Summer Travel: Family Fun

Thursday, July 19th, 2012 by from The Family Channel

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Make the most of your family vacation by having it be both fun and educational. Here are some tips:

Give each child his or her own disposable camera and journal. It is their “assignment” to write down the activities at the end of the day, and what they liked most about them. When you get home, get the photos developed and make a family scrapbook using the journal pages and photos.

Avoid waiting in line. Buy tickets in advance online when you can. Send one parent ahead to wait in line. Print boarding passes for flights out at home. Join reward programs for express check-in at hotels and car rental places.

Let kids spend time with kids. Visit parks, playgrounds or amusement parks where kids can meet other kids and maybe even make new friends. Consider bringing a friend or two along on the trip.

Look for bargains. Sometimes you can get bundles for various attractions in a given area. Do the math and make sure that you’re getting your money’s worth.

Parcel out small amounts of money for kids to choose their own souvenirs.

Check out museums, and especially children’s museums, in the area.

Look for factory tours. For example, in Las Vegas you can tour the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and get an inside look at how candy is made!

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  1. If you’re planning a family trip, helpful tips that can save you time, money, and stress are outlined and highlighted in Ms. Coffey’s article. As a teacher, taking advantage of teaching and learning moments, like with the photographs and journals, or the museum tours, is an excellent thought that will enrich your child’s vacationing experience. Great tips!

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