Kids may sometimes be restless during long hours of travel, especially when they don’t get enough sleep to begin with. Before they start ruining the entire trip, check out these tips to save your dream family vacation.
- Travel Insurance
Travelling is a life goal and we want to make sure that every step we take is protected. Having travel insurance not only covers flight cancellations, it also deals with lost luggage and medical expenses just in case. Who doesn’t want a safe trip?
- Plan ahead
Backpacking won’t be easy if you have little children with you. You want to make sure that the zoo in the area has tamed animals, or the weather won’t be too hot nor too cold for the clothes that you packed. Be sure to at least create an itinerary for the whole trip as your guide. Also, make those little name tags with your number just in case your kids get lost along the way.
- Update your medical kit
We never know when we might need to take an anti-allergy tablet or a lifesaver candy. Put everything in a little bag so you won’t have to worry about medical emergencies. Don’t forget to pack the basics such as band-aids, pain relievers, and cough and cold medicines.
- Rest days
It is expensive to go out there and explore a different country so we want to make the most of our time. Although this might work for some people, remember to go easy on the schedule. You have kids with you, they might not be able to enjoy the experience if they are constantly tired or worse, sick. Allow days off to rest and spend some quality time in the hotel room.
- Keep clean drinking water on hand, always
Not all drinking waters are safe. Stock on some distilled water from the grocery store and bring a few bottles with you when you’re on the go. We want to stay away from dirty water-related sicknesses that might ruin our health. Bringing your own water will also become handy if you’re having fun under the sun.
- Hygiene kits
Keep your kids’ hands clean at all times. Pack wet wipes and alcohol with you always so when your kids want to eat, there’s always a cleaning material in your bag. Bring extra clothes in case they get all sweaty and dirty.