Planning A Family Reunion Vacation
Family reunions are a time of laughter, tears, sharing, and bringing together loved ones from near and far. As most families come in a variety of sizes and a variety of interests, extreme planning will be needed before scheduling any family reunion vacations. Things to include in this planning could include location, type of sleeping establishment, food, festivities for young and old, and even accessibility options of these places for any family members who may have a handicap.
Resorts are great places that people often use for family reunion vacations, and many will have their own special deals. There are huge resorts that are filled to the brim with adventure rides, shops, and food vendors, but before planning this type of family reunion one thing to keep in mind is that there will be little time for the family to spend alone talking, and sharing bits about each others lives. A better option that will allow for bonding would be a resort that does have fun activities, but allows room to picnic, take walks, and has games for the entire family to enjoy. This resort should also have some type of banquet or other indoor facility to hold all of the family members if the weather does not permit any outdoor activity at the time of the reunion. If many children and teens will be joining the family for the reunion there are resorts that have special day camps available to them.
Lodging is another option that should be considered before choosing a destination for any family reunion vacations. Some large hotel chains may have enough available rooms to hold the entire family, but be sure to book well in advance if this is the option that everyone has agreed to. Certain hotel chains will give discounts to large families, and some have other incentives such as free meals to younger children. Some large resorts also have lodging for families and many have actual cabins or houses that will accommodate several guests in one unit and many places will put group bookings before single family or couple bookings.
Book ahead for the family reunion vacation once an ideal location has been found. A lot of places will give discounts, or other freebies to those who place reservations in advance. The booking should be part of the planning as it will ensure the vacationer that the place that each family has agreed on is available to them when the time for the event comes.
Take a look at Traveling As A Group for more information.