Three New Services to Make Family Travel a Snap

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In *theory*, traveling with family sounds like the epitome of fun. You pack everything up, strap everyone in, and let the good times roll: siblings bond, spouses swoon, and the whole gang makes happy-go-lucky noises during long flights, days-long road trips and so-so hotel rooms. Um … not so much?

If you’re dreading your upcoming adventures, or know that there’s a high likelihood that you might come home more tired and worn out than before you left, here are three services that will be great for your summer travel near or far, making summer travel easier—and a lot more fun.

1. Lighten your load (and attitude) upon arrival Relax Concierge ( offers premium items (luxe linens, plush bathrobes, baby cribs, beach chairs, strollers) delivered to vacation rental homes, condos and hotels at the Jersey Shore and beyond.

2. Look, Mom, no bags! Avoid airport fees and other hassles that can weigh you down. Luggage Free ( is a U.S. and international luggage delivery service that will pick up and transport your luggage, sports equipment, and other bulky items to any location domestic and over 150 countries worldwide. Reserve with a live person over the phone; customer service is first-class.

3. You may never want to dine out again now that you can book a private chef to come to you. For $50 per person, Kitchensurfing ( allows you to select from a range gourmet menu items, or pick the chef of your choice. The service is currently available in New York, the Hamptons, Los Angeles, Berlin, Chicago and Boston. Bon appétit!

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