We are big advocates of travel with tweens and teens as you know. And now that we have older kids of our own — and have a new travel contributor focusing on teen travel — we thought we’d cover some great tips for parents who travel with older kids, on this week’s Spawned parenting podcast.

We cover tips to help save you money, ways to get your kids involved with planning so they’re more invested, scientific reasons that travel is important for kids, thoughts on splitting up on your trip (yes, the kids can be alone for a while) and why it can be a great idea, and why it’s essential to build in down time — just like you do with younger kids.

Whether you’re flying around the globe, or staycationing (is that a verb?) right at home, we think this chat will help make every vaca a great one.

We’ll even talk about where not to go with kids (ahem, Atlantis, sorrynotsorry).

It’s such a fun chat, and will totally inspire you to sign up for airline price drop notifications!  Take a listen right now:

You can click play above and listen this very second, or click over to your favorite podcasting app. Plus, make sure you’re subscribed to the Spawned podcast so you never miss an episode.

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Related: Completely mind-shifting tips for treasuring the teen years instead of “surviving” them

 Related Links on Travel with Kids

The 20 most affordable travel destinations for families in 2019
Barcelona with tweens and teens 
Iceland with kids
– Paris with kids
Costa Rica with kids
Nickelodeon Resort, Punta Cana with kids
Cancun with kids
Atlantis with kids
– Disney’s Aulani, Hawaii Resort with kids

The best new Broadway shows to see with older kids in NYC
Great national parks in and around New York City
– Washington DC with kids
Nashville with kids
Stowe, Vermont with kids
San Antonio with kids
– Disney with kids with special needs
Orlando with older kids (or adults only)
Universal Orlando with younger kids

Camping with kids
Family resort vacations with kids
Cruising with kids
Road trips with kids
– Skiing with kids
Expert tips on saving money on family travel

 

Our Cool Picks of the Week

Mother's Day Gifts under $20:You Deserve Happiness Queer Eye Fab Five illustrated print by Tyler Feder | Mother's Day Gift Guide

Liz: The “You Deserve Happiness” Queer Eye/Fab Five Print from Tyler Feder, also seen in our list of 25 special Mother’s Day Gifts Under $20.

The Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick is the best lip stain Kristen has tried -- and affordable!

Kristen:   Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick lip stain, with a big h/t to the Forever 35 Podcast

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New! Cool Podcast of the Week
(Besides Spawned)

Cool podcast of the week: Make Light with Karen Walrond

Check out The Make Light Show, from Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks. It’s designed to help you work your purpose, change your world, and make light, with topics ranging from designing your workspace, to setting intentions, to giving yourself permission to be happy. It feels like a mini coaching session each week, from one of our favorite wise women of the Internet, and we love it!

Also new! The Cool Mom Picks Book Club!

Learn more about our totally low-pressure, low-commitment online/offline Cool Mom Picks book club, in which we’ll discuss parenting titles and hot topics like the ones you hear about on Spawned. We’d love you to join us!

And don’t forget to join our Spawned Podcast Community on Facebook. We discuss all of our show topics, give you a heads up about new topics, and chat about…everything with a very cool community of other parents.

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