Planning the Best Family Vacation


Planning a vacation should be fun but it can seem more like work at times; from dealing with the airlines, trying to find the best possible price to searching endlessly on the Internet for adequate reviews on your accommodation options. It can be exhausting.

As you tirelessly strive to plan the best family vacation for your loved ones, there are several things you should keep in mind.


The best family vacation location is one that your whole family can agree on. The destination spot should include something for everyone. If your spouse likes to golf, your daughter loves the beach, your son likes to shop; you can find a location to meet everyone’s needs and desires. Remember, the best family vacation is one where everyone feels included in the decision and choice of activities.


One of the most important things for many people, as they plan their best family vacation ever, is to keep within budget. For some the budget is endless and for others it’s very limited. If you fall in the latter group, there are many ways to find cheap airline travel. I would recommend the Internet as a first stop. Websites like:,,,,, etc. The list is endless as you can often find great deals on the Internet. Think of it this way; the less you spend on getting to your destination, the more money you will have to spend on the best family vacation your family has ever had.


Just as with the travel arrangements, accommodations can also be made within a limited budget; if one knows where to look. I would again start with the Internet and browse the same websites as above. There are often deals on, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, etc. when you purchase your accommodations and travel together in one package. Many sites also offer car rental arrangements and some even have discounted tickets to attractions. For many, having a good and safe place to stay is a big part that will make up your best family vacation.

Travel Agents:

For some, planning the best family vacation is just too time consuming. People choose to invest in hiring a good travel agent. This is often reasonably priced and can take the headache out of vacation planning. It’s supposed to be fun, remember? Hiring a professional, gives you the piece of mind that everything is taken care of and you can be sure your travels will be successful. If the stress is too much, hire a travel agent.

The most important thing to remember when planning the best family vacation you’ve ever had, is to have fun. The fun should start with including your family in the planning process all the way through the vacation. Have a great time!