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Children, Traveling With

Parents have become more likely to travel with their children due to the proliferation of various technologies, efficient vehicles, and myriad opportunities that facilitate easy movement and transportation. Family travel is a welcome prospect as long as the accommodation is familiar and reliable and the food can be trusted. The process of traveling with children, however, has been humorously described as a bit like taking a herd of wild goats on holiday; it disrupts family routines and places new and often perplexing demands on both adults and children. Issues with health, cross-border documentation, packing, accommodation, and food pose challenges that only careful and informed planning can resolve. Travel experts advise planning ahead together with one’s child or children as a way to significantly decrease ...

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