Hey there. If there is one thing that we all can use it's travel tips. I have a very minimalist style when traveling so my tips aren't always all that helpful. Even when the kids were toddlers I only used my regular purse on flights. I'm not a schlepper and having kids didn't really change that for me. I would bring a book tucked in my purse, a bag of raw almonds (they don't smoosh, rot or stain anything- and are always in my purse) and a bottle of water.
When the kids got old enough to carry their own backpack I let them decide what they wanted to bring. To this day it is usually a pad of blank paper and a crayon roll.
So, this is a place where everyone out there can add their best travel advice. Whether it be with kids or solo- let's hear your best!