Whether it’s a big family holiday or you’re just heading over the river (and through the woods) for a weekend, heading out of town with little ones is no easy feat. Enter travel and packing hacks! From busy bags that keep your toddlers entertained to suitcases that double as airplane beds, traveling with the fam doesn’t have to be hard. Read on for ingenious travel hacks that’ll help make your journey a breeze.

Have a Scavenger Hunt at the Airport

Here's an idea that'll get you into the Pinterest Hall of Fame: when your kid starts making a bee-line for the off-limits zones of the airport, whip out a scavenger hunt! This one from The Game Gal is great and will keep your jet-setters busy for hours. Want other airport activity ideas? Check out these 16 Awesome Activities for Tiny Travelers.

photo: Sagie via Flickr

Do you have any tips to make traveling with kids easier? Share them with us in the comments below! 

—Melissa Heckscher