Holidays give us a chance to unwind from the stresses of everyday life. Travelling with family can help strengthen your bonds and relationships, and you’ll be able to make memories that you’ll treasure forever.
However, if you don’t plan and prepare properly, your dream holiday might become one you’d rather forget. We’ve put together a guide with some top tips for creating memories on your family summer holiday this year.
Plan Your Trip
When travelling abroad, it can often seem like there’s simply too much to see and do. If you go without a plan, you might find yourself spending more time trying to figure out what to see and where to go than doing them.
The best way to avoid this is by writing out some form of plan. Jot down the various activities that the family want to do and write out a flexible plan dividing the activities and places to visit each day. This way, everyone will spend more time doing the things they want to do.
Take Lots Of Pictures
When you’re out there enjoying yourself, it can be easy to forget about taking pictures. These days there is no need to bring rolls of films or bulky SLRs as most mobiles are spec’d out with a great camera.
Take a picture of anything and everything that catches your eye. That could be the scenery, interesting architecture, local wildlife, or even of your food. You’ll immortalise key moments of your trip this way and you can look back fondly on these events for years to come.
Rather than just leaving your pictures on your phone or uploading them to social media you could print them out and put them into an album, which could in turn eventuallybecome a treasured family heirloom.
Pack Everything You Need
Packing can be a part of the holiday process that people hate. It’s essential you pack properly leaving little to no room for error as forgetting something important can set your holiday back. Resist the temptation to leave packing until the night before, as you’re more likely to miss something.
List everything that you need to pack and check each item off as you do so. Check this list before you set off to ensure that you have everything you’re going to need for your trip.
Forgetting something can be a mere annoyance if it was something like a hat or a pair of socks, and a complete disaster if it was your passport.
While you’re experiencing a new culture and new way of life, with the chance to see some incredible sights, eat fantastic food, and enjoy beautiful weather, is its easy to think nothing could go wrong. But accidents can happen, you could get injured, fall ill, or misplace your possessions.
You can protect yourself by getting insurance as most policies will cover you for medical bills you might face, as well as missed connections and stolen or misplaced luggage. You’ll have to evaluate the different types of policies that are out there, if you are going on a cruise, Staysure offer specialist cover that might be a better fit for your trip. If it’s a city break, you might want to look at a single or family travel insurance policy.