31 Brilliant Travel Essentials Every Parent Needs

Early on in our marriage, my husband and I agreed that we’d make travel a priority. Every chance we get, we try to get out and explore the world. Once we added kids to the mix, our trips certainly changed (more camping, less Australia), but it’s still important to us to introduce our kids to the adventures of traveling.

While traveling with kids is inevitably more gear-intensive than traveling solo (how can such small humans require so much stuff when they leave the house?), there are some gear and gadgets that have really made traveling with my kids easier-ish.


Whether you are exploring by car, boat, foot, or plane, here are some of my favorite travel gear essentials that’ll save your sanity when you’re traveling with kids. Check them out in the slideshow.