Wednesday, April 1, 2020

How to Plan the Ultimate Family Holiday

Anyone with kids knows how frustrating this time is for them. They want to go out, see their friends, and play. They don’t have school, but for the first time, school’s out doesn’t mean fun in the sun and playing games all day. It means staying indoors, and, unless you’re lucky enough to have a yard, means spending a lot of time indoors in a small space.

Keeping your kids entertained and active is important to give them a new structure. Without it, they will likely start to act out. Keep them entertained with family games, active with schoolwork, and focused with rewards. The best reward for all of you? A big family trip for once everything settles down. Get your kids involved with planning, teach them key skills, and have a great trip ready for everyone in the future.

What to Book in Advance

To save big, you’ll want to book a few things in advance.


Save big on the flight deals going around right now or set up price drop notifications for your destination.


There are two reasons to book accommodation in advance. One, you’ll be able to find the best places often for a good deal. Two, you can very often work out a deal to pay in installments before your trip to spread out costs.

Parking Spots

With some airports being an hour or more away from people’s homes, it doesn’t make sense to rent a taxi to get to the airport. If this is the case for you, then you will want to find a great parking spot on and reserve it as soon as you have your flights. This way, your vehicle can be better protected during its stay, and you can easily find it when you come home.


Vehicle Rentals

When renting a vehicle, only choose reputable dealers and read the fine print to make sure whether you are reserving the specific vehicle you are looking at or just one like it.

Booking in advance is a great way to save, but it can be risky (especially with the current pandemic). You should aim to book travel insurance the moment you pay for your flights and ensure that it covers flight cancellations and other such cancellations.

How to Plan for the Ultimate Trip

To plan for the ultimate trip, you will want to know what you can do and save them all somewhere (like a maps app). This way, you can choose on the day what to do or where to go, and you can book events tickets before they sell out.

Places to start looking:
·         Travel Guides
Local Guides
Travel Books

How to Get Your Kids Involved

Of course, you don’t just want to plan it all on your own. Handling the flights and car rental is one thing, but you’ll want to bring your kids in on your trip planning with:
·         With Crafts Projects
With Research Reports
Planning Tasks

Have them research the area and learn about it by challenging them to find five facts about their destination online. Or have them create a travel journal that’s ready to be added to. There are many great crafts and activities that get them involved with the planning and help them have fun getting ready for the trip.


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