Easy, Fun Family Travel Tips


We recently went to Santa Barbara to visit family and had the best vacation- road trips are the BEST!  It was so fun to go to a new city and see amazing new things. Today I wanted to share some family travel tips for those of you traveling with babies and toddlers.

Summer ActivitiesThe key to a happy road trip is a happy baby, so we used new Huggies Little Movers Plus Diapers for our sweet baby of the family, Christian.  He can run and play and sit and twist without any worries about leaks thanks to their trusted leak lock system that offers up to 12 hours of protection!  These diapers were perfect for our long days of exploring (not to mention the 12 hour car ride it took to get us there)!

I found these Huggies Little Movers Plus Diapers at Costco (where I end up weekly!). Try them for yourself!  They are ultra soft with extra absorbency for day and night protection, and I love that Christian can play all day and keep up with his older siblings, without having to worry about a lot of diaper changes on the road. These are Huggies best diapers yet and come at a great value!


We had so much fun exploring Santa Barbara and getting to know a new city!  We packed as much excitement into our trip as we could and we were able to do so many cool things!  We hiked and ate and explored and read and relaxed and learned.

HuggiesIf you are exploring a new city and aren’t sure where to start, here’s a quick list of some fun ideas that you can do with (or without) kids:

  • Visit the local library.  Some libraries sell used books, which is how we’ve purchased some of our favorite reads!
  • Find a cool hike
  • Go swimming at the local pool/beach
  • Visit a candy shop or bakery and try a new treat
  • Visit the zoo/aquarium/farm
  • Check out a children’s museum
  • explore downtown on foot
  • eat at local restaurants
  • Visit a historical site or check out the local architecture
  • See a play/show
  • Go to a local toy store and get fun souvenirs for the kids
  • Check out your city’s website to catch any other unique attractions!

Some places will have all of these things, and some won’t.  The point is to find fun new things to do and enjoy being with family!  We especially love finding activities that are unique to a certain place, things that we can’t do anywhere else.  It makes for fun pictures and fun family memories!


HuggiesBONUS TIP: If you have a daughter that loves to swim, but don’t love the tangled mess of hair after all the fun, try this!  French or Dutch braid the hair all the way down and secure with an elastic.  Then put an extra elastic at the base of the head, just after all the hair has been added into the braid.  This will keep the braid secure so it won’t fall out (you can see that the braid tried it’s best to come out, but it stayed put)!  The other awesome thing is that there are no parts…so no sunburned part lines!  This particular braid went through two hours at the pool, followed by three hours at the beach, followed by another hour and a half at the pool.  At the end of all that, the only tangled part was the little flyaways…everything else stayed tangle-free and easy to take out when we were done!


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Hi, I'm Becky! I blog at Bite of Delight, where I share my recipe adventures and the tasty bites of life. I'm a mom to four spunky kids, a wife to an amazing husband, and a lover of all things food. I discovered a love of cooking and baking after I made the leap to become a stay-at-home-mom when my oldest child turned one. What started as a duty to feed my family has turned into a love of creating good food for my favorite people, picky eaters and all! I love creating and sharing recipes, and feeding everyone that walks through our door... and if you don't come to me, I might just leave it on your doorstep!
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