Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Best Ways to Plan a Family Vacation

Planning a vacation for the whole family is not easy. Each family member has an idea of what he or she wants to do during the vacation, and most of them time, plans conflict and chaos ensues. The boys want to go fishing or hunting and the girls just want to relax by the pool and get a gorgeous tan. To make everybody happy during your vacation, you should plan things carefully before you buy your cheap air tickets. Here are some tips on how to go about it.

• Vote in the activities that you want to do during the vacation

To be fair and to make sure everybody will enjoy the vacation, vote on the things you want to do and the places you want to visit. First, it is important that all of you agree on the dates of your trip before you make your air ticket online booking. Then make each family member suggest great destinations for your trip. Narrow than your choices (using factors such as time and budget) then have everyone vote on them.

• Take turns in planning the vacation

It’s only fair that everyone will get the chance to plan the family vacation. But keep in mind that the one in charge will have to take care of everything – from planning the activities to managing the budget.

• Find a destination that can please all members of the family

You have to do some compromising on this one. It’s pretty hard to decide when grandpa wants to go to a hunting lodge while the women in the family want to go to the beach. Find a resort that can offer both and you will please everyone. If this is not possible and Grandpa has his way, promise the girls that they will get their beach vacation next time.

• Create a reasonable budget and stick to it

You have to make everyone understand the importance of sticking to the budget. You don’t want to end up broke after the trip, or worse, during the vacation itself. Everything must be covered – food, accommodations, shopping, and fare money.