There are different schools of thought on what constitutes happytravel. Travel certainly becomes a different ball game once you become a parent. Some parents think that nothing should change, which I think is unrealistic and other believe ti's not worth the effort and possible hassle so it's better to avoid travelling for the foreseeable future.
Personally I think I was traumatised by flying to Greece when our twin sons were 14 months old. The outward flight was a dream, two Irish sisters sitting near us played around with our sons for part of the flight allowing us to have a break. The return flight was a nightmare they both cried for the three and a half hour trip.
I recently offered to help a Mum travelling with two young kids and she told me that she was a frequent flyer and this was the first offer of assistance she had ever received from a fellow passenger. Shame on you, if you see parents offer to play with the child, help carry bags etc.
Here are three blogs to help you on the holy grail of Happy Family Travel
1 Delicious Baby is written by parents who seek to explore the world with their kids. They strive to combine their love of travel from their pre-baby days with their role as parents.
3 Family Travel Suite 101 is multi authored which appeals to me as it means you get different perspectives on family travel.
So no excuses for not having extremely Happy Family Travel!