15 Tips To Enjoy Vacation with Family

Craving for some relaxation? What can be better than the best beach vacation for families! Classic travel and country vacation are all about enjoying an uncomplicated journey and to spend time with oneself and family and to bring back the lost zeal and refresh oneself. Today people indulge themselves in such country vacation plans and plan classic travels so as break away from a regular routine.

Places to travels on a country vacation have a big list of classic places ranging from the seven wonders of the world to the very adventurous and classic place like Thailand. When you travel you kind of become that traveler who can take the challenges that come their way.

Here you need to ask ourselves a question, do you want to become the couch potato in our lives or instead be the one who find their own way out of the problem? When you ask these questions to yourselves and if the answer is yes then you are a traveler hands down. Making any vacation successful depends upon how you spend it.

Safety must one of the top priorities of anyone who loves to travel. Whether you are travelling for work or for recreation, there are a lot of things that can go wrong in a foreign place. From health related issues to theft and credit card fraud, anything can ruin your otherwise fun travelling experience.

Preventing any mishaps during your trip is always better than doing damage control if they happen. Some pragmatic measures on your part can ensure your safe travel whether you are a first-time traveller or are just travelling after a long time.

Oops, are you on a budget? Well, being low on pocket doesn't make you and your family low on fun. Here you go! Planning a vacation on a budget may sound daunting but trust me, it is not as it sounds. One can have the best out of his vacations even on a below average budget. It just takes one to be wiser before spending and sooner and later fun will not be gripped within the ropes of your wallet.

You Can Travel In Style & Not Break The Bank

Here are some pocket-friendly vacation hacks that may seek in for an affordable wave of fun and adventure.

1. Opt for an off-season trip

Peak seasons are always good to enjoy the place to the fullest. But when we are talking about budget travel, then during peak seasons you will find it very difficult to get an affordable hotel room. Besides that, you have to put extra effort into everything like food, getting a room with good views, sightseeing etc.

The obvious reason is, there is a huge demand by default and that is why they tend to charge you more money. But if you are a smart traveler, you will agree that the best time to explore any place on this earth is during off-season. Due to fewer crowds, you can easily access the premium facilities at a very cheap price. And on top of that, the peace of mind and freedom you will get during such time is simply awesome.

Try planning an off-season trip since it can cost you incredibly less. All popular tourist destinations have a specific season when the spot is just flooding with adventure enthusiasts. However, if you are also the one who just has a lust for a new adventure every time, it is best for you to plan a trip when the season is off the peak? It will cost you way less than in-season. Additionally, you will also have less crowd to move in that will make your trip hassle-free.

During peak season due to high demand you will hardly get an offer. But if you are targeting the off-seasons, then definitely you will get huge offers and promotions, especially for flight tickets and hotel booking. So, start tracking the flight tickets in advance and make your plan ready. So that as soon as you get any good offer, you can simply book your itinerary.

Here are some things to keep in mind before selecting a destination. Check out the best time to visit all destinations. Consider the cost factor while picking a destination. Some places are more enjoyable in a luxury budget than others. So make sure you know your budget! Consider safety of course, especially if you are a solo female traveler!

Go to Thailand, have a flight and transfer arranged to your hotel, so you can arrive, just chill out, join day tours from there. English is fairly common in Thailand if you eat in tourist restaurants and go to Tourist destinations. Go to China, fly into Beijing and fly out of Shanghai and take a flight between the 2 cities, booked in advance.

You have 2 cities with a lot to see just by taking the subway, and you can book local day tours you can get on to see the countryside. English is not that common, but you can keep it fairly simple and not have too much trouble.

Fly to Australia, arrive in Sydney, fly out of Brisbane. English is spoken everywhere, and Sydney is a great place to look around, and there is transportation to places like the Blue Mountains. Fly to the Gold Coast, and you can find lots of places selling tickets and tours. Take the train to Brisbane airport and fly home.

Go to Vietnam, fly into Hanoi, fly out of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), stay in backpacker hotels, do day tours or overnight tours, pay for a taxi to the airport to make your life easier. The list can go on. As you build up confidence, you can take local buses to obscure destinations, head to small towns and so on.

Though many travellers stick to the basic itineraries, even when they get more experience. The main goal is to find a main spot that is interesting for a week or do 2 cities in one week. Yes, you will miss out on a lot, but you will also see a lot in each of those destinations that others miss. In Shanghai, for example, you can do several great day or overnight tours from that city, and get out of the city if you, are like me and don’t like it.

Then of course, there are some cities around the world that are just easier to visit.

2. Don't be materialistic

Souvenirs are praised for no reason. Next time when you go on a vacation trip, try to be more skeptical before spending several dollars on materialistic things. Things are not meant to last forever, memories are! So, next time when you are out on vacation, instead of roaming around famous shopping hubs, try making memories with natural landmarks that may last in your heart forever.

