At Inspirato, we know that traveling with young children is not for the faint of heart. We’re here to make our members’ lives easier and their vacations better than ever. Here are five tips from our members on making traveling with kids a breeze.
The Batal family shares how Inspirato makes traveling with their three children enjoyable for everyone – from larger accommodations to taking care of all the details kids require.
Lighten the Load
Before you even leave home, reevaluate your luggage. One of the largest benefits of traveling with Inspirato is that we provide all the typical child-friendly gear and equipment like pack ‘n plays, cribs, high chairs, dishes, kitchen items, and more. Our Destination Concierges will even add a thoughtful touch like cupcakes and party hats to your stay if you’re celebrating a special occasion like a child’s birthday. Instead of bringing a suitcase full of toys and entertainment, consider letting your little one pick out a toy during vacation to take home as a souvenir. Should you forget to bring something essential, the Inspirato team is always happy to save the day and deliver items to your accommodations.
Unless you’re traveling across the globe, we recommend not breaking up your flights. If you can book a non-stop flight to your final adventure, you’re ultimately minimizing the time you have to spend waiting in airport terminals and in cramped airplane seats.
Travel days are grueling and if you add children to the mix, they’re doubly challenging. It’s not uncommon for you to finally reach your vacation destination on a very empty stomach. Set yourself up for success and take advantage of Inspirato’s offer to stock your residence’s kitchen with whatever groceries you’d like prior to your arrival. You will pay only the cost of the groceries at checkout.
Itinerary Items for the Kids
Since this trip belongs to the whole family, ask the kids what they would like to do during the vacation and have it scheduled. It will give them something to look forward to and they’ll feel included in the plans for the week. Water and theme parks, clubs, playgrounds, and other kid-friendly activities are abundant in many Inspirato destinations.
Leave Room for Spontaneity
As long as we’re talking about itineraries, remember to strike a balance. Don’t pack the day’s agenda with back-to-back activities. Recognize that vacation is also meant for rest, relaxation, and spontaneity. Perhaps you want to spend the whole afternoon at the beach or the kids had so much fun skiing yesterday that they want to get back at it in the morning. Go with the flow.
Overall, vacations are meant for making family memories. Don’t let the hassle of getting there add any stress. Inspirato will always take care of the details.