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5 Tips for Planning a Successful Family Vacation

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Here’s how to plan a successful family vacation that will leave everyone feeling relaxed and recharged.

Planning a family vacation that appeals to everyone can be difficult, especially if your children are at various stages of childhood and adolescence. Catering to each family member’s needs and interests can be overwhelming and, ultimately, disappointing. This simple checklist will guide you through planning a successful family vacation that will leave everyone feeling relaxed and recharged.

Pick a Popular Destination

Vacation destinations that appeal to the masses are that way for a reason. These popular tourist areas are sure to have family-oriented hotels and resorts. Since these popular destinations have many families coming through, there will be many reviews for you to sift through to make sure that you are getting your family the best possible vacation.

Choose a Family-Friendly Hotel

Similarly to choosing a destination, you should find a popular, family-friendly hotel. You can easily do this by looking up hotels in your destination and, once again, reading through the reviews of each hotel. A lot of hotels and resorts will include activities for children. This way, your kids can meet other children their age and have friends to play with all week long.

Make a Packing List

If you’re a highly-organized person, you most likely will draft a packing list for yourself. Don’t stop there! Create packing lists for everyone in your family. Make one for each child, granted they can read it and pack a suitcase on their own or bring you the necessary clothing and items to place in one large checked bag.

Keep Luggage Light

If you’re traveling with a large family and flying on a plane, it is best to always keep your baggage light. Try to limit one checked bag that everyone can contribute to. Each family member should have their own, full-sized carry-on. Remember to roll your clothes up rather than folding them. This will maximize the space in your bag and give you room for more clothes, shoes, accessories, books, games, etc.

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