Family Travel Resources

On the Web – Features general information about air travel with children and a list of 10 key safety tips.

Centers for Disease Control – The CDC’s “Traveling with Children” section provides information on pregnancy, breastfeeding and travel; food and water precautions; information on vaccinations for children; as well as destination-specific information.

Family Travel Forum Founded by travel business professionals, this independent, family-supported site aims to provide its members with honest, unbiased information, informed advice and practical tips. Low-fee membership gets you access to advice tailored to your family’s trip-planning needs.


Family Travels: The Farther You Go, the Closer You Get, edited by Laura Manske, Travelers’ Tales, 1999. This collection of 45 essays about traveling the globe with loved ones may give you the inspiration and courage to take a once-in-a-lifetime trip with your kids.

Have Kids, Will Travel: 101 Survival Strategies for Vacationing with Babies and Young Children, by Claire Tristam with Lucille Tristam, Andrews McMeel, 1997. Aimed at families with very young children, this book provides practical tips for smooth trips and getting your kids used to traveling.

Lonely Planet Travel With Children, by Cathy Lanigan, Lonely Planet, 2002. This book provides both the basics (information on passports, immunizations, etc.) and guidance for making the most of your time together, whether your kids are infants or teens.