In order to have a successful family holiday you need to take heed of hints and tips from those in the know. Thankfully, My Voucher Codes have come up with a very handy list of ideas to help your trip go without a hitch, keep you all safe, happy, and also helping you to save cash at the same time.
Planning is key
In order to help your kids feel like they are involved, and to help them be ultra-excited in the best possible way, it’s a good idea to involve them in the planning stages. Head to Google and check out what you can do in resort, and ask them what they would like to see. Select the excursions you’d like to go on together, and make sure you book and pay for them beforehand, using a reputable dealer, so you don’t have to worry about doing all of that when you get there. Check out any free museums or places of interest online too, because these are great ways to save cash and see something cultural – you might not have any idea they exist if you don’t plan beforehand!
When packing make sure you make plentiful space for the things which make your children comfortable, e.g. a favourite blanket, and certainly their favourite toy or game. If you’re taking electronics, make sure you also pack the right adapters, to avoid disappointment!
When booking your plane seats, it’s a good idea to pay for the service to choose your seats, because this means you don’t have any worries about potentially being split up during busy times. Remember to make sure you pack a few snacks for your children during the trip, to starve off boredom, and also just in case they don’t like the food offered onboard.
Saving cash in resort
Apartments are often a good idea for families, or all-inclusive, because these usually give you more space and also the option to cook breakfast yourself (and save cash), if you opt for an apartment. If your hotel offers free breakfast, fill up in the mornings and you probably won’t need to pay for lunch, other than perhaps a snack or two.
Getting around can be costly if you opt for taxis all the time, so try and make as much use of public transport as you can. If you research this beforehand, you’ll soon see that it’s not as confusing or scary as it might seem at first, especially in big tourist resorts. Remember to get to those big tourist attractions as early as possible, to avoid huge queues.
These are just a few hints and tips to help you plan and enjoy your family break to the max this summer!
I'm Sofie. I'm a 24 year old Aussie girl who is addicted to travel. I'm an ESFP, I'm obsessed with Starbucks and I'm a chronic over-sharer (which makes for a good blogger I hope!). I'm currently living and working in London and squeezing every minute I can to travel around Europe while I'm here. You'll always find me "somewhere around". Read more about me here.