Whether you are a celebrity traveling mom like Jenna Elfman from the new CBS sitcom Accidentally On Purpose , or a veteran cruise traveling mom like Cruise Buzz, there are some basic travel essentials you will want to consider when your family travels with younger children.


A portable DVD player is a great tool for engaging children.   In fact, a portable DVD player comes in very handy on cruises where one is not offered in the stateroom. Check with your cruise expert about which cruise lines offer stateroom DVD players.  Holland America Line, which offers DVD players in the cabins, has an extensive library of movies for all ages.  The Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times is a great place.  The movies are $3.00 for non suite guests.  We watched a movie every night in the cabin during a recent cruise.  Watching the movie worked wonders for a kid on cruise overload.

Traveling with the portable DVD player and a couple of favorite movies is a great tip.  Thanks celebrity traveling expert, Jenna Elfman.