When it comes to planning a vacation, things can often be harder than they first sound. Traveling with kids is never as easy as we’d like it to be. The main reason for that is because we end up having to think about more things than ever before. As you know, I’m planning a massive family break in Europe this year and things… Well, they are a little hectic right now.
If you want to follow in my footsteps, you have completely come to the right place. Here are some of the things that you simply must not forget when it comes to planning your trip. (Trust me, if you stick to my advice, your next vacay will be so much easier!)
Check for special family deals
If you happen to be getting a hotel room, you will want to look for family-centric deals. Many large chain hotel groups offer either family discounts or even free meals for the kiddies. You should make sure that you should around well in advance if you want to get a bargain. After all, why bother paying over the odds when you can get a deal, eh?
Oh, and look out for kids’ clubs
Kids’ clubs can be great, but you need to check the reviews before you travel. If you want your little ones to have a great time on vacation, this step is a must. Many of the family-friendly hotels around Europe actually offer these clubs free of charge. That means that your little ones will get to socialize with other kids while enjoying their break. Fun.
Ask the hotel for things in advance
Trust me, you should never, ever assume that your hotel will provide you with the basic things you need. When booking, you should always check out the room lists to see what’s included. If you need extras, such as a cot or even a mosquito net for your kids, you need to contact the hotel in advance and ask!
Compare flight prices
Since you’ll likely be traveling when the kids are on school break, the price of flying will soar. If you want to get the very best deal, you need to make sure that you compare the price of flights! There are loads of comparison sites out there that you might want to try.
See your kids’ doctor before you leave
If like me, you have very young children, you must not miss this step. You want to make sure that your little ones are happy and healthy on vacation. Before your trip, be sure to book a visit with the doctor. Your kids can get any jabs they may need and have a regular checkup too. Genius.
Make a thorough itinerary
Finally, before you even think about boarding your first flight, here’s the last thing you need to do. You should always try to make an itinerary before you travel. When you’re heading off with kids, you should make sure that you allow more time than you usually would for things. That way, you should have a totally smooth (and fun) trip.
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