Welcome To Summer AKA Family Travel Season
Ah Summer, where have you been the past nine months? You have been long awaited by school children everywhere who are tired of homework, tests and teachers. You have a love hate relationship with parents who aren't quite sure what to make of you. You are a conundrum - an enigma to adults who have fond memories of you from their youth but now you fill them with angst. One thing we can all agree on is that you bring families together through travel which is why this is the perfect time to discuss the many ways families can experience you together. Beach trips, mountain retreats, cruises, escourted experiences, cross country road trips, amusement parks - the possibilities are endless.
Where do you begin with your family travel plans? Do you first chose a destination or do you start with the experience you'd like to have? Do you vote as a family or is it a totally nondemocratic process in which the dictators, I mean er, parents, deciding the when, where and how? Hopefully you have a trusted travel professional on your side who can help you cancel out all the static and determine your true needs and the best way to achieve them. Families often have very little free time even during summer months to pick up and leave on a whim with summer programs, summer internships, summer jobs, missions trip and all the vast activities that parents have planned to keep there children both occupied and entertained. There is a small window of opportunity for getting away and a trusted travel professional is able to offer you options. Since travel professionals are also paid researchers, it makes sense to retain one who will research your specific dates for you that your family can travel and have two to three solid recommendations on how to best achieve your family travel bonding time in your allowed time frame.
The travel professional is able to guide you through the process thoughtfully to determine if it's the best time for you to take your children to Europe on a historic journey or if a cruise on a line that caters to children is a better fit for your nine and ten year olds. Travel professionals are not mere order takers, they add value to the total experience of YOUR VISION. Travel professionals are in the business of over delivering on experience as well as anticipating all that could go wrong and making the proper adjustments to ensure a smoother experience. Simply put; travel professionals are bad-ass, trouble shooting, problem solving, have-your-back-in-a-bind, memory making, dream building magic!
And that's all I have to say about that.