Planning your summer trip can sometimes seem overwhelming. Where to go, what to do, how to get there, all of the above? The number of details that go into planning a summer vacation may seem endless. But, don’t fret just yet, as HOL is here to help you plan your summer trips with ease! Here are 4 tips that might be helpful!

  • Sit down with your family and brainstorm: Listen to your kid’s input and plan part of your trip based on their interests. By making this decision together, not only will your child feel included in the decision-making process but they will also enjoy the trip a lot more. 
  • Theme the trip: By theming a trip, your family can learn more about that specific subject of the trip and will become more excited. By giving yourself a theme, you are ultimately giving your family a goal. It is virtually impossible to learn everything about a place in just a few days. Because of this, a theme will allow your family to focus on one area of interest and dive into that one thing! Perhaps, you can make your summer excursion a nature trip where you hike every trail in that area or designate your trip to eating at famous restaurants? Whatever theme you decide, not only will your family have a blast learning more about that location, it will also make planning the trip less stressful.
  • Make sure to continue making everyone involved: Have dinner conversations or family meetings throughout the months leading up to the trip. This will allow for each family member to have a say in the trip and to pick an activity they wish to do. In addition, it also creates a closer family dynamic that will make the trip an unforgettable and exciting adventure!
  • Keeps the kids excited as the trip approaches: Help the kids make a paper chain countdown. If you really want to get them hyped, you can input a fun fact about the trip on each paper chain.

Pack your bags and check out those travel sites. Start planning this amazing adventure with you and your little one. Summer has never been so exciting!