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Want to travel with your kids? Let us help! 

Here at Go Places With Kids you can find:

  • Helpful tips for traveling with young kids
  • Destination guides 
  • Reviews of the best travel gear
  • Travel stories and inspiration

We hear so many people talk about traveling with young kids like it’s impossible. 

Well, we’re here to tell you that if you want to travel with your children, YOU CAN DO IT! 

Yes, it’s a totally different experience than traveling without kids in tow…but if you’re willing to put in a little extra effort it is definitely worth it. 

Our family in Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Travel is such a rewarding experience, we didn’t want to stop when we had children.  And we haven’t! 

By the time our first son turned one he had been on 33 flights and to 7 different countries.  He took his first step on a trip to Italy and walked for the first time in the Philippines

And now that we have two more sons it has only increased our desire to introduce our children to new cultures and experiences. 

Father and son in Scotland

We’ve traveled all over the world with our children, from Europe to Asia to Central America.

Most recently we spent two months traveling through Southeast Asia with our three boys ages 6, 4, and 2. This involved visiting six different countries and taking 14 different flights (including two 15-hour flights) over the course of 9 weeks. 

We have a lot of experience traveling with babies and toddlers, as we’ve passed through this stage in our travels with each of our three young kids. As such, we know all about the best baby and toddler travel gear and have lots of helpful tips to make travel with young kids go more smoothly.

Some of our favorite things about traveling with our kids:

  • Learning about other people and cultures
  • Gaining empathy and understanding of other viewpoints
  • Seeing beautiful sights and gorgeous places
  • Making awesome memories as a family!

We’re travel hackers and we try to make travel as affordable as possible using credit card deals, status upgrades, and point redemptions to travel for free or at discounted rates.  And we’d love to share with you how we do it. 

Our travel advice has been featured in publications such as Verywell Family,, the Washington Post, Go Banking Rates, and Yahoo Finance, among others. 

What we have learned along the way is that travel with kids is not only possible, it can be a total blast.  It’s all about preparation and managing expectations. 

If traveling is something that speaks to you, you can do it!  And hopefully our blog can help!

Hi, I’m Martha!

I discovered my love for travel in college. During those years, I did a field study in Uganda, an internship in Thailand, and spent time living in Singapore and Malaysia. I was hooked!

Luckily I married someone who loved travel as much as I did! And my husband being from the Philippines opened up a whole new world of cultural experiences and travel opportunities.

Once we started having kids we thought that was the end of our traveling adventures for a while. 

When I was pregnant with our first we said, “We need to take a few more trips before we have the baby and can’t travel anymore.” And then when he was little we said, “We need to travel a few more places before he becomes a toddler and we can’t travel anymore.”   And then “…before we have a second child…” 

I think you can see where this is going… Long story short, we now have three boys under 7 and we don’t have any plans to stop traveling anytime soon!

Through traveling as a family we learned that having kids and a desire to travel aren’t necessarily incompatible. In fact, traveling with kids can be extremely rewarding in its own way.

Over our years of traveling with our kids we’ve learned a few things. And we love sharing our travel tips with others, which is why we decided to start a family travel blog!

We’re excited that you’re here with us and hope we can help you on your journey to travel more with your kids!

Here are some of our most popular articles to get you started:

Baby Travel Essentials (Everything You Need to Bring)

The Ultimate List of Toddler Travel Essentials (+Toddler Packing List!)

21 Airplane Toys and Activities Your Toddler Will LOVE!

How to Get a Toddler to Sleep on the Plane (Tips that work!)

The Best Airplane Beds for Toddlers