conditions you are aware of.
  7. Pack medications, over the counter items, and a first aid kit.
  8. Bring toys and electronic items to keep your kids occupied in airports and on airplanes.
  9. Make your vacations an exciting and memorable tradition with your children.
  10. Plan and take vacations with other single parents to make things even more interesting.
  11. Try to incorporate some of your children’s home routines into their vacation as much as possible, especially towards the end of your vacation.

Not sure where to start with planning and booking your kid-friendly vacation? Need some ideas from experienced travel agents?  The patient and experienced travel agents at Elite Travel Team would love to help you plan your dream kid-friendly vacation.  Please get started by providing us with some basic information to get your kid-friendly vacation planning started at We look forward to working with you!

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