A family vacation is one of the best opportunity to have some days out with kids. A memorable family vacation does not necessarily mean spending a lot of money. It is all about taking advantage of the best deals. I have made some tips for you on how to plan for a memorable family vacation on a budget.
I. Research for the destination with the kids: if you are going to spend some days out with kids then it is necessary to include them while planning for the destination. Involve the kids in choosing the destination and this way you will earn their love and respect. You will also have to get fun during the vacation.
II. Explain to the kids the situation you are in: kids sometimes can be extravagant, if your kids have chosen a very expensive place you can always talk them out of it. Make them understand that you have to spend within your budget. Don’t force them into agreeing with you, instead make them understand.
III. If you do not have a motorhome, choose somewhere cheap but comfortable.
IV. Understand that kids don’t like sitting in restaurants so make sure you have some picnic for lunch or even dinner if possible.
V. Have some strategies of avoiding impulse buying.
VI. Carry some drinking water with you so that you do not have to buy water any time you are thirsty.
VII. Plan on staying in a place with a kitchen or at least a fridge. This will ensure that you save some money by cooking your own food instead of buying in a restaurant every meal of the day.
If you fall this plan, you will find out that it is not how much you spend makes a vacation memorable but how you spend it. Your days out with kids will be memorable if you spend some time playing and watching cartoons instead of travelling to expensive places and spending time in restaurants.