Now that summer is here, I can’t help but dream about upcoming family trips. Without preschool, our summer routine looks different — and my own adventurous spirit takes over as I pencil in day trips and extended stays. With long-distance relatives and a bit of wanderlust myself, I always envisioned lots of travel with my family. But over the past two years, travel just wasn’t a priority as we stayed home. For young children who haven’t traveled much in the past (or don’t remember their experiences), taking a trip might feel new or intimidating.
Approaching travel with intention and preparation can make all the difference. Here are some easy ways to prepare for traveling with your young child.