The Memorial Day holiday weekend kicks-off the unofficial start of summer and for many young families, Summer 2017 will mark their first vacation together.
As the father of two teenagers, Greg Lindberg has experienced many family summer vacations. From a cross-country trip to the Grand Canyon, to renting out a summer shore house, Greg Lindberg has been there and done that; with many memories to share.
Planning a first-time family summer vacation can be a bit nerve-racking, and that’s OK, given there is a lot to consider, says Greg Lindberg.
Here are Greg Lindberg’s tips:
Spread Out Activities — Taking a trip with young children will be different from those trips taken with friends or a spouse. Allow extra time for any planned activity, and don’t jam pack your itinerary.
Travel Light – Of course, you will need to pack more items if you have a toddler or young baby, but pack as light as possible. In many cases, it will be better to pick up things, as needed, at your vacation destination.
Choose a Kid-friendly Hotel: If it’s in your budget, book a hotel that offers child-friendly amenities, like a pool. Find a hotel that’s within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and kid-friendly attraction. By doing this, you’ll save a lot of time and energy.
Finally, Greg Lindberg says that while no family vacation will be perfect, no matter how much planning goes on, it will be the “imperfections” that will make the time even more special.