When you work in a fast-paced business environment, you’re used to things running like clockwork with everything meticulously planned and organised in advance. Sadly, when travelling with your family things don’t always run as smoothly. With this in mind, here’s a few tips for planning family trips to help make them a little more organised and planned out without losing out on any of the fun:
We all know that family disputes start to happen when there are too many options to choose from especially when you have older kids. Whether your children are older or younger, before you go on your holidays it makes sense to plan out what you’re going to do each day with activities in mind so you don’t end up arguing over where to eat and what to do causing unnecessary tension on a holiday where you were hoping to relax and unwind. Google what’s going on where you’re heading and then research what the best transport options are when you’re out there in advance.
City Breaks Aren’t just for Couples
When it comes to family holidays most people tend to go on beach breaks rather than to cities or an adventure holidays but just because they can be a little trickier to co-ordinate doesn’t mean you should rule them out. Just because you’re travelling as a family doesn’t mean that you should have to go sunbathing for 7 days, why not try something a little more adventurous for your next family holiday? There’s an amazing range of tour operators who can help to organise family city breaks and adventure holidays to a wide range of destinations across the globe, meaning that getting a tan and having an adventure and you’re sure to make memories to last a lifetime.
Use an App to Plan
Stacks of paperwork and printed out tickets stuffed into bags means something is definitely going to get lost. When it comes to planning everything from transport to accommodation and tickets why not use a travel provider with a fun and easy to use app, like Reed & Mackay who will ensure everything is organised for you and you can access everything you need via your phone at the touch of a button. As an experienced business travel provider, your travel plans will be sleek, stress free and perfectly co-ordinated around your needs, with all the info so easily accessible using the app.
There’s nothing worse than lugging unnecessary clutter through the airport and when you’ve got the kids in tow too it can get pretty stressful quickly. With this in mind, it’s vital to pack carefully to reduce the weight and amount of unnecessary clutter – ask yourself do I really need this and if you do, can you buy one out there if you decide that you do? Taking entertainment for the kids is essential, so making room for an iPad or iPod makes so much more sense than cramming in toys and teddies.
By following these top tips you’ll be able to streamline your family holiday plans and have a blissful time away, wherever it is you choose to head.