Epic Education Radio: Family Travel Podcast for parents who like Nomadic Matt, Rick Steves, Tim Ferriss & John Lee Dumas
About This Show
All about family travel, slow travel, gap year travel and living abroad with kids. Epic Education Radio is interviews, stories and strategies for people who travel with kids— and for those who plan to. Tune in each week to hear inspired family travelers discuss specific destinations and describe how they handle issues like education, money, accommodation, parenting, technology and more. We talk about the gear, websites, apps and other resources we use, and answer questions from those who have yet to hit the road. If family travel or living abroad is important to you, then this podcast is designed to make your journey better, cheaper and more meaningful.
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EER128: Flying with Children — Tips for Long-Haul Flights with Kids
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Flying with children is a challenge for any parent, but there are ways to make long-haul flights with kids into a more enjoyable experience. I've been traveling with children since 2002 when my son was still a baby. Read on to hear our advice for flying with children and more. TIPS: FLYING WITH CHILDREN In this episode of Epic Education Radio, I talk about flying with children and how to make it the best travel day possible. Our experience flying with children started soon after my son was born in Tokyo in 2002. I had produced the first grandchild, and my parents lived in Atlanta Georgia. There was no way I was going to keep them away from their grandson! Long-Haul Flights with Kids Flights between Tokyo and Atlanta took around 14 hours...and that's if it was a direct flight! We often had layovers, which were cheaper, so you can imagine that it was a very, very long day flying with a baby. My daughter was born in 2006, so then we were flying with two children. Tokyo was home until 2013, and with each year came more flights with kids: to the United States, to Thailand, to Bali, and to Mexico. We learned a lot about flying with children during that time, and then we left for long-term travel in 2013. Lots of long-haul flights with kids since then. Below are a few tips from my big "flying with children" post, in audio form, with a little commentary below. [toc] Before You Fly: Flying with Children One of the most important tips for flying with toddlers and other young kids is to make travel day a special day. Build excitement. This may mean giving special toys, snacks or other items that aren't part of the n