Top Tips When Travelling With The Family

Many people go on holiday every year, and for some this an opportunity to experience some quality time abroad with their family. This could be a time for the long-awaited gathering of the various members of the family. At times, this could necessitate special arrangements such as when there are particularly newer members of the group, present. If you are planning on travelling with your family, keep reading as we have put together some helpful tips for you when you go on your next trip. 

Choose A Family Friendly Hotel

Depending on where you are planning on travel, you might want to think carefully about the hotel. It could be difficult to find one that suits all members of the party. Do your research and you should be able to find one that has the right sort of facilities that less mobile family members may require. In these occasions, people could opt for a villa instead of a hotel. Again, it may be a good idea to not go to the types of hotels who cater to young adults as this could be a little too loud and busy for a family get together. 

Arrange Insurance

Do you have the right sort of insurance for both yourself or the family? Older family members may have a pre-existing condition that needs some attention under the cover of an appropriate travel insurance provider (make sure to let your insurer know of this). Make sure to do your research and find the right travel insurance provider in this case. As an example, you can find great examples of travel insurance such as the kind offered here: https://www.staysure.co.uk/over-70-travel-insurance/. You will need to do digging up on the kind of cover you want from your own travel insurance. 

Talk To The Airport Staff

Airports can be very big and hard to get around, so you should do everything you can to prepare in advance to make this as easy and stress-free as possible. There also facilities to help less mobile members of the family from one part of the airport to another, ask the airport staff in advance to arrange this for you. If you are able to find out what you are going to do before you get there, you’ll be able to have an enjoyable airport experience around the bars, restaurants or the various shops you’ll find. 

Pack Essentials In Hand Luggage 

For those carrying necessities such as medication, it would be a good idea to pack these in a special hand luggage bag, so that these are easily accessed. You might find that packing away heavier and more cumbersome items in the checked luggage may be the best thing to so. This is so that you can hold things that you may need in your hand luggage such as a bottle for water, any electronics that you may need at hand such as your phone or your wallet and some (lighter) spare clothes. This will make the whole process a lot easier and you won’t need to worry about getting things out of the suitcase before you have even got to the hotel. It also allows you some space to grab some items from the duty-free shop. 

Prepare A Routine

Our tip for those who are travelling with their entire family is to prepare a routine. It can be difficult to stick to a routine when you are on holiday but if you are travelling with members of different ages (different wake-up schedules as an example) it could make things easier to appease everyone. Think about planning meal times with them, scheduling in time for rest and the nights out. 

Final Verdict

If you are planning on travelling with a large group of the family in the near future, then make sure to follow the tips laid out in this article. Think about buying travel insurance, making use of the airport facilities should you require some assistance and packing the essentials into hand luggage which leaves the more excessive items in the cabin bags.

Victoria Brewood
victoria@pommietravels.com

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

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