Travel with family at the end of the year is certainly fun. However, there are many things that must be prepared before traveling, especially if you have children under the age of 12. Of course, the preparations must have been more mature, even in advance. To make traveling with your family run smoothly, safely and comfortably, here are some ways that you can consider.
Determine a family-friendly tourist destination
The selection of tourist destinations to be visited when traveling with family is the most important thing that must be considered. It’s best to choose a location that is friendly to children so you don’t have to worry about their safety while traveling. Discuss with all family members so that the intended destination is in accordance with what they want. Also adjust the destination chosen with the duration of the trip that you have.
Prepare your needs while traveling
After the intended tourist destination has been determined, the next step that can be taken is to prepare all the needs while traveling. Apart from food and medicine, you also have to find out what the weather is like at your destination. This is important so that the clothes brought later can adjust to the conditions. For example, if your destination is experiencing the rainy season, then bring a jacket and umbrella.
Bring sufficient goods
When traveling with your family, luggage tends to be more according to the number of members traveling with you. It is recommended that you should choose your belongings wisely. That way, when checking baggage at the airport there are no additional baggage fees that must be paid. If you invite toddlers, make sure you have brought enough clothes, diapers, milk, and their favorite toys.
Choose your departure time wisely
For those of you who plan to travel long distances, you should choose a departure time at night so that the children can rest while on the trip. However, if you are traveling short distances, it’s best to set your departure time in the morning so you don’t have to get stuck in traffic jams. Don’t forget, if you leave by public transportation, make sure to arrive early so as to minimize the risk of delays.
Order tickets in advance
Even though the end of the year is still quite a long way off, there’s nothing wrong if you order tickets in advance. Apart from the opportunity to get discount promotions, ordering tickets in advance also allows you to choose seats that are close to each other with other family members. While traveling with your family, you must always supervise and maintain the safety of your children properly. Make sure the children are equipped with knowledge about the identities of both parents in case they get separated while at a tourist spot.