Travel Tips & Tricks
Whether it is your 1st or 100th family adventure, here are some tips and tricks to help make travel easier. Picking a destination, packing or navigating the airport, we hope these tips and tricks get you going!
For The Best Travel Experiences, Be Flexible
Vacations are supposed to be fun and relaxing, but all too often, they are sources of stress. For the best travel experiences, be prepared to give up a little control and be willing to improvise.
My fondest travel memories are from the cross-country drives my family sometimes makes to visit a relative or get to a special event. We've found that rigorously planning each mile of the trip and rushing to hit deadlines ("We have to be at Mr. Rushmore at 2:14, or else!") doesn't work. It's much better to allow, if possible, a lot of room for things to go wrong. Traffic jams, road construction, or unexpected events (for example, we found out a massive biker convention was filling South Dakota at the time we were traveling, and we had to drive two hundred extra miles to find a hotel!) can cost hours, and if your trip is planned down to the minute, it will all fall apart.
3 Tips to Get Inspirational Stories from Travel
Many well-known inspirational stories in history have involved travel of one kind or another. This is probably the origin of the phrase “enjoy the journey as well as the destination.” When you’re traveling, it’s necessary to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Once you start your journey, you’re going to come across many fascinating things, whether you’re just taking a trip to a nearby town or traveling across the world to a different country. The idea is to keep your mind open to new influences and absorb them as completely as possible. No journey is ever going to be perfect but if you follow some simple tips, you might end up with many inspirational stories from travel.
Overcoming Anxiety About Family Travel
Anyone planning a family vacation wants it to be a fun and memorable experience for all family members. Family travel planning can cause anxiety but keeping in mind the following tips will help.
Courage in Traveling: Consider Bringing Helpers
Are you considering taking your first family vacation? Good choice! You will explore a new place and make family memories that will last a lifetime!
For some families the thought of traveling is overwhelming. If this describes your situation you are not alone. It can be hard to manage day to day life in the comfort of your own home sometimes. The thought of trying to maintain harmony and happiness in an unfamiliar location can seem impossible. It isn't though. To have courage in traveling it might be a good idea to bring helpers along on the trip!
From a SpecialGlobe Family Member and Special Needs Sibling
When I was a kid, my parents took us to a large amusement park. Me, my brother, and my
little sister, Amy who has a cognitive special need. We waited in line for hours to go on what was, at the time,
the most popular theme park ride in the country. As we approached the entry a teenager moved to block our way, chewing on his lips as his eyes fixed on my younger sister. "I don't know if she'll be able to handle this," he said
to my mom.
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