Two years ago I was lucky enough to be able to do my boys with a European festival. During the 19th glorious day, we visited the sights, lived together and had lasting memories. To this day, we still find something we did, see or eat. We've probably had a few steps since the beginning to find things that were odd, but soon we found our feet and it was really a fantastic time. What I learned to travel with my tweens is to save some frustration and money.
• Rule 1 – Include them in design. We looked at the travel channel shows of the destinations, and after the dinner we spent the day out of the cool places we saw fun things to see. We all chose one of the places on our route where the visits were most exciting and then web research was conducted so everyone could learn some fun facts before we left. The months leading up to the trip were as touching to us as traveling because they were part of every step.
• Rule 2-Pack light and do not check your luggage. Travel Adventure. Let's treat it like one. One of our favorite family shows is the Amazing Race. I inspired them, I gave them travel backpacks and told them that if the contestants could pack in any position without knowing where they would go, we could know 19 days in known places in the middle of summer. I've saved hundreds of checked bag prizes alone.
• Rule 3 – Reward Points. Our whole family signed up for the mileage and the mileage of the United – free of charge – and paid a small fee to cross the mileage afterwards. I was so excited to know that I got almost enough mileage for a free ticket.
• 4th day packages are mandatory. Packed snacks and refillable water bottles (another great money saved) with maps, sunscreen and anything else we needed for an inventory day.
• Rule 5 – Give them a camera. Nothing nice, cheap digital or even disposable works work great. They now see and record their vacations. The benefits to the site include lower gift costs and light packaging for home travel.
• Rule 6 – Budget lessons. Each of them gave me 20 euros a day. It was for them to figure out what to sell, whether it's souvenir or ice cream. The rule was that he once disappeared and disappeared. I promised not to question how they spent their money until he promised he would not ask for more. Money management was a great lesson for them and I am proud to say that they all came home, thanks to almost half of the unused aid. We made a calling card immediately for night calls. It helped keep away from home, which will inevitably be on long roads. Internet cafes provided great (and inexpensive) ways to send e-mails and signing up with their family and friends.
• Rule 8 – construction shutdown. Relax on museums, cathedrals, and ancient architecture to explore the parks, malls, and McDonald's. The potatoes taste really everywhere.
• Rule 9 – Interrupts the rules. This is the holiday. Gelato will not hurt before going to bed. Not one night will laugh, play and talk. The parental hat never comes down, but there is nothing wrong with it when it comes to entertainment and memory making. 19-49. It's a huge time in their lives and you do not want to miss a second.
Source by Patti Gallagher