Tips And Ticks For Your Family Trips


Planning a holiday is one thing, planning one as a family can be a totally different thing entirely. We are a travel-loving family, but even we can get a little flustered when trying to make sure we have booked everything and we are prepared. I thought it would be a good idea to share with you some of the tips and tricks that could prove useful when heading away with the family. I hope they help you stay a little more organised on your next trip away.


Consider booking in advance

If you know when you can go away, or have a timeframe that you need to stick to like school holidays, then it’s a good idea to book in advance. Not only does it help you get more organised, but the longer in advance you book, often can mean the better deal you get. When it comes to booking in school holidays, this can be a huge saving grace to you. Also, if you can be flexible with your dates, for example, traveling the day before or the day after, you can often find that sometimes being flexible with the dates can also save you a fair bit of money.


Prepare in advance

Preparation is key. I think many parents would agree that preparation works for many aspects of their lives, so trips shouldn’t be excluded from that. Preparing in advance with all your documents and printing out confirmations is a great way to stay organised. You may also want to consider packing things like a first aid kit and ensuring that you have a valid travel insurance policy.


Enhance the holiday and add flexibility

Family trips can often mean that you have to organise your days and fill them with activities or things to do. Long gone are the days where you can lounge around the pool all day. So hiring a car could be an excellent solution to provide you with much-needed flexibility while you are away. Websites like can normally help you find the best deals and packages for your chosen holiday location.


Pack essentials and write lists

A list could become your best friend when it comes to packing. It’s a great tip to think about outfits rather than just packing everything you think you and the family might need. This helps save on space and weight. Plus, if you do happen to be under the weight allowance you can always add things afterward. Websites like could help.


Research in advance could save you a heap of money

Finally, doing some research in advance can normally help you save a bit of money when it comes to seeing the sights or heading to local attractions. In some cases, you can apply discount codes or use vouchers for money off. Or save by booking in advance. Researching places to eat and your resort is also a good idea as it helps to be aware of where you are going.


I hope these tips and trick help you with your next family trip. Bon voyage!


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Tips And Ticks For Your Family Trips


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Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. 15/06/2017 / 4:47 pm

    I like traveling a lot, your post is doing very well, I plan places to visit, like the list that you propose and it is very good to be able to choose then where to go without knowing what to visit really.

    • 15/06/2017 / 7:26 pm

      Yes! Planning is key. Without planning ahead. I would be lost. Thanks for commenting.

  2. 15/06/2017 / 5:17 pm

    Fab tips! It’s almost July, and we haven’t booked anything yet. I’m sure we’ll be able to find something, even if it’s just within the UK 🙂

    • 15/06/2017 / 7:30 pm

      We can’t afford to go abroad this year – so we are focusing on exploring the UK a bit more. Thank you for commenting.

  3. 18/06/2017 / 11:21 am

    Some really great tips here. We are currently thinking about booking a family holiday so will take them into account.

  4. Natalie
    18/06/2017 / 8:24 pm

    We travel a lot with our children and always like to do something with a little more culture than usual. Organisation is a huge deal for us.

    • 18/06/2017 / 8:39 pm

      Oh yes! I love experiencing culture. I love seeing and watching people in their environment. Thank you for commenting. x

  5. 18/06/2017 / 9:40 pm

    Great tips! We go away in a months time and I am in no way prepared!! xx

    • 18/06/2017 / 10:45 pm

      Ahhh! Quick!! Get some paper and pen and write down what you need. I’m sure you will be fine. xx

  6. 22/06/2017 / 11:09 am

    I am all about the lists when it comes to travel prep. I can’t handle trying to keep lists in my head.

  7. 30/06/2017 / 10:19 am

    Great tips. I think you are right about making lists and planning well in advance, particularly with kids #FabFridayPost

    • 30/06/2017 / 11:11 am

      Planning is key. But to be honest I am still struggling with it. When do I have time to plan?? lol! x

  8. 30/06/2017 / 5:49 pm

    Great tips – we love travelling and I realised when the kids were tiny that planning is key, and being super organised – much much more than I used to be pre-kids. I haven’t quite sussed how to keep my packing to a minimum yet with children, I just have to cover all eventualities! #FabFridayPost

  9. 30/06/2017 / 11:45 pm

    Oh yes! I have list of lists and we typically start planning at least 6 months in advance.

  10. 01/07/2017 / 9:26 pm

    Yes to booking in advance and being prepared is so helpful and makes the experience less stressful X #fabfridaypost

  11. 04/07/2017 / 1:17 am

    I agree with the planning but booking in advance is a big no no for us. I was going to book now for next summer but I was looking at £2.5k which I just cannot afford, whereas looking at the last minute deals for this year I could bag us a holiday for around the £1.2k mark which is much more reasonable! 🙂 #fabfridaypost

    • 04/07/2017 / 1:19 am

      Wow! That’s an Amazing saving! Well done! I should look into last minute booking too. x

  12. 05/07/2017 / 11:23 am

    Great tips, I really have to get better at making lists and not leaving everything to the last minute panic! #fabfridaypost

  13. I find that research and planning in advance make holidays easier and smoother, as in having a vague idea of what we’ll do when we get there. A list is an absolute must when we go camping!

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