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Kayce Green

is an attorney at Law Offices of Gary Green and an adventurer. She and her husband, Matt Price, live in Hillcrest with their two boys, ages (almost) 4 and 5. Like most things in life, traveling abroad with kids requires a nice mix of planning ahead and letting go. Here are a few ideas and tips from Kayce’s travels:

Find unique souvenirs. We sat on the rocks near the sea and held out our hands to catch what new pebbles came in with the surf. As we sifted through, we came home with a beautiful selection we wouldn’t have found in a store.

Find unique souvenirs. We sat on the rocks near the sea and held out our hands to catch what new pebbles came in with the surf. As we sifted through, we came home with a beautiful selection we wouldn’t have found in a store.

Don’t forget a lightweight, foldable travel stroller to add a few extra hours to a day of sightseeing.

Don’t forget a lightweight, foldable travel stroller to add a few extra hours to a day of sightseeing.

Go with the flow and allow for freedom. We relaxed rules around things like bedtime and screen time. We ate ice cream everyday. We said “yes” more.

Go with the flow and allow for freedom. We relaxed rules around things like bedtime and screen time. We ate ice cream everyday. We said “yes” more.

Just do it!  International travel with kids sounds daunting and it’s easy to get anxious about the details. But if you find yourself fortunate enough to be considering it, I highly encourage you to take a deep breath and go for it.

Just do it! International travel with kids sounds daunting and it’s easy to get anxious about the details. But if you find yourself fortunate enough to be considering it, I highly encourage you to take a deep breath and go for it.

Bring the gear that works for you. They loved sleeping on Flytot, an inflatable bed for the airplane.  A note on long flights: This will play out worse in your head than in real life. Pre-order kids’ meals; download movies; pack snacks, extra clothes, first-aid kit, kid headphones and surprise toys.

Bring the gear that works for you. They loved sleeping on Flytot, an inflatable bed for the airplane.

A note on long flights: This will play out worse in your head than in real life. Pre-order kids’ meals; download movies; pack snacks, extra clothes, first-aid kit, kid headphones and surprise toys.

Get the kids enthusiastic about the destination. History, flora and fauna facts are fun and useful. Practicing language basics gave the kids some autonomy—it also connected them to the culture.  They also enjoyed finding swords at a medieval village!

Get the kids enthusiastic about the destination. History, flora and fauna facts are fun and useful. Practicing language basics gave the kids some autonomy—it also connected them to the culture.

They also enjoyed finding swords at a medieval village!