Travel Gear Tips & Reviews

Guides for family travel gear created. Honest gear reviews on everything from camping gear, travel gear, road trip gear, travel-friendly games and more.

Gear Review: Matador Beast28 Pack-Away Technical Backpack

From the airport to the beach to the mountain backpacking trail, the Matador Beast28 can do it all. This versatile pack is lightweight and designed for travel. It comes with a compression sack that makes this pack small enough to easily fit inside a suitcase for adventure in far-off destinations. The many pockets, water bottle...

Essential Baby Gear Packing Guide: Packing Baby for Vacation

Let's get to packing baby for vacation. There's no need to bring everything, and we share our best tips on what to bring and what can stay at home!
Camping Kitchen in a Single Box

How to Assemble a Single Box Camping Kitchen

One of my favorite things about camping is the challenge of making delicious meals in the great outdoors where my entire kitchen is reduced to a minimum. In fact, our entire camping kitchen fits into a single 25-gallon plastic tote. This single box contains all the kitchen equipment I need to cook everything from pancakes at breakfast...

Must Haves for Your Emergency Road Trip Kit

  Whether you are planning a trip across the country or a drive across town, it’s always a good idea to have a well-stocked emergency kit in your car. Emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere. Having access to essentials can mean the difference between a little hiccup in your trip or a complete disaster. While everybody’s...

Low-Tech Toys to Save your Travel Day

  You get on the airplane and to your horror, your child loses interest in his toys within fifteen minutes. The three hours remaining on the flight stretch out like an eternity… You’ve spent all morning getting your kids dressed, fed, and ready for the 15 hour roadtrip south. On the freeway 30 miles into...

Packing a First Aid Kit for Babies and Toddlers

As a pharmacist and full-time mother, I know that being prepared with a first aid kit can be a lifesaver. I recommend creating one packable kit that you can keep at the ready when packing for a trip. Simply throw the pre-packed kit into your suitcase or into the car, and you are ready for...

Accommodation Options for Large Families or Groups

Lucky for us, there are many more places to stay than the typical hotel room. Check out the pros and cons for a variety of accommodation options for large families or groups.
air travel tips for traveling with kids

Kid-Friendly Travel Tips for Airports and Airport Security

The well-traveled Moms from Trekaroo share their travel tips for airports and airport security with kids. You'll be ready for your next flight with kids in tow.
Review of the Eureka Jade Canyon 6 Family Tent

Review: Eureka Jade Canyon 6 – Easy to Set Up Family Tent

Our family of five has been making do with our four-man tent for years. So, when we started our search for a new tent that would sleep all of us comfortably, our top priority was to find a tent that was easy to set up and also provided enough headspace so we could all stand...
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