Can travel with kids really be fun? Why, yes! It is possible to have an enjoyable family vacation together. With some planning and a little forethought, you can make the family trip a little more pleasurable for all, and here's a great site that can help you with some of the planning: Kids Can Travel.
With the holiday season quickly approaching, many of you are making preparations to visit relatives and friends. Before you leave, check Kids Can Travel's tips for avoiding the all-to-common pitfalls of family travel so you can make the most of your trip. Kids Can Travel also offers family vacation ideas, as well as the tools to make them happen. You'll find suggestions on buying tickets and hotels on a budget, alternative lodging such as house swaps and tips for home-schooling your child on the road when you want to whisk them away on a 3-month tour of Europe (I personally would love to do this when our kids get a little older).
Kids Can Travel rates destinations according to family friendliness and will help you create an itinerary based on your criteria - is your top preference fun, culture or adventure? Just type in a destination and up come all sorts of resources and information to help you plan your next vacation, and to make traveling with kids something you look forward to. Kids Can Travel also makes recommendations based on kids' ages, which is a very important aspect of creating a copacetic travel plan.
You can also create your own miniguide for a destination, adding personal notes and pictures and save your information for future reference. You can choose to keep this information private, or to share with other members - what a great way to get good, first-hand tips! So next time you're planning an excursion for your family, whether it's a road-trip to Grandma's for Thanksgiving, or an eco-tour in Costa Rica, make sure you check out Kids Can Travel before you book. You might just save yourself a lot of headaches as well as create an itinerary that's just right for your family. And maybe, just maybe, you won't need a vacation after your vacation!