Luggage or Carry-on!?

You are packing for your trip, which is only one week away, and you’re struggling to decide whether to pack a carry-on or a checked bag. This is a common dilemma for many travellers. To help you make a decision, take a deep breath and here are a few steps to consider:

  1. Consider your mode of transportation and the duration of your trip. Is it a regional or international trip? Different modes of transportation have different baggage policies. For example, if you’re travelling by train, bus, ship, or plane, you may need to check your bag in the cargo and have a carry-on for your personal items. Alternatively, if it’s a short trip, a handbag might be sufficient.

2. Check your baggage allowance. It’s important to know the regulations to avoid any extra charges. Find out how many bags are allowed, whether it’s a carry-on or checked bag or both, and the size and weight restrictions. If you plan to carry extra baggage, be aware of the associated costs.

3. Consider the weather and the purpose of your trip. The type of clothing and items you need to pack will depend on the weather conditions and the purpose of your trip. If you need to pack heavy coats or just some nice dresses; multiple work suits or your favourite outing clothes. This will affect the weight and size of your bag.

4. Evaluate how long you can wait for your checked bags to arrive. Some airports or stations may have longer wait times for baggage retrieval. If you’re in a hurry to attend a meeting or prefer a quick exit, you may opt for a carry-on instead.

After considering these factors, you can make an informed decision on whether to pack a checked bag, a carry-on, or both. And Hey, if you’re anything like me, you might even consider bringing a “just in case” bag for those moments when you overpack your enthusiasm for souvenirs! Remember, it’s all about finding that perfect balance between preparedness and avoiding excess baggage fees. 

Now you are all packed and ready to go. 

Tips for a Fun-Filled Family Trip with Kids

Planning a beach visit, a trip, or a romantic journey and you have kids. While it’s natural to want everything under control and to go on a tight schedule, here .. just a minute… 

Why do we want everything under control?! Why don’t we loosen it a little bit? Traveling with kids can be both exciting and challenging. Sometimes it’s worth loosening up a bit and embracing the chaos. Traveling with kids can be a lot of fun if we prioritize their safety and well-being while allowing for spontaneity and enjoyment. Here are some tips to help families have a more enjoyable and memorable trip.

1. Plan:

To ensure a smooth experience, do some research and choose family-friendly accommodations, activities, and transportation options. Look for places that offer amenities and services suitable for children, such as play areas, kid-friendly menus, or babysitting services. The best way to do that is, which I call all in one website where you can choose your destination, flight, and activities without being distracted or overwhelmed between the internet pages.

2. Pack wisely:

When packing for your trip, make sure to include essential items like extra clothes, snacks, a small first aid kit, and any necessary medications. Additionally, bringing comfort items from home, such as a favorite blanket or stuffed animal, can help your children feel more at ease during the journey. 

3. Keep them entertained:

Long journeys can be challenging for kids, so it’s important to have entertainment options readily available. Consider bringing books, coloring books, electronic devices, or travel games to keep them occupied. Engaging them in interactive activities like spotting landmarks or playing travel-themed games can also make the journey more enjoyable for everyone.

4. Be flexible:

Traveling with kids often means embracing the unexpected. Don’t overplan and just put 3 activities in a day to make it easier for changes. Be open to adjusting your plans and allowing for breaks, rest, and spontaneous activities to accommodate their needs and interests. Embracing the unexpected can lead to delightful surprises and create lasting memories.  

5. Safety first:

Above all, prioritize the safety of your children throughout the trip. Keep a close eye on them, especially in crowded places, and establish clear rules to ensure their well-being. It’s also a good idea to have identification information on them with your contact details, just in case they get separated. Train them how to act in situations like this at home.

6. Involve them:

Make a checklist of places and activities together. Involved family members including kids will make the trip more interesting so they try to discover and to choose what to do concerning everyone’s interests.

Plan together

Remember, every child is different, so it’s important to adapt these tips to suit your specific situation. You can create a fun-filled and memorable trip for the whole family if you embrace the chaos. 

Now you can enjoy your trip, and have wonderful memories with your little ones!