Moving with kids: Packing tips

Moving with kids: Packing tips

Moving with kids: Packing tips

Shifting your entire life from one home to another is a huge undertaking, especially when you have toddlers, tantrums and non-stop energy balls to consider. I know what you’re thinking. How are you going to find time to arrange all the packing and moving logistics, get everything into boxes, transport it all, unpack it again AND still be a good parent in the process?

Don’t worry. It’s very possible. All it takes is a little preparation and organisation. Simply follow this survival guide of things not to forget!

Think of the children

  • Is your child precious about their belongings? Will they get teary seeing things thrown out or boxed up? You need to be wary that acts like this can upset young ones, but that’s easy enough to navigate! (Scroll down to ‘After Dark’ for ideas).
  • Keep your kid’s routines as unchanged as possible. It can be hard when their room becomes a pile of boxes, but bedtimes, school, meal times and extra curricular activities will be like warm blankets of comfort when their world is being boxed up around them.
  • Get them involved! Let them help pack things up, wrap things in bubble wrap, and (if you think they can stomach it) decide which old clothes and toys are able to be given to charity. The more involved they are, the more exciting the whole process becomes.

Think of the pets

Pets are often overwhelmed by all the changes of moving too. It may be easier for everyone to board them during the few days of mayhem, particularly if you have pets that love going on their own little holiday anyway. Make sure you update any pet tags and microchips prior to the move and keep your pets crated, indoors or on a leash until you are sure they are used to the new place.

If you have a transport crate, it is a good idea to get your pet used to this as a safe ‘den’. Set it up with some towels or blankets and make it cosy and make a positive association by giving them treats in there. Once you move this can continue to be a nice safe den that smells like home. Cats will need to be kept indoors for at least 2-4 weeks after a change of address and will be much better if they are initially restricted to one room in the house. You can read more about moving with cats here.

Get organised early (4 to 6 weeks out)

  • At least 6 weeks before your move, create a “moving folder”… or as soon as you start making any moving arrangements. Use it to store all the details of your movers, box rentals, receipts, as well as your plan of action of “things to do”. Keep a few blank pages in it and a pen so you can jot down any important things you need to remember, whenever and wherever they may spring to mind. (Eg. “Have I made sure the fridge will fit in its new space?”, “Who’s looking after the cat during the move?”. Really, anything and everything).
  • Always be mindful to keep dangerous items (scissors, tools, sharps, and breakables) secure and out of a little arm’s reach at all times. (And remember, even sticky tape dispensers have serrated bits!) Packing is a time of additional perils, so be extra cautious.
  • When packing, start with the rooms and items that get used the least. If you have bookshelves/an attic/ overcrowded garage/ fancy cabinets filled with fine china and unused ornaments… these are all good starting points. Chances are this stuff gets used less often anyway.
  • Other things to do:

o   Research and book a moving company.

o   Make sure you’ve given your landlord notice of your moving date

o   Set aside important documents (birth certificates, insurance papers, vaccination papers, passports) – you never know when you’ll need them! Keep them safe and together.

o   Give kids plenty of warning! They’ll appreciate having time to adjust, come to terms with it, and say goodbye to their friends if required.

o   Do some research on your new area – schools/shops/housing/sports clubs/fun activities – if anything stands out, tell the kids about it so they can start getting excited too.

o   If the new home is far away, plan a moving day itinerary: print out a map and plan for some fun stops along the way.

o   Hold a garage sale to get rid of stuff that is still of value, but that you do not wish to move with you. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so they say.

o   Photograph important furniture and household items so you have a record if removalists damage them at all.

 Closer to the big move

  • Begin to tackle your kitchen. Set aside some pots and pans, enough plates to cater for your meals until the big move (or even go out and buy some plastic ones that can tide you over so you can get ahead with your packing).
  • Make sure all boxes are clearly labeled with what room they belong in! This is very important. You want movers putting them in the right room so that you don’t have to lug everything about after they leave.
  • Start packing children’s stuff up last… like literally one or two days before. They are going to want things like favourite DVDs, toys and clothes right up until the big move.
  • To make boxing things up more fun, give your child stickers and textas to decorate their boxes of stuff – they’ll love it and it’s also then easier to locate where there stuff is upon arrival in your new home.
  • Set aside a “kid’s moving survival kit” – stock with a favourite toy, a few books, maybe a colouring book and pencils, and also put in their pyjamas, a change of clothes and their bedding. This way they’ll have items to entertain them when the packing and moving all becomes too much… and you’ll be able to make their new room feel homey from the very first night’s sleep!
  • Other things to do:

o   Cancel memberships to clubs/programs in your local area that will no longer be used.

o   Get a copy of your family’s medical history from your doctor so that you can hand it over when you find a new practitioner.

o   Notify utility and service providers of your change of address (gas and water company etc).

o   Update the address on your driver’s license (this can also be done very soon after the move).

o   Closer to the move, stop buying so many groceries and cleaning products – you’ll want to try get creative and use up as much of your existing stock as possible.

