Sometimes I wonder where I got my packing skills. Traveling with 5 kids is not an easy task as I always say, but I will never give up the joy of being with my kids on the road. We have amazing stories while traveling. We have good laughs while on the road and really really have fun memories to places we have been. I am listing down 5 travel essentials for a big family like us.
5 Travel Essentials of a big family
Travel Essentials #1 Extra change of clothes. Aside from the usual number of clothes that we bring (must read: Travel tips and planning your OOTD), I always ask my kids to pack an extra. You’ll never what can happen, an extra night perhaps? Or a sudden side trip to La Union on the way to Baguio? Or biglang uwi muna ng Nueva Ecija before heading back to Pasig.
impromptu check in at Harvest Hotel Cabanatuan
Travel Essentials #2 First Aide Kit. This one I cannot leave home without. A must on our kit is thermometer, pain reliever for me and the kids, a menthol (vicks and tigerbalm), petroleum jelly, alcohol, and of course vitamins for the kids.
Travel Essentials #3 Snacks while on the road. Because kids gets are always hungry, I made sure to pack a box of biscuits (one box per kids!haha). Sometimes, I bake cookies in advance or cupcakes that we can baon. We’re planning on bringing cooked food and stopping in a park or something and eat there. You know, tita travel diaries, letting the kids expereince that. Maiba naman.
this pic is 9 years old already!
La Union 2009 (one day pregnant with Sofi!)
swimming at Widus Hotel, Pampanga
swimming at Acropolis North, Cabanatuan (paki notice ang face na namumuti sa sunscreen haha)
swimming at Kimberly Hotel, Tagaytay
Travel Essentials #4 Sunscreen Lotion. Because we love going to La Union and the kids love to swim, a sunscreen lotion is a must. Sa sobrang a must niya, hindi ko na inaalis ang sunscreen lotion sa maleta ko.
Travel Essentials #5 A really good camera or a mobile camera to capture your travel.