By this time next month, the kids will be bidding adieu to another school year, and you know what that means: family bonding time and travel.

Save yourself the additional Ibuprofen (because, let's be honest, if you're traveling with kids, a headache is inevitable) and plan ahead with a couple travel essentials that will help you breathe a little easier.

If you're planning on traveling by plane this summer, make your life easier in the security line with a pair of flats that slip on and off easily, and carry on a bag that's durable but not afraid to stand out from the crowd a little. 

Kate Spade New York Gabe Flats, The Children's Hour | the Pike bag, Krochet Kids