Every summer vacation, my husband and I make sure that we plan an annual vacation for the whole family. This is our way to spend more time and bond with them. My kids have always been looking forward to this and just like them, I am also really excited to go to our next destination!
My husband decided that this year, we should probably go out of town instead of going out of the country. We don’t have a huge budget for this vacation since the inflation rate this year is high. We also had a number of important expenses to pay. This did not bother me at all, since spending vacation out of town can also be as fun and as exciting as spending it abroad.
If you think that traveling with three kids can be very stressful, well, you are right. But that does not mean that we can’t do anything about it! With a few precautions and sufficient preparation, it is possible to keep your kids safe and healthy so the whole family can cherish those special bonding moments.
First, you have to choose your destination wisely. You should consider several factors—the climate in that city, the accomodation, and other basic concerns. You should also try searching online some information about the common diseases at your desired destination. It is better to prepare accordingly since you can’t take any chances when you are traveling with kids.
Second, identify your mode of travel. There are required preparations for each one of them. This year, we are planning to do a roadtrip with the kids. I have come up with some ideas to put fun in travel even if we are on the road. I prepared a CD with all their favorite songs and I also packed their favorite toys so they can play with them once they get restless. Creativity is the key.
Lastly, never forget to safety measures. Since we are having a roadtrip, my husband brought the van we will be using to his mechanic to make sure that the vehicle is in a very good condition before we travel. Also, as I was planning this trip, I started to look for good travel insurance providers. Getting travel insurance is very essential—you never know what will happen so it is really better to prepared. I was looking at the rates offer by NIB. I asked for a quote and they have already replied, but I still have to talk to my husband about this.
Embarking on a trip with your kids is definitely the best way to spend some quality time with them. With careful planning and preparation, this should be a breeze for all the moms out there.