• The holidays are a busy travel time for many families. As much as we want it to be fun, it is more often than not manic. Here are some solid tips on how to plan ahead and avoid stress.

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  • Many families spend at least part of the holiday break on the road traveling to see relatives or friends. If you're planning an excursion this season, make it festive for all your little travelers. Whip up these simple stenciled bags for the kids and fill them with goodies—stickers, crayons, Play-Doh, and more—to keep them entertained along the way.

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  • Whether you're flying, driving, or training, always take along books—as many as you can reasonably tote—for every member of the family. A terrific read will keep kids occupied just as well as a movie, and there's no noise involved! For holiday travel, load up on festive seasonal reads from the bookstore or library.

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  • Museums are the perfect day destination for families tired of being cooped up due to winter weather. Treasures like the Smithsonian have something for everyone, from science geeks to history buffs. If you can't make it to D.C., find an interesting museum nearby and spend the day exploring.

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  • Now you can cruise around and stay connected with available 4G LTE Wi-Fi. If equipped, the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse allows you to connect seven devices to the Internet…from your car! That’s just the beginning of the available technologies you’ll find inside this family vehicle. We’re not sure who’s going to be happier about these innovative conveniences, you or the kids.

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  • When you practically live on the road (or it just feels that way), having the right gear is key. Check out this cool list of super-stylish gifts for the modern travelista, and then drop some heavy hints to Santa (or your hubby).

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  • There's nothing like a car filled with hungry, cranky kids (and adults) to kill the fun. Even if your trip is a short one, make sure you have nibbles on hand just in case. Sara from Sprouted Kitchen shares some delicious and healthy options that travel well.

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  • When it comes to packing for a trip, anything that contains the words "no-fail" and "smart" is right up our alley. When you're traveling with kids, it's doubly important to be strategic about what you take and how you organize it.

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  • A mom can never—NEVER—have too many printables on hand, and that includes in the car. If you spend a lot of time driving with your kids, these will keep them occupied like nothing else. Vary the activities (coloring pages, mazes, puzzles, and more) so no one has a chance to get bored.

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  • This adventurous mom of two boys also happens to be a master scrapbooker. Her detailed Photoshop tutorial will inspire you to capture and commemorate your own family travels in a special way. Plus, she gives you the complete step-by-step, so no excuses!

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