Guest Post: Chelsea Lamb at BusinessPop
If you’ve ever taken the whole family on a long trip, you’re well aware of the logistical demands, especially if you have young children. It’s far more complicated than traveling as a couple. For families that like to go abroad, there are passports to obtain and keep up to date, and everyone needs vaccinations.
If the kids are in school, it may be difficult to coordinate everyone’s schedules. Families that travel by car often have to find ways to entertain their children and keep them from fighting (talk about fearless voyagers!).
People who travel with the whole “troop” often return home wishing they’d had this or that item to help make things go just a bit easier. This is a great option for friends and family looking for holiday gift ideas. Travelers always need something to carry things in, something to while away the time in the air or on the road, information about their destination, and lots more.
The sky’s the limit! Allen Batista Travel, Inc. presents a guide to help make your travels happy!
Traveling to a new destination, foreign or domestic, is always exciting, but it generally takes a day or two to get your bearings and a good feel for where things are. Why not give the gift of a head start by doing some research and purchasing tickets to a popular tourist destination ahead of time.
That will help your friends or family members kick-start their itinerary while they get a sense of how to make the most of their time. Combine it with a nice lunch or dinner, and you’ve got a fun and convenient start to a great vacation.
Games and Activities
One ironclad rule of vacation travel is that kids need something to occupy their time, especially the young ones. It’s not their fault; they just aren’t used to being penned up in a car or airplane for hours on end. Games and activities that occupy their minds and allow them to use their hands creatively can make a big difference.
The Lonely Planet kid’s journal is a fun way for kids to write down their thoughts and feelings about their trip. Who knows? It may lead to a career in travel writing. If games are what they like, you can’t go wrong with old reliables like Uno or more modern favorites, such as a handheld gaming device. The Nintendo Switch is a popular choice, as it has access to apps like Hulu as well as video games.
Toddlers present a different challenge when it comes to traveling. They need something that keeps their hands busy. How about a gift that allows them to take part in the journey while allowing them to travel in style?
The Trunki Ride-On toy and suitcase is big enough to accommodate clothing, books, and games but small enough to fit in an overhead compartment. It’s on wheels and includes a towing strap, which lets little ones pull their own weight (until they ask mom to carry it for them, of course).
Convenient and Attractive
Parents have a lot on their plate when it comes to vacationing. They’re responsible for everything of importance, such as passports, medicines, USB sticks, keys, and anything that cannot be lost. That’s what makes a good travel organizer such a useful gift. The BUBM Universal Double Layer case can handle your essentials, as well as an iPad, your toiletries, and more.
If parents are traveling with small children or toddlers, another great gift is the Piggyback Rider backpack carrier. This product is a standing backpack that you can place your child in. It’s a great way to transport your child, especially in rougher terrain where strollers won’t work. Your child will love the view.
Don’t Forget About Home Security
There’s so much to plan and coordinate, it can be easy to forget about home security. Set up security cameras and doorbell cameras that you can access through your smartphone or tablet. You may also want to have your locks examined by a professional for added peace of mind. Find a locksmith locally who can take a look at your locks before you head out.
One measure of a successful vacation is how smoothly it goes and to what extent problems can be avoided. The best gifts you can give a traveling family are ones that allow everyone to focus on fun, not logistics.
Allen Batista Travel is here to help families create memories of a lifetime.
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