Manage Expectations (Yours, Not Theirs!)
Just remember that you are not on a military mission: Kids will be tired and off schedule when traveling through time zones. They likely won’t eat and sleep exactly when you’d like, but there will be plenty of fun to be had in the unexpected, unplanned moments. Just wandering small streets off the beaten path, eating new and different foods in foreign cafes, and experiencing the art that is everywhere vs. what is found in formal museums will all make for a wonderful holiday.
Don’t forget the souvenirs!
Lastly, almost every child loves a good souvenir. Allow them to pick their treasures early in your trip – before you spend two hours in a museum, before you tour a historic monument – and everyone will be happy. Additionally, let them share their travels with friends and family using Postino, a customizable postcard app that is perfect for young explorers on the go.