Marlene’s travel tip for easing the pain of airport delays:
A lesson learned from a recent doomed trip which included nine hours of waiting in the airport with sleep deprived children (3 years old and 11 months): The three year-old was thoroughly entertained by our newest travel buddy - Trunki. This is a small tow behind “suitcase” that looks and rolls like a pet on a leash. The greatest part of Trunki is the ability to ride on him. He has handles (ears) and a strap that can be a tow leash or a shoulder strap.
Our son loved “indoor sledding” on the hill to the gates at PDX. It also works great for layovers. We are accustomed to layovers at O’Hare or Minneapolis with gates being at the opposite ends of the airport. With Trunki, we were able to pull our son for a fun ride as we made our way to the gate (much faster than trying to juggle carry-ons and a toddler with “broken legs”).
Anyone else have a Trunki? Looks great — anything that simplifies travel is worth it my opinion.
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