a trip together with family no matter the age can create special bonds and
memories, but your good intentions can easily spiral out when you factor in
stress, jet lag, and the fact that kids are kids.
good news is that your vacation doesn’t have to be an exhausting one. Here are
a few tips for keeping family travel relaxing and absolutely stress-free:
Go only at the right time
trips are unique bonding experiences that create lasting memories. But with
that being said, it’s still just as easy to fall into your old patterns with
your family members when you’re confronted with stressful situations, when you’re
in a bad mood, or when the unexpected happens and you have to reschedule.
from planning most, if not all details, as well as you can, you should also try
to make sure that everyone is in a good or reasonable mood or condition to
Prepare for everything
you’re travelling with small children, it’s important to prepare for
emergencies when you can, so it might be well worth it to pay for the extra
it’s also a good idea to bring snacks, it’s best to leave the sugar at home
especially when you’re flying. Not only will it make you more likely to crash
faster, but it can also be difficult to clean when you’re seated in an
also includes things like keeping liquids and gadgets in their own separate
containers to minimize the hold-up at the security line. You should also make
sure to wear shoes that you can take off easily!
Give a rough itinerary
planning the trip, find out and list down the tourist spots that matter to you
and try to work out a way on how you can best cut down on expenses from
travelling back and forth (if possible, try to plan the sightseeing in one
your itinerary rough also means not keeping everything on a tight schedule, and
preparing for any extra activities.
you’re travelling with children or adolescents, it’s also really important that
you brief them on what’s going to happen, whether it’s good or bad, and let
them know the different carry-rules and etiquette before and during security
checks and boarding.
you’re travelling with older family members, be they your parents or
grandparents, keep in mind that you will be travelling together with different
mindsets, and this means you will need to be patient with them from time to
may complain and be uninterested in the attractions, but what’s important to
them is that you’re the one they’re going on vacation with.