“Sure, having kids might make things more complicated, but I’ll still find a way to travel.”
It’s an optimistic refrain likely uttered by countless soon-to-be parents, but unfortunately, it’s easier said than done. Children change every aspect of your life, and that includes travel. Adding children to the equation doesn’t necessarily mean you have to forego vacations for the next 18 years, but you do have to change the way you travel – especially when it comes to packing.
Samantha Brown, a travel host known for her shows like Great Hotels, Passport to Europe, and her newest venture, Places to Love, knows first-hand how children change the travel equation. Prior to having twins Nine years ago, she traveled 230 days out of the year. That number is significantly lower now, but she still manages to make a living exploring the world – both solo and with kids in tow. To do so, she had to totally revamp her approach to packing. We talked to Brown to learn more about her inside packing tips for traveling with children.