Traveling with children can be a stressful time for parents, and surrounding passengers. Unlike environments that allow parents to simply "walk away" from a crowd if a child is disruptive, when traveling by plane, everyone is a captive audience with nowhere to go.
I had visions of trekking below 20,000-foot Himalayan peaks with my child strapped to a yak. I had visions of tossing my kid in the back up a beat up car and driving across the grassy plains of Central Asia in the Mongol Rally.
Most of the kids on my panel didn't really think travel was as fun and educational as their parents did, but, on the bright side, almost as many wanted to hit the road as hang out at home. Here are their secrets to make travel more fun.
Is taking the kids along all it's cracked up to be? Despite frequent complaints, for many adults the answer must be yes. Families are like roaming packs these days, and kids are now included on more than just the traditional car trips.
Back in my pre-kids days, I remember having my seat kicked only once. From what I could overhear, the child (around eight or nine, I think), had been giving her mom a run for her money for quite some time.