A few simple steps can set the stage for bedtime when traveling.

Kids get as excited about travel as the rest of us—which means it can be difficult for them to settle down and get the rest they need. These tips can help:

1. Switch off the TV, phones, and tablets at least an hour before bed.

2. Have them take a warm shower before getting into bed (it can help lower body temp and set the stage for sleep).

3. Turn the lights down low half an hour before tucking them in (and suggest a bit of bedtime reading, from a book).