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Published on January 14, 2013, by in Au Pair.

Traveling with kids can get a bit stressful when the kids become bored, and what can start out as a fun trip quickly turns dismal when fighting breaks out in the backseat. In these instances it can be more appealing to turn the car around than deal with screaming kids for the rest of the day.  The trick to making traveling fun is to not let the kids get bored, which isn’t necessarily as hard as it sounds.  Bring a variety of things for them to do and they should be set.  Here are 30 bloggers that have given this dilemma some thought and have a few solutions to share.

Overall Tips

Here are some general tips for making traveling with kids a fun experience.  These five bloggers will give you a combination of ideas to keep your little travelers happy.

Car Games

You remember car games from when you were a kid, don’t you?  Some popular games include license plate bingo, I Spy, and the alphabet game.  Here are both updated and original versions of games to play while riding in a car.


Sometimes mom and dad require a little quiet time in the car, so when that time comes here are some solo activities that the kids can do to keep them busy and quiet.  Check out these five blog posts for ideas.


There are some great educational worksheets and games that will keep the kids occupied and entertained, and they won’t even realize they’re also learning.  Check out these five blog entries to get plenty of ideas that will keep the kids busy in a productive way.  You never know, they just might learn something.


Traveling by airplane is a little different because you can’t bring a ton of stuff with you to keep the kids busy.  Here are five suggestions for how to travel with your kids by plane and have fun while you do it.


Technology is one of the easiest ways to keep kids occupied, so you won’t want to forget to bring along some tech toys. These bloggers have found a bunch of games that are perfect for car rides and apps that take old car games and jazz them up with some fun graphics.  Check out these five blog posts.

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