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5 things to make your life easier when traveling with a toddler

My kid has wracked up more airline miles than I did at her age. And recently I went traveling with my toddler BY MYSELF. So, my fellow toddler-minders: Learn from my mistakes. Here are some things that I’ve found that could make your life easier when traveling with a toddler.

The Gateboarder: The luggage you can ride

I know we already talked about luggage recently, but bear with me right now, because this is what happened this weekend… I’m scrolling through my Facebook feed, when I see this photo of my friend Adama, who explained, “I’ve mostly caved to being an adult, I pay my taxes and I don’t miss flights, but at least my luggage can low-key be a scooter.”

What is your go-to carry-on suitcase?

What is your go-to carry-on suitcase?

As I’ve shared before, this is my go-to carry-on. But it’s more of a hand bag than a suitcase, and I’m currently also in the market for a carry-on suitcase. So I’ve rounded up some of my faves, and then I’d love to hear your suggestions as well!

How can you repurpose an old suitcase?

My parents flew over to visit for Christmas and left behind a scruffy old suitcase. The thing is, the suitcase is actually pretty cool, and I’d love to find a way to repurpose it and use it in the house somehow. Any ideas on how to repurpose a cool old suitcase in your home?

My travel-fu is strong: The items I always pack in my kick-ass carry-on bag

Inspired by this post on Boing Boing, and recent travel plans, I thought I’d share with you what I take with me in my carry-on bag. Why? Because I consider myself an expert airplane traveler. With how often I go back and forth from LA to Maui, Seattle, and Texas to visit family and do work stuffs, I had to get my travel game strong. And my carry-on is where I draw most of my strength.

How to pack for a 10-day trip with only carry-on bags

I am flying to Hawaii for ten days and only taking carry on luggage. I’m also not planning to wear the same clothes all week, smell funky, look awful in my holiday photos and probably fall out with anyone I’m traveling with. Nor am I planning on buying EVERYTHING when I get there (though i will buy a few key items). I packed smart and packed light, AND included all the things I’ll need for our various adventures. Here’s how…