There's a saying that goes you can't please everybody no matter how hard you try. The same can be said about going on vacation with all of the family, but in order to keep tears and tantrums to a minimum it's vitally important to understand everyone's hopes before your trip begins.
But with so much information around on the best way to keep the whole family satisfied, just what advice are you supposed to follow?
Just follow these 5 golden rules and you won't go wrong...
Establishing what everyone has in mind for the holiday from the beginning will help avoid any misunderstandings much later on. Get the kids to help with packing and include them in checking in online and booking parking in advance of your journey.
Staying in a out of town apartment will not just save you money but it will also help keep stress at bay. By staying away from a busy inner city hotel you can move around at a pace that suits you.
If you have lots of plans booked in be sure to find time for relaxation. Keep the children occupied by bringing along some home comforts, like their favourite toys or books for example.
We all know how difficult it can be to hold the imagination of a child. To keep a restless child busy on a long uneventful plane or train journey ask them to keep a travel log of their experiences.
Keep flexible with your plans and a happier time will be had by all. That final day trip to the zoo might not be the best place for tired, agitated children.
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