The best family travel tips for theme park vacations
Written by Robert Niles
First, allow me to apologize for the lack of posts this week. My excuse: Spending a chunk of last week in the local emergency room with a kidney stone attack. If you've been there before, you know why that can knock one on his rear for a while.Tweet
And if that wasn't enough, just as the kidney stone pain went away... I came down with strep throat!
Needless to say... it's been a tough week.
So, I'm turning things over to you, the TPI reader. Here's the assignment: Use the comment feature to submit your single best travel tip that's helped make a recent theme park vacation more enjoyable, unique or a better value. (Don't repeat one that's been submitted already, either.)
I'll start: If you are traveling by air with small kids, take their shoes off the moment you get them on board the aircraft. Why? There are few more annoying things to endure in air travel that having the back of your seat kicked throughout the flight.
With the shoes off, your children won't kick that seatback in front of them more than once. In sock feet, kicking hard plastic is a *lot* less fun. (And even if they do do it, the passenger in the seat likely won't feel the impact of a sock foot as much as a shod one.) You won't have to scold the kids to behave, you'll earn good will and karma from folks sitting around you, and the kids will be more comfortable during the flight with their shoes off anyway.
Okay, your turn!
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