Every parent has heard horror stories about traveling with children, but you can avoid a nightmare car trip or plane ride by planning ahead and packing toys geared to banish boredom. Modern travel isn’t easy for kids. Unfamiliar people and places can be over-stimulating. Missed naps make children tired and cranky. And it’s hard for kids to sit still in a car seat for hours on end when they are used to moving around. Finding creative ways to work physical exercise into your travel plan, packing some nutritious snacks, and bringing along engaging toys will make summer travels more enjoyable for your children – and you!