3 Things You Must Do Before Jetting Off On Your Family Winter Break

33% of U.S families enjoyed a winter vacation last winter. However, 48% say that they want to embrace a winter getaway this year. With a young family in tow and numerous factors to consider when planning your family trip, it’s easy to forget something. But no matter how busy you are, it’s crucial that you complete these tasks before you travel.

Book a parking space

More than 50% of Americans told the HNTB America THINKS survey that they find airports “stressful”. Thankfully, major airlines have taken steps to ensure that flights are as stress-free as possible. However, to ensure everything goes to plan before you head inside the terminal, make sure you’ve booked a parking space for your vehicle. By doing this, you’ll have the peace of mind that your vehicle is safe during your trip. Furthermore, when you return from your winter vacation, you’ll be able to hop straight in your car and make your way home. After all, following a long flight, no one wants to be waiting around for public transport with tired kids in tow.

Feed the troops

You and your family are bound to get hungry following a long car journey to the airport. Therefore, it’s wise to plan how and when you’ll eat during your trip. One option is to eat at the airport before boarding your flight. However, you’ll need to ensure you arrive at the airport in ample time as it may take a while to get through check-in and security. Most airlines recommended arriving 2-3 hours before your departure time. Alternatively, book a meal for you all during your flight. By doing this, you won’t have to constantly clock watch and it will keep your kids occupied during the flight.

Appropriate medical insurance

A Journal of the American Medical Association study found that 20% of plane passengers develop respiratory infections within five to seven days of traveling. When you’re cooped up in a confined space with multiple passengers during peak cold and flu season, the chance of coming down with something is high. Therefore, ensuring the whole family is protected for illnesses with travel insurance which provides optimum medical cover is essential.

Planning a winter vacation takes a lot of organization, but you can ensure your family has a great break, by planning ahead. So, remember to book your parking space at the airport, plan your travel meals and take out travel insurance for the ultimate winter family trip.

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