Not sure where to go on your next trip? Feeling tapped out when it comes to destination ideas? Look no further than to your kids when planning your next family vacation! Bringing your entire family into the vacation planning process can have a big positive impact on your trip. In fact, it’s a normal part of the process for most families — according to a survey done by Expedia Group Media Solutions, for more than 8 to 10 travelers around the world, planning a trip is a collaborative family activity.
There are tons of ways to include your kids in the planning process. Here is a list of ways for your family to bond, come together, and get excited for your upcoming vacation.
Create a Wish List
Ask your kids if they could go anywhere in the world on a vacation, where would it be? Take these ideas into account and narrow in on the best possible vacation spot for your clan. You may also want to make a collage of inspirational photos of the food, activities, and location to make your vacation start to come to life.
Vote on Big (and Little) Decisions
Have each family member write down few destinations, landmarks, or activities they want to visit on your trip. If necessary, set parameters based on:
- Your budget
- The length of the trip
- The ages of your kids
Have your family come to a consensus by voting on what they want to do.
Do Some Research
After you have all your details set, spend quality time together researching your vacation spot, its culture, and its history. Doing this can inform your family, build excitement, and help your kids know what to expect when they venture outside of their part of the world.
Get Help with Packing
Vacations don’t just magically happen – there’s always someone behind the scenes making the fun come together. Teach this to your children by having them help you pack for the trip. Assign smaller tasks, like putting their clothes into their suitcase, grabbing all the chargers, organizing the in-flight snacks, or managing the packing checklist.
Have an Expert Weigh In
We know you and your family are busy, so planning a dream vacation from start to finish can start to feel like more of a chore rather than an exciting process. Make it easier on yourself and more fun for your family by letting us provide the inspiration and ideas for your next trip. We will craft a custom itinerary and take care of finalizing all of the reservations, which will save you lots of time and potential stress. Contact us today, and we’ll help you make it happen!