Tips for Traveling with a Large Family this Holiday season

The holiday season is the time for families to come together. We find little time to share fond moments with loved ones due to busy schedules. However, you need to consider the following before traveling with family


Traveling requires planning and the bigger group needs extra polish when putting the itinerary together. The holiday season has many families traveling, therefore, do the booking early to ensure everyone gets convenient rooms. Include comments and requirements while booking, to cater to individual member preferences.

Include Extra Time

Getting a large group to move from one place to another, might take longer than when you travel alone. As their curiosity takes over, you’ll spend extra time waiting for this person or the other.

Communicate Instructions Directly to Each Member

When tasked to make the travel plan, meet each family member and deliver relevant information to them directly. This will avoid distortion of the message, which could ruin the plans, and get others inconvenienced. 

Get Travel Vaccines

Ensure that each member gets their vaccinations before traveling to exotic destinations. Book appointments with the family doctor in good time to avoid last-minute rush and delays. Consider bringing mosquito repellants and nets, if you are going somewhere with malaria.

Pack a Medical Kit

Children are very sensitive to new climes and may get allergic to new foods. Insect bites and stings are also common, therefore, be armed with the right first aid kit.

Pack Wisely 

Minimize your baggage by leaving out things like strollers, car seats, bikes, and cribs. Most popular travel destinations offer rental services for such items. However, you need to confirm the availability of that service while making reservations.

Get Proper Travel Insurance

Traveling involves many risks, and brings the family along further makes the situation tricky. For instance, newborns could get severe food allergies, flights get canceled, or luggage gets lost. To avoid ruining your itinerary, it’s wise to get the right insurance coverage and travel with some assurance.

A large family can be tricky to bring on a trip, however, proper planning and following the above tips can get you a successful trip this holiday season.