Just the name brings up thoughts of romance. Movies. Chocolate croissants. Glitz and glam. Art and fashion.
As part of our homeschool experience, my family was able to make the journey to Paris, France - in the middle of September. It was the perfect time to go. It was in the 50’s most days, and a little rainy off and on. We were ready and had packed rain jackets and water-proof boots so the weather didn’t hold us back.
For about a month, our library’s shelves were depleted of anything related to the France and it’s history as we prepared for the trip of a lifetime.
For years I'd been wanting to go The Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, and like so many other times, my husband made it happen. (If you're visiting as a family, watch The Sound of Music before you go it helps keep up with the theme and gives you some history behind the VonTrapp family.)
When flying with kids now, the whole game changes. Forget that novel you've been dying to read or those podcasts or movies. A latte to sip and Sudoku to solve is out. This is work now. And most likely some embarrassing situations.
Below are things I've learned about traveling with kids. Maybe it's just my system and my prodigy, but it works for us. Hopefully, what's written here will help your trip go smoothly.