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3 Tips for an Enjoyable Family Vacation

During your single days, vacation time was about nobody else but you! You could go where you wanted, do what you wanted, and see whoever you wanted to see! No exception! If you wanted to go to the beach for a weekend, you could.

 

Of course, all of this changed once you started a family. You quickly realized that these days were definitely in the past. And while this thought often leads many parents to discount the idea of enjoyable family vacations at all, below are some tips to help you plan a successful, relaxing, and enjoyable family vacation.

 

Book Now. Right Now!

If you know that your children will have time off school at the same time that you and your partner also have time off work, then get to the Groupon Coupons page for Travelocity and book straight away. Hotels and airlines are more than happy to offer you a deep discount if you are willing to book and pay far in advance.

 

In addition to saving money on the actual accommodation and leaving you more money to spend throughout your vacation, it also ensures that you don’t miss out on a room at the best spots when the time comes.

 

Prepare to Pack

That’s right, you should prepare to pack. Give everybody in the hoes a small notebook and a pencil and ask them to write down a list of all the items which they use throughout the day. This could include their toothbrush, toothpaste, hair gel, foot cream, lip balm, anything and everything.

 

Once you have this list, sit down with them and think about the items which they would want to take away on vacation. Then, compile this information into smaller lists which you can more easily manage. With these lists, you can tick off the items you need to take with you as you pack them into the bags, ensuring that nothing gets left behind.

 

Keep Them Entertained

Nobody wants to listen to a screaming baby on a plane or put up with a toddler who keeps kicking the back of their seat. To overcome this, be sure to include entertainment items in your carry-on bag, such as:

 

  • Tablet with movies or games
  • A music player
  • Headphones
  • Markers and paper
  • Educational games

 

Small items like these can do wonders when it comes to keeping a bored child on a plane entertained and can prevent them from wreaking too much havoc on your flight. Of course, when choosing movies or games for your child to watch and play, be sure that they can work without an internet connection. Many streaming services require an active internet connection which you won’t have access to on the plane.

 

Just because Hollywood would have you believe that all family vacations are nightmare experiences with nothing but horrific music-montages doesn’t mean that it matches the reality. If this is holding you back, now is the time to shake this image and take you and your family out to see the world and enjoy new adventures!

 

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