For those of you in the northern hemisphere, summer break is coming and with that many families start thinking about taking holidays and trips with their families. Today, I am bring you a guest post from Kendra Thornton, a mummy of 3 who used to be the Orbitz Director of Communications, giving her a unique perspective on travelling the world!
Travel Light, Travel Safe With
When the summer rolls around, I
love the chance to hit the road with my family in tow! As a full time mom, I
know what it takes to get the show on the road when the warm months hit, and
what I've learned over the last several years is that I just need to let the
little stuff go.
Tip 1: Feed Them First
The thing that we as parents need
to keep in mind is that our kids are little powerhouses of energy, and that
means that they need calories to function. If you are wading into the theme
park crowds, make sure that you feed them something before you go in. This also
prevents you from dealing with those exorbitant prices for food at the theme
Tip 2: The Burning Sunday
Tip 3: Pad the End
If you're like me, you definitely
experience a bit of a sigh when you get back. Well, you're definitely not
alone, and there are plenty of kids that get a bit sad, upset and antsy when
they have to go back to school. Consider making sure that your family has a day
to lie around the house and just recuperate after you get back. This puts
everyone in a much better temper!
Keep in mind also that when you
are on your trip most Orlando
hotels, a popular family destination, ensures a quiet hours policy at
many of their locations. This helps kids get a solid night’s rest to avoid the
crankiness from lack of sleep while you on your trip and keeps them fresh and
back on schedule for when you get home.
Tip 4: Dress Light
Unless you are headed out to ski,
remember that light clothing is going to serve you and your kids well. Most
places are warmer than they are cold, and if your kids are sitting there in
clothes that are too warm, you cannot blame them for getting fussy! Choose
clothes that are lightweight and which will dry quickly, as you never know when
you are going to get caught in a summer or spring storm!
Tip 5: Bottled Only, Please!
There's some real magic to be
found on vacation, and you won't find it by over-planning and worrying yourself
down to a frazzle. You can kick back, relax and still stay healthy with these
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