LIFE HACK

Plan the ultimate family getaway

We love family vacations for several reasons. We create long-lasting memories, enjoy amazing foods, discover new sites and have so much fun — all with those we love. And though choosing a destination and getting organized as a family may not be the easiest of collaborations, there is no need to overcomplicate things. Here are four ways to plan and enjoy a hassle-free family getaway.

1. Seek inspiration

It all starts with some questions: Where are you heading? Would you like to relax at a resort, take a road trip, or go on a cruise? Check out these apps for some vacation inspo to trigger the conversation.

    Travel Bucket

    Travel

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    Hitlist

    Cheap flights, airline tickets

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    Guides by Lonely Planet

    Curated city guides

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    Pinterest: Lifestyle Ideas

    Healthy recipes & home design

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2. Seal the deal

Once the decision has been made, it's time to find the best flight deals and family packages. If you want to try something different, check out the villa options in Airbnb – a perfect accommodation solution for large groups!

    Hopper - Flight & Hotel Deals

    Find the cheapest prices

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    Skyscanner – travel deals

    Flights, Hotels, Car Hire

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    Booking.com Travel Deals

    Hotels & Vacation Rentals

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    Expedia: Hotels, Flights & Car

    Great Travel Booking Deals

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    Airbnb

    Holiday rentals & Experiences

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    Hipmunk Travel Search

    Find Deals on Flights & Hotels

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3. Prepare the itinerary

What's the key to avoiding chaos as you step into foreign lands? Planning in advance. Do your homework before heading to your destination, and keep the family informed about the adventure ahead.

    tripwolf - travel guide & map

    All you need to prep your trip

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    Musement - Travel Activities

    Museums, attractions and more

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    Family Organizer by Picniic

    Shared Family Calendar & Lists

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    Cool Cousin

    City Guides by Trusted Locals

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4. Ready, pack, go!

So many things, so little space! Luckily, we have these packing helpers on our side. Keep forgetting to bring your hairbrush? Shaver? Make a master packing list with Packr, and avoid last-minute frenzy at the airport with App in the Air by checking your flight details in advance.

    Packr Travel Packing List

    Pack checklist for each trip

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    App in the Air

    Fly smarter

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    PackPoint Travel Packing List

    Never Forget Your _____ Again!

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