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You may not want to admit it, but taking a family vacation may stress you out. Not only do you want to choose a destination that pleases everyone, like a Beaches all-inclusive resort, but you want to make sure your trip goes smoothly, from the flight to the actual vacation.
The key to traveling as a family is to expect the unexpected and go with the flow – but this doesn’t mean you can’t be organized and prepared to handle meltdowns, medical emergencies, and other situations that may occur.
The following common family travel hacks can help to alleviate the stress you may have around your all-inclusive family vacation, so everyone can have a great time.
Are You Using These Common Family Travel Hacks?
Bring Kid-Friendly Activities
Bring your children’s favorite activities with you to keep them occupied during your flight to your Beaches Resort. Consider coloring books, downloading movies onto a tablet or smartphone, word search puzzles, and more. Not only will your kids enjoy their time on the plane, but it will go by faster.
Carry Small Currency
When you stay at an all-inclusive resort, everything’s included – you don’t have to pay for land sports, meals, tips, specialty restaurants, WiFi, and more. However, you may want to bring small bills for vending machines and for shopping at the gift shop.
Go with the Flow
When it comes to family travel, go with the flow and expect the unexpected. Why? Because you can’t control everything in life – it doesn’t work that way. If your kids have a meltdown, let them have it. There’s no talking them out it. Remain calm and get to the bottom of their frustration. And most importantly, remember, this too shall pass!
Leave the Bulky Stroller at Home
Did you know that you can rent a stroller when you stay at a Beaches Resort? That’s right! You don’t have to pack yours – one less thing for you to carry. When book your all-inclusive family beach vacation, tell your travel agent that you need a stroller, and he or she can contact the Kids Clubs for details.
Pack your essentials such as a first-aid kit, toiletries, medications, walking shoes, select clothing (casual and dress), diapers, nightlight, grocery, bags, plastic bags (put cell phone and tablets in them), and more. Packing tips include, wrapping earbuds around a used gift card, putting shoes in shower caps (keep away from your clothes), putting plastic wrap between the bottle and cap of shampoo and conditioner bottles, and packing dryer sheets (buy organic) to keep clothes smelling fresh.
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Ship Souvenirs Home
You could bring an extra suitcase for souvenirs, but the better option is to ship them home. Why? Because you won’t have to carry an extra piece of luggage or pay additional fees. You can put the money toward your next all-inclusive family vacation.
Stay in a Suite
The best option for your family is to stay in a suite. At Beaches Turks and Caicos, Beaches Negril in Jamaica, and Beaches Ocho Rios in Jamaica, you can request that you have adjoining rooms. But keep in mind that they can’t guarantee adjoining rooms will be available.
Tattoo Your Kids
You probably didn’t expect this travel hack, but you may want to consider getting your kids tattoos. A company called Tottoos.org designs custom rub-on temporary tattoos with information, such as your phone number, your child’s medical condition (allergies, epilepsy, etc.), or special needs. If your child runs away from you and gets lost in the crowd, it could minimize the time your child is lost and save your child’s life.
Wear Layers on the Airplane
You and your kids may want to wear layers on the airplane as you travel to your Beaches all-inclusive resort. Why? Because you can easily take-off t-shirts and sweaters if you get warm, and put them back on if you get cold.
Get the Most Out of Your Family Travel by Going to Beaches Resorts
Imagine taking a family vacation to a Beaches Resort. You’re relaxed because everything’s included, so all you have to do is have a great time.
Not only will your kids enjoy the thrills of Pirate Island waterpark, but you’ll like the Kids Camp, so you and your partner can have some time off for adult activities.
Sound good? You bet it does!
Contact a Travel Planners International agent and discuss your family travel to Beaches Negril, Beaches Ocho Rios, or Beaches Turks and Caicos. Each resort has something for everyone!