vacations can be highly pleasurable, even magical. But it’s
difficult to feel that sense of magic when everyone’s run-down and
cranky. Therefore, before leaving home, read through the following
tips, and try to keep these details in mind throughout your next
Orlando, Florida. Photo by Kendra Thornton.
takes considerable reserves of energy to tour theme parks and other
family attractions. Thus, everyone in your party should consume
nutritious and substantial breakfasts. If you’re staying at, for
instance, a Walt Disney World hotel, take advantage of any healthy
breakfasts your room rate may include. Eating full breakfasts also
means purchasing fewer snacks during the day, and therefore you’ll
of food, whenever your family travels, pack dry, healthy
snacks you can eat on the run.
Terrific examples include raisins, trail mix, peanuts, sliced
bananas, and strawberries. If you find that your sweet tooth can be
overpowering, add a few M&Ms or other candies, too.
Hotel Rooms = More Sleep
is critical to any successful trip. And if you’re traveling with an
infant or young child, stay in the largest hotel room you can afford
— a suite if possible. That way, your little one may nap during the
day while everybody else has plenty of space in which to move about.
I use travel resources like Gogobot to sift through family-friendly
reviews to find great little amenities! For example, last vacation
with my family I simply went through the list
of Orlando hotels
they supplied me and found out which locations had the best quiet
hours policies at night!
yourself during vacations is as essential as sleep. With that in
mind, during road trips, take breaks at rest stops or public parks
frequently to stretch your legs, go to the bathroom, breathe in fresh
air, and allow children to run around. When kids burn energy
regularly, their backseat restlessness is kept to a minimum.
be sure your family members wash their hands thoroughly and often
each day. That goes for adults as well as children. After all,
consider the results of an SCA survey: Almost 40
percent of adults say they don’t consistently, if ever, wash their
hands after they cough, sneeze, or blow their noses.
this advice might sound complex, it really represents a commonsense
approach to travel planning. Indeed, there’s no reason to over-plan
a vacation, as spontaneity can make life experiences more exciting.
However, by thinking ahead of time about how to incorporate
nutrition, rest, and sanitation into your trip, your time away from
home will be much more enjoyable for everyone involved.