8 Tips For Planning The Best Summer Vacation Ever
It’s the season of summer vacations and here are some great vacation planning tips for staying organized, finding flight deals, packing and staying healthy on the road:
Start Planning Now
Don’t wait to book until the last minute – this only results in higher pricing especially when it comes to flights and hotels during peak seasons like summer. Start planning ahead of time, like now!
Get Everyone On Board With The Destination
Sometime during planning, there might be someone who wants to go somewhere different. This can cause a headache if not everyone one the trip is having a good time. Make sure the itinerary includes something each person wants to do. If you are unsure of what to do or where to go to accommodate each person, ask your Travel Team Agent for suggestions, call 1-800-788-0829 today for advice and expert planning tips.
Find The Best Flights
Be sure to ask a Travel Team Agent for the best flights. Using a Travel Team Agent costs you nothing extra and in fact, you will save money because we have access to the best deals, prices and can get you the best deal for your flights, hotels, and more! Contact a Travel Team Agent Today at 1-800-788-0829 to start planning!
Chart Your Itinerary And Print Back-Ups
There is nothing wrong with writing out your daily to do list on paper, if that is what will help you. This way you can make changes before you import it into a digital itinerary or calendar. Keep printed copies of airline tickets and other reservations just in case you cannot access them digitally. Also, securely scan and upload a copy of passports or other ID to a cloud for easy access anywhere in the world in case of loss.
Stay Healthy And Hydrated
It’s good idea to pack healthy snacks like granola, nuts, or fruit for each journey. Make sure you drink plenty of water to stay hydrated in the summer heat. Start filling up on the water before you get to your destination, stay hydrated at the airport, on the plane, and drink bottled water before each meal. You will have more energy to sight see! Staying hydrated also beats jet lag. Pack your multi-vitamins with you too. Carry hand sanitizers and antibacterial wipes to quickly wipe down airplane arm rests and things you might touch for long periods of time. Getting sick on vacation can ruin your trip, stay ahead of the game and stay healthy.
Make Lists And Use Packing Cubes
There is nothing worse than forgetting something important. Making a list of essentials that you keep in your pocket so you can check off each time you depart somewhere. Packing cubes can be helpful to keep organized, keeping t-shirts in one, pants in another, and organize your outfits while you travel.
Find Pac-kable Toys And Travel Games For The Kids
If you are heading to a beach, bring pack-able sand and water toys such as, inflatable pool toys and much more to keep the kiddos occupied, and it takes up less space. Make a list of travel games that the kids will enjoy such as mad libs, cards and other compact games that are great for travel.
Let (Some) Things Slide
It’s tough to keep some rules that are non-negotiable at home in force while on the road especially when kids are in tow. I let my daughter use the iPad for longer than usual while on planes and road trips. There might be a bit more dessert ordered and later bed times. Flexibility goes a long way when people are out of their normal routines. Take a deep breath, have a refreshing sip, and let (some) things slide.
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