Monday, October 21, 2013

Planning a family vacation

How to plan a vacation that your family will remember forever

U.S. Travel's survey reveals

4 Important Lessons when it comes to

Planning a family vacation

1. When on vacation, plan activities to do as a family

While parents and kids often do separate activities on a family vacation, more than half children agree strongly that vacations are a time when they get to sped quality time with their parents. Set aside time to make memories together on your family vacation and you'll have stories to tell for years to come.

2. Consider including your children's grandparents.

Children are enthusiastic about travelling with their grandparents. Well over half of children reported feeling closer to their grandparents after a family vacation together and enjoying remembering what they did with their grandparents after they returned home.

3. Focus first on vacation activities

When asked to identify their favorite memory from their last family vacation, more children selected "what they did" than any other category. For kids a meaningful vacation is one where they get to do interesting things and this is more important than where they say or where they go.

4. Do something adventurous or try something new

More than two - thirds of the children surveyed believe that a family vacation is an opportunity to try activities that they cannot do at home. A family - friendly adventure will broaden your children's horizons, brig all of your closer together and create lasting memories.