'Shark Tank' Star Robert Herjavec Shares the Tip That Got His Kids Through a 15-hour Flight

Preparation is key.

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Courtesy of Robert Herjavec

Robert Herjavec may be a deal-making expert in the boardroom, but while on-the-go he may as well be considered a family travel expert.

The entrepreneur and investor, famous for his role on the hit ABC series Shark Tank, is married and father to five children, (two of whom young twins). Together, his crew frequently travels internationally, leading Herjavec to adopt some some clever travel hacks to keep them occupied on long plane rides, and thankfully he shared some with Travel + Leisure.  

"Take a small toy or activity, and every 1 and a half hours give it to the kids," Herjavec told T+L. "It breaks a long trip into sections and gives them something to look forward to."

And as expected for a successful business executive, Herjavec is always prepared in the case things don’t go exactly as planned when traveling.  

“Always, always have an iPad with headphones. With kids, have a backup to everything!" Herjavec advised, sharing that "our last flight to Australia the entertainment system did not work on a 15-hour flight,”

Robert Herjavec

Best packing tip?
Never check luggage.

Window or aisle seat?
Aisle, for easy access to the bathroom, and more space.
Favorite destinations?
Bora Bora and Capri, Italy. They both look as beautiful as a postcard. For business travel, I love New York City, it’s true what they say "if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere."

Tech item you can't travel without?
Apple AirPods and downloaded movies from Netflix 
Ultimate dream vacation?
New Zealand. My wife is from Australia, and [Australians] tend to visit New Zealand. We want to get over there and explore.

When it comes to fending off jet lag, the Shark Tank star says whenever he lands in a new city, he immediately “immerses” himself in his new time zone, a travel hack he actually practiced during our chat, which took place at 5:00 a.m. Sydney, Australia time.

“I’m a workaholic, I’ve worked throughout a 14-hour flight, it’s rare for me to have downtime,” he noted.

As for family time though, the Herjavec brood has maintained a busy travel schedule the last few months including spring skiing at Discovery Land Company's Yellowstone Club, and visiting Mickey Mouse at Disney's Aulani Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

He also recently traveled to Las Vegas for a U2 concert at the newly-opened Sphere, which he described as "mind blowing" and "next level of entertainment." (And also told T+L that his travel music tastes include Shania Twain and Luke Combs.)

For Herjavec, travel has helped him elevate his personal success, and encourages more people to get out and see the world, he shared.

“One of the greatest educations that people forgo is traveling the world and meeting other incredible human beings,” he said.

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