A vacation is grand, but there is more to it than just
arriving and lounging around in your hotel. When planning a
family vacation, these tips will help you enjoy your daily
When you leave your hotel for the day to go out
sightseeing, be sure to write down your hotel name and
address on a slip of paper. This is especially important if
you are traveling out of the country and are in a city you
are unfamiliar with. My friend and I were vacationing in
Quebec City one time and we forgot the name of the hotel we
were staying at. Luckily, she found a business card from
the hotel in her purse, so we were able to tell the cab
driver where to take us.
Don't forget to bring your cell phone with you. Even if
you don't plan to use it, keep it with you just in case of
If you are traveling out of the country be sure to carry
some of the local currency with you. Don't rely on your
credit card all the time as you may have an unexpected
costs such as a parking fee, admission to a park, or other
such unexpected expenses.
Call ahead to the places you plan to visit to make sure
you know what their hours are and also cost of admission.
Some places open early or close late or vice versa on a
Try not to over schedule your day. If you try to pack in
too many activities each day you'll be too tired to fully
enjoy your vacation. It's better to see less sights and
enjoy yourself more. You can always come back and visit
again another time.
No matter what you are doing it's a great idea to bring
along some bottled water. It's a lot cheaper to just bring
your water with you and refill it at water fountains rather
than paying full price each time you get thirsty.
Many large museums offer free admission on certain days
of the week. Go online and see if any of the museums in the
city you plan to visit have these special price days.
I think the best place to carry your money is in a waist
pack as it is out of the way, hard for someone to steal,
and easy for you to access. Also great if you are going on
rides at a theme park. The worst idea is a big bulky purse
If you're going shopping, shop where the locals go. Ask
for advice from people who live in the area and try to
avoid the tourist traps.
If you plan to make any large purchases when you're out
shopping, try to pay with a credit card. That will make it
easier to dispute any charges if need be. It is not a good
idea to carry around a large amount of cash.
When planning your next family vacation, use
these tips for
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