Planning a trip for the whole family and have no idea where to start? No worries, we’re here to help! Enjoy this guide of do’s and don’ts when it comes to pre, present, and post travel tips, and some real-life experiences! This guide is perfect for new parents as well as parents who have been in the game for a while. Let us help you make this vacation the best one to date!
For some parents, this is the toughest part of the whole trip, getting prepared. It’s not the same as heading out for a girls’ getaway, a business trip, or a road trip for the boys. This trip involves kids and it’s crucial to have everything you need before taking off to your destination. Here are our top recommendations when it comes to preparing for your trip:
This is the part of the trip when you are en route to your destination. Sometimes this is the most exciting part. A countdown in your head starts, and your children can begin to see their surroundings change. They know a new adventure is ahead of them. Here we will lay out some tricks for families to keep in mind while heading to their final destination.
Now we’ve made it to the best part of the trip! You have reached your destination, and the traveling portion is over. Time to have some fun and spend some quality time with the family, enjoying your vacation. Depending on where you’ve traveled to, there are multiple activities available at your fingertips for the whole family to enjoy. Hopefully before heading to your destination you did a little research on the attractions surrounding the area. Pick a few that your kids will specifically enjoy, some more focused toward yourself, and then leave room for family fun.
Make sure to try out the different dining locations in the area. Take advantage of the pool at your hotel. Collect treasures. And take plenty of pictures to reminisce about your trip in the future. When reality starts to take over again, and it’s about time to make the trip back home remember all our tips from pre and present travel. Make sure all your electronics are charged; don’t forget anything when packing; and head to the airport with plenty of time to spare.
Once you’ve made it home you can sink into your favorite chair and relax! You and your family have survived a successful family trip. Put those suitcases in the back of your closet and don’t worry about unpacking for a few days.
Traveling with children can be a bit of a challenge, but hopefully our guide helped start your preparation for family friendly travel. If you need more support, we’ve got it. Check out the World Travel Family. They decided one day that they weren’t giving it their all when it came to education about travel and the rest of the world for their children. They decided to change their point of view, as well as profession, to educate their children about all the places the world has to offer. When it comes to travel and family, Alyson and her husband have done things right.