Traveling with young kids during the pandemic

Updated: Sep 15

There is traveling with young kids and then there is traveling with young kids during covid-19. What's the difference you may ask? Is it only making sure that my kids are wearing their masks and practicing proper handwashing techniques?

Traveling during this time of covid-19 has somewhat been a completely different experience. It has sure changed the way that I think about traveling especially with kids. This time around does cause for a lot more strategic planning and precautionary measures than any other time of travel before covid-19.

It is the season of spring break and summer is already on the horizon. What that means is that we are heading into the peak season of increased travel. Some states are now lowering their covid-19 restrictions which allow for more increased travel during this prior busy tourism season. Now that the kids are going to be out of school, many families are definitely planning where they want to take their family for a "long, well-needed no pun intended, I definitely can relate" vacation.

Yes, I admit, being house-bound for a long time with the kids and trying to keep them entertained has been tough enough for some families, including ours. Now you're probably contemplating whether or not to travel during this period and you're not sure what to really expect, especially while traveling with the younger ones.

We took a recent family vacation and flew to visit family in Pennsylvania. We also did a mini one-day road trip while there on alternative days to two other states, New York and Washington DC, which were both located about 2 hours away.

This is what I have experienced on this trip so far, and the safety measures that you can take while traveling with children during this time.

Are you planning on doing any traveling with kids soon? What are your concerns? Let me know. Please feel free to share your own experiences or ask your questions or concerns in our FORUM section. I will be happy to help you!

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Traveling with young children during covid-19

“Planning travel with younger kids during this time requires more strategic planning and precautionary measures than any other time of travel."