Sanity Saving Tips for Family Travel

Family Travel

Great news, summer is here and with summer comes a summer vacation. Yahoo! Whatever your plans, be it flying to some overseas destination or just visiting relatives,  your summer will probably include some type of vacation.


In an effort to help make your travel go more smoothly, I have gathered these tips for you.

Finding Information

If you have never flown before, or if it’s been a while since you have, don’t be afraid to contact the experts to find out how to make your airport security check go smoother.

Planning on taking a camping trip but not sure what to pack, contact the experts? The internet is a great place to find information by looking for a blog that shares travel tips and often will answer any questions you may have. There are also plenty of travel communities you can join.

Travel With Friends or Family

If you want to take some of the pressure off, go on vacation with another family or with your extended family.

Once you decide who you are going with, you can delegate different jobs. Put someone in charge of getting the camping site, vacation home, hotel or wherever you plan to stay.

Put someone else in charge of the food and someone in charge of carpooling so you can save money. Don’t forget the advantage of having another family’s kids. The more the merrier and the less bored your children will be.

Plan Early and Take the Easy Way Out

To make it as easy as possible on yourself and to let you enjoy your vacation as pleasurably as possible, start planning early.

The more you plan and the more research you do the more mishaps that can be avoided.  If you don’t have a ton of time to plan your own vacation and you can afford to, hire a travel agent to do it for you.

If you want to, book an all-inclusive trip to a resort where everything is planned for you.


Ask the Locals for Recommendations

Although it’s great to get ideas from the internet and guide books, the best recommendations will come from those who live in the area.

A good way to do this before you go is to look on Google+ for people who live there and make a list of these people and ask for recommendations.  Also when you are in the city you plan on visiting, make sure you ask the local people to make recommendations.

They will be able to lead you to some exciting discoveries that will never appear in the guide books.

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