Summer vacation is upon us, and we’re sure your children are already planning trips to places they’ve never been before. Summer holidays are likely the best time of year to reconnect with your children and family outside of the confines of your home. If you’re planning a trip with just your spouse and kids or the entire family, including uncles, aunts, and cousins, here are some tips to make summer vacation planning simple, enjoyable, and exciting for all.
Try to Carry Some Snacks
This is the time to allow your children to indulge in some fast food. Many of the stuff that you wouldn’t be able to have on any other school day is permissible. Long journeys can cause anxiety and irritability in children, so providing them with food of their choosing is one of the best ways to keep them happy. If you’re traveling with grandparents, keep in mind that their eating and medication schedules can conflict with traveling, so bring some snacks for them as well.
Don’t forget to carry a Mini Cooler. It will keep your food fresh. In hot summer it is the only source that keeps your beverages cool.
Make Plan Together
Invite your children to assist you with the different stages of preparation. Discuss the budget with them so that they can research different destinations and choose one that they will not be disappointed with later. Often, ask them to look up and read about tourist attractions so that they are familiar with the area and excited to go sightseeing.
Choose Destination Wisely
If your children are still in school, take them to locations listed in history or geography classes. If you’re traveling with teenagers, enlist their assistance in planning the day’s itinerary or paying the bills. Children become even more responsible as a result of these experiences.
What Clothes to Wear ?
Packing clothes for a trip is often a challenge, but traveling in India during the summer season means just cotton and linen. Choose light colors like white and beige, and apply sunscreen to your bare skin. In India, the safest way to fly during the summer is to bring a bottle of water with you, as hydration is crucial. You could travel in shorts, but keep in mind that there are some places in India where shorts are frowned upon, if not outright prohibited, particularly those with religious significance.
Book Hotel Wisely
If you decide to stay in a hotel, book ahead of time. You may have lived there before and enjoyed it, but give it some thought. Was your room located on a steep incline? Were there a lot of steps to take? What might have been heaven for just the two of you can easily be a nightmare when you’re pushing a stroller along with a baby.
Don’t Pack Extra Things
Keep in mind that almost everything can be purchased from a place you are going to visit. Even if it isn’t the same brand, you’ll be fine. If you have a small child then diapers are a common source of concern, as 100 percent eco and organic brands can be difficult to come by. If you’re used to using an eco-brand, give it a try with a non-eco brand before you leave to see if your child reacts in any way.