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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Family Vacation

Thinking of planning your family vacation soon? Then, you’ll want to avoid these common mistakes:

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Family Vacation

Selecting the Wrong Destination

If you want a wonderful family vacation, you need to make sure you choose a destination that can accommodate everyone –yes, everyone. So, while you and your husband or wife might have your eyes on someplace remote and exotic, it might not be suitable for your kids. Consider a destination that is centrally-located to plenty of activities, excursions, and the airport.

Booking Basic Economy

Basic economy doesn’t guarantee you a seat, which isn’t the best option when traveling with little ones. You’ll also want to be wary of those “low prices,” which oftentimes can cost you more than regular cabin seating when you factor in baggage costs, seat selection, meals, cancellation fees, and more. We recommend avoiding this option if you can help it.

Choosing the Wrong Resort

While some resorts might seem appealing to your family, we recommend you work with someone in the industry to match your family’s preferences. For example, while some resorts classify themselves as “multigenerational,” the kid’s program or clubhouse could be very outdated –leaving the poor kiddos bored to tears and running the risk of ruining your vacation. Now, no one wants that!

Staying in the Wrong Room Category

While you might think a junior suite will suit your family just fine (after all, the price is great!), we’d hate for you to be disappointed if you get there and it’s more crowded than you thought. It’s smart to work with a travel agent on this so they can recommend an option that’s best for your family.

Not Using a Travel Agent

Lastly, it’s never a good idea to book your family vacation online. As certified travel specialists, we have years of combined experience in the industry and can match you with the perfect vacation in your budget by just asking you a few questions! Additionally, when you book a vacation on your own, you’ll miss out on valuable insight a travel pro would offer. Save the time and hassle by working with a pro! 😊

Interested in working together? Then, click here to request a quote. We can’t wait to help you plan your family vacation!

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