When you think of family vacation, do you envision laughter and songs or terror on wheels? A spring break trip can be exciting for the family. And with adequate preparation by the parent, the trip can be peaceful for all.
Acclimating kids to the new surroundings is an important and sometimes forgotten step to travel plans.
Take it from Dr. Maxwell Self, Mercy Clinic Family Medicine physician, who along with his wife Karen, have raised 10 children. Here are the Self's seven tips for a highly successful trip:
“The pressure for perfection during the trip can be like a ticking time bomb,” Self adds. "Vacations are meant to be filled with fond memories and cherished time with loved ones. By planning ahead, you’re more likely to see smiles in snapshots instead of tears."