At long last, we might have a legitimate summer this year. The past two summers have been less than stellar because of the pandemic. As a result, we have to make this upcoming one count! Consider packing up the van and hitting the road to a dream destination. After all, everyone deserves a break. Follow these three tips for planning your next family vacation to make it a stress-free process.

Pick a Spot

Picking a location for your vacation may be the most challenging part of planning. Why? Everyone’s opinion matters! The whole family should get a say in where the vacation will be.

Start by taking a vote. Who wants to go somewhere tropical? Or perhaps someone wants to stay in a cabin in the woods. After the initial vote, everyone can argue their side until you’ve reached a decision.

Look for Deals

Another tip for planning your next family vacation is to look for deals. Many resorts and other hot spots are offering deals as a way to get people in the door. After all, these businesses suffered greatly due to the pandemic. So search online and make some calls if you have to. You could end up staying in a four-star hotel for half the price.

Pack the Car

The final step in prepping for a family vacay is to pack the car. Make sure everyone has their suitcases and toiletries. A pro tip is to make a checklist of everything you need to ensure you don’t miss anything.

Parents, you’ll also definitely have to think of ways to keep the kids entertained on a long trip. Perhaps you could be a little less strict with the iPad rules so that everyone can enjoy peace and quiet before reaching your destination.

Family vacations are where memories are made. This year’s trips are even more important, since we’ve been stuck inside for so long. Use this summer as an opportunity to reconnect as a family and get some much-needed rest.

Spring Break is ending, and summer is right around the corner. Be sure to tag Mommination in your family pictures so that we can share them on our Instagram page. Did you catch Sanya Richards-Ross and Kandi Burrus on their Disney Family Vacation? It looked like such a fun time.