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Greetings from the land of the Rayburn family!
As I wrote this post earlier this month, I was cooling off from a day of sun worshipping with the family, and was literally thanking my lucky stars for Netflix. You see, our Roku was the first thing we threw in our bag as we headed for the Keys, knowing that we would have wifi and need something to keep the kids busy between activities.
What We Watched on Vacation
Even though the wifi was quite slow (don’t ask how long it took to upload photos to this post!), I was amazed that our Netflix streamed fairly seamlessly. During nap time for the littlest of our boys, the big boys streamed Netflix. When they woke in the morning and needed a little entertainment as they slowly started their day, Netflix was the answer. This summer, the boys have found some new and old (like older-than-me old) shows to watch. Topping our list are:
- Word Party
- Danger Mouse
- Yo-Kai Watch
- Young Justice
- Wild Kratts
What You Need to Bring to Watch Netflix on Vacation
Watching Netflix on vacation is a lot easier than you think! In order to stream while away, you will need the following:
- A streaming device (Roku, FireStick, iPad, etc.)
- Wifi access
- A Netflix streaming subscription
Netflix is pretty much plug (or login) and play, so watching in a hotel room or at a vacation home is super easy as long as you have Internet access. Our streaming device takes up so little room that it is easy to throw in my purse. Even if you have a smart tv at home, I think it is wise to have a portable way to watch Netflix on the a big screen. Otherwise, my boys are elbowing each other trying to all see the iPad at once!
Since we spend a month or so a year in the Keys, it is important for everyone’s spirits to have some of their creature comforts at their home away from home. We bring lots of their favorite toys, cozy bedding, and their favorite shows so that when they come inside after exploring paradise, they can relax and reenergize for the next activity.
Want to know more about our travels to the Keys with the kids? Check out our tips for road tripping, the best things to do in the Keys with kids, the Dolphin Research Center, and a sneak peek at the world behind the Bloodline set.