If you’re like most parents, you’ve experienced two very different kinds of travel: pre-children and post-children. Pre-children travel can be spontaneous, while traveling post-children might seem like anything but. The good news is that traveling as a family can be a great experience for everyone. With a good travel agent helping you plan, you can concentrate on making memories instead of counting the days until you go home. Before you hit the road with your family, put these tips into action:
Plan, Plan, Plan
It’s hard to leave things to chance while you’re traveling as a family, especially when your kids are young. Enlist the help of a travel agent and make sure the important details of your trip are decided in advance. Book your travel and hotel rooms and investigate some of the kid-friendly activities you can do at your destination. A travel agent is a great source of information about which hotels are the most family-friendly and which vacation destinations have activities that will keep the whole family entertained.
Choose Travel Times Carefully
For family vacations, consider both the length of the journey and the time of your travel. Young kids will grow bored traveling for hours on end, so book vacations that involve relatively short journeys. Taking the last flight of the night may also leave you with cranky youngsters on your hands. Try to book travel for earlier in the day, when kids won’t be so exhausted.
Prepare to Entertain
Both during your journey and at your destination, boredom is your enemy when it comes to family travel. Be sure to get plenty of recommendations from your travel agent about local attractions, but also fill your bag with books, games, DVD players, and other devices that will keep little ones occupied.
The travel agents at Brentwood Travel understand the demands of family travel and will help you plan the perfect getaway for everyone in your group. Call our St. Louis travel agency now at (314) 439-5700 to learn more.
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Serving Greater St. Louis since 1957, we specialize in cruises, all-inclusive vacations, tour packages, honeymoons, and group travel.