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Tip 42: Toddler travel tips

Years ago my 3 year old refused to go the bathroom for more than 7 hours at Disney World because the automatic flushing toilet terrified her. Eventually a seasoned Mom suggested I put my purse in front of the toilet sensor to keep it from triggering the flush and that did the trick!

The other good trip I remember is to being zip lock bags to hold partially eaten meals. Especially on vacation, kids are often too excited to sit for a meal so they leave too much food behind and then are hungry a couple hours later.

Here is some other good advice we found:

https://www.parents.com/fun/vacation/traveling-with-kids/traveling-with-toddlers-10-expert-tips-from-a-globetrotting-mom/

https://lifehacker.com/eight-expert-tips-for-traveling-with-your-toddler-1724779450

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Tip 39: Calming travel anxiety

While none of us @leadtravelpray are truely anxious travelers, there are situations that definitely make us uneasy or stressed. Missed flights, sick relatives that we are rushing to be near, turbulence, close connections, lost bags….we have experienced these things multiple times and more. Each leads to stress and concern, but we know many people to are anxious just at the idea of travel itself so that is our focus of this tip.

Mostly we use prayer and meditation to get to a calmer state. Yoga and essential oils are also becoming part of our occasion routines. What do you find makes you most calm?

Here’s some good advice we found to pass on to you:

https://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/types/travel

http://travelwithkate.com/2014/04/21/5-tips-for-dealing-with-travel-anxiety/

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/overcome-travel-anxiety-1654.html

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Tip 27: Traveling with Mom

It’s Mother’s Day 2018 so it only seems fitting to write some tips for having a great mother-daughter trip.  Mostly we suggest you make sure both of your wishes for the trip are well known before you depart. Perhaps your Mom is hoping for a lot of adventure while you were thinking it was a “rest and relaxation” trip.  Or perhaps you are hoping for some alone time to pause and reflect while your Mom wants to soak up every second of togetherness.  All are perfect wishes, but it is best to communicate them so you know what would make this trip most awesome together.

At Lead.Travel.Pray. we fully endorse fun family adventures. We have had some awesome trips with our Moms including an Alaska cruise, New York City Christmas windows tour, New Orleans garden district, Germany autobahn, Rome and more. We’d also love to hear your stories and ideas for awesome adventures with Mom.

Rebecca’s family used to take a Mom’s “Mystery Trip”. The idea was for all the girls in the family to take Grandma on a surprise trip out of town where everyone would be patiently waiting to greet her.  We all looked forward to these special gatherings.

Here’s some great advice for making the most of a trip with your Mom.

What has been your favorite Mother-Daughter trip?  What travel traditions do you have to share?