Joanna Allen at Allen Batista Travel, Inc.
Family reunions allows us to rediscover the joy of togetherness and create a tapestry of shared moments. Every road describes a new story and every new city becomes a chapter in our collective adventure—a testament to the joy that doubles when a family reunites in the spirit of exploration.
It is a challenge to plan a family reunion abroad because you have family members with different budgets, different ages and interests.
However, with the proper organization and the right assistance, you can make an unforgettable family trip that brings the hearts and souls of your family together to create memories of a lifetime. In this blog, Allen Batista Travel, Inc. will share tips for creating a memorable family reunion abroad.
Plan Well In Advance
Do you remember the last time you planned a birthday celebration – reservations, guest lists, food arrangements, bartender. Now, imagine planning a bucket list vacation with more people from across the country and of all age groups.
With help from an expert travel agent such as Allen Batista Travel, Inc, you can plan your family get together one year in advance.
Study Your Destination
Whether you choose Mexico or the Maldives, remember you should choose the destination wisely so that everyone can have a good time. It is important to do your homework and research accommodations, the weather, best time to visit, and fun things to do in the destination and the food.
A Detailed Itinerary Is What You Need
After finding the right destination, the next step is to create a detailed itinerary. When you are traveling with a large group, it is important to include activities that everyone will enjoy and to give options for interests from smaller groups.
However, remember that it's a vacation! Your family members will likely desire some downtime of their own. It is important to have a flexible itinerary in advance that allows you and your loved ones to decide which plans to participate in and which ones to customize based on individual interests.
Plan A Budget
Of all other factors, budget is one of the most important considerations when planning a family reunion trip. It is important to set a comfortable budget for all family members.
In developing a travel budget, it is vital to consider several key factors. One major decision is choosing a road trip and a destination that requires a flight. Additionally, the length of your trip, the type of accommodations, planned activities, and dining preferences all play key roles in budgeting. For example, deciding whether to have your all meals at restaurants or opt for budget-friendly potluck arrangements will influence your overall expenses. Don't forget to take into consideration any extra costs such as matching outfits, professional family photos, or other significant costs in your budgeting process.
Don’t you ever shoulder all the planning alone? It is important to enlist support from other family members and your travel agent to help you plan your family reunion.
It is also important to assign tasks – accommodations, meal planning, transportation and sightseeing activities. Set deadlines to complete specific tasks.
It is important to schedule bi-weekly or monthly calls or in person meetings to discuss the progress to date in planning the family reunion.
It is important to create a Facebook group or group email to provide regular updates, notifications, and sharing of details to keep all family members updated about the trip details.
Designate one or two family members as the family reunion photographer to capture their best moments traveling together. The photos are priceless memories that will be cherished long after everyone returns home. You could even create an online album that you share with everyone.
Remember, the most important aspect of a family travel reunion is spending quality time together and creating lasting memories. It is important to be flexible and consider everyone's needs and preferences to make a successful and memorable family reunion.
Our travel advisors at Allen Batista Travel, Inc. are here to help you plan your next family vacation – escorted land tour, bespoke vacation or cruise. Contact us today.