NY Times: 7 Tips for an Easier Family Getaway Some ideas that may be good to keep in mind! - Do not pack items that can be purchased at your destination. - Think compact. - Pack smartly, using caution with items packed with liquids...if the soap breaks open, what's left? - Do not just look at the lowest price for a plane ticket...for example, a non-stop over connection(s). - Entertainment - Hip hotels/properties that are easier with kids. - Ensure the suite is really a suite!