Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Spring is Coming

Spring is coming and with it Spring break. Many families plan months ahead to make that special trip during this time of year. Do you see Disney in your future?

It doesn't matter where you are going but it does matter how you plan and how prepared you are to make your trip a good experience for the whole family. Here are a few tips for traveling:

1. Don't try to do it all and see it all. Your vacation is only so long and each day still only has 24 hours in it. Children need sleep, meals, and rest periods or they will melt down in a puddle of tears no matter where you are. Schedule regular sleep and rest periods during the day for the entire trip rather than trying to max out each day with activities.

2. Keep the kids hydrated. Offer bathroom breaks often. Carry snacks with you and let younger kids ride in wagons or strollers so they don't wear out so fast.

3. Have carry in food for dinner at least one night where you can stay in and relax. Enjoy the pool or other hotel amenities and avoid being on the go all day.

4. Give yourself plenty of time for airports, buses, or other travel plans. Expect delays and plan ahead for them so you won't be disappointed when they occur.

Traveling over spring break can be rewarding and memorable. It can also be stressful and anything but relaxing. Try to limit activities to your favorites and avoid trying to do it all and see it all. Remembering that spending time with family is what is important so sit back and enjoy.

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