Though you haven’t been formally launched, chances are high you’ve seen this jetsetting household of 5 on social media leaving from Seattle-Tacoma Worldwide Airport (SEA) on yet one more fabulous expertise.
Meet the Haynes household from Tacoma, a household of life-style and journey content material creators who name SEA their dwelling base. The fact is that these seasoned vacationers — together with the children — have in all probability traveled greater than any of us. They like to discover as a household and have greater than 10 international locations underneath their collective journey belts. Knowledge took her first flight at three months previous, Braveness at six weeks. Glory explored the world at two months previous!
Tash — Mother, author, photographer, and content material creator
Isaiah — Dad, full-time photographer and YouTuber
Knowledge, age 10
Braveness, age 3
Glory, age 1
This household of explorers shares their journey tricks to make your go to to Seattle-Tacoma Worldwide Airport (SEA) straightforward and enjoyable.
SEA: What does your loved ones love about touring?
TH: We love tradition and historical past and being immersed within the tradition and historical past of a rustic, neighborhood, or place. So after we journey, we wish to be with and among the many individuals and find out about the best way they eat, dwell and their tales. As storytellers, it’s necessary for us to inform the story as a lot as it’s to create our story within the setting.
As a mother or father, I like the way it teaches my children flexibility, problem-solving, and important pondering. It expands their minds and retains them occupied and challenged. There’s a brand new journey round each nook and our expertise is outlined by how we arrive and take that journey on.
Though it may be difficult touring with three littles, I would not change it for the world. It’s the most effective training I may have given them.
Knowledge and I traveled from SEA to Vancouver Worldwide Airport (YVR) for a mommy and me weekend. We had an incredible journey!
SEA: Inform us your story. Particularly the way you began as an influencer and what you like about it.
TH: I grew up and aged out of foster care so it was necessary for me to have a profession serving to and advancing the “underdog” and displaying what was doable in the event you labored arduous, constructed neighborhood, and believed in your self. That’s why I bought into Youth Growth work and did that from 2000-2010. In 2010 I stop my job in nonprofit to pursue images full time.
Isaiah and I spent 15 years constructing a profitable images enterprise taking pictures households, highschool seniors, weddings, and engagements; elevating our three daughters; and giving again to our neighborhood. After a close to loss of life expertise, I began travelling extra and launched a weblog/diary for my daughters to share our adventures. Through the pandemic, we weren’t in a position to work face-to-face with shoppers for images, so I began focusing extra on running a blog. One factor led to a different and right here we’re 4 years later!
I’m keen about inspiring and equipping ladies with data by lovely imagery and inventive storytelling. My purpose is to assist different ladies take a leap to achieve their goals, as a result of I imagine we are able to (principally) have all of it.
SEA: What do you want about having SEA as your property airport?
I really like every thing about SEA nevertheless it’s an incredible match for my household as a result of it’s handy, centrally situated to the place I dwell in Tacoma, and there are such nice eating places and facilities. It’s such a enjoyable airport to be at and journey out of — actually a vacation spot of its personal with a lot to discover.
Numerous instances you consider an airport as only a place you simply cross by. However at SEA, it’s a enjoyable a part of your journey. There are such a lot of actually nice retailers. You may come to those cool locations and have an expertise. You get to assist small and native companies. And also you get to style the issues that make this space so particular.
SEA: What’s your SEA Airport routine ?
1. Pack mild
I attempt to journey minimally, mindfully and with as little baggage as doable. Should you do not use it at dwelling, you will not use it while you journey. Much less is extra. The one time when this rule doesn’t apply is when touring internationally. Usually international locations carry completely different manufacturers or merchandise to take care of various things — and having one thing acquainted is at all times good. That’s the solely time this rule is to be damaged IMHO.
2. Obtain the FlySEA App
I wish to know earlier than I’m going — checkpoint wait instances, the eating places and water filling stations close to our gate, the right way to order meals supply to the gate. And it’s all there on the FlySEA App.
3. Get to the airport early
We be certain we’re on the airport a strong 2.5 hours earlier than takeoff so now we have sufficient time to do what must be achieved with out dashing. Imagine me it’s not at all times straightforward with three littles, however this tends to make journey seamless for us.
4. Set up a routine
Each airport go to, now we have a strict routine after coming by safety. Everybody is aware of upfront that is what we’re doing so it takes the last-minute rush out of every thing:
- stopping to purchase snacks
- filling up our bellies earlier than flights
- and utilizing the lavatory
5. Maintain ‘em transferring
- Discover the airport, roam the terminal, and get out the wiggles
- Make a cease on the youngsters’s play space
- We keep off electronics till we’re within the air and attempt to make the most of the playground of enjoyable eating places to cross the time. That usually works rather well for us and retains them from losing interest too early
6. The reward of shock
Earlier than the journey, I head to the Greenback Retailer and purchase one small toy per youngster for each half-hour of the flight. Small issues like window clings, coloring books, or water bottles crammed with glitter and sequins are wonderful leisure. If the flight is 2 hours, purchase 4 toys; if it’s 5 hours, buy 10 small items. Wrap them up and provides your children a brand new toy to open each half-hour. Or rotate by actions you introduced with you all through the flight.
Watch their Instagram reels on journey ideas at SEA: