Bringing children out into public can be a stressful activity, but when combined with the anxiety of airport security lines and tarmac delays, it can become unbearable. However, knowing a few tricks to ease your pain can go a long way.
Make use of the early boarding call for passengers with children. Empty seats equate to places to put your belongings or your child while you load the overhead compartment.
Keep Them Occupied
Even when flights are short, children often become antsy. Your job is to distract them from all the ear popping and strange gravitational pulls. The best toys are those that will keep them distracted and glued in for a long time. Handheld electronics devices will often keep your child and all of the other passengers around you at ease. Also, give your child the window seat so they can get lost looking at the clouds.
If you are traveling without a significant other, you might want to find another parent nearby on the plane who can help you tag team your kid. If you have to use the bathroom, they can look after your child and vice versa.
Sometimes, TSA agents can help you gather your many bags and strollers after going through the security screening. Other times, flight attendants will help you load your carry-ons into the overhead compartment while you watch your child.
The summer of 2019 will be filled with blockbuster hits. There are some recognizable brands that will perform well and some newcomers that might take the box office by surprise. The season is already starting strong with Marvel Studios finally releasing Avengers Endgame. This massive movie set box office records that likely won’t be touched for years. The film brings an end to the series and fans are not going to wait until it’s available on DVD. Endgame is going to jumpstart the season by bringing people to the movies and reminding them why it’s worth spending money to see a movie in theaters versus at home.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Finding the beauty in an iconic city like Rome, London, Prague or Paris is easy — just look around. See the jaw-dropping sites of the Coliseum or the Sistine Chapel on a summertime trip; take an obligatory photo on the South Bank with Big Ben in the distance; savor Prague Castle views; or stroll the stunning streets of Paris in the springtime.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.