No matter if your trip is a weekend getaway or a month long adventure your kids can be active participants in planning your next vacation. How? Do you not even know where to begin? Here are a few tips to help get you started involving your kids in the trip planning.
Ask them where they want to go? Some of their dreams may not be reality, but what if the answer they give surprises you. Maybe it is somewhere you want to go to or maybe they might just say a day at the local park. Maybe they love airplanes or trains. Maybe while you are on your vacation you can go on excursion in whatever they are interested in. Use their answers to help you plan and let them know when their suggestion is a hit.
Think about the hobbies and interest your children have. Do they love outdoors, museums, biking, building. Try to capitalize on their interest to help them get excited about the upcoming trip. If they are old enough, have them do research about your destination to find an activity they want to do. Make sure you give them a budget up front so they know how big to dream.
Where ever you decide for your next vacation spot you can bet that it has a history. Depending on where you are going and what you are doing, learn about the history of the location. The more you know about a particular destination the more exciting it will be when you visit.
What other ways do you have your kids help you plan your vacations?