Winter is over! It's time to shake off the cold temperature and enjoy outdoors. Spring break is almost here and time to commune with nature. If you're planning for a spring break escapade, start planning now. Escape somewhere fun with your family like going to the beach or camping in the woods. Packing for a spring break family trip can be challenging. Check out our spring break travel tips to have a stress-free travel.
Choose the perfect destination for your family.
Discuss your travel destination first with your husband and with your grown-up kids, if you have any. Make sure that wherever you're going every member of your family will enjoy and they will have some activities that they will look forward to. Make sure that there are fun activities for both adults and children like spas for parents and activities for the kids. A beach resort is a great option for family travel, because they offer accommodation and pools and of course the beach and other recreations.
Look for travel deals before booking.
Family travel should be planned well especially your budget. If you have a bigger family, it will cost you a lot. If you're planning a family vacation, it's advantage that you plan ahead and take advantage of travel deals. Before booking, check out online for ticket discounts and resort and hotel discounts for spring break. Research resorts in the area you'll be traveling and compare their prices. You can save money by booking in advance.
Just pack the essentials.
When packing, you don't need to buy essentials, just pack items that you already have like sunblock, swim wears and toiletries. if you'll be staying in a resort or hotel, you don't need to bring towels. Just make sure that you bring first aid kit and kids' clothing and essentials. You can buy groceries or snacks when you get there. Family travel is easier if you travel light.
Don't forget to bring Ziploc bags for outfit storage.
This is the best travel tip of all times when traveling with kids. Pack your kids' daily outfit in a Ziploc bag including their accessories, underwear and socks and label it with their name. This way, it's easier to look for their outfits in your suitcase. You can also let them have their own suitcase and put all their packed outfits in. You can also recycle the Ziplocs to store their used outfits.
Bring kids' toys or boards games.
Kids easily gets bored no matter how fun your planned activities for them. They will get bored at some point, so to keep your kids entertained, bring boredom busters like coloring books, board games and gadgets. These will keep them busy and entertained.
Don't forget to buy snacks for everyone.
Make sure that you keep your entire family fed. To save some money, it's better that you buy food from the grocery store. Resort or hotel foods are expensive. It's the best way to keep your family full and save money at the same time.
To help you kick off family travel this spring break with ease, consider our family travel tips for a stress-free travel with extra savings on your bank account.