Travel April2014

Destinations, product picks and getaway tips.

Donald McDermott

Improve your chances of getting faster service from baggage handlers on your next trip by issuing a personal plea with the Prince Lionheart Car Seat Gate Check Bag and the Stroller Gate Check Bag. A note on the bags asks for its contents to be handled with care, and perhaps, your car seat and stroller will returned with quicker intent when you're waiting for them upon arrival!

If you've ever had to drag your reluctant kids along on a family trip, then you can relate to Oceanhouse Media's newest book app The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Car Trip.

Treat your family to an amazing adventure this year when O.A.R.S. hosts a series of unforgettable river trips on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Trips run in April, May, and September.

Specially designed to reduce the risk of injury, the Tummy Shield diverts seat belt pressure away from the stomach, making it even safer for an expecting mother to travel while pregnant.

Family travel experts Ciao Bambino! and Travel Savvy Mom proudly present free, tablet-friendly PDF The Smart Parents Guide to Family Adventure Vacations.

This column appeared in the April 2014 issue.