When I visit Disney World, I like to maximize my time as much as possible. Although Disney has done a great job of adding interactive exhibits to the queues, when you have children under the age of 5 you still want to be minimizing the time waiting in line. You can use a service like Touring Plans (my impressions), but what I have found is with young kids you don’t even need to resort to that. Here are my suggestions for how to maximize your time with young kids at Disney, including suggestions for how to maximize FastPass+. For...Read More
As writer of the blog As The Joe Flies Joe Cheung is a self-described “average Joe trying to fly his family for less.” He specializes in helping families utilize their miles and points to travel at a great discount. He uses those same techniques to travel domestically and abroad with his wife and two children throughout the year. You can also find him podcasting at Saverocity and Tweeting at @asthejoeflies.
So you’re taking your baby on her first flight – great! I, for one, am a huge fan of getting infants and toddlers used to flying as early on in life as possible. But as everyone knows, flying can be stressful, and flying with babies even more so. After dozens of flights with our 3 year old and six or seven flights with the 9 month old, my wife and I have pretty much figured out what works for us. Every family is going to be different and I wouldn’t tell anyone what’s best for their child on the...Read More
My three year old daughter loves eating Italian food. When we were still at that stage where parents count the number of words their child knows, “pasta” was on the list. I’d love to say taking her to Italy was integral to cultivating her love for Italian cuisine, but that would be a bald-faced lie. She wasn’t even eating solid foods yet. There are tons of reasons I believe it is worthwhile to travel with young children, but the number one question I get for pushback is inevitably, “What’s the point of traveling if they aren’t going to remember...Read More