Tuesday, August 10, 2010

How to Plan a Perfect Family Vacation & Please Everyone!



by: Kristl, http://www.TheBudgetDiet.com



Oh the challenges of planning a family vacation…especially for a big


extended family!



I seem to be the one that's always "appointed" the family travel planner

for our extended family group of 18! So…where do I begin to look for a

destination to please everybody?



Here are a couple of options to help you in planning your next family

vacation!



Option #1: Take a vote!



1. The first step is to have everyone agree on vacation dates and budget

because it's impossible to search for vacation ideas without these

parameters.

2. Ask for destination suggestions from family members.

3. Using the dates & destination ideas, do lots of web-searches for

vacation deals…this is my favorite part!

4. Don't present all the options, but instead narrow it down to choice A,

B & C.

5. When presenting the choices it will help if you list the pros & cons of

each vacation choice.

6. Majority rules!



Option #2: Take turns!



1. Each family would agree on vacation dates & budget.

2. The family that's in charge that year would plan the entire vacation

using the dates and budget that has been set. For example, when planning

our big family vacation, I'm trying to please 5 different families!

Wouldn't it be nice to let a different family take charge every year?

3. Being in charge includes EVERYTHING from activities to meals, so there

won't be any squabbles over what to do & where to eat!



Option #3: Host for the day! (a combination of option #1 & #2)



1. The first step is to have everyone agree on vacation dates because it's

impossible to search for vacation ideas without these parameters.

2. Ask for destination suggestions from family members.

3. Using the dates & destination ideas, do lots of web-searches for

vacation deals…this is my favorite part!

4. Don't present all the options, but instead narrow it down to choice A,

B & C.

5. When presenting the choices it will help if you list the pros & cons of

each vacation choice.

6. Majority rules!

7. Now that the vacation is planned, let each family be in charge of 1 day

from beginning to end! That family will plan both the activities & the

meals! This is a great way to make sure that everyone gets to do what

they want, and there won't ever be a question of who's in charge!



Happy Travels!

 
 
 
 
 


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1 comments:

El Cid Vacations said...

sometimes it can be hard to be in charge with everything especially if not everyone agrees that only one person should be in charge. everyone wants to be in charge.

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