It's no secret...I love to travel! There's nothing like the feeling of going to places where you need your passport stamped and a good amount of time made to just enjoy someplace far from home. This wanderlust began when I was an exchange student (light) years ago after graduating high school. My first time abroad was when I was a Rotary exchange student
WE SHOW THEM!!
Save your money! I wish I was rich a could make plane tickets appear from thin air but I can't yet. So I did the next best thing. I opened a "travel" savings account for them and have been saving $$ since they were born. Once they got old enough at ages 7 and 5, we were on a plane to Paris.
Visit a friend. Let's say you've traveled a bit and some foreign friends will let you crash at their place. Problem is, that may not work too well with multiple kiddos. If space is an issue do what I did and rent a fully furnished apartment. AirBnB is a God-send. (Shout out to Murad!)
Any health issues that can happen, probably will happen so be prepared. Take your kids medicine and have a medical plan in place for when and if they get sick during travel. Lena was treated for a serious stomach virus in France but luckily she could be seen by a doctor who was referred by a friend.
Stay in a kid friendly environment. My kids and I stayed in Crimee located in the North-Eastern region of Paris where there's the Children's Science and Technology Museum, a geo-dome movie theatre, huge parks and everything else you need close by to accommodate the little ones. There's something for everyone with everything being easily accessed via Paris's extensive subway system.
Capture the moments. If this wasn't a personal project, this video would NOT be the length of a full-length movie but it is because they are ours and there's nothing like capturing your kids at a young age and reviewing those pictures or recordings and reminiscing on those precious moments throughout their lifetime. My heart melts every time I watch this video and I hope it does the same for you. Let alone, inspire you to travel with your family and friends! So what are you waiting for?! Press play and Bon Voyage!