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Family Fun Vacations - Planning Fun Vacation For The Whole Family

Published at 07/15/2011 18:27:09

Going on a trip takes a lot of preparation and work. Especially if you have the whole family out for a vacation.  You should be ready and prepared for things that might go out of hand in order to prevent spoiling the fun. Here’s a lowdown on how to plan fun vacations for the whole family .

1. Know your Budget

This is very important. You have to know how much you’re willing to spend on a vacation. Whether you’re planning to stay in a luxurious hotel or in a budget friendly hotel, it’s all up to you as long as you stick with it. Always remember that you always need to have extra money in your pocket in case of emergencies. You are in a foreign country so it won’t hurt you if you are prepared for those unforeseeable events.


2. Book the hotel accommodation beforehand

You don’t want to travel all the way to the hotel and end up without a place to stay because the hotel is fully booked! A lot of tourists make this mistake. They would all go into thinking that hotels would always have available rooms to accommodate them. Hotels are usually fully booked during peak season and this is where the prices are higher than off season. Call the hotel administration and ask for an early to save you and your family from the hassle of finding a hotel to stay in while carrying all your travel bags. Another good thing is that some hotels tend to give their customers a discount if you’ll call them to have a hotel reservation beforehand.

3. Travel Light

Traveling will be such a big hassle when you have a lot of luggage in hand. It would be difficult for the whole family to carry all those especially if you’ve bought a lot of things from your vacation. This might be a problem at the airport if you have exceeded the allotted luggage per each person. Pack only the things that you will really need. You won’t need a raincoat and boots if it’s 39 degrees outside! Remind your family to carry clothes that you will wear in different ways to save up the space, making room for your new shopping finds. Remember to bring an emergency kit with you in case something happens. Your emergency kit should have antihistamine, anti diarrhea, analgesics, aspirins, band aids, cotton balls etc. Bring an adequate supply of medicines, if you or anyone in your family is taking some medication for certain illnesses such as for asthma, diabetes or hypertension. You should also bring snacks for your family to prevent your little tykes from getting hungry or thirsty throughout the trip.

  4. Read travel books or surf the Net for info’s about the country you’ll visit

Do your research before starting your journey. You should be ready and know what to expect before going into a different town or country. There are travel books that are available in bookstores or you can simply surf the internet to give you info and tips on the place that you are going to visit. Take a look at their tourist’s spots, museums, galleries, restaurants and picnic grounds to maximize the experience while you’re still there.

 5. Take mini stops and stretch breaks

If you’re going on a road trip, it is imperative for you to have mini stops or stretch breaks as children get easily bored and irritated while inside the car. Bring toys and gadgets to entertain your kids.

Tips and comments:

Planning for the whole family’s vacation can be quite difficult. You need to set your budget, do your research, book the hotel beforehand and be prepared. Traveling light is also ideal to have a fun and hassle free family vacation. This may sound quite challenging but you'll soon realize that all our efforts are worth it because of the quality time spent with your loved ones