How to Make Business Travel Family-Friendly — TripIt Blog

Vacationing with your family should be a fun way to create new memories together. Below are four tips to make a family vacation more comfortable than your last one.

1. Find a Home Away From Home

Hotels are a fun experience, but they often don’t include many amenities that families need in the price per night, such as a washer and dryer set, kitchen appliances, extra storage space, or even a sitting room to a movie separately from the bedrooms. To make your vacation home feel like your actual home, look into extended stay condos, where you can relax, cook, and play in a fully furnished space with many of the amenities your family needs.

2. Travel With the Seasons

Traveling with the seasons means not only should you choose a fun place to visit, but also choose a time of year that is comfortable for you and your family. For example, it may be too hot to visit Dallas in August or too rainy to visit San Francisco in February, depending on your family’s preference. A ski vacation will have to wait for winter, and a beach trip would be best in the summertime.

3. Don’t Overbook

Planning a vacation itinerary gets the whole family excited for the upcoming trip; however, you shouldn’t overbook your vacation days with activities and sightseeing. Children may need time to rest in the afternoons, and you may want a break too.

4. Keep a Packing List

It can be difficult to keep track of your family’s belongings on a trip, especially if everyone is living out of suitcases. While packing, create a list of important items everyone is bringing with them, such as jewelry, special toys, and electronics with chargers. This way you have a checklist, so you won’t forget anything as you pack up to head home.

With a little extra planning, you can relax on a comfortable family vacation in no time.