It’s about time to start planning for your family summer get-away. If you’ve added a new member since last summer, you may be wondering how baby affects your vacation plans. Here are some tips and ideas to help you plan the ideal trip for your family!
Stay close(ish) to home. Avoid long plane rides and long car rides. Try to aim for a couple hours by plane and six or fewer hours by car, depending on how well your baby travels. You may want to save long, exotic trips for when your child is older.
Check out a cruise. Many cruise lines welcome families with small children. You won’t have to worry about preparing meals, and you’ll have day-long entertainment. Some cruise ships even allow you to order diapers and baby supplies ahead of time so you won’t have to lug a few extra suitcases just for baby.
Try renting a house or condo. Find a fun location close to home (think historic city or a beach) and rent a house or condo. If you have your own space, you won’t have to worry about baby’s midnight squalling waking the neighbors down the hall.
Staycation. This sounds boring, right? It doesn’t have to be! How many cool places are there around your area that you just haven’t gotten to because life is so busy? Turn off your email, don’t answer calls, and visit all those local places you’ve always meant to get to but just haven’t. Vacation at home can be just as fun (and much cheaper!) than vacations in normal vacation spots.
Plan the perfect trip this summer with your little bundle of joy!