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3 Tips for traveling with kids from travel guru Samantha Brown

Julie Ruditzky Loffredi is one of the most sought after travel experts, appearing on NBC TODAY show, Fox News Channel and others. Found online at Travel + Leisure, The Travel Channel, USAToday, ABCNews, Huffington Post and others. She is...

How travel guru Samantha Brown deals with the stress of traveling with kids

As a travel journalist, I have the opportunity to meet a lot of cool people. One of the coolest is Samantha Brown. While on assignment, I had the opportunity to meet up with the beloved travel guru at her New York City home for a video interview.

While this hip globetrotter is best known as a Travel Channel host — her new series, 50/50, just kicked off last month — and the Travel Ambassador for AARP, her favorite job is being a mom. This busy lady has some great advice for new moms and how to make traveling with young kids stress-free and fun, including how to put those flying fears to rest.

How travel guru Samantha Brown deals with the stress of traveling with kids
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My three favorite travel tips from Samantha Brown:

1. Don't let kids see you stressed out!

While Samantha is a travel pro, she admits that traveling with her kids can make her a bit nervous. She's learned over time that the easiest way to combat travel fears is by telling kids what to expect ahead of time — and to never let them see you stressed out.

2. Best snack food while traveling

Peanut butter is Samantha's favorite travel food. The yummy food paste made from dry-roasted peanuts and packed with protein is her must-have travel snack.

3. Jet lag cure

Jet lag is that yucky feeling of fatigue and insomnia, common for those traveling across time zones. Samantha says that she's found a way to beat those travel blues.

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