Traveling with Family? Here’s All You Need to Know

When was the last time you went on a real vacation? And no, that weekend sleepover at your best friend’s place doesn’t count. If you have kids, you’ll take a little long to answer and your murmur will range from 2010 to 2016. Whether you’re a new parent or have been schlepping strollers for a while now, you probably understand the struggle of planning—let alone going on—a vacation. Here’s a little-known secret: it’s possible! Here’s the best tips for smooth traveling with family with minimal drama and maximum relaxation and fun for everyone!

1. Always Check for a Kids Package

Have you always been secretly envious of that one family in your neighborhood that manages to gCheck for a Kids Packageo on vacation each year without fail? Do you wonder how they manage to get away for a whopping two weeks with a toddler and two preschoolers?

*Kids Package!*

It’s essential that you find a vacation rental that offers a comprehensive kids package so you can take some time from your vacation to relax with your partner.

Look for accommodating companies that are willing to take special requests into consideration. They should offer high chairs, cribs, toys, games, activities and special supervised areas for kids so your work can be cut in half.  They should endeavor to make traveling with family easier on you.

2. Adventure Galore!

If you were thinking of sacrificing your travel destination goals for the kids, you might want to think again.

You don’t have to settle on a location that offers a lot for the kids but doesn’t excite you. Whether you’re dreaming of a luxurious vacation to Napa Valley or a cozy getaway to Sonoma, it’s possible to find kid-friendly rentals and activities.

We offer a wide range of adventure-filled packages including hot air balloon rides, kayaking, bike tours, hikes and more! You can ensure the kids will be excited about new activities and escapades on the daily, which will prevent tantrums and boredom, resulting in a stress-free time for you and your partner.

3.  It’s Okay to Require Help

One of the most important things that will help you prepare for a vacation with the kids is understanding that it’s okay to ask for help.

While you take care of everything at home, you’re not expected to do the same on vacation. It’s not just a break for the kids, it’s also a retreat for you and your partner! Little chores and services like hiring a driver and requesting for your groceries to be delivered to your vacation rental will help save a ton of time and energy.

Fully Customizable Kids Package

Ready to finally plan your dream vacation? We offer fully customizable kids packages and services that will help you relax with your partner while still having a stress-free and enjoyable time as a family. Check out our beautiful vacation rentals in Calistoga and Sonoma to get started!

Want to make things even more exciting? Take your partner to an affordable wine tour from San Jose and Los Angeles to Napa Valley while we take care of the kids. At The Wine Stay, we truly prioritize quality time for everyone involved!