7 Tips to Help You Plan for Your First Family Trip Post Covid

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7 Tips to Help You Plan for Your First Family Trip Post Covid

Family travelling can be an exciting and much-anticipated event, but it can also be stressful. Some of the stress comes from the planning process, which is where this article comes in. We’ve compiled a list of 7 tips that will help you plan for your first family trip post-Covid.

1. Research Popular Places To Visit

Researching your destination has never been easier. With the world wide web at your fingertips, you can browse through pictures, reviews, and plenty of information on your favourite travel sites. Even better, you can experience your destinations before leaving with interactive maps, which bring your destination to life. You’ll find the best destination to visit with your family by doing this research.

2. Find A Budget

If you’re travelling with kids and adults, your travel budget will be smaller than if you’re travelling with just two people. So, where can you cut back? Take a look at all of the available accommodations in your destination. If you book through an online booking site, there may be special deals for families per our recent post about 3 Tips for Booking a Family Getaway for Less. Another place to cut where books hotels are is to add airfare into your package deal; if this is the case, compare prices regularly because prices can change quickly and drastically between dates and times of booking.

3. Find The Best Deals

Not sure what the best deal is? You can check out popular comparison sites like Kayak.com and Hipmunk.com, which offer tiered pricing and overall sales by location. The only downside of sites like these is that they target specific areas and travel seasons, so you may not always find the best deals on a particular date or even your entire trip. The only way to find out the most accurate information was to read reviews from real travellers who have used these sites before.

For instance, you can look up tourism in North Carolina or other locations to see what each destination point has to offer and pick one that your family will enjoy for your next big adventure. With so many destinations, you and your family have plenty of opportunities to experience great vacations.

4. Figure Out Accommodations

When looking for family-friendly accommodations, don’t just look at what’s available. Look at the amenities that are available in each one as well. Some lodging facilities have features like a high chair or a crib or even high-speed internet, but not everyone does. Others offer a selection of activities and plenty of things to do while on vacation, like trips to the pool, basketball court, etcetera.

Family resorts are perfect for those who want a more laid-back atmosphere with fewer crowds because they tend to cater more to families, which is probably why families prefer them over hotels.

5. Find Family-friendly Activities

If you’re travelling to a place where all of your family members are travelling together, you must think about what kind of activities your child would enjoy. While you might want to spend your vacation relaxing and keeping active, if the rest of the family has different plans, it’s best to get everyone involved with common interests.

You can find lots of information on local websites or even your hotel travel guide. This will help keep everyone interested in the trip, but it’s also a great way to introduce new activities that may not have been available otherwise.

6. Pack The Essentials

Make it easier on yourself and take a trip planning checklist with you. This way, you won’t forget anything important. Whether it’s for the destination or when you’re at home, packing right can make a big difference in the overall trip experience. It’s not just about what you bring; it’s also about what you don’t get.

You don’t want to be worried about finding new socks while the suitcase is already full, so pack accordingly. And sometimes, some things have to come along, like baby wipes and diapers that must be brought along.

7. Consider Mode Of Transport

Depending on your destination, you’ll likely need to decide what mode of transportation to use. If your destination is close enough, consider renting a car. If it’s further away, then think about booking a flight instead.

Closing Thoughts

In conclusion, you don’t want to forget any essential tips when planning a family vacation. With the proper knowledge and preparation, you’ll find that your overall experience can be much more enjoyable.

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Tracie Johnson

Freelance writer, New Jersey native, & Penn State University alumni.

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