After dark

  •  Some packing tasks are best left for when kids are tucked up in bed and dreaming sweetly. All handling of delicate items, for example.
  • Once kids are asleep is also the time to chuck out any items they may have a hard time parting with – but will never think of again if not bought to their attention (their broken doll, threadbare two-sizes-too-small t-shirts and such). Be mindful though; you don’t want to start an argument when unpacking because you “misplaced” a favourite stuffed toy!

Moving day

  • When the big day rolls around – you may be feeling overwhelmed, but embrace it and know you’ve done the best you can to get things all in order.
  • Have suitcases of clothes and toiletries packed in your own car (you won’t be able to source all of it easily straight out of the boxes on the first night).
  • You’ll also want a box with you filled with small basic items: toilet paper, paper towels,
  • If your kids are little, plan to have someone looking after them while the trucks are being loaded with stuff – as much as you love them, they can be a slight hindrance in this process.
  • Make sure you have a well kitted out first aid box in your care… a general rule for all drivers, but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded again!

So I’m sure that leaves you feeling utterly swamped with plenty of things to think about. But I’ve no doubt you’ll handle it just fine and come through it – kids and all – far better and happier than you could ever image.

Good luck and happy moving!

marisa photoMany thanks to Marisa for this post. Marisa is the mother of 2 energetic children who love to hide random objects in her bed to find at the end of a long day. Intensely curious about the world, she has lived and travelled to most corners of the globe with her most recent Expat adventure taking place in Qatar in the Middle East where her youngest child was born. Marisa is an extremely curious person and spends much of her time learning about her favourite topics; health, fitness and saving the planet. As a lover of spontaneity, Marisa is always happy to embrace change and new experiences and enjoys living on the edge.

16 Amazingly Different Water Fountains From All Over the World

The infographic below, with fun facts provided by Luxe, details 16 amazingly different water fountains from all over the world. How many have you traveled to? Here are some fun, family-friendly travel destinations!

Amber Kingsley is a traveler, writer and designer with a passion for culture and arts. She hopes you enjoy perusing through this graphic and encourages you to travel to all of the wonderful fountains listed!

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How the Celebrities Fly with Children

Celebrity Parents’ Travel Advice

With the paparazzi regularly stationing themselves at airports, there are countless images of celebrity mums and tots walking on and off planes, looking fabulous and not at all travel weary.  While they have nannies and fly in the executive class section of the airplane, it doesn’t mean that we can’t learn from them. There’s some inspiration from celebrity parents:

Hugh Jackman

When Hugh Jackman travels with his children, it’s often between the US and Australia, which means it is a long flight.  When this family is leaving the airport, they all look rested and it seems to us that the key for the Jackmans is to make sure that the kids are wearing comfortable clothes that don’t pull or restrict movement That way, the little ones are able to fall asleep easily, regardless of the time zone, making walking off the plane on the other side an easier time for everyone involved!

Isla Fisher

Camera shy mum Isla Fisher has been seen at the airport with one of her daughters in a baby carrier, making it much easier for her to navigate check-in and security, not to mention the duty-free shops at the airport.  She always looks as stylish when she reaches her destination as she did when she departed; not having to worry about carrying her baby in her arms clearly makes and impact!

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman and her husband, Keith Urban, are frequently spotted travelling together with their little girls.  A good travel tip is to work together by each looking out for one child.  If you’re travelling without a partner, but with older children, get them to buddy up!

Naomi Watts

Another frequent commuter from Australia to America, Naomi Watts is frequently seen with her little ones at the airport, wearing loose clothing, preventing her from feeling too restricted while on the flight.  She’s also been seen cleverly carrying a small handbag, which is easily accessible and could contain all necessary travel documents like passports and tickets.  She also carries a larger tote bag full of things for entertaining kids.

