Kate Gosselin Doles Out Traveling Tips

Reality star Kate Gosselin may not be the first person you’d turn to for relationship advice but if you’re planning a family vacation and have questions about how to keep things organized, the mother-of-eight has some useful tips to share.

“Label everyone’s suitcases with their names to make them easier to identify when baggage-claim time comes around,” Kate writes on her blog for the Coupon Cabin site. “I always pack the boys in one bag, the little girls in another, and Cara and Mady still share a bag as well.”

Anticipating possible injuries and sickness is crucial. Therefore, Kate suggests packing a first-aid kit is essential for a smooth vacation. And there’s no need to hit up your local Walgreens to purchase one either – Kate claims any waterproof plastic container filled with bandages and medicines from home does the trick just as well.

“This has saved me many times when someone has a headache, a paper cut, an itchy rash or a bee sting!” she says.

Finally, Kate recommends packing your children’s suitcases with their pajamas and toothbrushes on top.

“I learned this a long time ago when we arrived at our hotel very late at night and I had eight very tired and grouchy kids on my hands,” she writes. “At that hour, I need instant gratification upon opening each bag.”

Kate is mother to 11-year old twins Cara and Mady and 7-year old sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel with her ex-husband Jon Gosselin.

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  • Anonymous

    Label eveyone suitcases with their Names
    ALL this time I did not know that !!!!
    her oldest twins , Mady always seem to have a meltdown in every show I can see her having a fit because she has to share with her twin

  • Terri

    These are all things that most parents do. Nothing new or amazing from Kate.

    • Anonymous

      I agree !! I thought I’d get some great advice here, but I do just what she’s suggesting anyway, sort of a no brainer there !

  • Silver

    Kate, give us advice AFTER you’ve actually traveled with your kids without TLC taking care of everything for you. Book the flight or rent the car, trudge thru the national park, pay for your own meals and admission tickets. Then we can talk. Until then STFU

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  • cm3

    Can’t believe she is actually being paid to provide such obvious, no brainer advice. I guess there’s a sucker born every minute!

  • Anonymous

    Actually, for travel safety, they tell you not to put your kids name on the case. Put a design on it but not their names. There are too many weirdos out there. That is wrong advice.

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  • Anonymous

    Agree with Anon … years ago they found that once predators learn the names of children and address them. it’s a way to gain their confidence. As in, “Oh, Sally, I work with your mommy and …” (you get the picture).

    Khate’s “original” ideas should never been taken seriously. Let’s hope those 8 grow up to be good, responsible adults (not grifters like their parents) … because it will be an uphill battle for sure.

  • Anonymous

    So when Khate actually does travel with her kids THEN she can dole out advice. She has NEVER EVER EVER packed her own suitcases. TLC has always had ppl do it for her. DONT for one min let her fool you. She has lied about everything. Narcissistic witch has NO clue.

  • TeamKate

    Why even comment if you are going to leave nasty comments, grow up people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dessertgirl

    Where are the new tricks, hints? She is just regurgitating common sense that we mothers already do. The only thing she fails to mention is that one of the three nannies traveling with her deals with the 8 grouchy kids, not Kate.

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