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Mostly Minimalist: How to Pack a Tiny First Aid Kit for Family Travel

What’s in your first aid kit? Once upon a time, mine was something like this: Add a tubeĀ of this and another tube of that. Throw in a box of these and a box of those. Don’t forget a bottleĀ of X and one of Y. And be sure to pack an ACE Bandage! (When I was… Continue reading Mostly Minimalist: How to Pack a Tiny First Aid Kit for Family Travel

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Perfect Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids Who Travel

I don’t have to tell you that the holidays are coming up. Have you started shopping yet? Are there any kids with travel plans on your list? Do you need gift ideas? Maybe it’s your niece or your grandson or your college roommate’s tween daughter. Maybe it’s your kid. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate… Continue reading Perfect Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids Who Travel

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6 Tips for (Sorta) Maintaining Your Toddler’s Routine on Vacation

What can you do to help your toddler stay on schedule during a vacation and even overcome jet lag? What’s the one word The Husband and I would use to describe the first night of our first trip abroad with Little A? Hellish. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive… Continue reading 6 Tips for (Sorta) Maintaining Your Toddler’s Routine on Vacation

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Mostly Minimalist: Essential Gear for Traveling with a Toddler

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know what I said in the intro to my Mostly Minimalist Travel series: no just-in-case packing. But what if you’re traveling with a toddler? Life with a toddler is all about “just in case.” Your purse is packed with just-in-case items: A spare outfit just in case there’s another ketchup incident.… Continue reading Mostly Minimalist: Essential Gear for Traveling with a Toddler

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Mostly Minimalist: What’s In Your Travel Make-up Kit?

Minimalist packing is all about taking the essentials. When it comes to makeup, some travelers will tell you that none of it is essential. They’re the gals who get by with a little moisturizer and a tube of lip balm. (I’m looking at you, sweet sister-in-law!) Others want to take every eye shadow they own… Continue reading Mostly Minimalist: What’s In Your Travel Make-up Kit?

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Mostly Minimalist: Just Say No to “Just In Case” Packing

“No more just-in-case packing, no more just-in-case packing.” That’s my mantra these days. I will not succumb to the urge to pack everything we might possibly need. I’m moving toward minimalism, at least my version of it. You should have seen all that I schlepped to Europe for 10-week study abroad program way back in… Continue reading Mostly Minimalist: Just Say No to “Just In Case” Packing