3. Enjoy natural landscapes

Choose somewhere simple to go to, with a lot of variety and choose a simple way to get there. Travel shows often show extreme adventures that look great when cut together, but don’t out to be that good an option for the average travelling person, and worse yet for a beginner.

Taking a vacation doesn't always mean taking your kids to Disneyland or your partner to a cruise. Wherever you travel, try exploring the beauty of nature and you will be fascinated with the incredible creations of every country. Be a nature explorer instead of a fancy explorer. It will help you save a ton.

5. Check the weather forecast

Most of the travelers suggest checking the forecast one week before the trip. Because you may understand the mood of your girlfriend but you cannot predict the mood of nature. So, make sure the weather is on your side before you step out.

6. Travel light

Try packing a bag of memories instead of clothes. Travel as light as you can to save several dollars on checked luggage fees. Have a look over here to know how you can travel with carry-on luggage only. Pack wisely!

7. Street clubbing

Can't afford to club? No worries! Grab a bottle of beer and enjoy clubbing with dancers and musicians entertaining tourists and locals until the sun rises.

8. Use hotel-branded credit cards

The club lounges offer food and beverage presentations per day, complimentary free-flowing fine wines, champagne, and excellent food all day long, butler service, free garment pressing, free use of boardrooms. This comes at a price, of course; the club floor rooms are usually $150 - $250 more per day than a regular room.

However, the credit cards entitles one to free upgrades to the club floor, confirmed at time of booking, and not based on availability. The cards are pricey, but just a few nights on the club floor pays for the card. Plus, it has a host of other benefits, including hotel credit per stay, reimbursements for airline fees (luggage, drinks, change fees), Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check fees, and unlimited visits to hundreds of fabulous airport lounges.

9. Use the iron and hair dryer to reheat pizza

Most hotel rooms have a mini-bar or mini-fridge where you can store leftover pizza, but many do not have a microwave to reheat food. An iron plus hair dryer heats up leftover pizza quickly, while keeping the crust crisp! Again, be nice and clean the iron afterwards!

10. Never use Please clean room signs

Using the Please clean room sign tells everyone, including potential thieves, that the room is vacant. Instead, just call housekeeping and ask that they clean the room now.

11. Keep Your Health in Check

Your health should be your top priority while you are travelling. You may be used to the comforts of your healthcare providers back at home. You may want to get a thorough check-up if you have one or more prevailing medical conditions. Keep a good stock of your regular medicines with you as you may not immediately be able to buy them when you reach your destination.

Even if you are not on any kind of medications, make sure you have a stock of regular OTC medicines for nausea, motion sickness, pain killers, regular antibiotics and anti-allergic medicines (if you have any known allergies) and bug repellents.

We only care about safety things when we plan for hiking or trekking or cross-country cycling. But anything could happen even you are in the richest city. So, it is recommended to bring the first aid tools and kits with you whenever you are on the trip. Your basic first aid kits can reduce the amount of injury that could happen for not having first aid kits.

12. Email the assistant general manager of a hotel

If you email the GM, he or she will likely simply pass on the email to the assistant GM, whereas the assistant GM is more likely to be very eager to please, in hopes of praise that will help him or her get an eventual promotion to GM. Emailing the assistant GM in advance, letting them know that this is a special stay, and asking for a special room or suggestions for special things to do, will result in some pretty amazing upgrades and experiences.

13. Send thank you notes to hotel staff

Not only is this the right thing to do, you never know where hotel employees will show up in the future. Often, there is a room with a much better view, or that is more spacious, etc. It never hurts to ask, and when you do ask, they generally offer up the best rooms they have available, so the process doesn’t take too long!

14. Keep the room-darkening shades closed

For some reason, most hotel room-darkening shades do not stay fully closed, leaving an annoying gap that usually lets light in. A variety of common items work to hold the drapes closed, including a paper clip, the pocket clip on a pen, and the clamps on trouser hangers!

Bring a small amount of duct tape or a couple of clothes pins. Use these to keep the curtains fully shut so you can blackout the room. If you forget, you can use the clips on coat hanger designed to hang pants. It just looks kind of stupid but it’s a lot better than having a street light shining a shaft of light into the room.

15. Keep a shoe in the safe

Put the stuff you can’t leave without in your shoe (wallet, keys, paperwork). That way you won’t forget it. To prevent forgetting to remove items from the in-room safe, put one of the shoes you wear when you travel in the safe; when you get ready to leave, having to search for your other shoe will remind you to open the safe and retrieve your items.

16. Learn a few key phrases

Nothing speeds things up in a foreign country like speaking the language-or at least a bit of it. We recommend inserting a small conversation guide into your bag so you don't have to memorize a bunch of random phrases, but if you can't find the space, know a few simple phrases of "Please" and "thank you". counting, to "where is" with a few essentials like bathroom, hotel, restaurant, and hospital can save time, and is often appreciated.

When it is your vacations step out to new places, discover new cultures, you will learn a lot of amazing things. Also sometimes moving to new places on vacations keeps you away from all kinds of stress.
Kalyan Panja