Friday, November 23, 2007

Tips For Taking Family Vacations Abroad

When traveling with kids to a destination you have never been before, do your homework about the country you are planning to visit, I know the first thing that comes to mind is what is the weather is going to be like, but after we get that into perspective then the next should be what are the health risk, or infectious diseases that is predominant in that country, the safety of their drinking water and it's crime rate statistic. It is also very important that everyone’s get the necessary vaccination. For that information or to find out which vaccinations you need for the country or countries you plan to visit you can find at the CDC travelers health site list of destinations.

Before going on a family vacation Overseas choose a destination you feel comfortable visiting; check out all the ins-and-outs before you book your reservations. I find the Lonely Planet Bluelist to be extremely helpfull it has, their 2008 Edition is a collection of travel inspirations for the year ahead, coming to you from the Lonely Planet community of authors, staff and travelers. You can also get a lot of information just about every country in the world with their Lonely Planet worldguide it is a great source of valuable information for today travelers. We are all aware of the need to arrive to the airport at least 2 hours before our departure but if you are traveling with kids make sure you get there with ample time. If the kids are old enough talk to them about some of the airport security rules and ask them to help you keep an eye on the luggage’s upon arriving at the airport, this will make them feel a little bit like a grow up. When traveling with kids always keep a close eye on them at all times make sure and hold their hands in crowded malls, markets and street, kids are very curious by nature and may wander off. You should also write down your child’s name on a piece of paper and also put your name, and the address and phone number of the resort or hotel were you will be staying and put in the pocket or staple it on the inside of your Childs cloth every time leave the hotel to go on a family outings or drive.

Remember that family vacations are more enjoyable for the kids when they feel that they have their parents undivided attention and love this will create some unforgettable memories they. So go ahead plan that family vacation and select someplace where there is a lot of great activities for the kids because that is what family vacations is all about fun, fun, fun.

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