|"We are going on Superhero Missions"|
Since this will be a family travel adventure, we decided to make it a team effort and the idea of creating a "superhero" theme video was approved by my daughter. It was a perfect theme because parents definitely need some "superhero skills" while travelling with children. Dad needs "super strength" to quickly load the airport shuttle with numerous bags while Mum holds tightly to little hands and try not to lose any carry-ons. Being able to move as quickly as the "Flash" when small sandy hands almost knock-over your fruit cocktail by the poolside is very important. "Super eyesight" is helpful when trying to find beautiful small seashells or rocks on the beach to take home as treasured souvenirs.
Due to my daughter's obsession with being a superhero, we have created a list of "Top 10 Travel Must Have for Little Superheroes" that are needed when travelling abroad to a sun destination. Please watch the below video introducing "Super Girl" and "Super Boy".
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BIG STRONG SUITCASE: My husband will gladly tell you that we have too many suitcases in storage. My suitcases must be durable to handle being packed to the maximum weight limit and not get damaged while being tossed under the airplane. I love swivel wheels that allow the suitcase to move along side you instead of being dragged behind you. I am normally dragging a child through the airport so I don't need suitcase that is difficult to pull along also. A handheld luggage scale has also saved me many times from emergency re-packing at the check-in desk.
BOTTOM COVERS (aka Nappies): Super Boy is not potty trained yet so very necessary. One of my top tips for travelling with babies or toddlers is to create several sealable bags filled with a nappy, wipes, nappy plastic sack, and change of undershirt for quick nappy changes on the airplane. These pre-packed nappy kits saved me on several occasions the first time I travelled with my daughter to the USA. Let's just say that she had a very active bottom and needed multiple nappies.
SUNSCREEN: When I went on family holidays in childhood, we would head to the pool just after breakfast and normally not leave the poolside or beach until lunchtime. Maybe a quick rest inside but then back outside for more seashell hunting or swimming. Many hours in the sun requires lots of sunscreen to protect children's precious skin from sunburns. My children love their sunscreen (or suncream) sticks and often can find them applying sunscreen for imaginary travel trips during the winter months. I guess you can never have to much sunscreen in our life.
BABY WIPES: I can not believe that I lived without baby wipes before motherhood. They are honestly are in constant use in my home and when on holiday. My children can make a mess in a matter of seconds of entering a room. When travelling, they have a multiple of uses including remove sunscreen from eye, cleaning out sand between toes, and cleaning up spilled drinks. Please do not spill my piña colada cocktail!
FAMILY: All the 9 items above are my family's "must haves" for travelling but the most important "must have" is being together as a family. Lots of my favourite childhood memories are spending time on holiday (aka vacation) with my parents and siblings. Majority of our holidays focused on being around the swimming pool and learning to swim from my father. He focused on teaching us water safety. I would love the opportunity to pass on these lessons to my children while on holiday and share with other parents as a blogger ambassador for Mark Warner.
In the last few years as blogger and vlogger, I have fallen in love with taking photos and videos. I love sneaking up on my children with my camera to capture those candid moments of childhood. When I am not focusing the camera on my family, I am often photographing interior decor or the small details of my surroundings. So many beautiful colours and textures inside and outside to discover while exploring a new place in the world.
Check out my #MarkWarnerMum Pinterest Board for Travel Inspiration. Time to create your own #MWMoments.
Thank you to Mark Warner for hosting this annual blogger Family Ambassador Programme. If you would like to submit an entry the deadline is March 1, 2017 at 23.59 GMT. Good luck my fellow bloggers and the Mark Warner Team whom have the difficult task of choosing 5 lucky bloggers this year. If you enjoyed this blog post and video, please share on social media or comment below.
As a special thank you to my blog readers, I am hosting a giveaway for three (3) superhero capes. We would love to share our children's love of being superheroes with your family. Giveaway ends Sunday, March 5th, 2017.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE CAPES: Super Girl has many capes to wear while chasing her brother around the house. You never know when you visit our home if you will meet Batman, Captain America, Spiderman, Flash or maybe Ladybug Girl. The capes featured in the above video were made by my mother (aka Grandma). The colours were chosen by Super Girl because her favourite colours are blue & green and she believes that her brother loves red & yellow. The gold buttons were chosen by Papa. If chosen as 2017 Family Ambassadors, I am share that Super Girl will pack her capes collection and would be soon recruiting other children on holiday into her Justice League.