One of the pitfalls of planning a family vacation is choosing the destination for your travels. You might think that you have the best idea for your next family vacation only to find out later that your spouse is lukewarm about the idea and your children don’t like it at all. Instead of taking the bulk of this pressure onto yourself, make choosing the next vacation spot a family affair.
Gather everyone together when you are still at least a few months away from your vacation time. Let everyone have input on the places they want to go and the things that they want to do while they are on vacation. Take all of that information and see if you can find a place that works for everyone.
For example, if your spouse wants to be somewhere near the beach, and your kids want to visit a place that has theme parks, Orlando can be a great choice. You are only going to be a few minutes from some of the best theme parks in the world, and you are only a short drive from each coast. Another option, if you’ve already been to Orlando, is Los Angeles. You might also want to choose Myrtle Beach. As you can see, even when your family has their own idea of what a vacation should entail, you can find something that suits everyone.
The key to making sure that you have a great vacation that makes everyone happy is communication. Just like in all other family matters, communicating with all of the kids as well as your spouse will make choosing your travel destination much simpler. Once you have the hard part of choosing out of the way, you will be able to go ahead and make all of the other flight and hotel arrangements for your trip.