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Tips, Tricks, Tactics

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•  When traveling with children, set aside time each evening to talk about what you did and saw during the day.  Ask what was their most favorite part of the day.  Keep a journal of those memorable moments.


•  On your family vacation take along a small hand held recording device.  Carry it in a handy location. Frequently, bring the recorder out to record comments from family members about special experiences, fun observations, and memorable lessons. Create an on-going commentary of your trip.  Then, when you get home replay the fun.  Like pictures, it’s another way to capture those special vacation moments.


•  Upon returning from a family vacation, discuss together what worked and made the vacation a fun and relaxing time.  Also, discuss what didn’t work and how that part of the trip could have been handled differently.  Jot these ideas down and refer back to them when planning your next family vacation.
 

•  Amusement parks, fairs, and festivals offer plenty of family activities and entertainment.  However, they also draw large crowds of people--it’s easy for kids to get separated from mom and dad.  When you arrive show kids the lost and found tent or another easily seen structure to go to if separated.  Also, point out what security guards and police look like.  Make sure your child carries an ID card with his or her name and hotel phone number on it.  Mom and dad should dress in an outfit that’s easy for the kids to spot and remember.  Dress the kids likewise. Carry a current picture of your child.

 

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Family Camp Adventures
...summer fun for the whole family

    If you went to camp as a kid, then you know just how special this experience can be.  A chance to meet new friends, develop skills and interests in a variety of activities, and grow in many ways.              
    What if you could still enjoy these experiences? ...and with your kids? ...together as a family?  ...You can!

Tips, Tricks & Tactics

Rewards & Opportunities
Traveling with our Children

"I’ve been traveling with my son since he was 13 weeks old and I love it!  Actually, I discovered that traveling with my child was easy for I was already committed to including him.  I find it a challenge to plan ahead and anticipate his needs... and well rewarded with fun, family adventures." -- Publisher/Editor Deb Cornick 

    So, what do we parents who travel with our children know that others don’t?

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