Let’s be honest, the idea of traveling with a toddler always seems like a great idea – new places, new scenery, new experiences – what could be bad? You look forward to seeing friends, family and then then…there’s the packing. BAM! The reality of limited space, reduced carry-on allowances and the urge to pack five-times your toddlers body weight in “essentials” always seem to settle in.
As a co-Founder of Voyager, and a family that travels a lot (full disclosure, my husband / Voyager’s co-founders family is Swiss, so we go to Switzerland as often as our airmiles allow…) we decided to trade in our usual packed-to-the-max suitcases, our circus-esque amount of carry-ons and travel a bit lighter this time.
This is what we learned on our most recent trip:
- Replace “lots of stuff” with one product: embeba.
- Don’t ever, ever, forget the milk, even when there is no refrigerator or room in the bag: Voyager
It is why we created Voyager – to ensure we can bring organic milk wherever we go – no need to refrigerate, and because it is powder you save precious size and weight in carry-ons. Not to mention it is TSA approved and available in single-serve sachets so there is no waste.
- Making memories with friends and family is more important than brining a lot of last-minute airport gifts: Happy Grub
My sister-in-law always gives the most thoughtful gifts. As much as I try to emulate this, it’s a skill that I lack and somehow always end up the night before we leave with no gifts in hand. Instead of doing what we usually do – look at one another and shake our heads that –yet again, we did not shop in advance—this time, we fought the urge to purchase yet another Miami t-shirt and mug in the airport for family. Instead, we invited the family to brunch, and whipped up a batch of Happy Grub pancakes – best part – our Swiss family loved it and no messy clean up!
Hopefully these tips will help you travel a bit lighter this holiday season!