In New Hampshire and Massachusetts it is February Vacation season. A great time of the year to get away from the cold and fly to somewhere warm to spend quality time with your family. Many families this time of year head south to Florida, or to the Carolina's for a much needed reprieve from Winter's relentless cold. At Real Care Transportation we provide car service to Logan Airport and Manchester Airport, and over the years, we've seen the beginning and end of many family vacations. Here are some tips to help plan a great family vacation!
Plan in Advance: When traveling with children or teens, its crucial to plan your itinerary in advance. Sure, when you travel with another adult it can be fun to play everything day by day and not make firm plans. When you're traveling with youngsters, they need structure! You should know in advance what you're doing each day to give your kids structure.
Activities During Idle Time: If you're going to be traveling with children, you should have something to keep them occupied during idle times. Books or toys (quiet toys) during the car ride to and from the airport and during the flight will come in handy. Light mess-free snacks to keep the occupied will also bode well.
Involve Your Kids in Planning: This one speaks for itself, you should let your kids give their input on their day to day activities. This is also a great way to get them excited about the trip in advance. If you're going to Disney for example its almost impossible to do every activity during a few day tip. Go over the attractions on the places you plan to visit and let your kids pick which ones they want to do the most!
Reduce Stress When Possible: Vacations should be fun for everyone, but everyone who has gone through a family vacation knows that traveling can be a bit stressful at times. That's why its important to reduce stress when possible. Many family friendly attractions offer the ability to purchase tickets online in advance. We all know children aren't the most patient people, and taking away time waiting in line with them will help every one out. Make a trip to the grocery store when you get to the hotel and pick up water bottles and non-perishable snacks. You'll save money and time in the long run.
Last but not least, we do recommend booking a car service to the airport. Children get excited when they see a big SUV pull up to the house and they know their vacation is about to begin. You don't have to worry about making it on time to the airport, dealing with parking, and getting your whole family to the terminal.
Contact Real Care Transportation today for your next family vacation!