Dannii Minogue

Yet another celebrity mum who makes travelling look easy, Dannii Minogue uses one of our favourite tricks and makes sure to use her buggy all the way to the gate.  This way, she can easily manoeuvre through the airport, without having to prevent her son from squirming around in her arms.  She’s also able to use space in the buggy to hold anything she might pick up at the duty free shops!

Toni Collette

One more Australian actress who travels back and forth to America quite often, Toni Collette is often seen at the airport with her two young children in really comfortable clothes and carrying an oversized, stylish handbag.  For quick trips, using a large handbag or tote as a carry-on is a brilliant idea, as you’ll be able to save space.  You’ll be able to fit in what your children need, and be fashionable at the same time.

Top Tips For A (Relatively) Peaceful Car Journey

Planning ahead can help you go from this…

It’s one thing to drive the kids to school or to the shops; it’s quite another thing to set off with them on a long car journey! Unless you put in some careful preparation then you are likely going to be in for a long day of ‘are we nearly there yet’ – and believe us, that can test the resolve of even the most patient of parents!

Here are a few quick tips which should help your car journey run as smoothly as possible:

Make space
If you are travelling in cramped conditions, then everyone is likely to be more on edge.  Try not to fill the car up to the ceiling (we know it can be tricky!), not only is it potentially dangerous- you should ensure you can still use all your mirrors freely- but it makes for an unpleasant journey.

Regular breaks
You’ll probably want to get the journey out of the way as quickly as possible – we understand the feeling – but taking regular breaks is a good means to reduce the stress of travelling. Kids have a lot lower boredom threshold than adults and what may seem like a reasonable amount of time to be driving for you, can seem like a lifetime for them.

Keep an eye open for a nice spot to stop, get out, stretch your legs and try and take part in a fun activity; perhaps a picnic, a play in a park or looking at something out of the ordinary. If you can, try to plan these stops before you set off as it will give you and your kids something to look forward to.

Snacks

…to peace and quiet

This is quite a difficult one to get right! On the one hand a long journey can be seen as a good opportunity to allow your kids to snack on their favourite treats in the hope it’ll keep them well behaved. On the other hand the last thing that you want is a hyperactive child trapped in a car – make sure you pick your treats wisely!

Games
Every parent has faced the problem of trying to get their kids to stop playing on their Gameboys or Vitas (or whatever new fangled thing it is these days!) but car journeys are one occasion when it might be wise to make an exception! You may even want to consider buying a new game to keep them occupied.

For parents less willing to sell their principles for a few hours of peace then a great alternative is a game of eye-spy. You will be amazed, even in this day and age, how a game of eye-spy can capture the imagination. A slight riff on the classic version is to produce a list of things which you are likely to see on your journey and start a competition to see who can tick them all off first. But be prepared for some serious cheating!

Night Drive
It might not always be practical for you to drive at night, but if it is then it’s definitely worth considering. Just imagine it – 300km and not a single peep!

Travelling with Kids – the importance of Travel Insurance

Travelling with kids is a great experience. Before the big trip, good planning and preparation is the key to ensure a smooth holiday (as much as possible!)

Thinking about all the different aspects of travelling with kids is important such as the types of clothing required, which toys to take to entertain, medicines required and so on.

As we know and have experienced before, it is so easy to forget and leave behind an important travel item (I even had a friend once who got to the airport for a New Zealand flight with no passport!). However, in reality, leaving behind an item or two in most cases will be a slight inconvenience.

In my opinion, the most important item to remember to take with you on your holiday is most definitely travel insurance as travelling with kids is not always fun and games.

Following are the key areas to consider and why travel insurance is so important when you are travelling with kids.

Cancellation:
Travel insurance covers many different aspects. How many times have you had to cancel your trip even before you embark on your dream holiday? It’s not uncommon that once you have planned every detail of your holiday, one of your kids (or yourself) fall sick which causes you to cancel your trip. We all work very hard to go on holiday and it’s important to have measures in place to protect that holiday investment. It is really important to make sure the travel insurance policy you choose has a sufficient level of cancellation cover.

Luggage:
If you have ever travelled with kids, you would know that you need to take lots of luggage and valuables! For peace of mind, a family travel insurance policy would most likely cover you for risk factors such as lost or delayed baggage. You would be surprised to learn how often luggage is delayed at airports or even lost and stolen. It can be a very expensive exercise for a family to have to replace important lost or delayed luggage on a holiday.

