Comments on: My Big, Fat Traveling Family~Tips for Large Family Travel http://sandbox.suitcasesandsippycups.com/2011/08/22/my-big-fat-traveling-familytips-for-large-family-travel/ Just another WordPress site Sat, 18 Feb 2012 23:46:12 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.11 By: Lisa @Granola Catholic http://sandbox.suitcasesandsippycups.com/2011/08/22/my-big-fat-traveling-familytips-for-large-family-travel/#comment-721 Fri, 26 Aug 2011 01:09:27 +0000 http://www.suitcasesandsippycups.com/?p=1192#comment-721 I have to say I have done the same color shirt thing while on vacation. We even did it on an extended family trip where everyone wore the same shirt all 15 of us wore the same shirt. When I was a teenager I swore I would not be one of those families, But as an adult it made complete sense once we saw how easy it was to keep track of everyone.

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By: kristen http://sandbox.suitcasesandsippycups.com/2011/08/22/my-big-fat-traveling-familytips-for-large-family-travel/#comment-720 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 15:07:24 +0000 http://www.suitcasesandsippycups.com/?p=1192#comment-720 Great tips. I esp like the dress alike one!
New follower via blog hopping BTW!

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By: Mark D. http://sandbox.suitcasesandsippycups.com/2011/08/22/my-big-fat-traveling-familytips-for-large-family-travel/#comment-719 Wed, 24 Aug 2011 20:01:45 +0000 http://www.suitcasesandsippycups.com/?p=1192#comment-719 Great list! I totally agree with your tighten the reins/relax the rules combo. Traveling is different than everyday and should be treated that way.

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By: Kellie Bowling http://sandbox.suitcasesandsippycups.com/2011/08/22/my-big-fat-traveling-familytips-for-large-family-travel/#comment-718 Wed, 24 Aug 2011 16:28:09 +0000 http://www.suitcasesandsippycups.com/?p=1192#comment-718 I LOVE The dress alike rule! My boys, however, aren’t so fond of it…I tend to carry that into everyday life with them, not just for traveling. This summer, we made tie dye shirts for EVERYONE. Everywhere we went with them on, people were commenting on what a neat, cute idea that was!

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By: Mama Spaghetti http://sandbox.suitcasesandsippycups.com/2011/08/22/my-big-fat-traveling-familytips-for-large-family-travel/#comment-717 Wed, 24 Aug 2011 05:01:29 +0000 http://www.suitcasesandsippycups.com/?p=1192#comment-717 You seriously always have the best tips. I love dressing alike and the “kid of the day.” I also love how applicable a lot of these things are to everyday life.

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By: Lisa Goodmurphy http://sandbox.suitcasesandsippycups.com/2011/08/22/my-big-fat-traveling-familytips-for-large-family-travel/#comment-716 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 23:57:50 +0000 http://www.suitcasesandsippycups.com/?p=1192#comment-716 Great tips that will work for smaller families as well. #7 made me laugh out loud – I thought our family was the only one where a fight could break out over pushing the elevator button or unlocking the hotel door! :)

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By: Linda http://sandbox.suitcasesandsippycups.com/2011/08/22/my-big-fat-traveling-familytips-for-large-family-travel/#comment-715 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 17:01:33 +0000 http://www.suitcasesandsippycups.com/?p=1192#comment-715 And I got strange looks here in Santa Cruz, CA when I had a 1 & 3 year old and was pregnant. I actually had a person at the grocery store give me a talk about birth control. I guess she thought 3 was a huge family. YIKES. In this pert of the world, 1 and 2 is normal and 3 or more is crazy talk. :)

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By: Barbara http://sandbox.suitcasesandsippycups.com/2011/08/22/my-big-fat-traveling-familytips-for-large-family-travel/#comment-714 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 07:49:02 +0000 http://www.suitcasesandsippycups.com/?p=1192#comment-714 Such great tips! I have a similar system for packing because I hate having to undo the suitcase to redo it again the next morning! That is the key to my sanity while traveling!

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By: Working Mommy http://sandbox.suitcasesandsippycups.com/2011/08/22/my-big-fat-traveling-familytips-for-large-family-travel/#comment-713 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 05:42:50 +0000 http://www.suitcasesandsippycups.com/?p=1192#comment-713 This is such a great sanity list. Once the kiddos are old enough to travel this information will definitely come in handy!! We are currently a family of 4, but I want to be a family of 6…wow, that sounds like a huge jump when I say it that way. It is nice to see that it is possible to survive!

WM

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By: Lisa http://sandbox.suitcasesandsippycups.com/2011/08/22/my-big-fat-traveling-familytips-for-large-family-travel/#comment-712 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 03:40:50 +0000 http://www.suitcasesandsippycups.com/?p=1192#comment-712 What a great post! I love some of your packing ideas! :-) I am going to “steal” some of them for future outings! I love the idea of packing all of the bathing suits together, etc.instead of putting all of the kids’ clothes in one or two big suitcases. That makes so much sense! (definite lightbulb moment here, lol!)

I am happy to read that there are other families like ours that do not eat out when on vacation. We also are a family of 6 and who could possibly afford to feed 6 people 3 times a day at restaurant prices? :-) Even here at the shore, we rent places with a kitchen and pre-cook/freeze our meals and then pack everything else we need (from cereal to toilet tissue, lol!) It is cumbersome and overwhelming sometimes, but it is so worth it. It can mean the difference between a vacation and no vacation, that’s for sure! :-) And we are blessed we also have a dishwasher here and a washer and dryer. So, I definitely go home with suitcases full of clean clothes, too! :-)))

Many blessings!
Lisa
http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com

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