Ivanka&Kids

Ivanka Trump’s resume includes former model, businesswoman and writer. Her latest role? Full-time mom to Arabella, 2.5 years and Joseph, 8 months. We recently caught up with this New York mama of two to find out what’s at the top of her family travel bucket list, her daughter’s favorite apps and what you’ll always find in her purse

What are you most looking forward to doing with your kids this summer?
I’d love to take the kids up to Blue Hill Stone Barns to see the animals.

What’s your most memorable family vacation and why?
We recently came back from Aspen. We took a family vacation there with my brothers and their families. We really enjoy spending time together as a family and it is great for the cousins to ski and play together.

Where have you always wanted to travel with your kids but haven’t yet?
Once of my favorite destinations is Patagonia. When the kids are a bit older I would love to take them there.

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When jet setting with your kiddos, what are your must-pack items for family travel?
A fully loaded iPad! Seriously, what did parents do on planes before iPads?

Are there any apps or books that your kids are into if they need a distraction during long road trips or plane rides?
Arabella loves the app Monkey Math and Elmo’s ABC’s. I try to keep the iPad full of educational apps, for the rare breaks Arabella might take from watching Frozen over and over again.

If we took a peek in your bag, what are five items as a mom you can’t live without?
iPhone, Aquaphor, string cheese (a great snack for me and for them!), “emergency” stickers and kids organic lollipops.

How do you document your family vacations? Do you use any apps or photo sharing devices or services to cherish your family vacation memories?
I really love instagram, I tend to share a lot of photos from vacation via social. Jared and I collectively gather our photos after trips and make ibooks out of them–our coffee table is full of a bunch of photo books from our journeys.

Do you also always leave the house with a fully loaded iPad like Ivanka? Tell us your kids’ favorite travel apps below.