Welcome to Sprouts En Route!! This website is like one of my children. It has taken many years, posts, and crazy adventures to put it together. Maybe you are just starting out on your travel adventures with your family, or maybe you have already started, but you want things to go more smoothly next time. Whether you are a seasoned parent, or a newbie, I hope you will find the resources on this website helpful. I have so many articles, it may be difficult to know where to start, so let me help you out. Here are the most important articles for you to read before your next family trip, organized by category.
1. I’m New, I’m New, I Don’t Know What To Do
Deep breaths. You’ve got this. Taking the time to look for help shows that you are on the right path. Here are some posts that will help new parents navigate the world of travel with small children.
– Don’t Let Them Guilt You! (A guide to dealing with unhappy fellow travelers)
– Just Breathe! (How to deal with the inevitable stress of being a parent)
–A Travel Lesson From Aesop (You can’t please everyone all of the time)
2. In The Air
How to navigate the world of air travel with children.
3. Vroom – vroom.
Dealing with travel by car, whether you are head one hour away, or driving 6,500 miles in three weeks (yes, we did that with three kids, and it was fun).
4. Do It Yourself
Here is a collection of a few DIY travel tools that will make your next trip run more smoothly while saving you some money.
–Hitchin’ A Ride: Turn your carry on bag into a stroller using your car seat
How to react when things do not go exactly as planned.
–Follow Your Gut (Avoiding scams and tricks when traveling)
–Rain, Rain, Go Away (dealing with bad weather)
Of course, I have many other fun and informative posts about travel that I haven’t mentioned here, but I thought these would be a good starting point.
Have a specific travel question? Check out this section of the website: Ask Kristin