In January we went on a three-week tropical holiday to Sint Maarten, the Caribbean. I have received many questions about tips and tricks for traveling with three toddlers and two preschoolers and I promised to make a list of must-haves for a long haul flight. Also, I wanted to give you a list of everything you need for a (relatively) relaxing holiday at the beach! I will publish this one later this week (if the kids allow me, of course ;))
Preparing for a long haul flight is really important. You won’t get away with taking one tablet and a lollypop. No, you will need a wide range of articles to survive a flight like this. The most important thing is: BRING FOOD, not just a few snacks, no, REAL FOOD! One thing I learned over the years is that hungry children are the worst people to hang out with. Even though cabin crew on long haul flights will usually be very willing to help, they simply cannot bring food to your seat whenever it is needed. So, a few days before we left for our holiday, I made loads of the kids’ favourite sandwiches. I put them in the freezer to keep them fresh. Right before we left for the airport, I put everything in our hand luggage. By the time everyone was hungry, the sandwiches were defrosted and fresh, just the way we like it 😉
If you like what you’re reading so far, click here to see my top-10 of items to bring on long haul flights.