Whether you are flying, driving or taking a train it is important that you schedule a time for your child to “get out the crazies” before your trip. I know it’s obvious, but it is the single most important thing to plan when traveling with children. On our last long flight, we had our daughter get ready an hour before it was time to head to the airport. This was her free hour to run it off and get out as much energy as possible. She had a great time. Then on our flight the unbelievable happened, she fell asleep about two hours in on a six-hour flight. It was amazing!