Planning a winter family vacation can be tough. You’ve got a million opinions from your loved ones when it comes to where to go and what to do and there’s always the price tag to worry about when all is said and done. Speaking of which, we did find a quick and easy secret to save some money on airfare. CEO of FareCompare, Rick Seaney says of the best time to buy plane tickets: “The optimum time is Tuesday at about 3 p.m. eastern time. If you’re on the West Coast, that would be Noon PT.”
Aside from the cost, there’s the pressure to create a fun-filled winter getaway that will make memories, give you time to rest and relax and be fun for everyone. Here are 15 things to consider when planning your winter family vacation.
Winter weather can be unpredictable, especially if you’re traveling any great distance. To avoid tantrums and whining when the weather slows you down, have a back-up plan if you can but also be sure to bring plenty of entertainment (tablets anyone?), snacks and supplies (diapers, change of clothes) for yourself and the kids in case you’re stuck somewhere.