Travel Tips Travel for Kids
    Family travel in 2021 is a different world.
      Due to continuing pandemic, worldwide travel is brought to a halt.
      As I write, California where we live is locked down – hotels and short term house rentals for leisure travel are not available, campgrounds are closed, our famous theme parks, zoos and museums are not open.
      In 2020, we did not take a drive trip more than 150 miles from our house in any direction. We missed the yearly seasonal events, such as Gold Rush days, Strawberry Festival, Sonoma Farm Trails. In summer we canceled a multi-generational family reunion to hike and fish in the Eastern Sierra.
      These are steps necessary to stem transmission of the deadly co-vid virus.
      Right now, please don't rent a house in Lake Tahoe or Cabo in Baja, or get on a plane to Hawaii, thinking your family "needs a vacation."
      If someone in your family carries the virus (asymptomatic), you could infect the local people where you visit. Think about it.
      Canada has closed its border to United States travelers since last spring.
      In Europe, there are restrictions for travel between countries for EU citizens. United States citizens are already banned from traveling to Asia and most of Europe.
      The virus has no borders.
     

But there is a wide open world – children's books, cooking with kids at home (try global cuisine), and hiking outdoors, perfect for even little ones.

      Here's just a few blog posts on See the World:
    Winter Wonderland Children's Books
    Travel Through Africa, with Books
    Books That Open Our World
    Cooking around the world, at home
    Sail with Sir Francis Drake
    Myths and Legends
    Watching for Gray Whales
     
      This is not the time for a plane trip.
     

Outdoors is best for family outings.

     

Please don't rent short term rentals when state regulations don't allow it.

     

Wearing a face covering is for safety of all.

     

Also on Twitter and Facebook find posts with travel tips every week, as things open (and close).

     

One travel tip stays here on Travel for Kids – comfort and imagination in adventures of the Pengo Brothers:

   

Traveling with stuffed animals

     

Jan 1, 2021

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