Jess: Not Jess Fashion
It's a struggle going from point A to point B, but nothing beats traveling with the family - it's like home away from home.
Discover our Melijoe Mums' tips and follow us for a new adventure every two weeks!
@jessicawang is a top fashion and lifestyle blogger based in New York City. She is of Chinese-American origin and lives with her two daughters Hazel and Capri and her husband Daniel. She blogs at NotJessFashion on all things lifestyle, travel, family and above all, fashion!
Tell us a bit about your favorite spots to visit with kids? And your favorite destinations abroad? Why?
We love the Caribbeans because it's a quick flight away - and delivers everything you'd want in a vacation. We went to Barbados and the Bahamas earlier this year, and had a blast. They have some of the most beautiful palm trees and beaches. The islands offer plenty of activities for the kids too. During our most recent trip, we got to pet and feed the flamingos - it was such an incredible experience.
What are your Melijoe essential items for a vacation? 6-8 items
Swimwear (love the ones by Paté de Sable) Matching sets because they double up as a swim cover up Dresses for ease of wear and photos Jumpsuits for casual wear Pom D'Api sandals (they're both practical and adorable) Hats for added sun protection
Can you share some tips and tricks for travelling with kids?
Always check your passports months in advance to make sure they're not going to expire around the time of traveling (I learned this the hard way). If you can, travel in the morning and try to catch a nap on the flight, that way you can spend half a day at your destination. Also, bring small toys, coloring books, and gadgets to keep the kids busy. Don't forget to pack snacks and an extra change of clothes in your carryon for the little ones.
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