When are Kids old enough to travel?

When are you going to begin traveling with your children?  At just 10 weeks, right before the end of our maternity leave, our oldest was bundled up and tent camped with us in Yellowstone National Park.

Kids are always old enough to travel, however, the choice of destination and activity should be appropriate for their age, no sense in showing something they won’t remember because they are sleeping in the stroller.  I have seen far too many exhausted kids, and parents, having a ‘moment’ at the end of a long day in the Magic Kingdom.  At that point the parenting experience isn’t so ‘Magic.’

backpackA family trip to Washington D.C.  might be an idea to reinforce what is being taught about American History and Government in school, and continue to develop your child’s curiosity and desire to travel.  Amtrak’s Union Depot is right in the heart of downtown Washington D.C., a perfect place to disembark.  No suitcases here, traveling with backpacks is far more functional than suitcases, even for the adults in the group.

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