With flight delays and cancellations, car rental issues and crowded flights, travel can be challenging for everyone. When you travel with kids it can really be trying and if you add children who have special needs, it gets exponentially more difficult. It is understandable why some parents raise the white flag and say NO WAY!
Remember, though, that travel is tremendously rewarding for kids. Experiencing new destinations, meeting other children from other places, trying new foods and gaining the knowledge that there is a big, wide world out there beyond their own community—these are not things that your child can truly learn from a book.
So just breathe and trust me when I say people around you understand the difficulties you may encounter when traveling with your family. Most people are patient and kind and will often offer a hand. Lower your expectations and plan for the best case scenario, but expect some challenges along the way.
Traveling with your family is possible and it can be fun! And believe me when I say from experience, your children will thank you someday for giving them tremendous memories, opening up the world to them and giving them the gift of family travel.
See you on the road!