Family Holiday Travel Essentials

This post is written in conjunction with Netflix. I am a Netflix #StreamTeam Member and receive complimentary service as such. All opinions are my own.

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Are you and your family doing any holiday traveling this year? We do a little bit of traveling for some of our family events. Mostly just long car rides, but with kids those long rides can seem longer. I have put together a little list of some of my favorite family traveling essentials and I hope this list helps you on any of your upcoming holiday adventures. Work your way through all the suggestions once you have ticked off the essentials, like paying your Visitax, which you’ll need if you are planning a trip to Cancun.

Family Holiday Travel Essentials

mifold Booster Seat
mifold Grab-and-Go booster seat is the most advanced, compact, and portable booster seat ever invented. mifold is more than 10x smaller than a regular child’s car booster seat and it’s just as safe. mifold has been regularly crash tested successfully in certified facilities around the world and meets or exceed the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard: FMVSS 213 as defined by NHTSA (the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). The simple fact is that today, in one in five journeys, children do not have a car seat: in carpools, with grandparents or other relatives, in taxis, on vacations, in rental cars, with three-in-a-row and so on. And this does not include bigger kids on the border of the regulatory limits, who do not want to appear babyish to friends, who have already outgrown child restraints. With mifold there is no longer any excuse. With a compact and portable device, a child can easily keep one with them all the time and drivers can keep spares, without cluttering up a car and losing cabin or luggage space.

These are cute head phones that your child can sleep in. They make it great for the car because falling asleep watching something or playing a game is what inevitably happens at least in our cars. These headband like headphones can fit a wide range of head sizes and are easy to adjust as well. They have so many cute designs to choose from (like monster, fox, panda, or unicorn) as well as ones for working out!
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Snack & Play Travel Tray
The Snack and Play Travel Tray keeps children entertained and car floors mess-free. A soft yet sturdy surface with a 2-inch border keeps food and toys within reach, while the mesh pockets and cup holder ensure supplies and drinks are always close at hand. Use in the car, on a bus or train, while flying, in a stroller, at the beach or campsite, at the table, or on the floor. The pliable, soft nylon surface bends easily in the event of a crash and secures around your child - not his seat - for optimal safety. Compatible with most commercial car seats and can be used by children of all ages starting at independently sitting.
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Netflix Downloads
We have done SO MUCH traveling this year and it has been so much easier thanks to the help of Netflix Downloads. I have no idea what I would do without them! You can check out our full review and how to get started HERE.

Download holiday shows the kids will love like:
HOME for the Holidays: Based on the popular Netflix original animated series, Home Adventures with Tip & Oh, the Home for the Holidays special finds Oh experiencing his very first Christmas on earth. Unfamiliar with any of these human traditions, Tip does her best to explain Christmas to Oh and they decide to bring the holiday magic to Boovsland. When the Boovs’ unfounded enthusiasm and outlandish interpretation of Christmas wreak havoc and threaten to ruin the holiday for everyone on Earth, Tip and Oh have to get help from some special new friends to save the Season!

Trolls Holiday: When the Queen of the Trolls, Poppy, finds out that the Bergens do not have holidays, she enlists help from her friends, Branch and the Snack Pack, to help her bring holidays to the Bergens.

A StoryBots Christmas: When Bo mistakenly thinks that her friends don't like her gifts, she heads to the North Pole to ask Santa for help making better presents. She learns along the way that Christmas is about far more than just the toys.

Don't forget! Netflix makes a gift idea too! I even added it to our Gift Ideas the Whole Family Will Enjoy!

Do you travel during the holidays? What are some of your family's travel essentials?

If you liked this post, then you might also like:
Oh! The Places You'll Go: Travel Safely This Summer
How to Survive the Holidays

This post is written in conjunction with Netflix. I am a Netflix #StreamTeam Member and receive complimentary service as such. All opinions are my own.


  1. I look back on road trips I took as a child (in the late 60's and the 70's) & wonder how my parents stood it, lol. we had no tablets or phones to distract us. We just irritated our parents for hours on end!

  2. A travel tray would have been a great thing back when I was young!

  3. We do! Thankfully only locally though!! I really commend those who travel far!! I am always just exhausted doing what we do!! I could only imagine traveling longer distances!! Btw, I love that you included mifold on the list!! We have one for travel and LOVE it!!

  4. My grandsons actually each have a Snack and Play Travel Tray and it works great on long trips! They love having that surface to play/eat on.

  5. It’s strange how we pack so much for our grandkids, when we hardly packed that much for our kids! Cassette tapes, books, a couple of handheld games, pillows, blankets, cards, and lots of snacks & drinks!

  6. These are great travel essentials, thanks for sharing! We flew to a family reunion and we really could have used a couple of the mifold Booster Seats for the trip! I love how portable they are. :)


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