04/17/13

A Unique Way to Fund a Family Vacation

Many times, the burden or task of saving up for a family vacation is left up to the parents. Of course, this is understandable for those with younger children. That’s because they aren’t really able to work. Therefore, they can’t really bring any money to the table. That is, unless they do a little side job like create a lemonade stand, which probably wouldn’t bring in a whole lot of money anyway. On the other hand, in instances where children are in their mid to late teens, they are more capable of helping to provide the finances necessary to go on a family vacation.

Not only would this help the parents not have to deal with the entire financial burden, but it would also teach the children how to be responsible and it would help them to appreciate the retreat much more. So, it won’t just be a trip they are going on because they are forced to go. They will most likely try to enjoy it to the fullest, because they know that they had something to do with making it a reality.

09/29/14

Keeping Kids Occupied During Travel

by Josh N

Taking a vacation with the entire family often creates amazing memories for children and parents alike. While the destination is usually full of activities and adventure, the travel portion of the trip can result in cranky children and frustrated parents. A choice hotel will have enough amenities to keep kids busy. Use online booking to filter through choice hotels that have things like a game room, a swimming pool or entertainment for kids.

Keeping kids entertained and occupied is key to enjoying a stress-free vacation. Parents must take initiative and prepare for long trips with children by packing an activity kit with enough in it to keep them busy at your choice hotel. Some games require nothing but your imagination. Many cars and airplanes can now show movies, but even those will eventually bore your child. The goal is to endure the entire trip without hearing “are we there yet?”

Using online booking makes choosing the most cost-effective mode of travel easy. Regardless of whether you choose an airplane, car or train, avoid glue and scissors or messy felts regardless of your mode of travel. You won’t be able to take them on an airplane and they can be messy in the car. If you pack some coloring books, pick up some pencil crayons. You can also get your kids involved in storytelling by each telling a part of a (made-up) story, with their favorite character as the star of the tale.

If you and your kids tire of “I Spy” and “20 questions”, why not teach your kids some simple card games? “Go Fish” and “Old Maid” are relatively easy card games that kids can learn. You can also pick up “Uno” or one of the many magnetic travel games. You can find versions of all of your favorites from tic tac toe to checkers. The magnetic pieces ensure that the game stays intact regardless of turbulence or speed bumps.

Some games require a little bit of prep work. If you are embarking upon a long road trip, it’s worth the effort. Print off a list of items for a “road trip scavenger hunt”. You might include things like a bald eagle, a Volkswagen bug or an ice cream shop on the list. When doing your online booking, make sure that you map out a route that is a bit more scenic so you can integrate the scenery into your travel games. Make your trip a bit educational. Challenge the family to a spelling bee. You can also use the alphabet to refresh your kids’ geography skills, asking them to alternate naming cities that start with every letter of the alphabet.

When doing your hotel booking [http://www.hotelbookingoffers.com], map out the location to ensure that it’s within close proximity of the hot spots. Your choice hotel should be kid-friendly and many online booking [http://www.hotelbookingoffers.com] sites will have filters for this. Keeping kids entertained during long travel takes some preparation and creativity. Getting to your destination can be a fun part of your entire vacation with a little bit of planning. Remember that keeping kids happy is going to result in happy parents, because you will arrive at your choice hotel more relaxed and ready to start your vacation.

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09/22/14

Health Is Wealth on Vacations – Travel Tips for a Healthy Trip

by Al Falaq Arsendatama

Imagine falling sick on vacations. Sickness can spoil all fun you have been imagining about your dream destination for couple of months. You will have unusual inconvenience during sickness in a distant place like you won’t find good doctors. However, with certain precautions and following health safety travel tips, health problems can be absolutely avoided. Here are some travel health tips to ensure healthy trips:

General travel safety tips

- While bathing and washing your face, close your mouth tightly to avoid gulping water. The water used for toilets is not safe for drinking. However, it can find its way to accidentally to the intestine.

- Make a list of all foodstuffs to that you are allergic. Avoid consuming such food. Keep a list of all allergic foodstuffs and give it to the cook or waiter at the time of order.

- Say strict NO to intimacy with strangers. Even hugging and formal kissing can invite infections and diseases. Do not even share utensils and utility devices.

Seniors Health Safety Tips for Travel

Senior citizens should take special precautions for food. Avoid eating at the open shops and prefer only certified outlets and hotels. Always keep an extra bottle of mineral water. Carry non-prescription medications that you might need. Carry all medications with you in your hand baggage and not in your luggage.

Infants and Toddlers’ Safety Tips for Healthy Vacations

Parents of Infants and kids must take special care for food and water during the vacations. They should not spend too much time in water to avoid cold. If any sign occurs, immediately consult a good native doctor.

Women’s Travel Safety Tips

Women should take special care while using urinals. Women are more prone to urine infections while on travel by using shared toilets. If you are having menstrual periods, keep enough sanitary pads with you. You should also keep 1-2 re-usable menstrual pads. Keeper cup and tampons are good alternates to look upon, as they are easy to dispose. If you suffer from pains during menstruation, keep some painkillers for emergency use during menstruation. Although medically there is no restriction, refrain from sex during menstruation as a precautionary measure.

Travel Safety Tips for Couples

Couples on honeymoon should keep contraceptive devices handy to avoid any undesired pregnancies. A pack of condoms or pills will easily slip in purse or back pocket.

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