Medical Expenses:
No one wants to think about potentially falling ill or having an accident on their dream holiday. However, it can be a very expensive and stressful experience being stuck in another country and having to pay large amounts of money for medical and hospital expenses. Travel Insurance is so important because travel insurers will generally cover you for medical, hospital and repatriation costs (if needed). Our advice would be to select a travel insurance policy that includes unlimited medical expenses. So be sure to read the travel insurers product disclosure statement to ensure its right for you.

Choosing the right travel insurance policy can be time consuming and confusing. We have highlighted above the 3 of most essential types of coverage to look out for when selecting a travel insurance policy for your family.   We have also noticed a few travel insurance providers that allow kids to go free as long as the kids are under 18 and are accompanied by an insured parent or even grandparent.

It is one of the most important things to do in the planning of your trip, so always take time to do the research and get the right insurance to suit your holiday.

Travelling with Kids and Sickness – a few tips

Travelling with kids not only gives them a great opportunity to learn and experience new things, but it also creates so many great memories that will stay with them for life.

Unfortunately though it is easy for kids to get sick while travelling, whether it be a mild form of car or plane motion sickness, to full blown bugs picked up in the local country.

Here’s a few tips to try to minimise the disturbance to your holiday through sickness:

  • Water and food hygiene is critical to ensure nasty bugs do not ruin your holiday. Always take care, drink bottled water if you are unsure and use common sense with foods you buy. Also use an antibacterial sprayto kill germs in toilets, on table tops, in public transport, anywhere.

    PSI Bands – great for motion sickness

  • For motion sickness, try the PSI bands – they are fantastic drug free acupressure wrist bands perfect for the relief of nausea and they are safe for children
  • Also always keep Chuckies Travel Sickness Bags in your bag in case nausea hits
  • Ensure you have a letter from your doctor if you are carrying prescriptions, epipens or other medications
  • Always have travel insurance suitable for your destination
  • If travelling overseas or to a remote location, check what medical facilities are available, whether that is at the hotel, or local hospital or medical centre. You do not want to be looking for this information when your child is sick. Always pack a comprehensive medical kit appropriate to your destination.
  • Check immunisations required, as for very young children certain destinations will not be suitable.
  • If travelling overseas and to regional or remote locations, check in advance what flights are available (keep a print out in your luggage) back to a major city or your home, in the case of emergency this information could be critical.

Chuckies Travel Sickness Bags

We would love to hear your experiences of how you overcame sickness when travelling, and some tips for others. We have 1 pack of 3 Chuckies to give away (6 in total) for the first 6 comments below.

Note Chuckies giveaway is for Australian residents only, please provide comments of around 20-40 words approx. (or more if you have some great tips for others!)

Make the Most of Your Travel with the Kids

Family Holidays are Fun!

Holiday time is meant for family and fun. Travelling with the kids can bring happy memories and the desire to repeat the experience when a little extra planning means the kids will have plenty of activities to enjoy.

There are enough details to contend with in booking flights, making hotel reservations and finding out where to get meals that the kids will enjoy. When it comes to putting an itinerary of activities together, the whole experience of planning can quickly become a greater chore than may have been expected. It can be difficult to anticipate all that there is to see and do, especially when it is a destination that the family has not visited before.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to effortlessly plan a trip that would offer the best options available at one great price? This is exactly what can be obtained by going through an agency that has a variety of holiday packages already arranged for travellers. By purchasing a package, you can plan a holiday that suits your family’s specific needs and includes the amenities and activities that will appeal to the kids, too.

The Way Such Deals are Possible

In order for the hotels and airlines to retain a competitive edge, they look for ways to attract and keep customers. The online travel agents work to discover all the promotional deals that are available and then group them together into one affordable package that can be paid in one convenient bill. Visiting a site allows travelers an opportunity to look over all the packages that are available and choose one that encompasses enough interesting and desirable elements for the trip.

What is Included

Among the items included in a package are:

•    Booking the flight
•    Hotel reservations
•    Car rental
•    Travel insurance

Advantages include being able to book during peak seasons or at the last minute without sacrificing preferred choices.

