Must-have Family Travel Essentials for Long Haul Holidays with Tweens

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Travelling long-haul with children of any age can be a little daunting so today I am sharing a few essentials which will help to ensure a smooth and hopefully stress-free trip. Let me know if you'd add any to the list. 


1 - FOREO ISSA Mini 2 Sonic Toothbrush 


Family Travel Essentials for Long Haul Holidays with Tweens - Foreo ISSA mini 2

Bigger smiles in a smaller brush. I love to see my tweens smiling with their pearly whites showing

Family Travel Essentials for Long Haul Holidays with Tweens - Foreo ISSA mini 2

One charge for ISSA mini 2, works up to 265 uses, thereby reducing the hassle of carrying too many charging items

Family Travel Essentials for Long Haul Holidays with Tweens - Foreo ISSA mini 2

 ISSA mini 2 - travel friendly, with soft silicon bristles which cleanses effectively



The tweens have been using ISSA Mini 2 toothbrushes for a while now and I've been really impressed. These toothbrushes take up hardly any room in your hand luggage thanks to their compact design, have impressive cleaning power (using sonic pulse technology) and retain their charge for an epic 265 days so you can leave your charger at home.

Apart from the fact that it is travel-friendly, the silicon bristles of the toothbrush mean that it is gentle on the gums, and cleans through the deeper crevices of the mouth. The kids have been loving it, and don't mind brushing twice a day, which has helped me promote good Oral care habits even more.

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Also, FOREO has recently opened their pop-up at Heathrow T4 (departure) - so to all my readers travelling this Spring, do check out and pick up something. The products are expensive but it is totally worth the investment.


2 - iPad 

We've tried lots of different tablets in the past and definitely think it's worth spending a little more and investing in an iPad. In our experience, the battery life is better and the product lasts a lot longer than cheaper alternatives. Find out more and buy online here. 

3 - SHAIK Suitcases 

Family Travel Essentials for Long Haul Holidays with Tweens - SHAIK Suitcases

Now that my children are older, the days of scooting through airports on Trunki's are long gone. We bought these SHAIK Series Razzer Suitcases last year and have used them for a few trips now - they are ideal for families with older children. The cases offer 360 degree wheel rotation so are super easy to push (even for tweens), they come with a TSA lock and offer plenty of room. Plus I think they look pretty great too. Find out more and buy online here.


4 - USB Travel Charger

I can't imagine travelling without our USB stations now. As a family, a lot of tech accompanies us on holiday. We all have our own phones, tablets, laptops, cameras - the list is never-ending. Most hotel rooms only have a couple of plug sockets and in the past, we've forever been fighting over sockets to charge our devices. This USB Travel Charger is honestly a game changer. Suitable for worldwide travel, it can charge up to 4 devices at once - we have a couple. Find out more and buy online here. 


5 - WaterWell Travel Filter Bottle 

Family Travel Essentials for Long Haul Holidays with Tweens - WaterWell Travel Filter Bottle

These bottles are a little pricey but worth the investment if you're travelling somewhere where drinking tap water is not recommended. These clever bottles filter out 99.9% of waterborne bacteria and parasites, are leak-proof and easy to carry. You can even use the bottles to collect water from wells, puddles and rivers which makes it ideal for family hikes too. Find out more and buy online here. 

6 - Quick dry towels 

We bought the kids these Simply Swim Large Microfibre Towels as part of their new swim kits last year and absolutely love them. They are super thin and lightweight so take up a lot less room in your case and the microfibre design dries 4x faster than conventional towels. I couldn't go back to 'normal' beach towels after trying these ones and would highly recommend. Find out more and buy online here. 

7 - Go Pro 

Family Travel Essentials for Long Haul Holidays with Tweens - Go Pro

My three love nothing more than making their own videos using a Go Pro in the pool on holiday. We've had ours for around 4 years now and it's still going strong. Go Pros are also ideal for theme park visits, water parks and snorkelling too. If you're a family who loves adventure holidays, I'd definitely recommend investing in a Go Pro. Find out more and buy online here. 

8 - Wireless Bluetooth Travel Headphones 

I treated myself to these headphones last summer and Heidi usually ends up stealing them during our trips away so I'm going to invest in more pairs for the kids this year. I love these headphones as you can listen wire-free using Bluetooth (so no more tangled wires) and they fold up into their own carry case which can be hooked onto your backpack or bag. They're really comfy too and are noise-cancelling so perfect for by the pool or on the plane. Find out more and buy online here.


Let me know what your travel essentials for long haul travel with tweens are and if you like any of the ideas from my list. 


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  1. The water bottle's a clever idea! And I really must get us an ipad. The kids have been though at least three tablets!

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    1. iPads have so much more life in them I think - worth spending a little bit more x

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  2. The water bottle idea is genius! We take ours abroad but they don’t have the filter, I’m gonna buy some! We do the micro fibre towels, they save so much space.

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    1. I don't think I could ever go back to regular towels now x

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  3. Just dug the micro fibre cloths out for glamping this weekend! They are ace

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    1. Oh is your trip this weekend? Hope it brightens up a bit for you x

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  4. GoPros are so much fun in the pools...my husband spends hours taking footage using it! (Purely for our own entertainment!)

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  5. Those rechargable tooth brushes look fab. We have battery powered ones for the kids but that's obviously less environmentally friendly. We always have our tablet and chargers/power banks with us. Quick dry towels is something I need to add to our packing list!

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  6. Great list of recommendations here, we definitely have quite a few of these for our family travel. The battery life on the ISSA Mini 2 sounds awesome!

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    1. It almost sounds too good to be true. We've been using them for 2 months now and still haven't needed to charge them :-O

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  7. LOVE quick dry towels - so colourful too x

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