It’s summertime and we are talking about family fun! When you consider your best memories, chances are those memories include some family vacations. In a recent survey kids were asked about their favorite part of family vacations. Best part of Family Vacations
Grand sights or theme parks are only part of the vacation experience. As this survey shows, what happens around the main events is often the stuff of the best family memories.
For a trip that gives kids and parents happy memories, get everyone in on the planning and keep these tips in mind.
Consider renting a car to get you to your destination. It saves wear and tear on your car and you can rent vehicles with DVD players for games and movies, and on-board GPS to help navigate.
If you decide to fly, book early to get seats together, and pay attention to connection times. Missing a connection or having luggage not make the transition can make it a vacation everyone would like to forget.
Fast food three times a day might be cheap, but there are affordable alternatives to keep the whole gang happy.
Finding a hotel. The hotel should be close to where you’ll be exploring, and should have family-friendly amenities. Look for things like:
With the rising cost of gasoline adding to trip expenses, it’s important to find the best values possible, including your hotel choice. Look for hotels that offer additional family-friendly perks. A popular program from Country Inns & Suites by Carlson is the Read It & Return Lending Library. Guests of all ages can borrow a book and return it on their next visit. Books are a great way to unwind at the end of the day and on the ride home.
They are also offering families a special Travel Values coupon book from May through September. The coupon book provides valuable family travel offers from a number of companies including: Dollar Rent A Car, Thrifty Car Rental, Sylvan Learning, Scholastic, Creative Memories, AudibleKids.com and Papa John’s.
A family trip can go from good to great when you consider all the trip details, not just the main attractions. Best part of Family Vacations
As a Senior.com Director of Marketing, Kimberly Johnson is passionate about providing Seniors with the resources and products to live well. Kimberly is a seasoned caregiver to her family and breast cancer survivor. Her father battled ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, for 13 months before passing. Today Kimberly lives in Southern California near her 102 year old grandmother, widowed mother, a mentally disabled sister and second sister who is also a breast cancer survivor. She is happily married to her husband of 22 years and they have 3 children.View All Articles