Some of the added extras are:

•    Dining credits
•    Bonus nights
•    Room upgrades
•    Free meals for kids
•    Tour vouchers
•    Free access to the airport VIP lounge before the return flight

Some of the features included in activity itineraries are:

•    Sight seeing famous landmarks
•    Entertainment
•    Cultural centers and museums
•    Investigating volcanoes
•    Sports
•    Diving or snorkeling
•    Golf
•    Hiking
•    Surfing
•    Swimming with the dolphins

What’s Left to Do?

With the trip details handled, all that’s left to do is ensure the family is packed and the kids have enough of their favourite things that can keep their interest on the plane. The flight may present an opportunity for one-on-one time with family or a chance to allow the use of electronic entertainment.

Some things to think about including are:

•    DVDs
•    Music
•    Computer games
•    Comfortable earbuds
•    Reading books
•    Colouring books and crayons
•    Snacks
•    A favourite blanket

Mothers know very well how to prepare for the trip, but today’s security restrictions have changed much for the traveller. It is always advisable to check with the airline prior to being screened just in case.

Fun Tips for Traveling With Kids

Kids on a road trip

The keys to a smooth trip when traveling with kids are to pay attention to their needs and keep plenty of activities for kids to do along the way. Bored and overtired children become cranky kids in a hurry. By remembering the kinds of things that keep children entertained and planning a kid-friendly trip, you can be prepared before the journey begins.

Safety

Before embarking on any trip, there are several safety issues to consider. It is a good idea to have your vehicle completely checked out by your mechanic or someone knowledgeable to ensure it is ready for such a trip. Oil changes, brake checks, light checks and so forth are important to the vehicle’s safe operation while on the road. When you are away from home, you definitely want to ensure the vehicle is in tip top working order.

When it comes to the children riding in the vehicle as passengers, other safety checks should include checking the installation of all car seats and booster seats to ensure they are properly set up for maximum protection. All children under the age of 7 should be secured in a child safety seat or booster seat. All children under the age of 12 should ride in the back seat of the vehicle for optimal safety.

Time

When traveling with kids, the pace of the trip should be set to kid pace. This means lots of time built into your agenda for stops along the way for bathroom breaks, time to run amok and burn off energy and other activities for kids. By taking the time to stop and get out of the vehicle frequently, you can avoid cranky children who simply need to move around and be free from the seat for a bit. Stopping at rest areas and racing the kids to the door or playing tag on the grass for a few minutes can keep everyone in good spirits and content to ride just a bit longer. While snacks along the way are a good idea, stopping for a meal from time to time will allow for a little longer out of the car and a break for everyone.

Entertainment

Entertainment is a big deal when traveling with kids. Trapped in those seats for what seems like eons to them, kids need distractions and fun things to do. Bring some of their toys and gadgets from home and also invest in a few new novelty items that will grab interest. These new items need not be expensive and can even be of short term use, just for the trip. Things such as new crayons, coloring books, books, games, stickers, trinkets of all kinds can bring distraction and something fresh to the play scene. If your children have electronic games, by all means pack those along as well. If the trip is a long one, maybe buy a new game for the gadget. Such games are great activities for kids and often provide hours of distraction, fun and learning.

Here are a few age specific tips of activities for kids when traveling—with the understanding that frequent breaks and stops to get out of the car are important for ALL ages:

Babies – babies will often sleep for long stretches when the car is in motion. Even for those who will sleep well in the car, it is important to give babies time out of the car seat periodically during the trip. Time to lie on a blanket and stretch their little bodies will keep them from getting too sore and tired of riding.

Toddlers to age 5 or so – this age is the move all the time age. Colorful books, blocks that fit together, toys that talk and make noise and ability appropriate electronic games are just a few things you can stock the car with to entertain the traveling toddler. Passengers can interact with the youngsters along the way, playing games, singing songs and reading books to pass the time.

Age 6 to 9 or so – kids in this age group can benefit from a backpack they helped to pack full of fun things to do and a few surprises added by loved ones along the way. Books, electronic games, card games, pens and paper, silly putty, mad libs and so forth are fun things to do in the car. As with all kids, interaction in the form of I Spy games and the like are fun time passers.

Older kids – older kids will often pack their own stuff to do along the way. Interacting with them about what they see during the trip is a good way to spend family time connecting and break up the monotony of a long car trip.

Well timed stops along the way and a well stocked treasure trove of activities for kids will make traveling with kids a fun experience for everyone involved.

