Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Help For Growing Families- Vacationing Part 2

Whew! Today was crazy! Sorry for the late post but I just couldn't get time to post until now.

This week we're talking about planning.
In order to make a vacation affordable and enjoyable for the larger family, a little planning goes a long way!

Read about your destination at the library.
Search the internet.
Send away for any and all tourist guides.

You want to find out what there is to do in the general area. What do various family members like to do? What fees are there for attractions? What is there to do that is free? Do you really need to go to place A for $$$ when place B is almost the same and is $?

Look for discounts. Is there a certain day that an attraction offers a cheaper fee? Are coupons available? Package deals?

Check times of tours and hours of operation. Do you need reservations?

What sights are close to each other? How much time can you expect to spend at any given sight? How much can you do in a day? How much do you want to do in a day?

Every family will have different needs and desires. If you take your time and do the research then you get a truly fun and memorable trip for everyone.
Help For Growing Families is sponsered by Mother Hen over at http://shipfullofpirates.com


Kara S. said...

I don't know a lot about this but maybe it will help someone in their planning. The gov't has special passes for the disabled. The pass is good in parks all over the country and covers everyone in the vehicle with the disabled person. There's also discounts on amenities such as camping and swimming. Here's a link to more info...

Cyndi Lewis said...

Awesome info Kara! Thanks!