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The 5 Best Technology Devices to Take on a Family Vacation

A family vacation can provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy some quality time with your children. Unfortunately, it can also be a stressful time, as you may experience everything from crying little ones during a flight or bored children in the car.

Fortunately, there are things you can do to make the travel experience be an absolute joy for both the parents and the children. Just look at the five technologies devices you should consider taking on your next family vacation.



family vacationChildren’s Smart Watches

One of the biggest worries you might have on a family vacation is losing track of your children. The kids can become excitable abroad, running around the pool or park. Thankfully, smartwatches for kids makes it easier than ever before to keep track of your children, as many provide built-in GPS tracking so you know where your child is at all times.


With so many varieties on the market, you can opt for a watch that can send one-way text messages, and some even come equipped with intelligent emergency, which allows a child to press a red button on their smart watch to inform a parent if they are in danger.



family vacationA Tablet Computer

If you want to keep a child busy on the journey, you should certainly consider taking a tablet computer with you. The handy device allows children to watch movies, TV shows or play games, so they can enjoy hours of fun before they reach their destination. It’s a great gadget to have at hand when on a long-haul flight.



family vacationPower Bank

We use so much technology to entertain the children, as you will want to distract them from boredom with tablet computers, e-books or a smartphone. So, it helps to have a power bank with you so your child doesn’t experience a low battery. The power bank allows you to instantly charge a device, so they can continue to use the gadget.


family vacation mifi


No-one wants to experience expensive data roaming charges when abroad – so many people often turn off their data and leave their phones until they arrive back home. However, if you don’t want to be without your mobile phone, and want to avoid a hefty phone bill, invest in MiFi as it allows you to share a mobile connection from a single SIM for a maximum of 10 devices. So, you, your partner and the children can use the internet with ease, and you don’t have to spend a vacation worrying about the data roaming charges!



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Noise Cancelling Headphones

Children love to watch all sorts of movies and TV shows or love listening to music; however, the rest of the people on-board the flight or in the hotel might not want to listen to it, including you. Noise-cancelling headphones are a great investment because they allow a child to enjoy games and music to their desired volume and no-one else must hear it with them. What’s more, they’re a great way for a child to enjoy some rest, because they won’t have to listen to other passengers or the rumbles from nearby cars.

Christa Thompson

Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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