1000 Great Places to Travel with Kids in Australia

A great family travel guide

Do you find even contemplating a family holiday exhausting? With kids and their myriad needs in the equation there is so much more to take into account that, sometimes, you end up wondering when the stress and planning ends and the holiday actually begins!

Whether you’re travelling with babies, young children, tweens or teens, 1000 Great Places to Travel with Kids in Australia is the answer to every travelling parent’s dream: a comprehensive, interactive and portable guide that will not only save you time and money, but will also show you how to have your most enjoyable and stress free family holiday ever.

Featuring an invaluable ‘theme index’, this unique book allows you to customise every aspect of your trip, actually involving the kids in the planning process and therefore adding to the excitement and anticipation. You’ll also discover tips on absolutely everything from finding accommodation to suit the ages of your children, to pre purchasing tickets so you avoid nasty queues with restless kids. There are also lots of ‘Fabulous Facts’ and ‘Kid Quests’ which will educate and entertain the whole family on everything from convict ghosts to how to help a blind penguin build a nest.

Compiled by children’s author and illustrator – and seasoned family traveller – Anna Ciddor, the book has been rigorously researched and is bursting with listings for kid friendly attractions and activities (anyone game to taste a honey ant, or would you prefer to cuddle a wombat?) as well as places to eat and stay. Whether you’re travelling around the corner or around the country, there is something to suit every budget and holiday taste, 1000 Great Places to Travel with Kids in Australia is the ultimate holiday handbook.

About the Author

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Anna Ciddor is loved by children and parents around the world. She is the award]winning author of more than 50 books on topics as diverse as travel, toilets and Australian history, but is most well known for her Viking trilogy Runestone, Wolfspell and Stormriders. In 1000 Great Places to Travel with Kids in Australia she combines her understanding of what kids find fun and entertaining, with her passion for travel, history and all the gems (hidden and otherwise) that make up Australia

Available now from Haggus and Stookles for $34.95.

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Affordable Travel for Families from Student Flights

When planning a holiday the travel budget always sits front of mind as the costs of travel can be high (especially if travelling abroad) with kids. Gone are the days when we travelled (pre-kids) as a couple, where we carried our backpacks around, and found hostels to stay in as we went. Travelling with kids does take a lot more planning!

When you start planning a family vacation on a budget, it may seem a little daunting. First of all, you need to work around your family’s entire needs. When you’ve got that figured out, you’re faced with a thousand accommodation choices and fluctuating airline prices. You start asking yourself, “Which hotel should I stay at? Where are all the affordable flights?

It always pays to extensively research costs for all parts of your travel, especially the high costs like air travel and accommodation.

I have discovered a company that offers affordable services for travellers. Take a look at studentflights.com.au, which makes it easy for travelling families to plan a budget-friendly vacation, no matter your planning style. And yes, it’s not just for students.

Great prices on flights

Student Flights makes it easy to browse available trips through an attractive home page that offers glimpses of where you and your family could go without making you squint through an imposing long list. Every day, Student Flights offers its “Top Three” feature, which lists three amazing deals. Go to London, Los Angeles, or Paris! You are offered great prices all over the world.

You can also use the website to do an extensive, detailed search. You can search by several search parameters that let you find exactly what you’re looking for. This search area is also available for hotel searches, which allow you to search according to the amount of children you’re bringing with you. Find hotels around the world at amazingly low prices. Search through a quick list of popular destinations with their accompanying lowest price available.

Great offers on accommodation

Student Flights offers a huge range of different quality accommodation, from bargain-priced hostels ideal for backpackers and students to 5 Star accommodation!” Find the “hidden gems” around the world that you never would have heard of otherwise.

Car Rental Options

Once you’ve booked your great deal on your flights and you’ve found the perfect hotel for you and your family, then have a look at the car rental options they have available. Student Flights has developed partnerships with major car rental companies so you’re sure to get a great deal. They offer car rental services for both Australia and overseas. They also have information and bookings available for rail passes for certain destinations.

Travel Insurance

Student Flights also offer travel insurance for your holiday, they understand that sometimes things go wrong, and they’re there to cover you. As the website says, “if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.”

Other services

Student Flights has so many little extra services on their website which we love. They have information on Events and Festivals for your destination, on using mobile phones when travelling, destination guides to give you more information on where you’re travelling to and more.

Student Flights. Don’t let their name fool you – Student Flights is not just for students (although they do make sure they have the best student deals around), they’re serious about cheap travel for everyone – whether you’re adventurous, young or young at heart!