How to Prepare for a Perfect Vacation

The annual family vacation is something we all look forward to throughout the year. It takes a lot of time and money to plan, but most people fall short when it comes to being prepared for the unexpected while away from home. The following tips can make the difference between having a relaxing and memorable trip or a complete disaster.

Fending Off the Melt Downs

Melt downs are inevitable when you travel with children, but you can minimize the frequency by planning ahead. Stick to your child’s regular routine as much as possible. Try to keep meal times and naps on track with the schedule you follow at home. This may be inconvenient, but the reward is well worth it. You also want to carry along snacks for when hunger unexpectedly hits as well as small toys and games to hold their attention while flying, driving, or waiting in lines.

Health Care

Make sure you have packed children’s pain relievers, allergy medicine, and cold medicines just in case. You should have the names and contact information on all of your doctors and your dentist on hand as well as your family’s insurance cards. If you are staying in one location for several days, you can look up information on doctors and clinics in the area. You never know when an accident or injury will happen. Let’s say you are going to be in Houston. If you are looking for a 24 hr emergency clinic Spring TX has the Cypress Creek ER.


You want to find accommodations where your little ones won’t disturb others by simply being kids. Look for resorts that are geared towards children. These hotels offer playgrounds, babysitting services, and children’s activities along with perks such as free meals for kids. Another great option would be renting a suite. If you have access to a kitchen, you’ll have an easier time of sticking to the normal routine. Plus it can save you money when it comes to the food budget. Campsites are also terrific for children.

By following these few simple tips you and your entire family can enjoy a stress free vacation. This little bit of planning ahead can make a huge difference. You will also be able to relax better when you know you are ready for anything.

5 comments on “How to Prepare for a Perfect Vacation

  1. These tips are so true. It can be quite challenging to travel with kids but seeing the smiles on their faces make all the hard work worth it. 🙂

  2. The kids are all teenagers now so our traveling has less hassles already. When they were all less than 8, every trip was a major production number where we practically had to bring the whole house with us. Hehe.

  3. Most of the year, we live on a schedule. We eat at the same restaurants, see the same people, and experience the same environment.

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