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A Guide to a Safe and Fun Family Vacation



Vacations are all about enjoying an escape from daily life. Much of the time, however, getaways can quickly become a time of stress, disorganization, and forgotten plans. For this reason, it’s essential to understand exactly how to make your time away as care-free and enjoyable as possible, and this guide will ensure it is just that. After all, everyone deserves a break!

Make Lists

On top of your vacation-must list, you should write plenty more to ensure it goes smoothly. Make sure to include lists of: 

  • Luggage Items
  • Planned Activities
  • Documents
  • Local Emergency Services and Important Numbers

By doing this, you will ensure that you and your family are fully prepared for anything that happens. 

Plan for Emergencies 

Vacations aren’t exempt from emergencies. No matter how much fun you’re having, you should always prepare in case something goes wrong. If you have someone with medical needs coming with you, make sure you invest in medical repatriation in case they need to get home after an injury or illness. Remember to bring any medications any of you may need and keep in mind the hospitals nearby as well as the emergency services phone number. You can never be too careful! 

Choose the Right Destination 

The choice of destination is a crucial decider in whether or not the vacation will be exciting. Bring everyone who is attending together and come up with your top five necessities for your vacation. Do you want somewhere hot? Full of culture? With tons of kid’s activities? Compiling a list of your wants will help you come up with the perfect destination and a travel advisor will always be happy to help!

Choose the Right Accommodation

Instead of picking the cheapest hotel room you see, take the time to do some research. There are plenty of options instead of hotels, so look around for the best value that will comfortably fit all of you. If you’re a big family, then consider renting a villa for the time you’re away – you’ll enjoy the comfort of home-like features. You’ll also want to keep into account how far away amenities and activities are, so make sure you consider the surrounding area before booking. 

Keep Items Close 

Whether it’s your luggage when you’re boarding a plane or your handbag while you’re out and about, make sure you keep it close. Losing important items is a disaster you want to avoid! Another sensible idea is to separate important documents, so if you lose one you’ve not lost everything. 

Protect from the Sun

If your family decides on a warm and sunny vacation, make sure you’re all well protected from the rays. This means investing in hats, sunglasses and lots of SPF. Nothing ruins a fun time in the sun like sun-burn or sun-stroke!

Leave a Safe Home

You don’t want to get to the airport and suddenly stop dead when you realize you might have left the door unlocked. When setting off, slot in a five-minute house check. This will include checking all the plugs, the windows and the doors. Make sure it’s as secure as possible and if you’re leaving a key with a neighbor, make sure they have it before you leave!

Vacations are a great way to relax, but that doesn’t mean they don’t take a decent amount of organization. By staying on top of everything, you will ensure a safe and enjoyable time away with your family.

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